Supervisor of the Restraining Order Program

Application deadline: May 27, 2022

Employer: Sojourner Family Peace Center

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Sojourner employs dedicated, hardworking professionals who want to be of service to others and make a difference in Milwaukee and surrounding communities.

Our dedicated professional staff work to ensure the safety of survivors of family violence and to provide a pathway out of violence for survivors and abusers. Our programs and services include legal advocacy and safety planning, case management, emergency domestic violence shelter, education and support groups, life skills programming and holistic wellness services and a 24 hour domestic violence hotline.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Advocacy, the Supervisor of the Restraining Order Program provides the direct supervision of advocates within the Restraining Order Office (RO). This position will ensure all advocates are fulfilling the agency’s mission within these programs, operating within the programs’ budget limitations, and in compliance with agency policies and procedures.

Total Rewards Program We Provide
-Competitive Salary
-Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
-Short-Term Disability Insurance
-Group Life and AD&D Insurance
-Generous 403B Retirement Plan with Match
-Flexible Spending Accounts
-Employee Assistance Program
-Voluntary Benefits through Colonial Life Insurance
-Generous PTO Policy
-Professional Development Opportunities
-Comprehensive Wellness Program

Primary responsibilities

How will your days be spent?
-Understand available domestic violence resources, the criminal/civil court systems, MPD/law enforcement protocols, immigration policies as they relate to domestic violence.
-Recruit, hire, train and evaluate all direct reports.
-Collect, verify and approve staff time cards, PTO requests and other related documentation for direct reports.
-Ensure the program is appropriately staffed and that the day-to-day needs of the department and clients are met consistently. Create weekly and monthly schedules that support the flow of clients in each program. Respond to unanticipated changes in staff coverage and/or client flow to ensure consistent operation of programs.
-Provide direct advocacy and support services for clients as needed.
-Train, evaluate and retain qualified interns, service learners and volunteers to support both advocacy programs.
-Assist Senior Director of Advocacy with the compilation of monthly data/statistics for criminal and civil advocacy programs and ensuring the timely entry of data/statistics.
-Serve as an agency liaison to Family Court Commissioners, Judges, Prosecutors, FPC Partners, etc.
-Plan and facilitate routine meetings with RO program staff.
-Inform and train staff and volunteers about/on legislation, community resources and issues that impact the advocacy programs.
-Support the development and implementation of annual budget for systems based advocacy programs by communicating program needs to the Senior Director of Advocacy and approving client assistance request forms.
-Provide community presentations and trainings on domestic abuse, agency services, systems-related issues (restraining orders, etc.) or other related topics.
-Adhere to, implement and enforce all agency policies to include the confidentiality policy.
-Serve as a member of the advocacy programs and agency wide management team.


What are we looking for?
-Knowledge of the domestic violence victim advocacy service system through direct work experience.
-Excellent written and verbal communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
-High integrity and high ethical standards, objectivity comprehensive organizational view, tact and ability to think clearly in stressful situations
-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
-The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, criminal justice, communication, or relevant field; or equivalent combination of education or experience.
Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
One to two years related professional experience.
Requires knowledge of statutory framework for domestic abuse, harassment and child abuse injunctions, and knowledge of and experience with legal system, including prior work with victims, police, prosecutors, court commissioners and judges.

Application instructions

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The review process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply using our application system at We do not have access to resumes posted in Indeed. Please apply and upload your resume directly to our web site.
SFPC is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.
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Application deadline: May 27, 2022

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