DVERT Advocate (Stipend Based)

Women Helping Women
215 E 9th Street
7th Floor
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type:
Compensation: Shift stipend and $10/hour for hours worked
Posted Date: 05/02/2022
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TITLE: DVERT Advocate (Stipend Based)

DEFINITION: Provides on-scene advocacy to survivors of domestic violence in concert with partnering Police Agencies within Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati during 911 calls.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree or equivalent college credit in a Human Service Related field required. 1-year experience in the field (SA, DV, crisis intervention with victims, advocacy) required. 1 to 2 years experience delivering direct services in the field required. Computer literacy (MS Office, databases, email, etc.) is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS:

1. Program Related

Provides immediate on-scene advocacy and crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence during 911 calls.

Ability to respond to 911 calls in Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati within 25 minutes of receiving the call.

Ability to be on call for a 12-hour shift.

Provides input to the development, implementation and continuous improvement of program goals.

Demonstrates awareness of the program and/or client needs when providing services.

Demonstrates awareness of other agency programs and program goals; actively promotes teamwork, collaboration, and cohesiveness.

Provides services and/or performs duties in a manner that is consistent with agency philosophy. All performance with respect to all individuals – both within and outside of the agency – is conducted in a manner that affirms the value of diversity, and which is respectful of others in regards to gender, class, race, ethnicity, ability, religion/spirituality, cultural identity, immigrant or refugee status, and sexual orientation.

2. Administrative Functions

Maintains highly accurate records/reporting systems/statistics and submits on time (e.g., documentation for WHW, for funders, for partner agencies).

Accurately documents and submits mileage and expenses per agency policy.

Accurately documents time and time off per agency policy.

Participates in the ongoing process of evaluation and revising policies, procedures, and forms as appropriate.

Knows personal limitations and communicates them to a supervisor before they interfere with performance (to problem solve, offer solutions, etc.).

3. Team

Establishes and maintains effective and professional working relationships with coworkers, volunteers, interns, donors, law enforcement agencies, and board members.

Promotes teamwork and cohesiveness among all staff and volunteers (e.g., speaks positively of others, collaborates willingly, takes initiative to help, gives the benefit of the doubt).

Maintains skills and awareness of current trends in the field; participates in any training/in-service recommended staying current in the field.

Participates in any additional training and development opportunities provided by the agency.

Participates actively in Agency meetings and functions.

Participates actively in supervision, keeping supervisor informed of challenging and/or ongoing issues.

4. Management & Supervision not applicable

5. Community Involvement

Develops and maintains effective, professional, and collaborative relationships with others in the community

Exercises discretion when representing the agency.

Maintains confidentiality in interactions within the community as appropriate.

Consistently advances the agency and promotes positive public relations.

6. Other duties as assigned

ACCOUNTABILITY: DVERT Supervisors

HOURS: Part-time, On-call

PAY BASIS: Shift Stipend and hourly rate for hours worked

BENEFITS: As stated in the current Human Resources Policies

Women Helping Women complies with applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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Application Deadline: Until Filled

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