|DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHILDRENS ADVOCATE|
Some Possible Requirements
Ability to be part of the team environment. Assist, support and implement decisions and policies
Ability to give a supportive environment to victims
Ability to listen and give direction and advice
Ability to work effectively with individuals of various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, sexual orientations, ages, religious beliefs, and economic situations.
Ability to work independently with adults and parents
Ability to work independently with children of various ages.
Ability to work with parents. Ability to present methods of non-violent discipline and positive parenting skills.
BA degree in social work or related field. Equivalent related experience and education regarding the needs of children may be sufficient in some circumstances.
Crisis intervention skills a must. Able to work with issues under sometimes very stressful conditions
Domestic violence and advocacy experience and education
Experience as a teacher or childcare worker.
Knowledge of supportive counseling methods and techniques
Must have strong organizational skills and be able to provide good documentation
Strong oral and written communication skills a must
Worked as a childrens advocate or case manager in domestic violence in a community or residential setting
May be required to take special driving test(s) if using company or state owned vehicles
Must be able to lift a specified amount of weight (child)
Must be stable working with children in a sheltered environment
Must have own transportation and have a current valid state drivers license
Must have proof of automobile insurance
Willingness to submit to a criminal background check on an annual basis
Willingness to submit to a TB test or provide documentation of one performed
Willingness to submit to drug testing
Willingness to take CPR and First Aide within a specified amount of time after hire or provide certification of successfully passing the classes
Willingness to work during non typical hours; weekends, evenings, and holidays
Willingness to work overtime