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Serve at Sarah's Inn
Purpose: Provide advocacy and direct service to battered women and their families including crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, general and legal advocacy, referral, domestic violence education and support and education group services.
Responsibility 1: Provide comprehensive and quality services to families impacted by domestic violence.
1) Provide crisis intervention, general and legal advocacy, referral, domestic violence education, safety planning, and emotional support for battered women and their families over the phone and in person.
2) Organize and prioritize daily services and responsibilities to ensure that client needs are met.
3) Advocate on behalf of battered women and their families within various systems to include social service, housing, economic, legal, health care and education.
4) Ensure professional relationships with clients to create an atmosphere of empathy, safety and support.
5) Maintain accurate and current information regarding issues and policies impacting battered women and their families.
6) Maintain a small short-term caseload. However, this position mostly provides crisis intervention (over crisis line or in-person) which provides time for permanent staff to maintain long-term caseloads as well as work off-site to meet with clients in the communities we serve.
7) Provide assistance to team members when necessary for client support and education groups.
8) Update and enhance knowledge of community resources and materials relevant to the clients we serve.
9) Coordinate responsibilities with team members to ensure client needs are met.
10) Update client files in a timely and accurate manner.
11) Update client case notes and service codes in a timely and accurate manner.
12) Maintain knowledge of internal organizational guidelines and protocols.
13) Participate in the coordination and completion of short-term office projects that enables staff to better serve victims of domestic violence.
14) Provide childcare as needed and appropriate.
15) Assist staff with the coordination/client follow-up of the Domestic Violence Outcomes Measures Project.
16) Assist staff with coordination/data entry of client evaluation tools.
Responsibility 2: Educate community members and professionals about domestic violence and Sarah’s Inn services.
1) Participate in community awareness events.
2) Participate in the coordination and completion of short-term projects that enables staff to better educate community members and professionals about the services at Sarah’s Inn.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Excellent organizational skills.
3. Demonstrated computer experience.
4. Knowledge of women's, children and youth issues specifically related to domestic violence.
5. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks, and meet established deadlines.
6. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including but not limited to board members, staff, volunteers, interns, government officials, community partners, organizational donors and media.
7. Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds.
8. BA degree and/or equivalent experience required.
9. Fluency in oral and written Spanish preferred.
10. Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
11. Completion of 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training required.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
21 - 29