Alternatives to Violence
County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting
peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA
Alternatives to Violence provides confidential, culturally competent domestic
violence services to victims during crisis and recovery.
DEFINITION: The Child/Youth Advocate works under the
supervision of the Alternatives to Violence Program Director. S/he will develop, implement, and evaluate
youth programming and services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social work, education or related
field and/or related experiences. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic
violence and sexual assault and its effects on children and young adults. Knowledge
of child development and ability to relate to children, birth to teen. Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally
appropriate parenting practices. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills. Must possess ability to work in collaboration with philosophically and
culturally diverse and underserved populations. Dependable, non-judgmental, flexible and able to work in a high stress
environment. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
intake screenings with children/youth that are in shelter, making necessary
recommendations and referrals where appropriate.
safety plans with clients under the age of 18. Provide advocacy and case management services for clients under the age
of 18. Provide appropriate referrals and
resources for children and youth while at shelter.
and facilitate child and youth support groups to address issues that may
include safety plans, conflict resolution and anger management.
and report cases of suspected child abuse/neglect according to program
guidelines; offer support and guidance to other staff in the area of mandated
with adult clients to address parenting concerns. Facilitate Nurturing
to establish and maintain relationships with local community youth services and
others to advocate for victim’s needs.
in shelter responsibilities which may include answering
crisis phone line and on-call
duties. Assist in providing services to
shelter residents (see Shelter Advocate description for details).
in Domestic Violence Intervention (DVI) Team on-call and other DVI activities
confidentiality of current/past program participants per program
guidelines and pertinent law.
familiar with YWCA mission, vision, goals and policies.
staff meetings, trainings, and Association meetings as
the YWCA on community groups as requested by supervisor.
Reports to: Alternatives to Violence Program Director
Hours: 1.0 FTE,
flexible scheduling options based on program needs
||Compensation & Benefits: Level
4. Benefits as described in YWCA