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Domestic Violence Advocate

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Domestic Violence Advocate

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE8 (13.49 - 18.88)

Department

Law Enforcement

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Domestic Violence Advocate assists Police Officers in providing direct program services and community education. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree in education/ or social work, or two years experience working with individuals or families in crisis situations which may include domestic violence or sexual assault; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists with program intakes and initial assessments, case management, crisis intervention, support services, and works closely with the local domestic violence shelter coordinators for screening and placement.

  • Encourages and assists clients with filling out Temporary Protective Orders/Stalking and Harassment Orders and act as a liaison between law enforcement and the courts.

  • Works closely with the Great Basin Native Women's Coalition Against Violence.

  • Provides intervention and court advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Works closely with the Tribe's public relations officer to write and place periodic articles in other local print and media.

  • Assists with Domestic Violence prevention presentations including Dating Violence.

  • Attends Domestic Violence Task Force Team meetings, provide outreach services and assists the Wellness Center in facilitating a women's support group.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of the Tribal judicial system.

  • Knowledge of the effects and consequences of victimization.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.

  • Ability to work flexible and extended hours and various work schedules.

  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.

  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to prepare accurate, complete and legible reports and present detailed, accurate and objective oral presentations.

  • Ability to integrate training, experience, and common sense sufficient to identify potentially dangerous situations, make effective logical decisions, and exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve the situation with minimum injury to self or other persons or minimum damage to property involved.

  • Ability to accept the dangers and stresses, regimentation, discipline, and time demands of working with domestic violence victims and witnesses.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Skill in making effective decisions in emergency situations.

  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Evening and/or weekend work and may be required to be on-call. Travel may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations and other events.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.