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, legal advocacy and assistance with protection orders, client transportation, advocating for clients with other agencies.

Reports to:

Executive Director and Program Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention, on-going outreach advocacy, referrals, emergency transportation, and safety planning for victims and their children
  • Contact all victims who were provided with after hour services within 24 hours
  • Provide clients with court, hospital and law enforcement accompaniment as requested
  • Provide education to victims on protection order modifications
  • Ensure proper maintenance of client files and data necessary for statistical collection
  • Assist in meeting grant deliverables and reporting
  • Assist in maintenance and cleaning of Tu Casa, Inc. vehicle
  • Assist in stocking of client supplies and educational materials
  • Ensure crisis, shelter, and outreach client forms are updated and used appropriately by all advocacy staff
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-service trainings, and job related trainings
  • Effectively utilize community resources to ensure comprehensive services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families
  • Attend weekly, mandatory Advocacy Meetings
  • Communicate daily with other Victim Advocates to ensure clients are receiving regular, appropriate assistance
  • Network/collaborate with other agencies, e.g. department of social services, APT/CPT, IRC, La Puente, etc.
  • Assist Program Director in management and supervision of the Hotline, ensuring sufficient coverage, training and documentation
  • Assist with all fundraising activities, including all organizational events
  • Maintain all aspects of confidentiality
  • Maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and insurance
  • Perform other duties as defined and requested by the Executive Director/Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field or 3 years of equivalent experience related serving vulnerable populations
  • 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 orientated, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
  • The ability to receive and implement directives from the Executive Director/Program Director
  • 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
  • Ability to outreach, present, and speak within various community settings and diverse populations
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required

Requirements:

  • Attend 15 hours of domestic violence and 30 hours of sexual assault training annually
  • Attend Crime Victims Rights and Compensation Training annually
  • Travel throughout San Luis Valley and surrounding communities

If you are interested in applying for the position please send a cover letter and resume to theresa@slvtucasa.net

If you have questions about the  position, please contact Theresa at (719) 589-2465