Victim Advocate- AI/AN
FT Non-Exempt; benefit eligible
The AI/AN Advocate, under the direct supervision of the Health Outreach Manager and Chief Program Officer Counseling & Outreach, provides direct client services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. This position provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, information and referral, follow-up, and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. AI/AN Advocate is primarily located at the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC).
- Build and maintain collaborative working relationship with SNAHC staff
- Provide crisis intervention, support and resources to DV and SA survivors at SNAHC and other WEAVE locations as needed
- Identify and report cases of suspected child or elder abuse per mandated reporting requirements
- Advocate on behalf of clients with internal WEAVE services
- Advocate on behalf of clients with outside agencies (medical, housing, employment)
- Help client locate other resources and make referrals when appropriate
- Provide appropriate court accompaniment
- Assist P&E and HO teams with presentations/trainings as needed
- Represent WEAVE in community meetings as needed
- Assist clients at SNAHC and other American Indian/Alaskan Native specific community agencies
- Initiate and maintain relationships with other AI/AN agencies in the community
- Attend WEAVE all-staff meetings, department meetings, and in-service trainings
- Attend SNAHC meetings as appropriate
- Maintain accurate documentation of services within WEAVE requirements
- Attend tabling events and community events as needed
- Other duties as assigned
- BA degree in social work or related field and related experience in social services
- Experience with crisis intervention
- Experience working with survivors of DV and SA preferred
- Bilingual/Bicultural individual preferred
- Experience working with the American Indian/Alaskan Native community preferred
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community partners
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour training and certification program (post-hiring requirement)
- Maintain certification by completing the required annual continuing education
- Valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance.
- Successfully pass DOJ fingerprint check.
ADA Job Characteristics:
Work environment is primarily in an office setting. Local travel (driving) may be required to conduct client field visits, attend court hearings and off-site meetings, etc. 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, and/or stand when filing, using copier, etc. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, utilize desk calculator, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
WEAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WEAVE makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. All employment actions are based solely on an individual’s qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, cancer-related medical condition, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, ancestry citizenship, or marital status.
WEAVE welcomes diverse communities to apply.