Intervention Advocate -Celebrating Families
Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.
Position Summary: The Intervention Advocate provides supportive services and Strengths Model case management to victims of domestic violence referred through WEAVE’s Support Line, Child Protective Services, or other Community Based Organizations. Services provided by the Intervention Advocate include emotional support, individual case management and supportive services, crisis intervention, and referrals. As part of the Federal Administration for Children & Families, Celebrating Families for Survivors of Domestic Violence and their Children grant, the Intervention Advocate will support families experiencing domestic violence referred by CPS to WEAVE services, will coordinate the Celebrating Families program with WEAVE’s Residential Program and Community Based Organizations and will co-facilitate Celebrating Families groups for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The Intervention Advocate will work collaboratively with the Residential and Response Teams on developing and implementing services, complete required data entry, and participating in the program evaluation.
To succeed in this position, the Intervention Advocate should be organized, skilled in facilitating interactive conversations and activities with survivors, be open minded and able to hold space for non-judgmental conversation and healing, as well as able to advocate confidently and hold appropriate boundaries.
- Provide Strengths Model case management services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
- Facilitate educational and peer support groups for victims of domestic violence and other forms of intimate partner or sexual violence.
- Provide victims support with achieving their education, employment, financial, housing, and wellbeing goals.
- Maintains high visibility and availability at the WEAVE Midtown location and other sites.
- Collaborates regularly with internal staff to ensure continuity of care for victims and their families.
- Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support, education and referrals as needed.
- Provide follow-up case management services to victims as assigned.
- Maintain accurate client records and enter data into database in a timely manner.
- Communicate with supervisor, as needed, for support and supervision.
- Maintain close communication with other programs/departments including Legal, Residential, Counseling, Prevention & Education (P&E), and Response Services programs.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with partner and community agencies.
- Attend all required training and stay knowledgeable about current dynamics and trends of domestic violence and its impact on survivors and their children.
- Model appropriate professional behavior and intervention skills
- Attend mandatory program and staff meetings.
- Other tasks as assigned
ADA Job Characteristics:
Work environment is primarily from WEAVE’s Midtown office and co-located with BCLC Community-based organizations. Local travel (driving) is required to provide services, respond to calls and attend off-site meetings. Lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb a ladder or stairs, or use an elevator. Sit frequently. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
- Combination of education and experience to successfully fulfill the job requirements.
- Experience with domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking services 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.
WEAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diverse communities to apply.
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