Employment Opportunities

Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA) – Job Description

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, primarily youth, as well as provide community outreach and education. 40 hours/week, reporting to the Executive Director, salaried position with benefits. Salary based on qualification.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Coordinate 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.
  • Attend community meetings and foster good working relationships with community stakeholders and business leaders within the county and the state.
  • Perform other 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.
  • Travel to the Buena Vista office when needed to serve clients residing in the Northern part of the county.
  • Develop and implement communications plan for the organization.

Key Competencies:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

For more information on AADA, visit www.salidaalliance.org.

Please email cover letter and resume to director@salidaalliance.org. Point of contact for this job opening is Andrea Schulz-Ward, Executive Director.

AADA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, and an ‘At Will’ Employer

last updated 5/24