Residential Family Advocate

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Deerfield Beach, FL
Sep 15, 2017
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Job Description

Reports To: Children's Services Manager

Days/Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12 Noon - 9:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a .m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours may vary depending on department/agency needs.

Workplace Location(s): Women In Distress' Family Center

  1. Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related field or three years' experience in social services.
  2. Computer literate.
  3. Two years' experience in the field of domestic violence preferred.
  4. Valid Florida driver's license. Proof of Automobile Liability Insurance. Safe driving record.
  5. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

General Job Description: The Residential Family Advocate will provide comprehensive case management and advocacy services to child survivors of domestic violence and their non-offending caregiver in the Women In Distress Emergency Shelter. Case management services will consist of advocacy, counseling, completing child assessments, reporting child abuse when appropriate, creating and reviewing safety plans, providing appropriate resources and referrals, and providing supportive services to the children and their caregiver. The Residential Family Advocate will be familiar with community resources as a referral source for families in need of therapeutic, financial, legal, medical, educations, and employment assistance. The Residential Family Advocate will work closely with the Children's Services Manager and Residential Manager to create efficient and engaging programs for children and their families. The Residential Family Advocate will ensure that all services provided are empowerment-based and are consistent with Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) standards.

The employee holding this position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

This job description is intended to describe the nature and level of work performed in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities at any time.

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, 14 Sep 2017 13:48:22 PDT