Advocate – Celebrating Families
Full-Time, On-Site Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
Salary Range: $24.46-27.89 (Nonexempt) DOE
Are you passionate about working in an organization that believes in and practices social justice? Are you ready to help prevent violence in the community and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families? If the answer is yes, WEAVE wants to meet you!
WEAVE is a nonprofit organization located in Sacramento, CA, dedicated to empowering and supporting victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. We provide essential services, resources, and advocacy to help survivors on their journey to healing and independence. As we continue to expand our impact, we are seeking a devoted Advocate – Celebrating Families (CF!) who has the ability to engage and build rapport with survivors, CF! participants, and community partners.
The CF! Advocate provides supportive services and culturally responsive advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, including emotional support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and resources. As part of the Federal Administration for Children & Families, Celebrating Families for Survivors of Domestic Violence and their Children grant, the Advocate will facilitate WEAVE’s Celebrating Families parenting groups with survivors and their children., coordinate the successful implementation of WEAVE’s Celebrating Families within WEAVE’s programs and clients, as well as in the community in partnership with Community Based Organizations.
The CF! Advocate will work collaboratively with WEAVE and partner staff trained in WEAVE’s Celebrating Families to communicate effectively and coordinate all aspects of the program including, prepare materials, coordinate schedules and logistics, engage and retain families, implement the program to fidelity, administer evaluation assessments, complete all required data entry, and celebrate successes.
Candidates interested in this position should have the following skillsets:
- Survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive
- Adept in facilitating interactive conversations, offering activities, and providing support to survivors and their children.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, racial equity, and restorative justice.
- Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback to improve work product and services.
- Must maintain an open mind and hold space for non-judgmental conversation and healing.
- Ability to advocate confidently, maintain confidentiality and hold appropriate boundaries
- organized, dependable, flexible, and able to work both as a team member and independently
Key Responsibilities include:
- 70% Facilitate, coordinate, and successfully implement WEAVE’s Celebrating Families program.
- Engaging and retaining families to participate and successfully complete the 16-week parent/child program including coordinating and engaging community partners to co-facilitate WEAVE’s Celebrating Families.
- Engage and coordinate with community partners to co-facilitate WEAVE’s Celebrating Families program at different sites in the community with survivors and their children.
- Maintain accurate client records and enter data into database in a timely manner. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with partner and community agencies.
- 30% Provide culturally responsive support services to
survivors of domestic violence and their children, including
crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support, education,
employment and other and resources including internal and
external referrals as needed.
- Support and advocacy services and support will occur outside of CF program during one-on-one sessions.
- Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging and champion efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
- Attending all required training and maintaining knowledge about current dynamics and trends of domestic violence and its impact on survivors and their children.
- Model appropriate professional behavior and intervention skills
- Document service provision data in a timely manner, per agency guidelines
- Travel to various partner sites required
- Ability to work some evenings and weekend days.
- Other tasks as assigned.
M I N I M U M Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
- A combination of education and experience to successfully meet job requirements.
- Experience with domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking services preferred
- Experience planning and facilitating groups preferred
- Experience working with families and/or children preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent crisis intervention, 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.
Benefits: We offer a competitive salary, 100% health insurance premium coverage for employees, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and life insurance, employer contributions towards retirement savings, liberal PTO accrual, 13 paid holidays, floating holidays, employee assistance program, extended sick leave, subscription to CALM app, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment that values work-life integration.
Diversity Racial Equity and Inclusion
WEAVE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. All employees of WEAVE have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility. Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to corrective action.
How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference and possess the skills and qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, and your commitment, to our online application
Join us in our mission to create a safer and more empowering future for survivors. Together, we can make a difference and break the cycle of violence.