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Job ID 3573

InVEST Advocate

Location: Jim and Jan Moran Family Center, Deerfield Beach. Florida
Reports To:Specialty Advocacy Supervisor

Position Summary

WID is looking for an InVEST Advocate that is dedicated, compassionate, motivated, and detail-oriented and has a passion for the organization’s mission. The InVEST advocate will represent WID on the Intimate Violence Enhance Services Team (InVEST) to provide intensive service management and assistance to domestic violence identified to be in lethal situations.


Full Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm with one night a week 12:00pm- 9:00pm with flexibility as needed to meet the needs of the department and the agency. This position requires employee to have scheduling flexibility as needed to support the team and meet the needs of this agency. May be required to be available and remain onsite to assist during emergencies and other critical times.


  • Bilingual Preferred (Spanish/Portuguese)
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent through a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services related field preferred
  • Two years of work experience in Domestic Violence and/ or Case Management.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with law enforcement and victim services.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license. Safe driving record. Proof of Automobile Liability Insurance

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews on a daily basis all police reports and makes verbal contact with survivors within 72 hours of receiving report.
  • Provides crisis de-escalation, developing safety plans, providing referrals, completing registrations, facilitating educational or support groups and conduct individual crisis counseling as needed.
  • Provides trainings for local community partners including law enforcement staff on topics relevant to the InVEST Project including but not limited to, the dynamics of domestic violence, the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, safety planning, batters accountability, behavior and characteristics of abuser.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community partners to support participant needs which may include such things as providing information and resources and/or learning about available programs that could assist participants in their needs.
  • Conducts individual support service discussion with participants in outreach and residential programs to include registration, goal setting, safety planning, and referrals. Co -designs a support service plan with the program participant and identifies the appropriate community referral for participant to review and choose from.
  • Will provide court accompaniment/support and services to survivors involved in the child welfare system.
  • Facilitates orientation, support, and/or empowerment groups, maintaining or consistently increasing group attendance.
  • Provides advocacy services utilizing the empowerment model while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards participant’s decisions.
  • Maintains strict standards of confidentiality.
  • Maintains current and accurate participant records by documenting participant’s activities in file and/or required computer database.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with appropriate agency staff to complete referrals and linkage to both internal and external community partners to meet survivor's goals and service plan.
  • Meet position productivity standards and funding contractual obligations on a regular basis.
  • Meet position quality assurance standards on a regular basis.
  • Follows State and Agency guidelines when reports of child abuse and incident reports as required and notifies supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.

Additional Notes

  • Employee will be required to take the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Core Competency training and obtain a passing grade of 75% or higher.
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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 Human Resources five days prior to scheduled interview, so that reasonable accommodations may be coordinated.

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