Sexual Violence Advocate -SERV (4613)

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Location: Gloucester County, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full-Time


The SV Client Advocate is responsible for individual services, including case management, advocacy, and crisis- counseling as well as presenting educational programs to the community. The SV Client Advocate reports directly to the Outreach Program Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis-intervention and counseling to individuals and family members and significant others affected by sexual violence.

  • Accompany individuals through procedures at area hospitals, police departments, prosecutor's office and court.

  • Individuals with case-related medical and legal information.

  • Present educational programs in schools, community and church groups, and other professional organizations. Assist with additional outreach efforts and attend scheduled events.

  • Provide case management assisting with resources, provide appropriate referrals for survivors and safety planning.

  • Coordinate and facilitate support group services for survivors of sexual violence.

  • Respond to 24-hour hotline, accompany individuals through procedures at area hospitals, police departments, prosecutor's office and court. Provide individuals with case-related medical and legal information.

  • Maintain individual case files, following state and agency guidelines.

  • Complete monthly and quarterly statistics and reports.

  • Participate in community collaboration meetings and the SERV Prevention Coalition and monthly NJCASA meetings.

  • Meet the goals/outcome of grant requirements.

  • Assist with office procedures pertinent to the operations of the program.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or Human Services is preferred.

  • Spanish speaking preferred

  • Work experience may substitute for education on a year-to-year basis

  • The SV Client Advocate must successfully complete 60-hour New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate and Domestic Violence Response Team training provided by Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV).

  • Advocates have experience working with people, especially on a one-to-one basis, and demonstrated sensitivity toward the needs of individuals affected by sexual violence.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and public speaking is required.

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

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