Adult Advocate

Interval House
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Executive Search
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours: 40 hours/week As scheduled: 9am-5pm, 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance The primary role of the Adult Advocate (AA) is to provide comprehensive trauma-focused services to victims of domestic violence on the hotline, in the shelter and in the community. The AA will provide support services such as one-to-one individual therapeutic counseling, support, legal advocacy, safety planning, and information and referrals. This position is to be carried out while empowering victims with respect to their safety and their rights to self-determination. Interval House is committed to providing 24-hour coverage of the hotline and shelter programs. The Adult Advocate is expected to cover hotline shifts (7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm) as assigned.
Coverage for major holidays is done on a seniority basis; The Adult Advocate will cover two holiday shifts a year (7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm or 11pm-7am). Specific job functions include, but not limited to: Trauma focused domestic violence couselingCase management with community and shelter clientsMaintaining client filesSafety planningProviding information and referrals, etc. Advocacy services include advocacy with systems including law enforcement, judicial, government and social service.
The Adult Advocate is responsible for providing weekly support and educational groups and for collecting data which includes completing statistical reports on a monthly, quarterly, annual and or as needed.
The Adult Advocate follows all agency practices, policies and procedures as written in the IH Employee, Policy and Personnel Handbooks and other directives as issued by the Executive Director
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Bilingual in both Spanish and English.
Must have a Masters Degree in the Human Services field.
Must have a current Connecticut driver's license.
Must be willing to go through a 20 hour certification training per CT GS 52-146k.
Must have acomprehensive knowledge of individual counseling dynamics and trauma.
Must be able to work effectively with both traditional and non-traditional systems.
The Adult Advocate position requires someone who can be assertive and presents well verbally and in writing.
Email resumes to Iris Ruiz, Assistant Director
Include cover letter; please NO PHONE CALLS.
Category: Social Services , Keywords: Victim Advocate