Title: Rural Victim Advocate
Reports to: Client Services Manager; Executive Director
Purpose: To staff the Telluride, Norwood, & Naturita offices as needed; provide direct supportive services to clients; cooperate with local and regional service providers for referrals and additional supports; focus on advocacy needs and systems change; contribute to the overall outreach and community awareness efforts of the organization.
Location: Telluride, CO
The San Miguel Resource Center staff and Board of Directors are required to maintain personal and professional conduct consistent with the mission of our agency. Staff and board of directors are required to create and maintain a safe, secure, supportive, nurturing, cohesive, non-violent environment. This culture is built through the development of strong relationships within and among members of the agency who share a compassionate commitment to the mission of SMRC. These relationships are built upon open, honest communication using empathic listening and positive conflict resolution.
Provide in-person direct services to victim/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as needed.
Serve as an advocate taking crisis line shifts Monday-Friday from 9 to 5 and as needed and for shifts not covered by volunteer advocates during non-office hours.
Input activities and contacts into the Client Management Database on a weekly basis.
Serve as staff backup on the crisis hotline as needed.
Collaborate with the Client Services Manager to coordinate, oversee and implement all activities related to clients in our service areas, ensuring that best ethical and legal practices are used, and receive training on any changes in laws and policies related to victim advocacy.
Respond to requests for information about the SMRC’s client services.
Manage and monitor all client expenses and request approval from the Executive Director on any expenses not outlined in the budget.
With the Manager of Grants and Communications, research, report, and provide program information for grant purposes.
Outreach and Community Awareness
Conduct community outreach and advertise client services including tabling events, presentations, and trainings.
With supervision from the Executive Director, collaborate with local and regional service providers to ensure effective and appropriate services to domestic violence and sexual assault victim/survivors.
In coordination with Executive Director and Manager of Grants, assist with the development of individual program goals ensuring alignment with agency mission and grant requirements.
Participate in advocate trainings and serve as a trainer as needed.
Assist Program Coordinators as requested to implement training and outreach efforts to local and regional service providers regarding domestic violence and sexual assault.
Network with state and national organizations addressing domestic violence and sexual assault victim services issues.
Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.
Support and participate in fundraising efforts and awareness events as required.
Perform other duties as necessary as requested by the Client Services Manager and Executive Director.
Have a reliable vehicle to travel regularly
Have valid driver’s license and car insurance (minimum coverage of 100,000/300,000 for bodily injury)
Must complete 40-hour Certified Victim Advocate Training (provided)
Pass a background check
Qualified to work in the United States
HS diploma or equivalent
Previous experience in crisis response, advocacy, mental health field or non-profit work
Job Knowledge & Preferred Skills:
Understanding of crisis intervention and related client services.
Knowledge of the issues and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Computer literacy on Windows platform
Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity.
Ability to work autonomously in a small office with limited supervision.
Demonstrated ability to manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established time frames.
Familiar with decision making through group process.
Skilled in establishing effective working relationships both inside and outside organization.
Available to travel locally
Commitment to professional growth and continuing education.
Health, dental, and vision insurance provided with FSA, 3% match Simple IRA, Comprehensive Wellness Package
Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
San Miguel Resource Center301 S. PineTelluride, CO 81435Phone: 9707285842Fax: San Miguel Resource Cente
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