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Domestic Violence Advocate
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE - HEALTH

The Domestic Violence Advocate is a part-time position under the supervision of the DV Program Coordinator. The DV Advocate provides direct services to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
  • Assists in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Domestic Violence program.
  • Provide supports for victims via access to support services, safety planning and short-term counseling.
  • Provide Court and/or Hospital Advocacy.
  • Provide crisis intervention to victims of DV, addressing immediate and long-term needs.
  • Refer victims to appropriate service agencies and other resources.
  • Provide victims information on legal services available for their protection, safety and support.
  • Attend meetings and trainings to keep current in the field.
  • Utilize Wampanoag culture, through consultation with tribal members and tribal cultural practitioners, as an approach to prevention and services.
  • On-call availability for crisis intervention & advocacy as needed.
  • Other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Demonstrated written & oral communication and collaboration skills.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass a general background investigation and assessment on attitude towards DV/SA.
  • Must be willing and able to complete an acceptable 40-Hour DV/SA Advocacy Training upon hiring.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in the domestic violence field.
  • Sexual Assault Training Certification.
  • Court Advocacy experience.
  • Victim Advocacy Certification.
  • Knowledge of Wampanoag Culture.
  • Familiarity with local service agencies.
TRAINING
Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

EMPLOYEE UNDERSTANDING
This position is based on grant funding that is available through the grant funding period.

SALARY RANGE:  $12.76 TO $20.42 Hourly



 
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Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535-1546
Phone: (508) 645 9265    Fax: (508) 645-3790    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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