Resource, Information, and Services Advocate

Between Friends Chicago

About the organization

Between Friends envisions a community without domestic violence where equality, safety, and justice exist for all. Between Friends provides a safe, supportive and empowering environment for individuals and families in crisis. Between Friends' counselors and advocates empower individuals to make their own decisions and choices, rather than making choices for them. To address domestic violence as a community issue, Between Friends offers comprehensive prevention programs to educate youth and adults about the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to prevent domestic violence before it begins. To learn about our programs go to www.betweenfriendschicago.org

Duties

The Resource, Information, and Services Advocate is responsible for providing telephone support on Between Friends’ hotline, performing community outreach activities, maintaining agency resources, and conducting intakes for Between Friends’ programs.
Program (75%)
•Receives, routes, and responds to calls from survivors of domestic violence and others seeking support and assistance
•Provides callers with information, emotional support, safety planning, and referrals
•Screens, schedules, and enrolls potential clients into the Counseling & Support Services Program
•Trains and supervises volunteers who provide coverage on the hotline
•Helps survivors of domestic violence to understand their rights and the legal remedies available to them under Illinois Domestic Violence Act
•Assists clients in filing for victim’s compensation
•Provides outreach to the community, including identifying and developing partnerships with local organizations, especially in the Latinx community
•Provides childcare as needed
Other Admin and General duties can be seen on line

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences field preferred
•Previous experience in domestic violence services or advocacy preferred
•PC literate with experience in word processing
•Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred

Salary

Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental and vision insurance •Full time employees are eligible for a 20 paid day sabbatical after completion of five years employment •24 days of paid time off accrued duri

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Submit thoughtful cover letter including why you are interested and qualified for this position, resume, and salary requirement to: careers(at)betweenfriendschicago.org
•Please write your name (Last, First) and Resource, Information, and Services Advocate in the subject line of your e-mail
•Incomplete applications will not be accepted
•No phone calls please.

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