Adult Advocate- 3rd shift
Community Health Center, Inc. - Middletown, CT

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Outstanding healthcare opportunity

If you are ready for a satisfying and rewarding career, join our team of diverse and motivated professionals at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured. CHC is building a world class primary health care system that is committed to caring for special populations, and that is focused on improving health outcomes for our patients as well as building healthy communities. We are one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. With more than 100,000 active patients, CHC is the health care home that works to keep our patients—and our communities—healthy. We go beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever our patients and clients are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology.

CHC seeks a part time (24 hours) Adult Advocate for our New Horizons program . (Hours are 6:45pm – 7:15am Saturdays and Sundays)

This is the opportunity for you if you:

Are committed to providing superior care and service to children, adolescents and families

Would like to make a huge impact in someone's life

Are a strong leader who can work independently

Want to work under excellent supervision

Enjoy being a part of an outstanding team of professionals

As an Adult Advocate, you will:
  • Provide counseling and case management services to 1 st floor in house residents and 2 transitional apartments; Enter case notes and activities into Alice for services provided
  • Facilitate HEART support group, write-ups for group, communicate with DCF and court regarding participation
  • Provide assistance to Family Violence Victim Advocate 1-2 days a week. At court- interview victims at arraignments, answer questions, file letters in prosecutor’s office, write continued and no contact letters, obtain updates from victims, enter intakes into the computer, and update cases with new court dates and dispose of cases in Alice
  • Provide Restraining Order support to hotline callers, walk ins, ect
  • Legislative Liaison during legislative session- attend trainings, public hearings and lobby days; keep track of progress with legislators of Middlesex County
  • Facilitate House Meeting on Friday evenings
  • Provide backup administrative support to staff for issues in regards to computer software, running reports, ect
  • Complete quarterly stats
  • Provide backup for community education for when events fall during my work hours (like Sticks and Stones for New Hire or other community events)
  • Answer hotline calls and provide crisis intervention
Additional Specifications

B.S. Degree

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Preferred

Comprehensive working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence

Commitment to working with women and children severely affected by domestic violence, and a capacity to develop an overall plan for their safety and the preservation of their right to self determination

Effective oral and written communication

Certification as a battered women's counselor, as approved by CCADV

Knowledge of community resources

Hours: 6:45pm – 7:15am Saturday and Sunday

Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, short term/long term disability coverage, 403b plan with discretionary company match/contribution, flexible spending plan, group life insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, classroom based/on-line computer skill development resources and more!