SERV Residential Advocate

Center For Family Services is seeking an experienced, responsible, and organized individual to fill the Residential Advocate position working with the Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) program. SERV provides crisis intervention, counseling, and support to survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. The program provides personalized care to help people follow a path to healing. The Residential Advocate must successfully complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training and the New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training provided by SERV. This is a part time position. Required schedule varies.

Location: Gloucester, NJ

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Residential Advocates assist with operating the 24/7 crisis hotlines for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, family members as well as law enforcement, hospital ect. The RA also assists with residents in the domestic violence safe house and are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the campus. They answer all hotline calls/administrative calls as well as offer crisis intervention, phone counseling, and referrals for victims and survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. The Residential Advocate provides intake for incoming residents and maintains residential client files. The Residential Advocate assists with maintaining the Safe House including cleaning, organizing, making photocopies and completing daily duties. They provide house meetings for residents, assist all residents with requirements needed to ensure their well-being and provide victims with case-related medical and legal information. The Residential Advocate assists with the on-call schedule as needed and assists with office procedures pertinent to the operations of the program. The Residential Advocate ensures the safety and security of the Safe House Campus and ensures the residents follow Safe House Expectations.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bilingual Spanish and English Preferred
  • Must successfully complete 60 hour Domestic Violence training
  • Experience preferred: domestic violence, sexual violence, crisis intervention, residential setting
  • Availability for weekday overnights and schedule flexibility for evenings and holidays
  • Current driver's license with an excellent driving record of at least three years
  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration

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. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.