Position Summary: The Advocate facilitates educational groups and provides trauma informed, culturally specific supportive services to un/underserved survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and sex trafficking throughout Sacramento County. Partnering with Black Child Legacy Campaign Incubator Leads in high need neighborhoods including Meadowview, Valley Hi, Fruitridge/Stockton, Oak Park, Del Paso Heights, Arden Arcade, and North Highlands. Advocate provides emotional support, advocacy, individual case management, crisis intervention (includes de-escalation, safety planning, and accessing emergency shelter), assist victims with applying for CalVCB peer counseling groups. The Advocate will work with WEAVE’s Violence Response Team Advocates embedded in law enforcement agencies to create a bridge with the criminal justice system. Advocate will also collaborate with IDEA Team on developing and implementing services, complete required data entry, and provide follow-up appointments and calls to victims identified by the partner agencies in the community.
To succeed in this position, the Advocate should be a self-starter with enthusiasm, flexibility and motivation who can help successfully launch this new program. Advocate must be organized, can build rapport, maintain positive relationships, and facilitate groups and activities. Advocate must be open minded and able to hold space for non-judgmental conversation and healing, as well as exercise confidently and hold appropriate boundaries.
Crisis Response, Peer Support, and Advocacy/Case Management
- Facilitate educational and peer support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
- Assist IDEA Team with program responsibilities.
- Provide immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, and follow-up services
- Provide follow-up case management services to victims as assigned.
- Provide advocacy, assessment and case management services to individuals or families
- Utilize a Strengths Model Case Management approach to assist clients in obtaining self-identified goals, strengths, and strategies to overcome barriers.
- Advocate for clients with outside agencies (housing, medical, social services, etc.)
- Connect client to appropriate WEAVE services and provide a warm introduction
- Maintain accurate client records and enter data into database in a timely manner.
- Communicate with supervisor, as needed, for support and supervision.
- Hold regular office hours at specified community-based organizations to build rapport with organization staff and community members.
- Assist in the maintenance of current community resource referral list
- Ability and Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends for outreach events
- Attend mandatory program and staff meetings, including monthly All Staff.
- Maintain accurate and timely timesheets
- Assist in development of presentations/training curriculum as needed
- Attend mandatory supervisor/team meetings, internal and external meetings
- Respond to emails, phone calls, and text messages promptly
- Other tasks as assigned
- BA/BS degree and 2 years’ experience or 3-5 years of experience or any combination of education and experience to meet job requirements.
- Experience working in crisis intervention and with survivors of trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and high degree of professionalism
- Commitment to Equity and Inclusion work
- Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
- Reflective of communities served
- Regular attendance
- Computer literate: Microsoft Word
- Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour classroom peer counselor training (post-hiring requirement) and attend amount of required continuing education to maintain certification
- Provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof vehicle insurance
- Satisfactory results from DOJ background check.
- Participate in WEAVE Social Justice activities (8 hours/year)
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The work environment is a busy office setting in a two-story building with stairs and an elevator. May need to lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to retrieve items, climb stairs, or use an elevator. Employees may also need to remain in one position (i.e., sitting or standing) for an extended period of time while completing work tasks. Must be able to efficiently operate a keyboard and mouse or adaptive equivalent, take notes, utilize desk tools such as phones or calculators, and utilize larger office equipment such as printers and copy machines. Communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
Pay Range $22.40/hr-$26.34/hr DOE.
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