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HomeSafe, Inc.

Domestic Violence Advocate

HomeSafe, Inc.

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Job Summary

The Domestic Violence Advocate reports to the Associate Director of Programs and is responsible for direct services to and for survivors of domestic abuse for HomeSafe with a primary target being survivors in Sumner County, TN.

Job Responsibilities

· Provide crisis counseling and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence

· Help survivors develop personal safety plans

· Work in collaboration with the legal program to provide legal advocacy and accompaniment to survivors which may include assistance in helping victims file for orders of protection

· Provide survivors necessary information about resources, rights, and referrals

· Facilitate support groups for survivors

· Respond to HelpLine calls to include after hours on call rotation

· Develop and maintain collaborative relations with other community agencies and organizations

· Participate and represent the organization in community meeting and committees

· Provide transportation for survivors by HomeSafe guidelines

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated Ability to work in the Human Service Field. This includes: 1) an understanding of client centered advocacy; 2) ability to develop relationships with other service providers; 3) an understanding of trauma informed services
  • · Reporting and Administrative Abilities. This includes: 1) a demonstrated ability to navigate Microsoft Office products; 2) the ability to enter data and case notes with little supervision 3) the ability to meet deadlines
  • · Clear Background and Driving Record. This includes: 1) valid driver’s license; 2) current car insurance 3) criminal background clearance according to OCJP guidelines

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor in social work, sociology, education, or related fields preferred.
  • 40 hour Victim Advocacy Training preferred.
  • Strong relationships building skills.
  • Ability to speak to the public.
  • Demonstrate personal initiative as well as interpersonal and team skills.
  • Flexibility, collegiality, demonstrated ability to serve in a confidential capacity, a positive attitude and sense of humor, and the ability to work under pressure.

Working Conditions

· Stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time.

· You may be required to talk or hear, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

· You may be required to lift or move over 25 lbs.

· Drive to various locations to include regular coverage in our Gallatin, Lebanon and Springfield offices as needed.

HomeSafe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Additional Information

Benefits

Health Insurance

Paid time off

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

403b

Life Insurance

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

jgoings@homesafeinc.org,

scrocco@homesafeinc.org,

and

bpena@homesafeinc.org

Details

  • Date Posted: December 2, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 31200.
  • Working Hours: M-F, 40 hrs/wk