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Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota: Child and Family Advocate

Full time/Exempt
Supervisor:
Executive Director

Responsible for the provision of general, medical, and legal advocacy to children, adults, and/or families who have experienced trauma. The goal of this position is to assist child, adolescent, and adult victims and their non-offending caregivers in reaching understanding and emotional resolution of issues related to their physical and/or sexual victimization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal advocacy in assisting victims and/or their non-offending caregivers to understand and make informed decisions about civil remedies, the criminal justice system, dependency, and family courts.
    • Personal support and assistance in assessing services.
    • All activities and services will be victim-focused and case-specific.
    • May assist victim or non-offending parent/guardian to complete and file protection, no contact and harassment orders, gather information needed for court, coordinate with other service providers, agencies, or programs.
    • May accompany victim and non-offending caregivers to court, and other related appointments. Explains the legal process, activities may require the victim assistance specialist to accompany the victim to interviews, hearings, trials, and sentencing or law enforcement or medical services.
    • Actively monitors case through the legal system.
  • Provides general advocacy and ongoing case management services.
    • Personal support and assistance in assessing services.
    • All activities are victim-focused and case-specific.
    • Attends Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings.
    • Coordinates forensic interview with CPS and/or Law enforcement
    • Tracks all data and data entry for NCATrak.
    • Services may include but not limited to practical help as needed, ongoing repetitive crisis intervention, short-term emotional support, case planning, information and referral or arranging for services to enhance recovery (therapy).
    • Consults with others (LE, FBI, CPS, Indian Child Welfare, schools, etc.) regarding the individual case.
    • Provides victims and non-offending caregivers with an individual safety plan, information regarding technology safety, including a variety of prevention and awareness materials.
    • Provides medical advocacy at FACNM.
    • Provides case by case referrals to therapists.
    • Provides information about medical care/concerns and follow-up care.
    • Personal support and assistance in assessing SA/DV or general crime services.
  • Provides a client-centered system of coordinated services in the development of working relationships among programs, and diverse service agencies/providers including networking and coordination with law enforcement and civil/legal system representatives and attending meetings of relevant committees or coalitions as schedule permits.
  • Promotes attitudes, behaviors, and social conditions that will reduce and ultimately eliminate factors that cause or contribute to sexual and domestic violence including but not limited to prevention and community education, resources, and activities to schools, local organizations and businesses.
  • Provides community outreach by developing and maintaining community and public relations, including public speaking as required.
  • Researches and develops curriculum, handouts and facilitates support group meetings for primary and secondary victims of sexual abuse/assault and intimate partner violence.
  • Maintains appropriate accreditation records and files.
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation including, but not limited to, intake files,
    client files, and documents completed forms, releases, and safety planning.
  • Serves as an administrative assistant to the Executive Director and assists in the day-to-day administration of the Children’s Advocacy Center and its facilities.
    • Composes correspondence, reports, forms, and other documents independently or from notes or general instruction from supervisor and staff; proofreads material and corrects grammar, spelling, or word usage; receives calls and directs them to the appropriate party for disposition.
    • Greets and directs visitors, clients, and interagency partners.
    • Maintains accounts payable files, deposits.
    • Pick up and deliver mail.
    • Assist with filing, faxing, and copying as needed by staff.
    • Responsible for inventory of supplies and arranging for replenishment.
    • May develop and maintain computerized spreadsheets and databases to enter information and generate reports; may produce, revise, or refine formal presentation materials, using presentation software.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain professional, positive, and effective working relationships with staff, interns, volunteers, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates ability to function effectively in an environment that requires flexibility and tolerance of high levels of stress.
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of issues relating to child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, crisis intervention, case management, and the helping professions.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Fundraising and grant writing.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Previous experience working in the arena of victim services in a criminal justice or social service agency.
  • Considerable knowledge of community resources and services available to victims and families.
  • Demonstrated life experience, which shows strong empathy for primary and secondary victims, particularly abused children, a desire to improve their quality of life, and commitment to become knowledgeable about effective treatment of victims affected by sexual and physical abuse.

