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Domestic Violence Advocate- Legal. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at: www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.



This position may be subject to Executive Order 283, requiring a proof of being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination, including any recommended booster. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical condition, disability, or sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination will be considered and should be made to Human Resources: 609-394-5181.



 
Req Number DIR-21-00164  
Location PH - Burlington (Westampton, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  
Description

JOB SUMMARY:      The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide case management, direct legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment for clients in the legal program. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Direct Services:
  • Provide crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence
  • Provide victims with supportive legal options counseling as well as information on their rights under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to resident and non-resident clients
  • Provide referral services to eligible domestic violence victims about their right to access financial relief through the VCCO
  • Keep supervisor informed of  matters that need advocacy within the police departments
  • Assist victims through the Family Court process by providing pre and post hearing support
  • Provide technical assistance to victims applying for restraining order and/or responding to court paper work
  • Provide domestic violence legal options counseling, including safety planning, referrals and education to victims involved in domestic violence proceedings at Superior Court via face-to-face meetings and/or written materials
  • Assist the Supervising Domestic Violence Advocate and Legal Program Coordinator as needed to coordinate and facilitate legal clinics and workshops for victims
  • Indirect Services:
  • Assist training to volunteers working in the Legal Program
  • Assist with training on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to full-time staff and volunteers
  • Conduct in-service presentations and speaking engagements, as assigned, in an effort to increase awareness of domestic violence issues and promote best practices in the judiciary and court system
  • Maintain appropriate and current documentation in files
  • Report on VAG activities as directed
  • Participate in the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence’s Legal Advocate Network Domestic Violence Working Group committee meetings related to the Legal Advocacy Program as appropriate

OTHER DUTIES:  as assigned

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, child development, criminal justice or education. Related work experience preferred.  

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED:  Valid driver’s license required.

MANDATED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  Providence House is a 24-hour residential program, as such requires staffing at all times.  When accepting a position with this agency it is important to know that the regular shift at the time of hiring is subject to change during the course of your employment, and that at times of staff emergencies or special events you may be required to fill shifts other than (instead of) your regular shift. This may include holidays. ???????

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Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 35 hours  
Schedule Mon-Fri 

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