Families Living Violence Free (FLVF)
Position: Youth Advocacy Counselor
Reports to: Executive Director
The Youth Advocacy Counselor provides comprehensive direct advocacy services to youth who are primary or secondary victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. Also engages in outreach and education to county schools and other youth-serving programs in the community.
Within this context, major responsibilities include:
Conducting thorough intake of clients, requesting services and providing referrals for services to other essential service providers as appropriate; accurately assessing immediate needs, including emergency shelter; providing crisis intervention and/or safety planning; assessing the immediate needs of any children involved.
Counseling youth individually and in small groups regarding the dynamics of domestic and/or sexual violence. .
Collaborating with other staff on the development and implementation of activities and programs.
Maintaining accurate documentation, reports and statistical information as required.
Participating in industry-related conferences, trainings and workshops; serving on the committees of other youth-serving community organizations.
Developing age-appropriate abuse and violence prevention curriculum; conducting trainings in-house and through community outreach on child sexual abuse, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, bullying and diversity issues.
Develops and implements program evaluation tools for assessing effectiveness of programs.
Performing additional tasks as needed, ensuring quality service delivery to all clients.
Ability to effectively provide advocacy services, in person or by telephone, to a wide range of ethnic and cultural populations.
Self-directed team member.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Ability to provide services unencumbered by any personal history of sexual assault or domestic violence.
Demonstrable proficiency in MS Office Suite and other common business applications.
Exhibit professionalism in the performance of all duties, including attendance and punctuality.
Maintain professional bearing and appearance when representing FLVF.
Strict adherence to FLVF’s mission, values, policies and procedures.
Strict adherence to all mandatory reporting laws while maintaining strict client confidentiality.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.