Full-time Victim Advocate: provide advocacy and crisis intervention services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families to include short-term crisis counseling (in person and on the telephone), community referrals, court advocacy and assistance with protection orders, and transportation. Spanish speaking preferred but not required. A Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Psychology or a related field and a willingness to work with marginalized and historically disenfranchised populations. Travel throughout the San Luis Valley required. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays.
 
 
Tu Casa, Inc.
Victim Advocate
 
Organizational Information               

Tu Casa, Inc. is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services to victims and children of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1979.

Job Description

  • Provide advocacy and crisis intervention services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families to include short-term crisis counseling (in person and on the telephone), community referrals, court advocacy and assistance with protection orders, client transportation, and advocating for clients with other agencies

Reports to:               

Executive Director

Key Advocacy Responsibilities

  • Provide crisis intervention, referral, and networking and collaborating services to and for victims and their children
  • Provide clients with court, hospital, and law enforcement accompaniment as requested
  • Maintain client files and data necessary for statistical collection
  • Assist in meeting grant deliverables and reporting
  • Assist in maintenance and cleaning of Tu Casa, Inc. vehicles
  • Assist in stocking of client supplies and educational materials
  • Participate in all fundraising activities and assist in coordination of fundraising events
  • Assist the Co-Located Advocate in ensuring coverage of entire SLV
  • Communicate with other Victim Advocates to ensure clients are receiving regular, appropriate assistance
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-service trainings, and job related trainings
  • Network/collaborate with other agencies, e.g. department of social services, APT/CPT, La Puente, etc.
  • Assist with the provision of training for law enforcement, district attorneys, judges, and community members
  • Maintain all aspects of confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as defined and requested by the Executive Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Sociology or in a related field
  • Understanding of issues and dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while also working as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other professionals, agencies, schools, and the public
  • Organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), and problem solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Flexible hours, e.g. some evenings and weekends for outreach
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required
Requirements
  • Attend 15 hours of domestic violence and 30 hours of sexual assault training annually
  • Attend Crime Victim Rights and Compensation Training annually
  • Travel throughout San Luis Valley and surrounding communities

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Executive Administrative Assistant Joe Rhyne at joseph@slvtucasa.net. No phone calls please. Position open until it is filled.