Victim Advocate FAYETTE CARES

DESCRIPTION

The Victim Advocate provides direct assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence from initial contact to self-sufficiency.  The Victim Advocate has a strong focus on delivering intervention, prevention, and support services for adults who have experienced violence within intimate relationships.

As a member of a direct service team, the Victim Advocate works out of the main Fayette Cares office, the Fayette County Justice Complex, and performs duties at locations in Fayette and neighboring counties. Some on-call, weekend, and evening work, as well as overnight travel will be required.

This is a full time Exempt position with paid leave, holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits. The Victim Advocate must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or related field.  Another combination of relevant education/experience will be considered.

Qualifications and desired skills include but are not limited to:

A minimum of two years of experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or homeless families is preferred.

Applicants must possess excellent administrative and human resources skills including: computer expertise, written and verbal communication skills, self-confidence, initiative, flexibility, skills, and a high degree of professionalism.

Must be a team player, demonstrate motivation, exercise discretion and dependability, adhere to business profession code of ethics, and function well under stressful conditions.

Interested applicants can apply at FayetteCares.org/Careers and should send resumes to executivedirector@fayettecares.org.   Interviews are by appointment only.