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Community Education Advocate

YWCA New Hampshire

YWCA New Hampshire is part of an international, multifaceted social service agency that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Core programs include YWCA Crisis Services which provides services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, Youth and Community Programs which provides prevention, education and enhancement to children, youth and adults to improve the quality of life for participants and the community at large, and Every Women's Center which provides a place for women to engage in conversation, education and support within our diverse community.  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.


The role of the Community Education Advocate is to raise awareness in the community through outreach and education on issues of domestic and sexual violence to improve community service provision for victims and increase community support for YWCA Crisis Services.

Requirements:
  • Four-year degree in social work or related field preferred, through relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree;
  • 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;
  • Bilingual preferred;
  • Commitment to the mission of YWCA and to the empowerment model of service delivery used at YWCA Crisis Services;
  • Completion of YWCA NH New Advocate Core training program;
  • Must have reliable phone access and reception;
  • Must be able to return crisis hotline phone calls within required 10-minute window and respond to hospital calls within required 40-minute window;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check; and
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, and must have access to a vehicle during work hours.
Responsibilities:
  • Provides trauma informed direct services to YWCA Crisis Services clients including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information and referrals;
  • Provides outreach and advocacy services to victims and greater community;
  • Create and sustain working relationships with community partners;
  • Provide representation at community meetings as assigned;
  • Design and provide community education presentations and trainings on topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking;
  • Coordinate new advocate training;
  • Provide calendar back up and crisis line coverage as needed to meet the needs of the organization;
  • Maintain all necessary records such as contact logs, and time and attendance sheets and other documentation as required;
  • Work collaboratively with all YWCA NH staff to assure completion of all functions at all locations;
  • Attend NHCADSV Education meetings;
  • Provide assistance to volunteer advocates on an as needed basis;
  • Contribute to a positive work environment;
  • Assist in Volunteer Training as needed;
  • Participates in agency staff meetings and other team meetings as able;
  • Maintains professional boundaries; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Email Cathy Gagne at cathyg@ywcanh.org with resume and cover letter.

Salary Range:

$14.25-$16.50 per hour

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: May 21, 2019

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