CARE Program Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
CTSI JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Opening Date: March 15, 2017
Closing Date: March 29, 2017
Job Title: CARE Program Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
Tribal Level 17
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Limited Duration
Job Posting Number: 201712
CARE stands for Community-Awareness-Respect-Empowerment. The CARE Program is a grant funded program which provides advocacy, direct services, education, and awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence. The CARE program empowers survivors by allowing each one to decide which services or actions may be appropriate for him or her in each individual situation.
The person in the Domestic Violence Advocate position will respond to crisis situations, provide direct services and resources to victims of domestic violence, accompany victims to court hearings, and assist with filing protection orders. This person will collaborate with other CTSI program staff, and community agencies to provide support to victims as well as counseling to families in which domestic violence has occurred. The Domestic Violence Advocate will work closely with the CARE Program Advocate as well as the Outreach and Education Specialist. This is a full time position and requires flexible evening and occasional weekend working hours. Work will involve local travel as well as travel within and outside the State of Oregon for training and grantee meetings.
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or similar field and one year of related experience - OR - an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Knowledge of: The Domestic Violence Advocate must be aware of the cultural aspects of domestic violence within Tribal and rural communities. The role of the community-based and tribally-based programs in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of sexual and domestic violence. Experience in: Communicating effectively using both verbal and written skills, including the ability to make presentations and work with diverse groups of people. Working with computers and office equipment including word processing, database, spreadsheets and publication software, preferred. Ability to: Demonstrate understanding or have willingness to learn the various components of domestic violence, sexual assault and the process of healing from trauma. Appropriately handle crisis line calls and in-person requests for assistance. Work with a wide variety of people, including clients, general public, community tribal agencies and other agencies and to communicate effectively and relate to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients and program services. Work independently toward broad objectives and be self-motivated to accomplish them. Plan and implement comprehensive program services. Maintain appropriate contact with clients.
Work in situations where numerous diverse demands are involved. Be organized, maintain confidential files and practice confidentiality of information and individuals as described in the personnel manual and state and federal laws. Encourage independence and self-determination in clients, and engages in victim-centered, trauma-informed practices, the incumbent must be willing to uphold these practices. Other: Must possess a valid Oregon State driver's license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle. Must be willing to travel within the CTSI 11 county service area to provide comprehensive domestic violence services.
Provide specialized crisis and trauma intervention to victims of domestic violence. Participate in the 24-hour crisis line that the CARE Program shares with My Sisters' Place. The Domestic Violence Advocate will be scheduled into the existing rotation, to be on-call after regular working hours for a one-week period, no more than once every 6 weeks. Provide assistance with restraining orders, restitution and compensation claims. Provide complete, on-going victim advocacy, including but not limited to; case management, court accompaniment, resource mapping, developing safety plans, as well as advocacy with other agencies. Record or document all statistical data as needed. Assist with facilitating support groups for survivors of trauma as needed. Other duties as assigned.
All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time it will be decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a Tribal "Application for Employment Form".
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.
If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders
SEND APPLICATIONS TO: Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380
Fax number 541-444-8375 or 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1375
Human Resources 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Conditions of Employment:
The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.
May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.
The Tribe's Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.