Provide services to prevent domestic abuse and sexual assault through advocacy, education, training and awareness programs educating Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians under the Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP); and to provide domestic abuse and sexual assault victim advocacy and prevention services in support of Army Community Service (ACS) Centers at select joint bases in accordance with Army policies and procedures and current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations. Collaborate with the Family Advocacy Program, Army Community Service, law enforcement, legal and medical services and installation Commanders to ensure the availability of 24-hour victim advocacy services through personal contact. Individual must be familiar with best practices, standards and procedures within the victim advocacy field.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Understand roles/responsibilities regarding care/treatment of victims.
• Provide personnel oversight and time management for Advocates in SRI VA SAP Program.
• Provide and track program training provided to new hire and experienced Advocates.
• Ensure program accreditation standards are met regarding accurate and timely case documentation and data entry into Army on-line tracking systems.
• Ensure compassionate care is provided to victims.
• Ensure proper procedures IAW HIPPA are followed.
• Ensure Advocates maintain maximum case load of 35 clients.
• Provide support regarding Advocate liaison to ensure comprehensive services & training are provided for a coordinated community response to domestic violence or sexual assault victims, family members, civilians & soldier.
• Ensure that victim advocate services are fully documented.
• Construct and maintain statistical and narrative reports. Prepare appropriate information papers and briefings.
• Audit case progress documentation, along with data collection, outcome measures, and statistical analysis for program evaluation in accordance with accreditation standards.
• Audit to ensure all records are maintained in accordance with applicable Army regulations and DoD directives.
• Ensure eligible victims are advised of restricted & unrestricted reporting options, ensure appropriate ROI signed
• Ensure Advocates provide consistent and cohesive advocacy services especially during extended deployments to active and reserve component families regardless of their component or location.
• Analyze and provide recommendations to solve problem areas and deficiencies in program operations and factors/conditions necessary to enhance program objectives and inform PM.
• Develop partnerships with military and civilian local community agencies to extend the Army’s advocacy capabilities.
• Draft routine and specialist correspondence, reports, and briefings.
Minimum Required Skills, Education, Experience & Abilities:
• Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school in social work, psychology, marriage, family & child counseling, counseling, behavioral science, education, community health or public health. Applicant shall provide verification of degrees. Knowledge in federal, state, and local laws/protocol.
• Experience: 7-10 years experience in a supervisory position. 2 years – working with victims of domestic abuse/sexual assault violence or victim advocacy service; have motor vehicle/ valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license. Experience working within a military and/or civilian environment preferred.
• Skills: Computer literate with basic computer skills to prepare briefing slides, information papers and enter data in required on-line and hard copy management reports.
Candidate is required to be available 24/7 to provide Advocate mentoring/support. Some travel is required.