Child/Youth Advocate

Application deadline: October 21, 2019

Employer: Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc

Location: 1530 Main St. Marinette, WI 54143

Position Available: Domestic Violence Advocate- Youth/Children
Hours: 40 hours per week serving Oconto and Marinette County, WI, Menominee Co. Michigan
Hours may include nights, weekends and on call schedule.
Job Description: This position entails but is not limited to working with children and youth who are either currently experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse. This position will assist in working with schools in all three counties that the agency serves, presenting to grades 2nd -12th on topics such as: domestic violence awareness, self-esteem and boundary building, and healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationships. The youth advocate will also provide one-on-one advocacy to children and their non-offending parent(s) that are seeking options and referrals to better their current living situation or relationship. This position will assist with facilitating support groups to address safety planning, self-esteem and various other topics. Advocate will be asked to attend and present at public speaking engagements; support and attend Rainbow House special events and functions.

Required Education and Skills:

College degree in related field preferred. Applicant will possess ability to work as a team member and independently on their shift. 1-2 years experience in a non-profit or social service position preferred.

Ability to maintain the highest level of client confidentiality, also have the ability to work well in a team or independent environment.
Applicant will demonstrate computer skills in Word, Publisher, Power Point and Excel programs. Additional requirements:

Advocate will provide services to Oconto and Marinette Counties in WI, as well as Menominee County in MI Valid State Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Required
Reliable Transportation
Must pass all background and reference checks

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to:

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. Attention: Lead Advocate
P.O. Box 1172
Marinette, WI 54141

Or email: jessica@therainbowhouse.us
Deadline for resume submission: Monday, October 21,2019 at 4:00pm Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Primary responsibilities

Job Description: This position entails but is not limited to working with children and youth who are either currently experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse. This position will assist in working with schools in all three counties that the agency serves, presenting to grades 2nd -12th on topics such as: domestic violence awareness, self-esteem and boundary building, and healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationships. The youth advocate will also provide one-on-one advocacy to children and their non-offending parent(s) that are seeking options and referrals to better their current living situation or relationship. This position will assist with facilitating support groups to address safety planning, self-esteem and various other topics. Advocate will be asked to attend and present at public speaking engagements; support and attend Rainbow House special events and functions.

Qualifications

Required Education and Skills:

College degree in related field preferred. Applicant will possess ability to work as a team member and independently on their shift. 1-2 years experience in a non-profit or social service position preferred.

Ability to maintain the highest level of client confidentiality, also have the ability to work well in a team or independent environment.
Applicant will demonstrate computer skills in Word, Publisher, Power Point and Excel programs. Additional requirements:

Advocate will provide services to Oconto and Marinette Counties in WI, as well as Menominee County in MI Valid State Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Required
Reliable Transportation
Must pass all background and reference checks

Agency responsibilities

Job Description: This position entails but is not limited to working with children and youth who are either currently experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse. This position will assist in working with schools in all three counties that the agency serves, presenting to grades 2nd -12th on topics such as: domestic violence awareness, self-esteem and boundary building, and healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationships. The youth advocate will also provide one-on-one advocacy to children and their non-offending parent(s) that are seeking options and referrals to better their current living situation or relationship. This position will assist with facilitating support groups to address safety planning, self-esteem and various other topics. Advocate will be asked to attend and present at public speaking engagements; support and attend Rainbow House special events and functions.

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.

Application deadline: October 21, 2019

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To apply, please follow the instructions in the posting above.

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