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Child and Family Advocate

New Beginnings Without Violence and Abuse

New Beginnings is dedicated to ending sexual, domestic, and stalking violence through the provision of safe and effective services, including emergency refuge and support; and works toward social change by promoting an effective community response to violence. 


Hours Per Week: 40

Status: Non Exempt

New Beginnings is committed to ending sexual, domestic, and stalking violence through the provision of safe and effective services, including emergency refuge and support; and works toward social change by promoting an effective community response to violence.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Program Manager, the Child and Family Advocate provides family-centered, trauma-informed services to children and youth whose lives have been affected by domestic and sexual violence in Belknap County. Primary job functions will be performed at New Beginnings' office in Laconia, New Hampshire. The employee must have access to reliable transportation to and from work. Occasional travel throughout the state may be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Meet with children in shelter to foster higher self-esteem and resiliency
  • Provide one-to-one support to children and their support systems
  • Organize, publicize, and facilitate weekly support groups for children, focusing on strength and resiliency
  • Provide advocacy, domestic violence education, conflict resolution, and emotional support to shelter guests and non-resident service users
  • Provide ongoing support by phone and in-person as the family wishes
  • Provide social service advocacy for children and their non-offending caregivers
  • Participate on local committees working to reduce childhood trauma
  • Provide support throughout a family’s involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Provide information about the dynamics of sexual abuse; reactions to sexual abuse; childhood development and sexuality; health and healing; building a support system; abuse prevention; victim rights and compensation
  • Assist survivors in navigating civil and criminal legal systems and social services
  • Provide hotline coverage according to the agency's monthly schedule
  • Provide general direct service support and office coverage as needed
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships demonstrating tact, integrity, and good judgement
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner

Preferred Skills:

  • Relevant college degree or coursework
  • Effective communication skills and desire to work on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse
  • Outstanding public speaking skills
  • Technical writing experience a plus
  • Clear understanding of 173C and confidentiality laws
  • Embrace's agency mission, philosophical statement, and use of the empowerment model
  • Successfully complete thirty (30) hours of agency training

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to sit frequently for long periods at either a workstation or in meetings. The employee may be required to climb two flights of stairs to access office and meeting space.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected of this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Shauna Foster, Program Manager, at shauna@newbeginningsnh.org. No phone calls please.

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: January 24, 2020

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