FLSA Status: Non-exempt
The Family Advocate provides direct services to residential victims of domestic violence to ensure that they are informed of safety options and legal protections. The Family Advocate is part of a service system and will identify residents’ needs, link residents with appropriate services, and provide monitoring and follow-up to ensure that services are received. This position is full time and will be required to work (minimum) one weekend shift. The Family Advocate will assist in other daily activities of the shelter and is under the supervision of the Residential Services Manager and Director of Residential Services.
Complete intake and exit process on residents entering and exiting the Shelter.
Assist with the crisis line, and provide crisis intervention.
Complete daily service notes for shelter residents.
Establish appropriate Service Plan and means of implementation with each resident.
Make appropriate referrals and coordinate necessary resources for each resident.
Assist with job development and placement.
Educate residents on financial literacy and asset building.
Engage in credit repair, budgeting and spending plans with clients.
Assist clients with SOAR referrals and implementation.
Transport residents to appointments.
Compile and report statistical information on residents as required by funding sources.
Work with other staff in conducting daily activities of the Shelter.
Attend all required trainings and staff meetings.
Work designated holidays and assigned on-call schedule according to BRASS, Inc. Personnel Policies.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Work on holidays according to designated shift.
Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
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).