YWCA New Hampshire Careers:
Job Opening: Child Focused Advocate
The Child Focused Advocate will provide support and advocacy services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. The Child Focused Advocate will also provide outreach and services to victims/survivors of teen relationship violence and collaborating with community partners, working with volunteers and statistical reporting. This is currently a 30 hour per week position and requires one night and one weekend shift per week.
- Four year degree in social work or related field preferred, through relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree;
- Experience working with child and adult trauma survivors strongly preferred;
- Experience facilitating groups and activities with children, youth and adults strongly preferred;
- Experience developing and maintaining strong community partnerships preferred;
- Experience working with volunteers preferred;
- Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred;
- Understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues and a victim services model that focuses on victim safety and empowerment;
- Knowledge of resources for children, youth and families within Greater Manchester area and how to access those resources preferred;
- Bilingual preferred;
- Commitment to the mission of YWCA and to the empowerment model of service delivery used at YWCA Crisis Services;
- Completion of YWCA NH New Advocate Core training program;
- Must have reliable phone access and reception;
- Must be able to return crisis hotline phone calls within required 10 minute window and respond to hospital calls within required 40 minute window;
- Satisfactory Criminal Background Check; and
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, and must have access to a vehicle during work hours.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides trauma informed direct services to YWCA Crisis Services clients (parents and children) including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information and referrals;
- Provides outreach and advocacy services to victims related to teen relationship violence;
- Serve as the point person for the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and arrange for staff coverage as requested;
- Provide assistance to YWCA Crisis Services clients across all program areas as needed;
- Facilitates children’s groups and activities;
- Facilitates educational groups and support groups for parents;
- Facilitates activities that promote parent/child bonding;
- Develop and sustain working relationships with community partners;
- Provide representation at community meetings as assigned;
- Provide community education presentations on topics related to children of violent homes and teen dating violence; and
- Provide calendar back up and crisis line coverage as needed to meet the needs of the organization.
How to Apply:To apply, send cover letter and resume to Catherine Gagne, Director of Operations and Administration, YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester NH 03101 or via email to email@example.com.