To provide support, referrals, information and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence. Work to safeguard those who have experienced violence in their homes. Educate the community served by the program regarding domestic violence and to develop outreach to enhance the accessibility of the program.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responds to contacts made by victims, assessing their situation, making informed referrals and intake decisions. Explains shelter functions, goals, regulations to those entering the program.
Completes universal intake upon client arrival. Develops a file and enters data into the ETO software system. Provides individual supportive counseling sessions, and advocacy, based upon the needs of the client.
Familiarizes self with resources in Middlesex County. Advocates within the legal, welfare, housing and medical systems. Acts as a liaison between clients and agencies in the community.
Attends supervision meetings with the Program Director to review client files, discuss individual duties and review performance.
Works with other groups (CCADV, SACS, DCF, etc.) in conjunction with the dv team to educate the public, improve services offered, and advocate for the rights of domestic violence victims.
Attends meetings, trainings, and conferences held by CCADV, and other organizations.
Complies with Community Health Center, Inc. and CCADV annual mandatory training requirements
Completes assignments for household management, maintenance, and housekeeping tasks
Responsible for the hotline calls on an as needed basis
And other duties as assigned
Required to work third shift Fri, Sat and Sun.
Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred.
Comprehensive working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
Commitment to working with victims affected by domestic violence, and a capacity to develop an overall plan for their safety and the preservation of their right to self-determination.
Effective oral and written communication.
Certification as a battered women's counselor, as approved by CCADV.
CHC requires as a condition of employment current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED (CPR/FPR/AED) certification. The only acceptable alternative is current American Heart Association BLS/AED for Healthcare Providers certification.
Knowledge of community resources.
Employees must have a current driver's license with a clean driving record at time of hire and throughout employment.
This position requires a high degree of communication as victims of domestic violence are often under severe stress. The Adult Advocate must be able to communicate with New Horizons staff/Community Health Center staff and other agency providers on issues of domestic violence.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday
7a-3:30p 2:30p-11p 2:30p-11p 2:30p-11p 7a-3:30p