Family Advocacy Clinician 1- Community Responce Advocate (Law Enforcement)
The Community Response Advocate provides advocacy and support on-scene during law enforcement responses to domestic violence/dispute calls. The advocate provides a client-driven, trauma-focused response after the preliminary law enforcement contact. Evening and occasional weekend hours are required. Driving required.
Reports to: Clinical Lead Supervisor- Advocate Supervisor
Knowledge, skills and abilities required
1. Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, or related field preferred.
2. At least 2 years' experience working with family violence victims.
3. Knowledge of interpersonal family violence and treatment interventions to respond to adults presenting with these concerns.
4. Demonstrates awareness of diversity issues and provides culturally sensitive services to clients.
5. Knowledge of community systems that support an effective response for victims of interpersonal family violence.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers, and to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
7. Maintains reliable transportation, and both an acceptable driving record and automobile insurance, with acceptable coverage for business driving/transporting of consumers, in accordance with NCH policies.
8. Ability to manage confidential information in a complex hospital environment and community settings.
9.The advocate must possess sound knowledge of interpersonal violence, the civil court system and other related systems that influence effective interventions to assure safety and coordination of care with law enforcement, prosecution, and additional necessary services.
10. Ability to address crisis situations and respond with prompt decision and action.
9. Minimum Physical Requirements: Sitting Constantly Talking on phone/in person Frequently Typing on a keyboard Frequently Standing/walking Occasionally The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.