LGBTQ Outreach Advocate

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Location: Cumberland County, NJ
Job Type: Full-time

Position Summary

The LGBTQ Outreach Advocate must successfully complete the 60 hour New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate and Domestic Violence Training provided by Services Empowering Rights of Victims. Knowledgeable about the diversity of LGBTQ identities, cultures and communities, intersectionality, social and other indicators of LGBTQ individuals' mental health and holistic well-being, human development, and identity development. Excellent written and oral communication skills; Experience with public speaking, delivering educational trainings and facilitating group activities.  Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field preferred but may substitute for education on a year-to-year basis. CFS is an equal opportunity employer-people of color, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ  candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal agency capacity to work with individuals who identify as LGBTQ . 
  • Develop and implement strategies to raise awareness and to educate the LGBTQ community about sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking. 
  • Ensure materials/trainings are inclusive for all genders and sexualities. 
  • Provide training, education and outreach to various service providers, community members and those interested in accessing services.
  • Provide LGBTQ survivors of violence with assistance and support including telephone and in-person crisis intervention, accompaniments to social service, medical and criminal justice-related appointments and proceedings, and advocacy in systems, organizations and relationships. Assist with supportive and/or psycho-educational groups for LGBTQ survivors.
  • Provide coverage for 24-hour hotline for sexual assault & domestic violence response.
  • Identify and create additional programming and resources appropriate for client needs.
  • Participate in community collaboration meetings and SERV Coalitions-Prevention, HT, etc.
  • Develop and advance relationships, partnerships and collaborative projects that facilitate recognition of LGBTQ identities in organizations, agencies and other entities providing services.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly statistics and reports.
  • Assist with office procedures pertinent to the operations of the program.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field preferred - work experience may substitute for education on a year-to-year basis.
  • Bilingual preferred with ability to read, write and communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Must successfully complete the 60 hour New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate and Domestic Violence Training provided by Services Empowering Rights of Victims

About Employment at Center For Family Services 

Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at www.centerffs.org.

Disclaimer 

All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.