• Family Advocate

    Posted: 01/11/2021

    January 11, 2021

     

    Family Advocate
    Fulltime, non-exempt Alexandra House is seeking a full-time non-exempt Family Advocate to provide trauma informed advocacy and support services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. 
     
    Responsibilities
    • Provide trauma informed advocacy, case management and support services to families within a residential setting
    • Identify and assist families in accessing resources that support the family
    • Plan and implement child/youth activities to include coordinating educational opportunities and support group facilitation
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum one year demonstrated experience working with children/youth/families that have experienced violence and trauma in their lives; demonstrated experience in support group facilitation
    • Understanding of the impact of violence and trauma on children/youth and families with a clear understanding of providing trauma informed care
    • Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse populations and marginalized communities
    • Knowledge of and ability to advocate within various systems including social service, economic, legal, medical and healthcare systems
    • Ability to problem solve, effectively plan and prioritize, make decisions individually and within a team
    • Ability to handle client information with complete confidentiality
    • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
     
    Preferred Qualifications
    • 40-hour state-mandated sexual assault advocacy training
    • Bilingual in English and one of the prevalent languages in our service delivery area (i.e. Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Oromo)
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of providing direct advocacy to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in a residential setting
     
    Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm, Thursday 1 pm - 8:30 pm
     
    Starting Salary Range
    $32,000 – $38,600 DOQ, with full benefit package including retirement plan, vacation & medical accrual.
     
    How to Apply
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Attn: Shelter Supervisor at employment@alexandrahouse.org.   Position open until January 22, 2021.
     
    ***No phone calls or emails please.  This email address is only for receiving resumes.  Qualified applicants will be contacted 

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