Report to: Program Director and the Executive Director
Hours: 15-30 hrs. per week
General: The victim-survivor advocate will provide direct services and intersectional, anti-oppression based advocacy to people with disabilities who are victim-survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking/caregiver abuse/elder abuse, or any form of abuse involving relationships of power and control. This position will be also support the organization in areas of record keeping, planning and development, and other administrative duties.
· Initial intake, information gathering, and information providing on Confidentiality and Grievance policies, along with Victim Rights Act and Crime Victim Compensation Programs
· Create collaborative, disability-centered safety plans in 3 separate phases, in order for clients to achieve to long term safety
· Provide intersectional, anti-oppression based advocacy and problem solve with the client to meet clients safety and goals and objectives
· Create customized Action Plan Folders for each client with specific information and referrals, and help the client navigate through the available community resources.
· Provide clients with paper work assistance to get free government phone, food stamps, SSI, SSDI, AND and Medicaid.
· Conduct Affordable Housing Counseling in order to assist client in obtaining safe, affordable, and accessible long-term housing
· Provide emergency financial assistance complying with agency policies regarding each assistance
· Learn and utilize trauma-informed approaches to recovery and healing
Record Keep & Reporting
· Maintain and up-date clients files and document all contacts
· Participate in analysis of statistics
· Maintain time and mileage sheets
· Participate in networking with agencies
· Undertake developing and maintaining community resources.
Planning and Development
· Participate in planning and development with staff.
· Participate in evaluation of services component of the organization
· Participate in coordination of services for clients.
Administrative and other duties:
· Answering phones, logging mail, assist with writing/tracking office business.
· Update resources files, compile information packets for mailings
· Assist in developing strategies for recruitment and training of volunteers
· Assist with Community presentations on disability and domestic violence.
· Attend case reviews, staff meeting and other office meetings
· Attend bi-monthly supervision meeting with Director
· Perform other tasks as assigned for daily operation of the agency.
Contact: Maria Manriquez firstname.lastname@example.org