Responsible to: Director of Community Programs
- Provide advocacy and support for identified victims of domestic violence in the healthcare setting.
- On call rotation at Johnson County hospitals, outpatient clinics, and crime lab to meet with identified victims.
- Assist client with shelter, if needed.
- Complete documentation of the victim’s situation and the events surrounding the medical visit.
- 72-hour follow-up via phone for victims of domestic violence.
- Enter information into client database.
- Work with hospital administrators and staff to create and sustain a 24/7 domestic violence program at each location.
- Establish and maintain a taskforce at each hospital.
- Develop training plans for each hospital/clinic.
- Provide trainings to any Johnson County medical facility.
- Facilitate education groups for victims of domestic violence in healthcare settings.
- Identify, and develop, new opportunities for collaboration with healthcare professionals in the community.
- Volunteer coordinator for the Healthcare Advocacy Program
- Prepares monthly volunteer calendar for 24/7 coverage.
- Arranges volunteer trainings and get- togethers.
- Build community relationships.
- Maintain up to date resources and ensure that bulletin boards and healthcare binder are current.
- Prepare monthly Healthcare Advocacy statistical reports and enter client data into Apricot.
- Act as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and their children with an emphasis on providing trauma informed services to people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Embrace the overall understanding that our goal is to build resiliency and independence.
- Develop and maintain culturally diverse community resources for agency clients.
- Maintain up-to-date resource files of resources and community contacts.
- Maintain up-to-date client records.
- Serve as an advocate for assigned residents, providing strengths-based case management. .
- Assist the Director of Grants, Quality Assurance & Housing in developing, reporting, and evaluating program outcomes and outputs.
- Respond to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Attend hotline meetings and educate staff on programs and updates.
- Maintain open communication with all Advocates and Hotline staff regarding clients.
- Attend all Staff Meetings, retreats, supervision and any other required meetings.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other job-related duties as assigned. This organization reserves the right to change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of community resources and ability to locate new resources for our program and residents. Ability to establish community contacts in business and education fields. Knowledge and/or experience with designing or implementing a job placement program. Ability to be a group leader and public speaker. Experience with diverse populations and crisis intervention. Flexibility. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, preferably in social work or similar discipline. Advocate must be empathetic, have good communication skills and understand the concept of boundaries with clients. The Advocate must be able to work under substantial stress and handle frequent crisis situations. Must not have any unresolved emotional issues regarding Advocate’s own past experience with abuse of any kind.
We welcome interested candidates to apply on indeed.com. Should you have any questions feel free to contact Human Resources at 913.432.9300