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Part Time Advocate Job Description

Part-Time Advocate: Midnights, Weekends, Holidays

Branches is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated individual to provide compassionate, advocacy-driven service to victims of domestic violence. The right candidate will have a passion for directly working with victims from the point of crisis to follow-up and have high standards of maintaining confidentiality, work dependability, and personal ethics. For more details or how to apply, please see the job description listed below.

General Description: Works under the policies and guidelines established by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. Maintains quality interaction and crisis intervention services for victims of domestic violence, under the Supervision of the Case Manager. Will work on a part-time basis, not exceeding 29 hours per work week.

Qualifications: The candidate must be a mature individual working towards a degree in social services (preferred). Related work or life experience may be substituted. Knowledge or willingness to develop skills in crisis intervention, community resources, and referral. Candidate must possess positive interaction and communication skills. The individual must also adhere to shelter guidelines and supervision.

Duties: This position will be responsible for providing support services to victims of domestic violence. In addition, this individual will be responsible for the supervision of food service, sanitation and security. Listed in order of frequency of task:

Regularly required to:

  • Provide consistent crisis intervention

  • Arrange emergency services to clients as needed

  • Provide appropriate intake, assessment, and evaluation of a shelter candidate

  • Protect the confidentiality of the client at all times

  • Responsible for answering the crisis hotline

  • Maintain accurate records including: staff logs, phone logs, child nutrition calendar, intake and departure forms and case notes

  • Transfer case notes and phone logs to index cards (Midnights only)

  • Be aware of social service agencies and available resources

  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients

  • Be dependable and accountable

  • Report to an on-call supervisor

  • Other clerical duties as assigned by supervisor


Often required to:

  • Climb stairs.

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Lift, pull, push, or carry up to thirty (30) pounds.

  • Attend regular staff meetings

  • Cover shifts not scheduled in advance


Rarely required to:

  • Be exposed to adverse weather conditions.

  • Be exposed to others who may have open cuts or wounds.

  • Be exposed to possibly hazardous airborne materials.

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