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Child Advocate

YWCA New Hampshire

YWCA New Hampshire is part of an international, multifaceted social service agency that was founded in 1858 and has been in Manchester since 1920.  YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The core programs are YWCA Crisis Services which includes services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, and Youth and Community Programs which includes prevention, education and enhancement to children, youth and adults to improve the quality of life for participants and the community at large.  YWCA NH also operates Missy's Closet, a resale boutique.  YWCA NH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or protected veteran status.

YWCA NH seeks a part time Child Advocate (20-30 hours per week) to provide support and advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.  The Child Advocate also provides outreach and services to victims of teen relationship violence.  Additional duties include collaborating with community partners, working with volunteers and statistical reporting.

  • Four year degree in social work or a related field preferred, though relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience working with child and adult trauma survivors strongly preferred.
  • Experience facilitating groups and activities with children, youth and adults strongly preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong community partnerships preferred.
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues and a victim services model that focuses on victim safety and empowerment.
  • Knowledge of resources for children, youth and families within Greater Manchester area and how to access those resources preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Completion of YWCA NH New Advocate Core training program
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, and must have access to a vehicle during work hours.
  • Provides trauma informed direct services to YWCA Crisis Services clients (parents and children) including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information and referrals.
  • Provides outreach and advocacy services to victims related to teen relationship violence.
  • Serve as the point person for the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and arrange for staff coverage as requested.
  • Provides assistance to YWCA Crisis Services clients across all program areas as needed.
  • Facilitates children’s groups and activities.
  • Facilitates educational groups and support groups for parents.
  • Facilitates activities that promote parent/child bonding.
  • Develops and sustains working relationships with community partners.
  • Provides representation at community meetings as assigned.
  • Provides community education presentations on topics related to children of violent homes and teen dating violence.
How to Apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Catherine Gagne, Director of Operations and Administration, YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester NH 03101 or via email to no later than Friday, August 25, 2017.

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Date Added: August 17, 2017

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