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Catholic Charities of Omaha locationOmaha, NE
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Lead Advocate

Position Summary:  

A Domestic Violence Advocate provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault/human trafficking and their children both in a shelter setting and through a hotline. This support may include one-on-one interaction, support groups, and community collaboration. Advocates support and assist survivors to meet their physical, social, and behavioral needs in a healthy and safe manner.  

 

Essential Job Functions:   

  • Provides/facilitates education/support for clients in one-on-one or group setting.  
  • Provide day-to-day delivery of services, problem solving, and service coordination. Provides advocacy and support to individuals calling on the hotline.  
  • Supports and advocates for families and clients in meeting their physical, social, and behavioral needs in a healthy and safe manner. Manages needs of the shelter, such as stocking supplies and providing items to clients.  
  • Develops and fosters community partnerships (social services, education, health care, law enforcement, and legal systems) to advocate for domestic violence/sexual assault survivors  
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment. Ensures safety and cleanliness of kitchen, bathrooms, office and community spaces. Launders shelter linens, and cleans shelter bedrooms in collaboration with clients.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.   
  • Reliable attendance is an expectation.  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  

  • Working knowledge of domestic violence/sexual assault and the needs, problems, and attitudes related to the victims or a willingness to learn.  
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment.  
  • Ability to abide by agency regulations regarding confidentiality and ethics.  
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other agency staff.  
  • Ability to use good judgment and communication when reaching decisions.  
  • Ability to respond to and de-escalate crisis situations appropriately.  
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.  
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.  
  • Dependable, positive, self-directed, and motivated.  
  • Knowledge of or experience working with people from diverse groups.  
  • Ability to show sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.  
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care practices with an emphasis on empowerment, power differentials, and gender issues.  
  • Computer proficiency including MS word, excel, power point, outlook.  
  • Ability to make decisions in emergency situations and the absence of supervisor.  
  • Knowledge of local community resources.   

 

 Required of All Positions:   

  • Knowledge and support of Catholic Charities’ purpose, mission, vision, values, and ethical standards.  
  • Knowledge and support of the Catholic Charities Compliance Program requirements including – but not limited to – the Code of Ethics, the Compliance Policy, and all relevant compliance procedures.  
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.   

 

Work Experience:    

  • 6 months experience working with the public or on a work team is required.  
  • One-year experience working within human services or behavioral health is preferred.   

 

Education Level:   

  •  High School Diploma or Equivalent  
  •  4-Year College Degree preferred   

 

Licensure, Certifications, and other Designations:   

  • 4-year degree in social work or related human services field preferred.  
  • CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within first 3 months of employment  
  • Valid Nebraska Driver’s License and Insurability

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