Child/Teen Advocate

Application deadline: January 14, 2019

Employer: New Beginnings APFV

Location: Elkhorn, WI

Primary responsibilities


We’re looking for an outstanding go-getter who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and teens impacted by sexual or domestic violence. Our ideal advocate will feel comfortable working directly with young survivors and their families; leading support groups for kids age 5-10 and/or teens; talking to a class of middle school students about healthy relationships; engaging groups of high school students in conversations about sexual assault prevention or teen dating violence; and providing relevant training to parents and/or teachers. Our small non-profit works closely with the local Child Advocacy Center and Child Protective Services. Occasional work with adult survivors based on agency caseload.


New Beginnings APFV was founded 40 years ago as The Association for Prevention of Family Violence, or APFV for short. We updated our name to New Beginnings to more clearly reflect our mission of helping individuals and families start to heal after trauma. Our main office is in Elkhorn, WI and we recently opened a second office in Whitewater. Serving Walworth and Jefferson Counties.


This position is 40 hours per week. Non-exempt.

Please Note: Unfortunately our agency is too small to provide insurance benefits.

The work schedule is:

Monday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Responsible for crisis intervention counseling by phone and in person with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as their affected family members. Includes legal advocacy, such as helping victims or their parents complete paperwork for restraining orders, coaching them for court preparation and attending the injunction hearing with them.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to assist child and teen victims/survivors in recovery, including case management and coordination of local support services.
  • Schedules, develops and facilitates school and community presentations. Heavy emphasis on prevention and awareness for youth and teens.
  • Provides appropriate direct services, including support groups, for child and adolescent victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence.
  • Coordinates with the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center and respond appropriately including working as a team member on the Walworth County Multijurisdictional Team.
  • Provides advocacy services within the criminal justice system, health care, social services, W2 systems and any other relevant agency.
  • Assists clients in a coordinated community response by making appropriate referrals, providing information and follow up contact and assisting with crime victim compensation applications.


Education/Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field. Two years of experience preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Personal and Professional Qualifications:  Excellent communication and organizational skills. The ability to work with a diverse group and be an active team participant, taking on some leadership roles. Must demonstrate professionalism with sound judgment and a high degree of responsibility.  Proven public speaking ability, knowledge of victim advocacy and the dynamics of interpersonal violence.

Additional application instructions


If you are interested in joining our vibrant team, send a copy of your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why this job opportunity excites you. Please don’t just send your resume. Show your strong work ethic by taking a few minutes to introduce yourself and prove from the get-go that you’re the one. Send to Executive Director Heidi Lloyd at

Application deadline: January 14, 2019

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