Employment Opportunities

Victim Advocate

This position has been filled.
Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Domestic Violence
Reports To: 
Domestic Violence Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

The Victim Advocate will be responsible for follow-up with requests made of the department that involve domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking and provide services to such victims/survivors to help ensure safety and well-being of those individuals. The Victim Advocate will assist with the education, outreach and awareness activities as available.

responsibilites

  • Maintains confidential records and statistical information for reporting and data gathering on each victim/survivor served.
  • With the advice and approval of the OVW Project Coordinator, formulates and implements procedures and recommends policies designed to enhance the effectiveness of the program and to further the goals, policies and initiatives of the program.
  • Ensure adequate records are kept to document service delivery and complete reports of data in line with reporting requirements.
  • Assist victims and their dependents locate and secure shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence sex trafficking and stalking.
  • To provide services for children exposed to domestic violence and dating violence; underserved populations; and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Assists victims/survivors in knowing their rights about obtaining Protective Order and what to do when the Order is violated and attends court with client for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex trafficking or stalking related court cases.
  • Maintains regular office hours for meeting with victims to make it easier for the victim to initiate criminal proceedings or receive assistance. Also may require after hours and weekend hours to help in case of emergency with clients.
  • Transports victims/survivors and their children when available to help meet their emergency needs.       
  • Coordinate with and provide personal advocacy for survivors with police, hospitals, prosecutor’s office, DHS, the court system, landlords, etc., as needed.
  • Assists in the development of community outreach, education and awareness activities about domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking.
  • The employee will be on-call for emergencies as needed including, and may be required to work weekends and/or evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

education requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference will be given to persons with the following or similar certifications: Certified Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Professional, State-Certified Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training Program or SANE/SART (sexual assault nurse examiner/sexual assault response team).
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must work well with persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, sexual preference backgrounds and with individuals who are differently-abled and must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  Position may be filled with a (B. A.) from a four-year college or university with a major in social work, family services, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience pending graduation.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as law enforcement reports, government or agency regulations and legal interpretations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and policy and procedure recommendations. Ability to speak effectively before individuals, public groups and employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts required to assist with budget management.
REASONING ABILITY to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Assist families to resolve complex family situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Preference will be given to persons with the following or similar certifications:  Certified Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Professional, State-Certified Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training Program.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee work environment may have some hostile characteristics encountered while performing the primary functions of this job. Clients may be encountered in their home or other public spaces. The employee should have knowledge of techniques to deal with hostile clients.
Travel: This job will require some in-state and out-of-state travel.
Posted Date: 
1 year 1 month ago