Domestic Violence Field Advocate (Bilingual Preferred)
YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a Domestic Violence Field Advocate (bilingual preferred). The Domestic Violence Field Advocate will provide risk assessment, advocacy, safety planning, support, and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence at various locations in the community. Other duties may include conducting comprehensive intakes and assessments and facilitating education and support groups
-Serve as primary advocate for non-residential crisis clients, providing them with safety planning, information, referrals, crisis intervention, emotional support, and encouragement either by appointment or walk-in.
-Provide services by appointment or “walk-in” in a variety of locations based on the specific needs of the client.
-Participate in on-call rotation for responding to the crisis needs of both residential and non-residential clients. This will include non-traditional hours, i.e. evenings, weekends, holidays etc.
-Provide transportation for both residential and non-residential clients including transfers to other shelters, court, and to facilitate access to resources.
-Coordinate services for crisis clients by maintaining contact with other case workers, counselors, or agencies working with the client.
-Update clients’ case files as required by state statute and YWCA Oklahoma City policy and procedures and record all transactions/ services/communications with residents in the files.
-Facilitate education and support groups for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Service field, a Master's Degree is preferred. One year's experience in the field of domestic violence and/or sexual assault is preferred. Strong listening, verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required.
This position will require a combination of day/evening hours as well as schedule flexibility to meet the needs of our clients.