Crisis Intervention Advocate Position

(Former title: Crisis Intervention Worker)

JOB DESCRIPTION

AVENUES
(Abuse Victims Education Network Unified to Ensure Safety), Inc.

Position Summary: The Crisis Intervention Advocate reports to the Executive Director. All CIA’s are responsible for responding to the 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline and for covering the operations of the shelter during the shift worked by the CIA.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and an interest in women’s survival and safety issues.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  1. Answer the hotline and complete hotline call sheets on all hotline calls received.
  2. Complete and maintain client records as appropriate and/or as assigned as a new employee.
  3. Complete 55-hours of domestic and sexual assault advocacy training.
  4. Obtain no less than six hours of continuing education as assigned by Director annually.
  5. Be prompt and dependable for assigned shifts.
  6. Respect the confidentiality of all clients.
  7. Assist clients in developing and achieving their own goals.
  8. Act as a sounding board for clients, offering options, but supporting the decisions made by the client, supporting her right to self-determination.
  9. Maintain appropriate professional supportive relationships with clients.
  10. Assist clients with completing necessary paperwork, including ex parte orders of protection, as appropriate and/or as assigned.
  11. Provide support, information and referrals to community resources based on client needs and decisions.
  12. Follow established safety policies and procedures.
  13. Attend staff meetings.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned/requested by the Director

As for job opportunities we are looking for a part-time Crisis Intervention Advocate. Applicants must be able and willing to work evenings, weekends and overnights. Day time hours may also be available at times to cover for staff paid time off. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to
Crisis Intervention Advocate
PO Box 284
Hannibal, MO 63401

or Email resume and cover letter to avenuesresource@sbcglobal.net