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Youth Advocate

FUNCTION:

Responsible for providing residential & non-residential children’s support services, advocacy and activities.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1. Provide children support and orientation into the shelter/transitional housing programs.

2. Arrange/provide/coordinate child care during adult individual & support group sessions.

3. Advocate and assist parents in making informed education plans for their children.

4. Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to LACADA’s client’s children’s needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to parents.

5. Network and advocate with other agencies on behalf of battered women and their children, seek out and coordinate opportunities to participate in community activities, 4-H, theater groups, volunteer organizations, etc.

6. Provide age appropriate information & education regarding Domestic Violence, safety planning and self-esteem.

7. Provide Dating Violence awareness and information to the community, focusing on the high schools.

EDUCATION /SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ TRAINING REQUIREMENT

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to human services and specific training and/or experience in direct service to individuals and families. Working knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault effects on children. All new employees are required to attend the MCADSV New Service Provider Training.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

Integrity, honesty and a commitment to LACADA’s philosophy a must.

SHIFT:             (20 hours per week) Varies – Days, evenings, weekends and holidays

                                                           (Based on volunteer, program & client’s needs)

STATUS:                                            Part-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

 

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:             Volunteer & Interns

WAGES:                                            $12.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

Please send Resume’ and references to contact@lacada.org


Client ADVOCATE – (DV/SA)

FUNCTION:

Responsible for providing advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within LACADA’s emergency shelter and outreach Programs. Facilitate weekly support group for survivors.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Advocacy

1. Provide all incoming DV/SA emergency shelter participants with individualized support and orientation into the emergency shelter program.

2. To listen, to help participants identify their options, discover their strengths, and provide information, referrals and positive empowering support that respects each individual’s right to self-determination.

3. Provide each participant with opportunities to create their own individualized service plan and advocate on their behalf to reach their self-set goals.

4. Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to the participants’ needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to clients.

5. Network and advocate with other agencies on behalf of battered women and their children, seek out and coordinate opportunities for clients and/or their children to participate in community activities, 4-H, theater groups, volunteer organizations, financial planning, budgeting, etc

6. Assist resident with development and implantation of a safety plan.

7. Make appropriate referrals and be able to access local agencies.

8. Compile, maintain and report statistical data as required and necessary.

9. Provide proper maintenance of all client records following agency policy and procedures.

10. Report regularly and make recommendations to the LACADA Director of Programs and Operations regarding the physical and maintenance needs of the emergency shelter and outreach building.

EDUCATION /SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ TRAINING REQUIREMENT

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to human services and specific training and/or experience in direct service to individuals and families. Working knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault laws and law enforcement. Prior experience with specific skills and/or knowledge in domestic violence and/or sexual assault a plus. All new employees are required to attend the MCADSV New Service Provider Training.

SHIFT:                           Varies – some days, evenings, weekends and holidays

(Based on client’s needs)

(40 hours per week

Includes rotating weekly on-call response

STATUS:                       Full-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

WAGES:                        $12.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

Integrity, honesty and a commitment to LACADA’s philosophy a must.

Please send Resume’ and references to contact@lacada.org


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