Child Protective Investigative Advocate

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Deerfield Beach, FL
May 19, 2017
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Job Description

Job Titles: Child Protective Investigative Advocates (CPI)

Reports To: Program Services Supervisor

Salary: Salary will commensurate experience

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, Full time 40 hours per week to include some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Workplace Location(s): Based at Broward Sheriff Office in Plantation with regular travels to Broward County law enforcement agencies, courthouse and other locations throughout Broward County.

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's Degree preferred) in social service field with personal or work experience in domestic violence.
  • Bilingual Spanish required
  • Valid Florida's driver's license. Safe driving record. Proof of automobile liability insurance.
  • Must have flexibility in working evenings and weekends.

Candidates must be a team player, possess an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds, demonstrate good listening and emphatic skills, must be able to multi-task and possess strong oral and written communication, and time management skills.

General Job Description:

The CPI Advocate will provide crisis de-escalation , safety planning, counseling, social service referrals, and advocacy as well as registration services to survivors of domestic violence at Broward Sheriff's Office, a Community Based Care Provider, other partner sites and at Women In Distress' main campus. Also, the CPI Advocate will provide consultation to Broward Sheriff's Office staff and partner agency staff on domestic violence cases as well as host training's centered on the dynamics of domestic violence, batterer accountability and safety planning.

CPI Advocate will provide assistance to survivors who are involved in court proceedings: e.g., orientation to procedures, emotional support, and attend court hearings. CPI Advocates will review confidential victim referrals submitted by CPI for the purpose of providing and/or coordinating case consultation services, assists in the plan to link the participant to crisis intervention, emotional support, short term counseling, financial assistance, shelter, or other related assistance as indicated.

The CPI Advocate will also be required to participate in all training's and in quarterly conference calls facilitated by FCADV that is related to the CPI project. CPI Advocate will attend community service provider meetings and community action team meetings as required.

To Apply: Send letter of interest & updated resume to No phone calls please.

Company Description
Women In Distress is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service non-profit domestic violence center serving Broward County, Florida. Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.

Women In Distress does not discriminate by reason of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military reserve status, immigration status or language spoken. All room assignments, activities, programs, etc. are provided in a non-discriminatory manner. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office at 954-760-9800 ext. 1034 5 days prior to scheduled interview so that reasonable accommodations may be coordinated.

Deerfield Beach, FL


Thu, 11 May 2017 12:55:11 PDT