Domestic Violence Advocate

Lighthouse Shelter - Marshall, MO (30+ days ago)3.8


Mission Statement: The Lighthouse Shelter has the mission of decreasing the incidence of domestic violence and sexual violence assault in Saline County through community awareness, direct services, shelter, counseling, and support groups.

The Case Manager is responsible for all secondary advocacy (long term strategies for intervention). The Case Manager’s foremost responsibility is to facilitate the resident’s or non-resident participant’s particular goals, such as establishing independent living, pursuing legal remedies, finding a job, and meeting the needs of herself and her children. The Case Manager is also responsible for facilitating the support group and house management meetings for residents if no additional staff are assigned those duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains ongoing case files progress notes, actions, plans and follow –up plans.
  • Provide advocacy and information to the resident or participant using available resources and options. Sets weekly goal plans as determined by the victim.
  • Seeks out relevant resources and contact persons in the community.
  • Acts as a liaison between the shelter program and other community resources, such as housing agencies, health care professionals, counselors, child care providers, the job services office, social service workers, GED and higher education programs, and the faith community.
  • Uses the empowerment model when advocating for the individual within the program and with other service providers.
  • Provides weekly progress reports for staffing and alerts the Executive Director about issues of concern.
  • Facilitates support groups and house management meetings weekly or as needed.
  • Coordinates and facilitates children’s program and parenting classes on a weekly basis or when available.
  • Provides relevant monthly statistics.
  • Participates in all program staff meetings, in-service trainings, and required conferences and meetings.
  • Performs other work related duties as required by the Executive Director.
  • Must be able to respond to staff on call crisis calls.

Qualifications:

  • College degree or one year of related experience.
  • An understanding of the issue of domestic and sexual violence and sensitivity to the plight of battered victims.
  • Crisis intervention, problem-solving and advocacy skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources such as housing, financial, legal, health and transportation resources.
  • The ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail and strong documentation skills.
  • The ability to work with people of various ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Must have valid driver’s license in order to provide transportation to victims and their children.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Marshall, MO (Preferred)