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AVDA Employment Opportunities


Victim Advocate 

 

Legal Advocate

 

Life Skills Educator

 


Victim Advocate

AVDA - Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. is a state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including; a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives.

AVDA is seeking skilled professionals to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in residential program and provide crisis intervention to callers on AVDA’s 24- hour hotline. Several shifts are available.

Full-time opportunities: 
Sun – Thu: 11:00pm - 7:00am & 11:30pm – 7:30am (Overnight Shift)

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field and/or a minimum of two years relevant experience in victim advocacy.
  • Cooperative, respectful of others, good team player.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and reliable transportation and clean driving record for insurability.
  • Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English. Secondary language is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  • Basic use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  • FCADV Core Competency training a plus.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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; support 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.
  • 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.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@avda-fl.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter as well as the language(s) you are fluent in. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process.

AVDA is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. We provide a dynamic and rewarding work environment with excellent benefits. Join a team that saves lives every day.

EVERIFY


Legal Advocate

AVDA - Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. is a state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including; a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives.

AVDA is seeking a skilled professional to provide legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence in program. The position's hours will be Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or 40 hours per week as scheduled 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 legal advocacy, court accompaniment, crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Assist victims in the VOCA relocation application process and address confidentiality program.
  • 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 legal 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 must be obtained within first 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; minimal travel in tri-county area.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@avda-fl.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter as well as the language(s) you are fluent in. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process.

AVDA is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. We provide a dynamic and rewarding work environment with excellent benefits.

Join a team that saves lives every day.

EVERIFY

Job Type: Full-time


JOB TITLE:            Life Skills Educator 

DEPARTMENT:          Program Services – Residential

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

REPORTS TO:             Residential Services Manager

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Life Skills Educator will focus on dynamics of domestic violence, empowerment and the right to self-determination while providing a variety of life skills education for successful transition into violence-free permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence.

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

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.
  • Coordinate services for the Health and Wellness Initiative.
  • Provide life skills education and training to adult victims of domestic violence. 
  • Coordinate volunteers and interns working directly with participants.
  • 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.
  • 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 or a minimum of three years relevant experience in victim advocacy/life skills.
  • 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.
  •    Intermediate 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.
    • Minimal travel required in the Palm Beach County area.    

 

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@avda-fl.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter as well as the language(s) you are fluent in. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process.

AVDA is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. We provide a dynamic and rewarding work environment with excellent benefits.

Join a team that saves lives every day.

EVERIFY

Job Type: Full-time