Adult Services - Advocate

Job Summary

The Adult Advocate is responsible for providing crisis intervention and advocacy services for individuals in Yates, Ontario, and Seneca County who need supportive services. The advocate will work with adults who have experienced domestic and family violence, child abuse, and sexual violence. This position provides services in the community with populations diverse by age, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. Applicants who are members of a minority group are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess needs, provide other victim service referrals, and facilitate connections with other community support services.
  • Maintain a caseload while completing data entry case notes in a timely manner.
  • Provide trauma-informed advocacy to all clients, including goal planning, crisis intervention, safety planning, and follow-up services.
  • Inform the clients of their eligibility with the Office of Victim Services and complete applications as appropriate.
  • Provide advocacy services with family court, law enforcement and CPS.
  • Provide information and assist client with Family Court Orders of Protection.
  • Provide advocacy services and accompaniment to hospital calls and Forensic Rape Exams.
  • Provide advocacy service to Shelter clients.
  • Maintain professional relationships with community agencies and attend community meetings.
  • Co-facilitate adult support groups as needed.
  • Participate in outreach and agency awareness events.
  • Cover 24 hour hotline for approximately 4 weeks per year.
  • As well as other duties assigned by management.
  • Complete all functions in an ethically and culturally competent manner.

 SKILLSET REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals and families in crisis preferred.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of crises and emotions in the workplace, communicate with a variety of people, work independently and as a team, and maintain strict confidences using a trauma informed approach.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts, be adaptable and flexible and make effective decisions under pressure.
  • Must be attentive, listen to people, meet clients where they are and collaborate with survivors and their goals.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are required.
  • Bi-Lingual preferred.

 

HOW TO APPLY
You must submit both a cover letter and resume
by email to be considered for the position.
                    Email:  bmccray@shflny.org                       




YOUTH SERVICES - GROUP SPECIALIST

JOB SUMMARY

The Group Specialist is responsible for facilitating empowerment and support groups, for providing school and community-based group programming to students at the college, secondary and intermediate grade levels. Additionally, as a member of the Youth Services team, the Group Specialist will provide follow up advocacy services for youth and students who have experienced or witnessed crimes including but not limited to: child abuse, dating/family violence, sexual assault, online exploitation, and harassment. This position serves Ontario, Yates, and Seneca counties.

This position serves youth in all area school districts, with populations diverse by age, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. Applicants who are members of a minority group are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate empowerment groups for youth 8-18 in our tri-county service area following support group curricula.
  • Facilitate empowerment and support groups for college students at various locations.
  • Collaborate with athletic teams and school leadership to establish non-violent, healthy campus norms.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and mentorship to youth who have experienced or witnessed abuse or violence.
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy to non-offending adult caretakers.
  • Assess needs, provide referrals, and facilitate connections with other community services in our tri-county area.
  • Inform victim/witness of their eligibility with the Office of Victim Services and complete applications as appropriate.
  • Advocate for/with victims of violence and gender-based crimes involved in the campus and/or criminal judicial process.
  • Outreach to schools and other youth programs to schedule and provide prevention education programming.
  • Provide follow up services for presentation participants requesting such, including referrals, advocacy, counseling, and mandated reporting to child protective services and law enforcement when necessary.
  • Conduct awareness activities and outreach presentations to students, staff, faculty, or administration.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with community partners.
  • Maintain complete, accurate records on all clients, presentations, and outreach activities in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLSET REQUIRED

  • Experience working with youth, teens, or students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of crises and emotions in the workplace, communicate with a variety of people, work independently and as a team, and maintain strict confidences using a trauma informed approach.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts, be adaptable and flexible.
  • Must be attentive, listen to people, meet clients where they are and collaborate with survivors and their goals.
  • Experience using and creating social media posts
HOW TO APPLY
You must submit both a cover letter and resume
Email:  rgodwin@shflny.org

 


Youth Services - Youth Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

The Youth Specialist team is responsible for providing child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and abusive relationship primary prevention education to youth Pre-K through 12th, and college students, in our three-county service area. The Youth Specialist will provide follow up advocacy services for youth and students who have experienced or witnessed crimes including but not limited to: child abuse, dating/family violence, sexual assault, online exploitation, and harassment.

This position serves youth in all area school districts, with populations diverse by age, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. Applicants who are members of a minority group are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and mentorship to youth who have experienced or witnessed abuse or violence.
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy to non-offending adult caretakers.
  • Assess needs, provide referrals, and facilitate connections with other community support services in our area.
  • Inform victim/witness of their eligibility with the Office of Victim Services and complete applications as appropriate.
  • Advocate for/with victims of violence and gender-based crimes involved in the campus and/or criminal judicial process.
  • Facilitate empowerment groups for youth 8-18 in our tri-county service area.
  • Present personal safety, teen sexual assault, and healthy relationship educational programming Pre-K-12 and college, in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties.
  • Plan and implement educational programs to promote healthy relationships on middle school and high school campuses.
  • Collaborate with athletic teams and school leadership to establish non-violent, healthy campus norms.
  • Outreach to schools and other youth programs to schedule and provide prevention education programming.
  • Conduct with fidelity prevention programming and support group curricula.
  • Provide follow up services for presentation participants requesting such; including referrals, advocacy, counseling, and mandated reporting to child protective services and law enforcement.
  • Conduct awareness activities and outreach presentations to students, staff, faculty, or administration.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with community partners.
  • Maintain complete, accurate records on all clients, presentations, and outreach activities in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

 SKILLSET REQUIRED

  • Experience working with youth, teens, or students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of crises and emotions in the workplace, communicate with a variety of people, work independently and as a team, and maintain strict confidences using a trauma informed approach.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts, be adaptable and flexible.
  • Must be attentive, listen to people, meet clients where they are and collaborate with survivors and their goals.
  • Experience using and creating social media posts.

 

HOW TO APPLY
You must submit both a cover letter and resume
Email:  arissew@shflny.org