Latino Outreach Advocate - SERV (4219)

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Program Summary:

The Latino Outreach Advocate is responsible for the support services, case management of victim services as well as presenting bilingual educational programs to the community. The Latinx Outreach Advocate reports directly to the Outreach Supervisor.

Location: Cumberland County (BRIDGETON)

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between SERV and the Latinx community, organizations and community resources
  • Market the SERV program to the Latinx Community, through outreach, development of outreach materials written in Spanish and with community development
  • Present educational programs in Spanish, when required, in schools, community centers, church groups, etc., and Sensitivity Training programs to personnel at hospitals, police departments and social agencies in the community
  • Provide crisis-intervention and counseling to victims, family members and significant others. Provide appropriate referrals for victims
  • Accompany victims through procedures at area hospitals, police departments, prosecutor's office and court. Provide victims with case-related medical and legal information
  • Coordinate and facilitate support group services for survivors of sexual violence
  • Provide coverage for the 24-hour hotline
  • Maintain victim case files, following state and agency guidelines
  • Complete monthly and quarterly statistics and narrative reports
  • Participate in community collaboration meetings and the SERV Prevention Coalition
  • Assist with office procedures pertinent to the operations of the program

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Human Services is preferred. 
  • Experience may substitute for education on a year to year basis.
  • Must have a certificate in New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA), Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and Anti-Human Trafficking training provided by Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV). 
  • Must demonstrate cultural humility and a strengths-based, recovery philosophy. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong personal skills. 
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity toward the needs of the individuals we serve and the needs of non-English speaking victims. 
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with partners, community groups, and other service organizations. 
  • Must have experience working with people, especially on a one-to-one basis, and demonstrate sensitivity toward the needs of victims.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and public speaking is required. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. 
  • People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

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 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. 

CFS is an equal opportunity employer-people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ /nonbinary candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking are strongly encouraged to apply.