LEAP Crisis Response Advocate

Employer: 
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
The LEAP Crisis Response Advocate works with the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP) to conduct proactive outreach to victims of domestic violence who have had recent contact with law enforcement in order to connect them to the support services provided by DAIS. The LEAP Crisis Response Advocate position has two main components: providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and creating and maintaining law enforcement partnerships. The direct service responsibilities include providing services to domestic violence victims through providing support, assistance with safety planning, basic legal advocacy, and referrals to community resources. The partnership responsibilities include the development and implementation of the LEAP program with law enforcement partners, including program development and management, police officer training on LEAP protocols, and program evaluation.
 
A successful candidate will have experience in community partnership development as well as experience working with victims of trauma. Previous collaboration with law enforcement partners is a plus. The successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree. Experience in the field may be substituted for the academic degree. Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.
 
Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.
 
To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Meg Sohns are required to be considered for this position. You may obtain an application at http://abuseintervention.org/get-involved/jobs/. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.
 
A first review of applications will begin on September 4th, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for applications: 
A first review of applications will begin on September 4th, 2013.
Contact: 
Sherry Severson (608) 251-1237 ext. 301