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Mobile Family Advocate

Community Crisis Center
4.0 out of 5
Grove, OK
$14 an hour - Full-time

Location

Grove, OK

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Hours: 40 Hours per week - Full Time

Definition:

The Family Advocate shall work under the direction of the Director of Client Services to provide DV, SA, and Stalking services in Ottawa County area. The Family Advocate shall assist clients with advocacy and support and shall represent CCC in Ottawa, Delaware, and Craig County.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Provide advocacy, support, and coordination of services for clients to include crisis intervention. Assess client needs and make informed referrals to other community resources. If necessary and availability, arrange for transportation for clients to and from agencies and outside appointments. Provide educational groups including but not limited to housing rights, vocational education etc.

2. Assist non-residential clients in our service area in obtaining protective orders or other remedies of the legal system, including victim compensation through the DAs office.

3. Increase community awareness of DV, SA, and Stalking issues by engagements, presentations, publicity in local newspapers, and special programs. Serve on CCR/SART related to interpersonal violence.

4. Develop relationships with local law enforcement to increase their sensitivity to DV, SA, and Stalking issues and make contact with the victim in earlier stages of the DV, SA, or Stalking situation. Train Law Enforcement with the available CLEET accredited course.

5. Responsible for documenting contacts and services for clients according to CCC policy.

6. Responsible for rotating Staff On-Call with other designated employees to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking crisis service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

7. Required to attend CCC new hire orientation, Client Advocate meetings, full staff meetings, and in-service training. Must adhere to Continuing Education requirements.

8. Develop relationships with DHS programs to include Child Welfare. Attend DHS Family Safety meetings with clients.

9. Develop personal safety plans with all adult clients and their children.

10. Collaborate and network with local community-based organizations, child welfare, mental health and substance abuse providers, etc. to ensure appropriate services for clients.

11. Other duties as assigned.

Philosophy of Work:

  • Responsible for creating an inclusive environment and behaving in a way that ensures that clients and employees feel: embraced, no matter what their cultural orientations are, respected and valued, engaged and connected to the community, and safe from abuse and harassment.

2. Provide services in a trauma informed manner.

3. Cooperative team spirit, have strong personal boundaries, supportive attitude, and desire to help people.

Qualifications:

Understanding and sensitivity toward the issues involved in domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Understanding of chemical dependency.

Computer skills

Good listening and problem solving skills

Skills in resource utilization

Ability to work with others in a collaborative decision-making process

Ability to manage time and work effectively in stressful situations

High School Diploma or Equivalent. Experience working with victims of crime preferred

Pass a national level criminal background check

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Language:

  • Bilingual (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Required)

Work Location: In person