Education and Experience

Minimum of a four-year degree in a social, behavioral, or counseling discipline from an accredited university. Minimum of 5 years work experience in child sexual/physical abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as protection orders, safety plans, and general DV/SA documents, procedure manuals, and instructions. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organizations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to perform assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; identify problems and implement or recommend solutions; interpret and apply policies and procedures within limits of authority; use tact and discretion; interact effectively with interagency partners, employees, and the general public; learn and adapt to new technology as it relates to office practices and procedures; maintain confidentiality of information; pay attention to detail; work effectively despite interruptions; plan, organize, and prioritize work; proofread documents and other work; use a computer, related software, and other standard office equipment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Minnesota State Drivers License

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job.

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White Earth Tribal Child Advocacy Center Family Advocate

Location: Naytahwaush
Full time
Salary: 
$20.42/hour
Close date: Open until filled

The White Earth Reservation Business Committee is currently seeking a qualified applicant who will be responsible for direct client advocacy services and support to victims of physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers. The Family Advocate will also assist with intake and advocacy for children needing foster care physicals. The Family Advocate directly assists the Child Advocacy Center Coordinator in all matters furthering the success of the organization.

  • Serve children and families referred to the White Earth Tribal CAC.
  • Provide crisis assessment and intervention, personal advocacy, and emotional support to child victims, children in need of foster care physicals, and their non-offending caregivers using professional trauma-informed advocate training and experience.
  • Assess individual needs and cultural considerations for children and families to ensure those needs are addressed.
  • Participate in pre and post forensic interview briefings with multi-disciplinary team members and caregivers.
  • Complete pre and post advocacy phone calls to caregivers and partners while providing ongoing follow-up support as needed.
  • Assist non-offending caregiver with the Crime Victims Reparations Program application and participation as needed.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow and apply the policies and procedures of the White Earth Tribal Council and the Human Services Department.
  • Knowledge of the scope and activities of tribal, public, and private health and child welfare agencies and other available community, tribal, county, state, and federal resources.
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court proceedings, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Knowledge of area resources.
  • Ability to develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of children, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and other tribal programs.
  • Knowledge of the White Earth Reservation demographics, culture, history, and lifestyles.

Qualifications

  • Two years of professional experience working with children and families and/or victim services.
  • Associate degree in law enforcement, human services, early childhood education, or related field.
  • Completion of 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training Certification preferred, or the ability to complete upon hiring.
  • Must be free of chemical or alcohol abuse problems for at least two years and have knowledge of traditional systems of healing.
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance for travel between sites and other related business.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

To apply, mail applications to:

White Earth Tribal Council
Attention: Personnel
P.O. Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591 

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White Earth Tribal Child Advocacy Center Mental Health Professional

Location: Naytahwaush
Full time
Salary: 
$35.83/hour
Close date: Open until filled

Job Description

The White Earth Reservation Business Committee is currently seeking a qualified applicant who will be responsible for independently providing a variety of mental health services for children, adolescents, families, and groups. They are required to be culturally responsive in the development of diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, identification of appropriate treatment methods, and utilization of a variety of applied psychotherapeutic techniques. Participate as a member of a  multidisciplinary team for child abuse victims. 

  • Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes. 
  • Help clients define goals and plan action to achieve personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. 
  • Meet with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, school, and community settings to develop client-centered service plans. 
  • Provides a variety of mental health counseling and psychotherapy techniques for children and their families.
  • Makes referrals and other arrangements for treatment and service, as necessary. 
  • Serves as a consultant for other tribal behavioral health staff. 
  • Develops recommendations for discharge and follow-up treatment planning for children and their families.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow and apply the policies and procedures of the White Earth Tribal Council and the Human Services Department. 
  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and various treatment modalities. 
  • Knowledge of biological, behavioral, and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental health disability,  and substance abuse.  
  • Knowledge of the scope and activities of tribal, public, and private health and child welfare agencies and other available community, tribal, county state, and federal resources.  
  • Ability to organize and manage a caseload.  
  • Knowledge of the White Earth Reservation demographics, culture, history, and lifestyles.

Qualifications

  • Two years of professional experience working in psychology, mental health counseling, psychotherapy, or related social services field required.
  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage, and family therapy, or a related field from an accredited college or university required.
  • Possession of a current license to practice in one of the following fields: psychology, clinical social work, clinical counseling, or marriage and family therapy required.
  • Must be free of chemical or alcohol abuse problems for at least two years and have knowledge of traditional systems of healing.
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance for travel between sites and other related business.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

EEO with Native Preference. 

A Drug-Free Workplace – Tests for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required prior to and during employment. 

To apply, mail applications to:

White Earth Tribal Council
Attention: Personnel
P.O. Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591 

Download the application
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