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AVDA Employment Opportunities

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JOB TITLE:                           Domestic Violence Child Welfare Advocate

DEPARTMENT:                    Program Services – Outreach

CLASSIFICATION:   Full-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”

REPORTS TO:                      Outreach Services Manager

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Child Welfare Domestic Violence Advocate serves as a consultant to the child welfare system and community partners to increase survivor safety while holding batterers accountable.  Provide direct services to survivors of domestic violence in the child welfare system.

 

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week as scheduled by your supervisor.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Perform duties in accordance with program guidelines and agency policies.
  • Participate in Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Community Based Care (CBC) case staffing’s and development of case plans for domestic violence survivors in the child welfare system.
  • Participate in DCF and CBC meetings to enhance collaboration and develop strategies to enhance the project goals.
  • Facilitate training for the child welfare system on the dynamics of domestic violence, the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, batterer accountability, and safety planning.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals for survivors of domestic violence in the child welfare system.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records, inventory control and grant required statistics.
  • Promote an organizational culture that embraces workplace values of respect, caring, support, effective communication, teamwork, collaboration, accountability and responsibility; and work with staff to create and maintain a workplace environment reflective of those values.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:        

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field and a minimum of two years relevant experience in victim advocacy or five years relevant experience in victim advocacy.
  • FCADV Core Competency Training and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  •    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  •    Reliable transportation, and if that is a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record for insurability.
  •    Intermediate use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  •    Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English.  Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to exert physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, sitting, including movement up and down stairs.
    • Regular travel required in the Palm Beach County area.       

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to avda@avda-fl.com.  Indicate the position days/hrs you are applying for in your cover letter. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY

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JOB TITLE:                           Victim Advocate – SART Project 

DEPARTMENT:                    Program Services - Outreach

CLASSIFICATION:   Full-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”

REPORTS TO:                      Outreach Services Manager

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Sexual Assault Response Team Victim Advocate provides direct services to domestic abuse sexual assault victims.  Advocate must work effectively with minimal supervision and have a working knowledge of court proceedings.

 

Work Schedule:  40 hours per week as assigned by your supervisor.  Some flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the victims.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in accordance with program guidelines and agency policies.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Coordinate services with Palm Beach County Victim Services.
  • Assist with VOCA compensation and relocation applications.
  • Provide community training and participate in community events and meetings.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records and grant required statistics.
  • Promote an organizational culture that embraces workplace values of respect, caring, support, effective communication, teamwork, collaboration, accountability and responsibility; and work with staff to create and maintain a workplace environment reflective of those values.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:        

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field or a minimum of three years relevant experience in victim advocacy.
  • FCADV Core Competency Training and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  •    Victim Services Practitioner Designation and Certification by the Office of the Attorney General to assist in completion of Domestic Violence Relocation applications must be obtained within six months and maintained throughout employment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  •    Reliable transportation, and if that is a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record for insurability.
  •    Basic use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  •    Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English/Spanish.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to exert physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, sitting, including movement up and down stairs.
    • Regular travel required in the Palm Beach County area.       

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to avda@avda-fl.com.  Indicate the position days/hrs you are applying for in your cover letter. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY

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JOB TITLE:                           Victim Advocate

DEPARTMENT:                    Program Services – Emergency Shelter

CLASSIFICATION:   Part-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”

REPORTS TO:                      Residential Services Manager

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Victim Advocate provides direct services to victims of domestic violence in residence and provides crisis intervention to callers on AVDA’s 24-Hour Hotline. 

 

Work Schedule: Sat and Sun 7:30am – 3:30pm

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in accordance with program guidelines and agency policies.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Maintain health and safety of residential campus; direct and coach staff and participants in creating a positive, respectful communal living environment.
  • Assist with VOCA compensation and relocation applications.
  • Distribute welcome kits, emergency supplies, and participant assistance as needed.
  • Oversee volunteers and interns working directly with participants.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records, inventory control and grant required statistics.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:        

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field or a minimum of two years relevant experience in victim advocacy.
  • FCADV Core Competency Training and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  •    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  • Cooperative, respectful of others, good team player.
  •    Reliable transportation, and if that is a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record for insurability.
  •    Basic use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  •    Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English.  Secondary language is a plus.

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to exert physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, sitting, including movement up and down stairs.
    • Minimal travel required in the Palm Beach County area.       

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to avda@avda-fl.com.  Indicate the position days/hrs you are applying for in your cover letter. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY

 

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