FLSA Status: Non-exempt
The person in this position provides direct advocacy and intervention services to victims of domestic and intimate partner abuse within a trauma informed care model. Services shall be provided on the crisis line, through individual settings, and in conjunction with requests from victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in need of assistance in filing protective orders. This position will provide direct services to victims of crime to ensure that their rights are recognized and addressed according to Kentucky’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights (KRS 421.500). This position is under the supervision of the Deputy Director.
- Coordinate response to request for EPO assistance with local Circuit Court Clerks
- Assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking with filing emergency protective orders or temporary interpersonal protective orders
- Educate victims about the criminal justice system, court procedures, crime victim’s compensation, immigration remedies, and their rights as a crime victim throughout the legal process.
- Attend IPO hearings in Warren County and serve as secondary Advocate for DVO hearings
- Provide information on legal protection and collaborate with local law enforcement to enhance services
- Provide services based on a trauma informed care model
- Provide victims with information on services available to them
- Complete the intake and assessment process as required by programs
- Complete progress reports daily on clients
- Establish appropriate service plan and means of implementation with each client
- Compile and report statistical information on clients as required by funding sources
- Accompany victims to court and/or meetings with law enforcement or other criminal justice agencies
- Answer the 24-hour crisis line and provide crisis intervention and referrals
- Assist victims in Family, District, and/or Circuit Court in designated counties
- Work designated holidays and assigned on call schedule according to agency policy.
- Attend all required trainings and staff meetings
- Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director
- At least 18 years of age.
- Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field, or enrolled in a degree program.
- Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, and justice system.
- Commitment to adhere to the Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Commitment to complete required Certified Domestic Violence Advocate training.
- Completion of First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
- Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
- Submit to criminal background check(s).