JOBS GREEN VALLEY ADVOCATE
Department: Outreach & Advocacy
Hours: M-F 8A to 5P
Reports to: Sin Violencia ¡Ganaremos! Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non exempt
Starting Wage: $12.50/hr
Language Differential: $.50/hr
Shift Differential: 6:00 p.m. – Midnight $.25/hr
Midnight – 6:00 a.m. $.40/hr
The Green Valley Educator Advocate will be responsible for the assisting the participants in developing and achieving their personal empowerment goals. The Green Valley Educator Advocate will partner with program participants in the Green Valley area 4 days per week and at the Sin Violencia ¡Ganaremos! Outreach Center 1 day per week for this activity.
The Green Valley Educator Advocate will develop a network of resources throughout the Green Valley and the greater Tucson area to enhance their ability to be a liaison for participants, and participate in community forums such as information tables and outreach services.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Asses and identify the needs of the program participants.
Develop a safety plan for the program participants. Also, review and update the plans to reflect the participant's needs.
Offer emotional support and education on the dynamics of domestic violence.
Assist in building action plan for the program participants. The action plan will be regarding employment, housing, financial, legal, child rearing, education, self care, etc.
Establish and highlight the importance of the social services in the community and work with the program participants in navigating through these resources for legal, financial, medical, education and safety.
Assist the program participant in different activities and tasks related to budget planning, setting legal clinic appointments, going through want ads for employment and housing, completing out Order of Protection paperwork, going to social service agencies with them and walking them through the various processes.
Accompanies shelter residents to court for any type of case. This includes orders of protection, contested orders of protection, divorce, child custody, mediation, CPS hearings, and any domestic violence related court process, in order to provide support and advocacy when time permits
Comprehensive understanding of the "Victim's Bill Of Rights" in legal proceedings in order to advocate for program participants.
Gathers necessary information for the shelter residents for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigration process.
Participate in various forums such as information tables and outreach services presentations. This is all in collaboration with the SVG Coordinator.
Responsible for the completion and maintenance of all legal and license requirements of all program participants.
Attends all staff meetings and trainings as required.
Generate the monthly statistical and narrative reports and provides them to the SVG Coordinator.
Skills and Attributes:
Familiarity and understanding of the dynamics of the domestic violence. Knowledge of community resources and immigration issues is an additional benefit.
Ability to work under stress and under crisis conditions.
Strong public relations skills.
Ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment.
Minimum experience is of 2 years in any social service field, most preferably in the domestic violence field. Bachelors or Associate's Degree in lieu of actual volunteer or work experience.
Bilingual Spanish/English required.
"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."