Part-time Victim Advocate
MADD - Abilene, TX

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010-13

Abilene, TX

$17,500

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

The MADD Abilene, TX office is currently seeking candidates for the position of part-time Victim Advocate 010-13.
This employee will be responsible for assisting victims of drunk driving and their families in identifying the appropriate resources available for crisis intervention, court accompaniment, case management, legal assistance; trauma and hospital care facilities and community law enforcement.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for maintaining a caseload of victims of alcohol and drugged driving who are in need of short-term crisis intervention, emotional support, grief support groups, and appropriate referral sources for continued long term needs. Provide court accompaniment and guidance with legal, financial, and medical systems. Work in conjunction with other Victim Services employees to provide consultation support to victims where needed.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
1. Provide effective and timely assistance to victims who contact MADD for assistance; ensure completion of Victim Information sheet, document intake of all victim calls, visits and other service requests as necessary.
2. Utilize a network of key individuals in the criminal justice, legal and social service systems within assigned territory to facilitate assistance for victims.
3. Recruit volunteers to work as victim advocates from the general public and provide appropriate training and coaching in accordance with MADD guidelines.
4. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of phone calls, documentation, contacts, referrals, court information, etc. to insure compliance with MADD Victim Assistance Requirements.
5. Assist with planning and scheduling appropriate victim programs.
6. Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Two years of previous work experience in a service environment.
2. Bachelor’s degree in social work, education or counseling preferred.
3. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to establish rapport with individuals in difficult situations; and high level of customer service initiative required.
4. Ethical behavior and confidentiality are a must in this position.
5. Transportation to court attendance is required along with a flexible schedule

Part-time position will be temporary and will last until the end of our grant year on 8/31/2013. Position allows advocate to potentially work from home. Responsible for maintaining a caseload of victims of impaired driving who are in need of short-term crisis intervention counseling, emotional support, facilitating grief support groups, and assessing appropriate referral sources for continued long term counseling needs.
Interested Candidates should forward resumes to the following email address: vanessa.luna@madd.org

MADD offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits + business casual environment.

“An Interested Party will be considered an applicant only after the individual has complied with the application process and has indicated the specific position for which they are applying.”

MADD is an equal opportunity employer.

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