Part Time Victim Service Advocate – Thrive Together – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field and/or professional training.
  • Proven work history in advocacy work or working with Deaf/hard of hearing communities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team, with diverse groups of people and handle difficult and/or sensitive situations tactfully.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and other signed communication modes.
  • Demonstrate fluency in English writing skills.
  • Strong ability to work with complex cases utilizing innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to respond to on-call emergencies and handle crisis situations.
  • Manage time and schedule independently.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout Iowa utilizing own transportation. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Victim Service Advocate Functions

  • Exhibit a belief in non-violence and a willingness to advocate on behalf of victims and their families who are affected by violence in a non-discriminating manner.
  • Uphold the belief that quality client services are the top priority.
  • Provide comprehensive 1:1 peer consulting.
  • Provide emotional support and advocacy to victims which may include but is not limited to, crisis counseling, information referrals, safety planning, shelter and/or housing placements, court-related hearings, interactions with law enforcement, child protective services and hospitals, follow-up and client transportation.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of daily interaction, appropriate reporting of services, and filing appropriate documents as required.
  • Apply the ADA law effectively to ensure accessible and adequate services for clients.
  • Share on-call responsibilities.
  • Comply with state advocacy training/certification requirements as defined by Iowa Code and state coalitions. Achieve and maintain the required certification.
  • Communicate regularly with the Executive Director, team and other designated contacts.
  • Assist the agency in providing public education and training regarding issues of cultural awareness, effective communication, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
  • Perform other work assignments as requested/needed.

See more information here: https://www.thrivetogethertoday.org/post/now-hiring-part-time-victim-service-advocate-cedar-rapids

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15,500.00 – $16,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Language:

  • American Sign Language (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No

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