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Freedom from Sexual Violence


Victim Advocate

Victim Advocate

Website The Alliance

Empowering individuals beyond domestic and sexual violence

Job Title: Victim Advocate


Job Summary:  The Victim Advocate will provide advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a safe and confidential environment, as well as provide community outreach and education. 25-40 hours/week, reporting to the Executive Director, hourly position with some benefits. Compensation based on qualification.


Key Job Responsibilities:

·       Co-manage the youth program and youth advocacy which includes: meeting with children individually, in a crisis setting and on an on-going basis to provide support and advocacy to child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Plan and implement age-appropriate activities for the weekly children’s support group.

·       Co-organize educational programs for youth in the community including presentations to students within the county, at-risk youth and any other youth-related group that may be interested in receiving education and/or prevention.  Schedule and prepare presentations and keeping current and accurate statistical information from those presentations.  Assist the Adult Advocate when needed for community presentations.

·       Work with adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a safe and confidential environment and provide victim advocacy to adult victims through housing assistance, court accompaniment, assistance with civil restraining orders, individual peer counseling, information and referrals, crisis intervention, safety-planning, safehousing and emergency services.

·       Be on-call as scheduled.  This will include at least one week and one weekend each month.

·       Perform tasks to assist with day-to-day operations. These tasks include, but are not limited to: fundraising, maintaining client files, administrative duties such as filing, data entry, statistical tracking, and office maintenance.

·       Develop and implement communications plan for the organization.

·       Attend community meetings and foster good working relationships with community stakeholders and business leaders within the county and the state.

·       Travel to the Buena Vista office when needed to serve clients residing in the Northern part of the county.


Key Competencies:

Effective communication; strong interpersonal skills; conflict resolution; problem solving; commitment to quality work; teamwork; initiative.




·       Bachelors Degree or equivalent training/experience in domestic violence/sexual assault field preferred.

·       Experience and knowledge on domestic violence and sexual assault client-centered services and trauma-informed practice.

·       Passion for implementing the mission of the organization.

·       Able to work some nights and weekends.

·       Exceptional written and oral communication, and presentation skills.

·       Expertise and proven skills in organizational communication, including outreach and awareness programming, social media, etc.

·       Bilingual English/ Spanish desired

·       Valid driver’s license, background check and motor vehicle record.


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Please email cover letter and resume to, by March 16, 2018. Point of contact for this job opening is Andrea Schulz-Ward, Executive Director.




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last updated 02/18


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