Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate

Application deadline: July 31, 2019

Employer: Latina Resource Center

Location: Wautoma, Wisconsin

Primary responsibilities

1. Provide crisis intervention, conduct safety planning and assist victims secure resources to increase safety

2. Develop and maintain a case management process, which ensures that all program requirements are documented and maintained in the required manner.

3. Provide assistance to victims to arrange referral for social, economic, vocational, psychological, legal and medical needs

4. Accompany and/or transport clients to court, shelter, and/or other community services on a need basis

5. Provide personal advocacy to address social, economic, vocational, psychological, legal and medical needs

6. Assist victims with reporting incidents of violence to local law enforcement, district attorney’s office and/or other agencies such as probation and parole.

7. Participates in the civil and criminal trial aspects of the crime and provides education, accompaniment and support during judicial process.

8. Conducts follow-up contact on an individual basis with assigned crime victims, various community services, law enforcement and district attorney’s office

9. Provide technical assistance and/or presentations to individuals, social service providers, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and other agencies

10. Conduct outreach and/or community presentations to raise awareness of domestic violence and services available for victims

11. Strengthen collaboration with Family Health La Clinica Healthcare by providing direct advocacy services and/or remote advocacy support for individuals served by La Clinica healthcare programs.

12. Provide transportation as needed for clients with transportation barriers

13. Conduct reviews, monitor and analyze project performance and prepare program efficiency reports.

14. Attends meetings conferences & workshops as assigned, performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.

15. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned to ensure services are provided to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and objectives of program are met.

Qualifications

1. Minimum of a High School Diploma (or equivalent) supplemented by two years of post-secondary education, in a relevant field. Note: Additional years of work experience in a relevant field can be substituted for one year of education.

2. At least one-year experience working in human social services or related field working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, children exposed to domestic violence

3. Bilingual in Spanish/English; verbal and written form.

4. Strong communication and writing skills, leadership, organizational and analytical skills.

5. Able to demonstrate case management techniques; effectively utilizing a complex service delivery system; counseling experience; ability in monitoring participant progress and issuing necessary reports; developing community support and linkages; knowledge of public assistance programs and social services resources.

6. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work independently and as a team member.

7. Ability and willingness to travel and work Irregular hours (non-standard and evening)

8. Must have own transportation, possess a valid driver’s license and have adequate insurance

Application instructions

The following application materials are needed for consideration:

  • Completed employment application at the bottom of this page
  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressed to DAIS Human Resources

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to: daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled or the application deadline has passed.

Additional application instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employment with UMOS is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check prior to employment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Demands: 1) employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend; 2) occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 40 lbs.; 3) frequently required to drive; 4) frequently exposed to moderate temperature generally encountered in a controlled and uncontrolled temperature environment; 5) noise level in this work is usually quiet to moderate.

Tools & Equipment Used: a) phones, computer system; b) fax machine, scanner, copy machine, computer, Web based software; c) first aid equipment, fire extinguisher. Usage varies by position.

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Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Application deadline: July 31, 2019

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