Advocate Staff Position Opening
Safeline, Inc. is seeking a full-time Advocate to provide direct service advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Orange County and northern Windsor County.
Safeline is dedicated to ending physical, emotional and sexual violence against women and children through direct service, education, advocacy and social change. The successful applicant will have an understanding of domestic and sexual violence, the unique needs of victims, and a passion to end violence.
Job Responsibilities: Provide direct support and advocacy services for survivors of physical, sexual and emotional violence and their children through crisis calls and in-person meetings. Provide court advocacy and assistance filling out protection orders. Support victims and families at the Orange County Special Investigations Unit. Community outreach to underserved populations to increase their accessibility and utilization of Safeline services. Manage data collections and grant reporting using Osnium (a database software for grant reporting).
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired is required. Previous work in a crisis oriented environment preferred. Awareness of various communities’ needs and oral and written communication skills necessary. Flexibility and willingness to take on responsibility and new tasks needed. The successful applicant must have the ability to remain calm under pressure and relate to a variety of people in a non-judgmental, confidential, and competent manner. Computer skills required. Prior experience with data entry and grant reporting preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. This position is included in a rotating hotline coverage schedule potentially with some weekend hours. Travel to the sheriff’s office, court, hospital and meetings and trainings are necessary. Reliable transportation is required.
Competitive salary and benefits offered. This is a grant-funded position. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Linda Ingold, Executive Director, Safeline, P.O. Box 368, Chelsea, VT 05038.
Position will remain open until filled. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualification, merit, and business need.