Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Community Advocate

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We are on the search for a full-time Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Community Advocate to join our Crookston, MN team. In a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate role at CHSI, you would provide services to victims of domestic or sexual violence. These services may include:

  • Assist and coordinate with DV/SA Bilingual Advocates with advocacy, support, and intervention with clients/survivors.
  • Assist DV/SA Bilingual Advocates to coordinate emergency services, e.g., safe housing/relocation, translation, and crisis/emergency room cases.
  • Facilitate presentations on CHSI DV/SA advocacy services to community partners and participate in planning public awareness for community events, programs and fairs held annually.
  • Build relationships with community members to move towards an effective coordinated community response toward victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Participate in speaking engagements and networking with community agencies and individuals to promote CHSI DV/SA advocacy programs in Moorhead and Crookston, MN.
  • Assist in general office duties, answer calls, set up appointments, attend staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform duties essential to the position and programs.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

In addition to being a wonderful team member and advocate to clients, we are seeking an individual with the below qualifications:

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to bend and crouch occasionally, sit continuously, and stand or walk frequently.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to use hands/arms, feet/legs for repetitive fine to large motor skill movements.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent preferred. College or technical training is ideal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Spanish language skills a huge plus.
  • A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance.
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaborate with a team.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel when the need arises.
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of issues facing victims of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Experience working with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in general office procedures such as filing, computer skills, and strong verbal and written skills is preferred.
  • Knowledge of community and area resources is a plus.

WHAT ARE THE PERKS, YOU ASK?

CHSI promotes a healthy work/life balance for employees through a generous time off program. Those eligible are offered:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Starts at 14 days per year and jumps to 19 days by year two!
  • Personal Days Off (PDO): In addition to PTO, we offer 4 paid personal days each year.
  • Paid Holidays: CHSI offers 8.5 days of holiday pay.

CHSI also provides retirement, medical, and insurance plans to employees. Those eligible may enroll in:

  • 401K Retirement Plan, with a 4% company match!
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • HSA Health Savings Account and/or Flexible Spending Account
  • Life & Disability Insurance (Short Term Disability premiums paid by CHSI)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Supplemental Voluntary Benefits

Loan Reimbursement Options: Our employees who work in clinical positions may be eligible for loan reimbursement of up to $145,000 through the National Health Service Corps! Visit http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov for more information.

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

If this role is a great fit for your skills & personality, please complete our quick online application on the right side of the page.

PLEASE NOTE:

CHSI is an EEO/Affirmative Action/Veteran friendly employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

CHSI facilities are deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

To apply for this job please visit chsiclinics.applicantpro.com.