Domestic Abuse Program- Client Advocate

Employer: 
The Women's Community, Inc. (located in Wausau, WI)

Job Summary:  Full-time position. Provides advocacy, crisis intervention, supportive counseling and follow up services to individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence.

 

OTHER DUTIES:

Collects and maintains relevant statistics, including client case notes as required.

Completes all required reports in a timely manner.

Assists Program Coordinator in preparing grant reports.

Attends all required agency meetings as scheduled.

Provides advocacy for program clients throughout their involvement in the criminal justice system and mental health/social service system.

Provides transportation as required by clients.

Assists clients with filling out paperwork and filing Restraining Orders.

Is on-call for support calls on a rotating basis with other agency staff.

Provides advocacy regarding legal, medical, financial, and other areas as needed by clients.

Provides information and referrals and general program and issue information.

Provides assessment of individuals seeking shelter.

Performs intakes and exit interviews with shelter residents.

Consults with Program Coordinator and other staff regarding shelter resident concerns.

Answers support line when necessary.

Provides follow up services after leaving shelter.

Maintains confidentiality of all recipients of services.

Performs duties in an open and non-judgmental manner.

Identifies needs of agency and clients and actively participates in constructive problem solving with agency Director and staff.

Attends all agency fundraising activities.

Must be familiar with the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse. 

Bi-lingual fluency is a plus.

The Women's Community Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan. The Women's Community Inc. is a United Way Partner Agency.

 

Help us save paper and printing costs: WE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL OR FAX. No phone calls, please.

 

If you have an email account, please include your email address on your resume, and add jake@womenscommunity.org to your list of approved senders. You will be contacted by email.

 

Please mail or drop off a letter of interest and resume by Friday, December 20, to the attention of:

Jane Graham Jennings

The Women’s Community, Inc.

3200 Hilltop Ave.

Wausau, WI 54401-4026

Deadline for applications: 
12/20/2013
Contact: 
Jane Graham Jennings