Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate

open 12-4-2017

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide community outreach, individual and group healing support, and crime victim services to American Indian women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual crisis intervention, needs assessment, safety planning and referral, and crime victim services to Native American primary and secondary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Assist in outreach efforts to Native women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. individuals experiencing or at risk for domestic and/or sexual violence, including commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking
  • Facilitate support groups onsite at MIWRC and at off-site locations, including Minnesota correctional facilities
  • Collaborate and network with other organizations, including community coalitions and local Police Department collaborations
  • Plan and provide public speaking to professional and community groups on sexual violence, including sexual assault/abuse and victims' rights.
  • Maintain accurate client files and group lists in both electronic database and paper formats as requested.
  • Prepare monthly reports and maintain statistical data as requested.
  • Attend training and meetings as required by the position.
  • Respond to other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs and/or MIWRC Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Documented experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Individuals with experience in street outreach and harm reduction are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Documented experience working with Native American women and families.
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems of violence and trauma, including inter-generational effects of historical trauma.
  • Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record required.
  • Must be willing to submit to DHS Criminal Background Study.
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training program.
  • BSW or similar degree preferred, but not required.

REPORTING AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate reports directly to the Director of Programs. Advocate may supervise program volunteers and/or interns as appropriate.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Regular part-time; flexible schedule; Exempt

RATE OF PAY: $18.75 - $20.68 / Hour

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter to HR@miwrc.org
or mail both to:
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
2300 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-728-2000
fax 612-728-2039

MIWRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer