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Advocate Supervisor, Family Advocates in Boise, Idaho

FT Sexual Assault Educator/Advocate, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse in Pullman, Washington


Family Advocates Position Opening
Advocate Supervisor

Job Title: Advocate Supervisor
Reports to:
CASA Program Director
Classification: Exempt, employed at will
Wage:
$38,000-$43,000/year

General Summary The Advocate Supervisor provides supervision, and support of up to 20 Guardians ad Litem (roughly 25 cases). In addition to supporting volunteers, the Supervisor manages up to 4 staff members—Advocate Coordinators—who have their own caseload of volunteers/cases. The Supervisor is responsible for the training and supervision of volunteer advocates as well as mentorship of staff members.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure that volunteers, and the staff, participating in the program work in accordance with state law, federal law, national CASA standards, and Family Advocates’ expectations.
  • Provide professional development and accountability for staff members managed.
  • Engage in regular contact with all active volunteer advocates using volunteer retention strategies including annual reviews.
  • Support the volunteers through their cases of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
  • Resolve casework and interpersonal disputes with volunteer advocates, case workers, legal partners, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Prepare weekly statistics on cases, court appearances, and case assignments for CASA Program Director review.
  • Complete any other work as assigned by CASA Program Director or Executive Director.

Job Criteria
Minimum Qualifications

Advocate Supervisor I
Experience managing volunteers for more than three years and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, or other related field is expected.

Advocate Supervisor II
In addition to meeting the above requirements, the employee must have five years’ experience as a manager of staff members or equivalent experiences.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and mediation skills.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Valid Idaho Driver’s License and dependable transportation.
  • Complete and pass Idaho Supreme Court background check inclusive of national sex offender registry and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Protection registry check.
  • Computer literacy and typing skills using Microsoft products.
  • Data entry and/or data systems related experience.

This position is exempt (salary) and “at will” under Idaho law. This job description does not and shall not be interpreted as an attempt to alter the at-will employment of this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

DISCLAIMER

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Position Opening
Full Time Sexual Assault Educator/Advocate

ATVP is a not for profit organization that serves both Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho, offering direct services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, along with community education programming. We are seeking a full time sexual assault educator advocate who will provide a variety of direct services, as well as public education (including prevention) and outreach under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services.

  • All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP's mission statement and philosophy regarding support to survivors.
  • ATVP is an equal opportunity employer and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place.
  • All applicants, if hired, will receive 45 hours of pre-service advocacy training as well as a minimum of 30 hours of yearly ongoing training. Ongoing training includes yearly attendance at a statewide conference and access to national live webinars.

Position: Full time Sexual Assault Prevention Educator Advocate
Reports to: Coordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services
Terms: Non-exempt. Full time (40 hours per week). Some eves and weekends.
Starting Rate: $14.15 – 16.90/hour, DOE
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and sick. Employee Assistant Program available.
Location: ATVP Pullman Office
Start Date: Immediate

Application Information:

A description of the positions follow. The full job description is attached. The following materials are required for application and will be considered an example of your communication skills and evaluated as part of the screening process.

The application consists of:

  1. Cover Letter.
  2. Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
  3. Chronological work/education experience Resume.
    a. Whether paid or volunteer
    b. Hours worked
    c. Reason for leaving each position.

All items must be submitted for applications to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.

Send completed applications to:

Amy Volz, Interim Associate Director
ATVP, PO Box 37, Pullman, WA 99163
or Email completed applications as PDF files to Asst.director@atvp.org

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with ATVP's mission statement.
  2. Provide direct advocacy services individually or in a group setting to adult and sexual violence victims and survivors.
  3. Provide safety planning, case management, education, referrals and support victims and survivors of sexual violence in the community as well as residing in the shelter.
  4. Co-facilitate sexual assault support group services.
  5. Research, analyze and assess formal curriculum/implement as appropriate.
  6. Develop and present sexual assault educational programming to include youth prevention summer camps, community educational presentations and community outreaches.
  7. Represent the agency and its constituents at community meetings/task forces.
  8. Rotate availability for night, weekend and holiday coverage of and response to emergency staff back up.
  9. Communicate effectively with a wide spectrum of people.
  10. Documentation of services and statistical data entry.
  11. Maintain on-going training hours in accordance with agency standards.
  12. Maintain agency and client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy.
  13. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with ATVP's mission statement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An understanding, and agreement with ATVP's mission statement.
  2. Familiarity with sexual violence dynamics.
  3. Ability to be diplomatic and tactful while maintaining a strong victim advocacy perspective.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  5. Strong self-motivated worker.
  6. Ability to embrace a team philosophy.
  7. Confident computer skills.
  8. Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  9. Current driver's license and insured vehicle and willingness and ability to provide outreach services across Whitman County, WA.
  10. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  11. Ability to lift 20lbs and navigate stairs.
  12. Must be a resident of Whitman or Latah County.

Desired Background:

  1. Masters in relevant field – e.g., social work, education, criminal justice.
  2. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish or Asian Languages and English.
  3. Two years prior advocacy experience in the family/sexual violence field.

Other Employment Opportunities

ICDVVA hosts job postings on its website for other domestic violence organizations across the State. Job seekers should contact the organizations with job postings in this section directly. ICDVVA does not have additional information about the jobs posted and does not participate in the hiring process for these organizations.

ICDVVA is a State Agency and does not post any of its employment opportunities on this site. For a list of the State of Idaho employment opportunities, please visit: https://labor.idaho.gov/dhr/ats/statejobs/CurrentOpenings.aspx?view=Alpha

Local and State domestic violence organizations are invited to submit job openings to appear on ICDVVA's website. ICDVVA will review and post job openings within one week of receiving the request, and reserves the right to deny or limit job postings.

To submit a job opening on ICDVVA website. Please email the posting to Kimberly.Conklin@icdv.idaho.gov.

 

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