Clackamas Women’s Services: Position Description
Position: Financial Empowerment Advocate
Status: Permanent, non-exempt employee, 1 FTE (40 hours/wk)
Pay: Starts at $12.93 per hour; benefits available after 90 days
Hours: Primarily weekdays; some evenings
Responsible to: Outreach Program Manager
Scope of Duties: This staff member will provide support and economic empowerment, training and employment services for participants who are victims of domestic and/sexual violence so that they may achieve stability and self-sufficiency through financial security. The goal of this position is to help mitigate the barriers caused by domestic violence, long-term unemployment, and homelessness that impact the participant in attaining and retaining employment.
1. Represent the mission, values, and philosophy of CWS to program participants, employees and community partners.
2. Provide career development, training and employment services within the context of holistic wrap-around services that include housing assistance, case management, advocacy, mental health counseling, children’s program, legal assistance and support with community integration after trauma.
3. Offer individualized assistance in creating and executing a job search plan that includes education, training, resource acquisition and skill development components.
4. Facilitate economic empowerment and financial literacy classes/trainings for participants and CWS staff.
5. Provide the following advocacy and case management services to women referred by CWS and Community Providers:
- Short-term, crisis intervention services
- On-going assessment of family strengths and needs
- Goal-setting and development of case plans
- Safety planning
- Assistance with Temporary Restraining Orders, Protective Orders
- Court Accompaniment
- Accessing emergency shelter
- Information and referral for community resources; linkages with services and natural helpers
- Domestic violence and sexual assault education; emotional support
- Systems advocacy and ongoing contact with involved service providers
6. Maintain appropriate case records including client interactions, progress, case plans and services provided. Complete documentation of all services, including intakes, confidentiality statements, and statistics, within ALICE database for all clients on a minimum of weekly basis.
7. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Program Manager to expand and maintain strong internship and volunteer opportunities with Financial Institutions.
8. Consult with community service providers regarding family violence issues with their clients. Maintain appropriate client confidentiality. Work to increase other providers’ capacity to respond to family violence within their programs.
9. Establish positive networking and referral relationships with existing family service providers and social service agencies in Clackamas County.
10. Attend CWS staff and program meetings and group consultation meetings.
11. Participate in public speaking engagements and outreach events as part of the Community Based Services Program team.
12. Meet regularly with supervisor to plan and prioritize projects.
13. Collect data and submit statistical and narrative reports for grant reports.
14, Employees are required to complete a 40-hr advocacy training to meet DHS mandated requirements.
15. Other duties as assigned.
- Bi-cultural, bi-lingual individuals encouraged to apply.
- Bachelors degree preferred
- Experience providing financial or career education services.
- Paid experience in domestic violence program(s).
- Case management experience.
- Understanding of child abuse.
- Experience advocating for survivors in other systems.
- Ability to work independently.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable motorized vehicle.
- Experience with public speaking or trainings preferred.
Clackamas Women’s Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Position is open until May 15, 2013 at 5pm.