The CAC of Southeastern Indiana is hiring for a Victim Advocate. VA’s are integral links between child victims of crime, their non-offending caregivers, and the criminal justice system.
SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director/Associate Director
SALARY: $40-50K Range based on experience/education
BENEFITS: Vacation time, sick time, mileage, cellphone stipend, workman’s comp, healthcare stipend and retirement benefit
OFFICE LOCATIONS: Primarily Greensburg (Decatur County), but some travel to our Centers in Madison (Jefferson County) and Dillsboro (Dearborn County) will be necessary.
DEFINITION: This position contributes to the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. by providing advocacy, crisis support and case management services to child victims of abuse and neglect and their non-offending families and caretakers.
Minimum Job requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in social work, psychology, criminal justice, education or a related field. Ideally, a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience working with children and families where abuse and violence are identified issues is required.
Job Description – Specific Duties:
- Must be willing and able to drive throughout 10+ county region as needed.
- Greet clients and families upon their arrival to the center and respond to their emotional needs.
- Conduct intake interviews with the non-offending family and/or caretaker
- Respond to subpoenas and testify when requested.
- Provide information and referrals regarding resources to clients
- Provide assistance to potential recipients of crime victim compensation benefits.
- Assist clients in obtaining resources when appropriate to stabilize their lives.
- Provide trauma informed crisis assessment and intervention.
- Provide risk assessment and safety planning
- Communicate and collaborate with other professionals involved with the client/case as necessary
- Track cases and enter into CAC database.
- Make appropriate referrals for follow-up services
- Provide court education, support and accompaniment, if necessary.
- Attend case meetings
- Assist clients with access to treatment and other services, including protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence intervention, transportation, financial assistance, interpreters, and others determined for individual clients
- Exemplify leadership in improvement and assistance with the development of CAC programs and services.
- Assist with coordinating interview schedule.
- Schedule and help facilitate medical appointments when necessary
- Attend training for Victim Advocacy at minimum of four hours annually.
Job Description – Specific Requirements:
- Must be able to work well with children of all developmental abilities, races, cultures, etc.
- Must be able to work in stressful situations and utilize self-care methods.
- Must be able to work independently as well as function as a team member and accept guidance and direction from Executive Director and/or Associate Director.
- Basic computer skills.
- Must be able to meet on-call requirements to respond to crisis intervention.
- Must be able to work with a variety of people, including clients and their families, professionals in the areas of law enforcement, medicine, education and agency employees.
- Must possess strong organizational skills.
- Must be able to adapt well to the structure and environment of the center.
- Subject to background check, including Criminal and Child Protective Services.
- Must have valid Driver’s License.
- Must be able to deal with a variety of emotions under stressful situations and be able to deal with people who may be very upset. Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position.
- Requires normal range of hearing, eyesight, coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to record, prepare and communicate reports and operate office equipment.
- Requires ability to lift 20 pounds to waist height as well as bending, stooping and reaching when dealing with a variety of children.
- The ideal candidate will be collaborative and able to handle variety and stress in their schedule.
- Position comes with a minimum one year probationary period.
- Projected Start Date: October 1, 2020
- Application must be received by: August 21, 2020 (3:00 p.m.)
If interested, please mail resume and cover letter to:
Children’s Advocacy Center of SEI
ATTN: New Hire/Victim Advocate
12211 Rullman Drive
Dillsboro, IN 47018
Email your resume to: [email protected]