Court Advocate

Women's Coalition of St. Croix - Christiansted, VI

Full-time
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The Women's Coalition of St. Croix's Court Advocate provides court and criminal justice advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and other crimes. Responsibilities include:

  • providing crisis assessment and intervention, and emotional support to clients at court proceedings, the Crisis Center and at various criminal justice agencies and offices
  • working with client to create a personalized safety plan, following up with client and family to monitor progress toward goals and well-being
  • maintaining ongoing communication with criminal justice agency and law enforcement personnel, including meetings to effectively advocate for client
  • explains court process to client and family members, assists with filling out paperwork and accompanies to court proceedings if necessary
  • Assists survivors in obtaining legal counsel for legal proceedings

Requirements include:

  • a minimum of three years experience in counseling and case management with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • demonstrated ability to create and sustain a supportive, client-focused environment for abused women and other crime victims
  • demonstrated knowledge of relevant laws, procedures and ethical principles governing the practice of counseling in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • excellent interpersonal skills, familiarity with domestic violence and sexual assault issues; sensitivity to multicultural communities, nonjudgmental attitude, familiarity with U.S. Virgin Islands culture, community and geography

The ability to work beyond traditional business hours is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter indicating position title and any salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 3 years (Required)
  • counseling: 3 years (Required)
  • Computer Skills: 3 years (Required)
  • Organizational Skills: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Employee discounts