Major Function: The major function will be to provide information and presentations in the community in order to prevent domestic violence before it starts. Additionally, the Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate will work with individuals in the community to help identify unhealthy relationships and provide information and support before they become more dangerous.
• Provide domestic violence presentations in the community.
• The goal is to work with hospitals, colleges, social workers, parks and recreation departments, health care professionals, mental health providers, substance abuse providers, and other important community partners in order to provide ongoing prevention services/activities.
• Attend outreach events, resource fairs, and other events in the community in order to further prevention efforts.
• Focus efforts on communities with a high concentration of domestic violence cases.
• Train interns/volunteers to assist with prevention activities.
• Keep the Director of Survivor Support Services, Non-residential informed of successes, barriers, and concerns.
• Assist and support victims of domestic violence and their children through the criminal and civil justice process.
• Provide information about safety planning, victim compensation, and referrals to community resources.
• Attend and participate in CASA staff meetings, required trainings, and special projects at the request of the Director.
• Prepares reports and maintains records of work activities.
• Attend community meetings related to domestic violence.
• Complete all necessary reports, timesheets, statistical reports, etc. in a timely manner.
Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in counseling, guidance, psychology, sociology, criminal justice or related field, or at least 2 years’ experience working in the domestic violence field.
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both written and oral.
Ability to remain calm and make objective decisions during extremely stressful situations.
Have the ability to function independently using judgement, ingenuity and initiative and work cooperatively as a team member.
Experience working with survivors of domestic violence or other crisis experience preferred.
Considerable knowledge of the Tampa Bay area social services system and the local criminal justice system preferred.
Must exercise a high degree of professional discretion when handling sensitive or confidential information or records.
Willingness to drive agency vehicles, as needed.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida State Driver’s License and auto insurance.
Participate in all background screening requirements.
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