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First Witness Child Advocacy Center

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Full-time Family Advocate and Trainer 

Job Description 

The Family Advocate and Trainer’s primary responsibility is to provide family crisis advocacy and support to children and non-offending caregivers. Additionally this position will conduct community outreach and prevention education and professional training to advocates locally and nationwide.  Starting salary is $32,000-$35,000.  This position is full-time with full benefits (health, dental, life, long-term disability and 403b after a year of employment. 

Responsibilities 

  • Providing information regarding dynamics of abuse and the coordinated multidisciplinary team response to child abuse 
  • Provide or ensure updates on case status for families 
  • Provide assistance in accessing/obtaining victim’s rights as outlined by MN Statute 611A 
  • Provide court education, support and accompaniment for all court processes 
  • Provide assistance with access to treatment and other services such as protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence 
  • Provide education and support groups 
  • Develop services and programs to meet identified needs of children and non-offending caregivers 
  • Evaluate groups and services to ensure positive impact on families 
  • Participate in all care reviews 
  • Ensure that all services meet NCA Standards 
  • Conduct community education and prevention education through Safe and Strong Child Program in local schools and other organizations. Some out of state travel required. 
  • Provide professional training to advocates as an Advocacy Trainer 
  • Develop collaborative programs with other non-profits 
  • Participate in First Witness MDT Meetings and other multidisciplinary teams throughout the community 
  • Support positive environment for families, team members and all others who enter First witness 
  • Build positive community collaborations and relationships 
  • Participate in training, review interview DVDs attend video conferences as appropriate 
  • Participate in staff meetings, board meeting and team meetings 
  • All other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, Certificate or Relevant Experience 
  • Commitment to ending child abuse 
  • Experience providing advocacy to families preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to learn quickly 
  • Experience working in a team environment 
  • Creative trouble shooter 

Special Application Instruction

Please send cover letter, resume' and professional references to tclanaugh@firstwitness.org. Thank you!

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