The Brewster Centre

Children's Advocate
Sin Violencia ¡Ganaremos!
Starting Salary $11.50 per hr. (Base Salary: $11.00 + $.50 Language Differential)

Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree. Minimum work experience is 2 years experience (volunteer or paid work) in social service field, preferably in the area of domestic violence.
A bilingual (Spanish/English) ability is a requirement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with the children of victims/survivors of domestic violence.
DUTIES: Children's Advocate will be working directly under the supervision of the SVG Coordinator. 
Provide group level as well as individual level advocacy to children and parents.
Strong people person and work with the mothers participating in the program.
Provide support, information and referrals to parents participating in these programs as needed, respecting child confidentiality. 
Develop and implement ongoing children's programs in the SVG outreach program. 

Enjoy working with children and facilitate group activities involving children in the program.
Develop and monitor the progress of children in the program. Perform client follow up as required. 
Develop and implement goals. 

Develop age appropriate activities. 
Implement curriculum regarding relationship violence protection.
Prepare, file and document accurate information regarding children participating in the program. Generate monthly program and statistical reports.
Document case notes in a clear, concise, and timely manner according to program and licensing requirements. 
Generate and participate in mandatory reports when and if required.
Responsible for maintaining the Children's Advocacy play area at the SVG office.
Responsible for the cleanliness and safety of the children's play areas.
Responsible for the inventory of the educational material and collateral. Ensure that advocacy room has effective educational materials for group and individual sessions. 
Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings including children's advocacy program meetings, facility case reviews and staff training as required. 
Collaborate and participate with the community and maintain knowledge of all community resources that are catering to the needs and requirements of children and parents. Utilize and make referrals to agencies when and if required.
Facilitate and Co-facilitate in community education activities. Perform public speaking and inform the masses regarding different material.
Knowledge of available resources regarding the children's advocacy program.
Provide supervision and assistance to volunteers working in the children's advocacy program. 
Perform other additional duties assigned.

Brewster Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing cultural and ethnic diversity at all levels of the organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. We welcome and encourage survivors, individuals from diverse backgrounds, and individuals who are bilingual or multi-lingual to apply.