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Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate

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MINNESOTA INDIAN WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER

Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate
Employment Opportunity
5/24/17


PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide community outreach, individual and group healing support, and crime victim services to American Indian women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide individual crisis intervention, needs assessment, safety planning and referral, and crime victim services to Native American primary and secondary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence

Assist in outreach efforts to Native women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. individuals experiencing or at risk for domestic and/or sexual violence, including commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking

Facilitate support groups onsite at MIWRC and at off-site locations, including Minnesota correctional facilities

Collaborate and network with other organizations, including community coalitions and local Police Department collaborations

Plan and provide public speaking to professional and community groups on sexual violence, including sexual assault/abuse and victims’ rights.

Maintain accurate client files and group lists in both electronic database and paper formats as requested

Prepare monthly reports and maintain statistical data as requested

Attend training and meetings as required by the position.

Respond to other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs and/or MIWRC Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS
Documented experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Individuals with experience in street outreach and harm reduction are strongly encouraged to apply.

Documented experience working with Native American women and families

Knowledge and understanding of systems of violence and trauma, including inter-generational effects of historical trauma.

Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record required.

Must be willing to submit to DHS Criminal Background Study

Must have completed or be willing to complete 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training program
BSW or similar degree preferred, but not required

REPORTING AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate reports directly to the Director of Programs. Advocate may supervise program volunteers and/or interns as appropriate.

JOB CLASSIFICATION:
Full-time; Regular; Exempt

HOW TO APPLY:
Send Resume and cover letter to HR @miwrc.org, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, 2300 - 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404; 612-728-2000; fax 612-728-2039.

Visit www.miwrc.org to learn more about us.
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