Nationwide Children's Hospital

Family Advocacy Clinician I - Community Response Advocate (Law Enforcement)

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/2/2022 8:48 AM)
Requisition ID
Social Work


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.

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  •  Responds to requests from law enforcement for advocacy and support to victims of interpersonal violence, in particular domestic violence. Provides response in home and community settings based on assessment of safety and need.
  •  Provides in-service training on interpersonal violence as requested. Participates in program development, operating procedures, and evidence-based techniques, with particular attention to integration of services with law enforcement partners.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of advocacy interventions when working with adults who have experienced interpersonal violence. Collaborates when providing services and provides internal and external referrals for related service needs.
  • Follows mandatory reporting guidelines, manages subpoenas effectively and provides court testimony as appropriate. Documents practice in accordance with TCFSH, funding agency requirements, Joint Commission, safety standards, and other appropriate standards.
  •  Participates consistently in clinical supervision, peer review, staff meetings, and quality assurance processes.
  •  Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development by participating in proactive goal setting, maintaining appropriate licensure, and participating in education/training opportunities.


Note: Regular, reliable and consistent attendance is an essential job function. Employees are expected to perform work as scheduled. Please see the physical requirements for this position listed below.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field preferred.


Licensure Requirement: 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



  • 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.
  • Ability to address crisis situations and respond with prompt decision and action.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
  • Knowledge of community systems and resources that support an effective response for victims/survivors.
  • Demonstrated awareness of diversity issues and provides culturally sensitive services to clients.

Ability to manage confidential information in community settings.



Experience: 2 years’ experience working with victims/survivors of interpersonal violence, required.


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