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Monday, June 26, 2017
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Full-time:  Monday through Friday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Location:  Maricopa

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Domestic Violence Program Director, this position will work with the goal of creating and building a community free of violence. This position will provide individual and group education to survivors and their extended families as well as provide lay legal advocacy and case management services to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.  The DV Advocate/ Counselor will be responsible for educating primary and secondary victims of violence in order to achieve physical or emotional safety; services will be provided to victims regardless of mental health, disability, age, race, or relationship status.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

The DV Advocate/ Counselor shall have Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work (BSW) or closely related field, or five years experience working in related field.  Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.  Familiarity with Arizona’s domestic violence statutes and victim’s rights preferred.  Must be able to obtain/possess a valid Driver’s License, show proof of current auto insurance and must be able to pass a Fingerprint Clearance/background check. At the agency’s discretion, experience working with victims of domestic violence may substitute for education achievement.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.   Provide individual, family, and group education services,
2.   Explanation of the judicial system, constitutional rights, services available through Victim Witness offices,    including Victims Compensation and Restitution,
3.   Explanation and assistance with form completion of petitions for orders of protection,
4.   Identification of options and contacts in law enforcement and legal system,
5.   Accompaniment for court hearings, civil stand-bys, gathering evidence, etc as needed,
6.   Assistance in self-advocacy to resolve difficulties with employers, creditors, landlords, etc.,
7.   Provide intake and assessment of individuals to determine needs,
8.   Provide case management including the development of an individual case plan, implementation of the case plan,    monitoring of the case plan and closure of the case plan,
9.   Provide advocacy to AAI clients and their children including assisting client in obtaining necessary services and  resources;
10. Coordinate and facilitate access to and delivery of supportive services to the client and record this information in accurate, up-to-date client files,
11.  Provide and/or arrange transportation in order that appropriate resources are accessed,
12.  Participation in regular staff meetings,
13.  Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds,
14.  Other related duties as may be assigned.