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AVDA Employment Opportunities

Economic Empowerment Advocate

Life Skills Educator

Residential Services Manager

Victim Advocate


JOB TITLE: Economic Empowerment Advocate
DEPARTMENT: Program Services – Residential
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”
REPORTS TO: Outreach Services Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

The Economic Empowerment Advocate provides direct services to survivors seeking economic sustainability and attends statewide, regional, and local training events related to the Economic Empowerment Project.

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

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.
  • Implement the economic empowerment program inclusive of economic empowerment curricula facilitation, financial literacy, and economic advocacy.
  • Assist survivors of domestic violence with identifying and attaining their employment goals.
  • Assist survivors of domestic violence with identifying and securing affordable housing.
  • Conduct extensive community outreach and collaborate with community agencies to support the goals of the Economic Empowerment Project.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Regular travel required in the Palm Beach County area, limited in-state travel.

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. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY


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. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY


JOB TITLE: Residential Services Manager

DEPARTMENT: Program Services – Residential

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

REPORTS TO: Program Services Director

JOB SUMMARY:

The Residential Services Manager is responsible for contributing in the management of residential programs related to campus life and communal living.  Coordinate with the Program Services Director and Residential Services Managers.

Work Schedule: Mon 8am – 4pm, Wed – Sat Overnights 11pm – 7am; rotating on-call duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Assure programs are running efficiently and quality services are being provided in accordance with program guidelines and agency policies.
  • Oversee campus life, communal living, and health and safety measures to ensure consistent standards exist for quality service delivery to participants.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of files, database, and performance measures.
  • Oversee volunteers and interns working directly with participants.
  • Maintain inventory control for efficient operations to include food, welcome kits, towels/linens, and office supplies.
  • Distribute donations and/or organize in appropriate storage space.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records, financial documentation, and grant required statistics.
  • Supervises Life Skills Educator, Youth Advocate, Family Advocate and Victim Advocates.
  • 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 two years relevant experience in victim advocacy and residential programming.
  • FCADV Core Competency Training and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  • Food safety certification 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.
  • Intermediate use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  • Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English.  Bilingual Spanish is preferred.

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 moderate 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. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY


Victim Advocate

Full-time opportunity:
Overnight Sunday - Thursday 11:30pm - 7:30am

Part-time opportunities: 
Saturday/Sunday 3pm - 11pm
Saturday/Sunday 3:30pm - 11:30pm

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.

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. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY