Responsible to: Executive Director and Program Manager
Function: This individual provides advocate services, educational information, program development and program facilitation for individuals and families that have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault in Yamhill County. Specifically this position provides part time direct advocacy services at Yamhill County Department of Human Services.
Status: Full Time, Regular Non-Exempt, 37.5 hours
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
*1. Provide primary advocacy and resource referrals to women, men and children who are identified victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse and stalking including; court advocacy, crisis counseling, safety planning, case management, transportation of agency clients to appointments, assists with restraining orders, and accompany clients to court and medical facilities.
*2. Must be able to utilize guidelines as well as knowledge and judgment when determining eligibility for agency services. Brings clients into the shelter and performs the intake process.
*3. Must be able to observe and recognize child abuse/neglect issues and report to the Executive Director/ Program Manager.
*4. Be able to effectively communicate needs between Henderson House and Department of Human Services on behalf of victims and personnel.
*5. Gathers, assembles, and analyzes information and data from a wide variety of sources. Types and works within agency document formatting standards for general correspondences, reports, agendas, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy.
*6. Will perform support group facilitation and provide volunteer training sessions as needed.
*7. Answers crisis line, complete crisis phone screen and determines eligibility for shelter or other agency services. Willingness to receive phone calls at home.
*8. As a staff member performs the shared responsibilities of attending meetings, providing back-up support, receiving internal and external training, offering and receiving supportive feedback, is the liaison between staff/volunteers and clients, shares information related to community resources, housing, and employment for clients, and helps to maintain a clean and orderly shelter and office space.
*9. Must be able to be on call weeknights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis with other employees.
If interested, please fill out an Employment Application.
Applications can be emailed to you, faxed, or can be located at our advocacy center location.
610 SE 1st St. McMinnville, OR 97128
For more information and/or to see if you qualify please connect with Henderson House-
Providing culturally aware outreach, education and services, for victims of domestic and sexual violence through leadership, hope and respect for thriving families.
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