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SANDERS COUNTY COALITION FOR FAMILIES Victim's Advocate in THOMPSON FALLS, Montana

Victim's Advocate is responsible for providing direct services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and other victims who have requested assistance. This includes answering the Crisis Help Line, assisting with safety planning, crisis intervention/counseling, criminal justice support, peer legal advocacy, transportation, housing, etc. as well as accessing mainstream resources and other services needed to assist them and their children.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:1. A relevant four-year college degree in Human Services or closely related field from an accredited institution preferred. An equivalent in experience and training will be considered.2. Strong commitment to the empowerment of women and children. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues, as well as the associated impacts on survivors and their children.3. Ability to maintain a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. Utilize appropriate boundaries when providing assistance.4. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate effectively to survivors or agency staff from all walks of life.5. Ability to form good working relationships with SCCFF staff, clients, volunteers and community members.6. Ability to work as a "team" member as well as to work independently with a minimum of supervision.7. Ability to be organized and to complete record keeping and other paperwork.8. Flexible time management skills including: the ability to work late or unusual hours (nights and weekends) to provide emergency services as needed.9. Demonstrated skills with computer programs and general office tasks.DUTIES:1.Follow and adhere to SCCFF's Personnel and Confidentiality Policies and Protocols.2.Ability to assist victims/survivors with developing and achieving short and long-term goals and plans, including immediate and ongoing safety planning.3.Ability to research local, state and federal agencies to know available services provided which may be of assistance to victims/survivors and their children.4.Assess immediate safety needs including; emergency shelter, medical care, transportation, emergency financial assistance, Protection Orders and other legal needs.5.Respond to all Notice of Victim's Rights or Protection Orders issued by Law Enforcement; City, Justice and/or District Court or other agency referrals.6.Inform survivor of all options available; including those offered by SCCFF and other services utilizing appropriate local, state and federal resources.7.Provide emotional support while survivor is engaged with the criminal justice or civil legal system.8.Provide facilitation of support groups for survivors as needed. Training and mentoring provided.9.Maintain accurate documentation of all client services provided following SCCFF policy.10.Coordinate services with the other Advocate as needed.11.Maintain documentation of all presentations, prevention/education provided, fundraising and training hours and document contacts with community agencies, when representing SCCFF.12.Provide community outreach as requested.13.Complete Monthly and Quarterly work reports, based on work plan to meet grant objectives.14.Assist with community events, including on nights and weekends as needed.15.Act as a representative of SCCFF in the community. Public relations duties may include participation in public forums, working with the media to promote SCCFF programs and establishing and maintaining contacts with other agencies.16.Other duties as assigned.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:1.Requires passing a background investigation conducted via the Sanders County Sheriff's Office.2.During the first year of employment, completion of the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) Basic Advocate Institute, Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) Basic Crime Victim Advocacy Training program, or another acceptable CVA training program, will be required.3. Attend additional training as requestedEVALUATION:

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