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 Family Advocate will be familiar with community resources as a referral source for families in need of therapeutic, financial, legal, medical, educational, and employment assistance. The family advocate will be responsible for identifying, creating, and implement weekly and monthly family enrichment activities for the children and their families. The Family Advocate will work closely with the Residential Shift Supervisor and Outreach Family Services Team to create efficient and engaging programs for children and their families.
Candidates must exhibit a positive, non-judgmental approach to survivors. In addition, candidate must have the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, forming proper boundaries, and use of good judgment. Lastly, candidates should preferably have case management experience.
The Residential Family Advocate will ensure that all services provided are empowerment-based and are consistent with Department of Children and Family (DCF) 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 and duties required and management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Saturdays-10:00am-7:00pm (5-8 Hour days) or Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm (4- 10 Hour days) hours may vary depending on department/agency needs.