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Family Advocate, North Star Family Advocacy Center

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours a week (1.0) FTE salaried position, with a combination of scheduled 8:00am-4:30pm and limited on-call hours.

Salary: $40,000- $49,000 per year. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: October 21 st 2022 (Resumes ONLY accepted via Mail or Email)

North Star is a Children’s Advocacy Center located in Braham, Minnesota. The mission of North Star is to ensure that the voices of children, adolescents and vulnerable adults are heard. North Star provides forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, and an array of family services to children, adolescents and
vulnerable adults.

Position Summary

The Family Advocate is responsible for direct client advocacy services to victims of physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending care givers. This position contributes to a positive working environment and promotes the satisfaction of multidisciplinary team members while ensuring that the voices of participants are heard and understood. The Family Advocate directly assists the Executive Director in all matters furthering the success of the organization.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Working with the Board to fulfill the organizational mission. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Provide direct client and family advocacy for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults regarding alleged maltreatment and/or witnessing violent crimes, using professional trauma-informed advocate training and experience.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and work collaboratively, reducing the incidence of multiple interviews, and minimizing any potential re-traumatization of children and families during
    the interview process.
  • Promote child-first philosophy through actions and positive communication with participants, families, professionals, visitors, and staff.
  • Prepare for and provide expert testimony in cases that may or may not be directly related to forensic interviews or family advocacy cases.
  • Complete documentation of intake data, medical checklist, multidisciplinary checklist, data collection, and entry, as well as remedial support staff duties.
  • Knowledge of computer programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement by seeking out feedback from colleagues and referents, attending mandated in-services, and by participating in regular advocacy peer review sessions.
  • Expand knowledge through professional training, reading research, and actively participating in a variety of professional development activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of personnel and financial information records.
  • Contribute to a positive working environment, and promote the satisfaction of multidisciplinary team members and adult learners.
  • Support the coordination and scheduling of interviews, organize and track intake data, telephone reception, document creation and revision, and all other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • A four-year degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field is preferred. Extensive experience or equivalent education may be accepted in lieu of a four-year degree. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Understanding of family violence, substance abuse, and the dynamics of child physical and sexual abuse, as it relates to direct client service advocacy.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota Data Practice Act.
  • Experience working with diverse professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems, and related community services.
  • Experience working with culturally, ethnically, developmentally, and socio-economically diverse children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Strong communication skills in interpersonal, written, and multimedia channels.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and successfully complete short- and long-term projects independently.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a proven ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check and the ability to pass a drug screen.

Additional information

Location: Braham, MN

Please Mail or Email Resumes to:
North Star Family Advocacy Center
Jeremie Reinhart –Executive Director
Po Box 167
Braham, MN 55006
Phone 763-252-6122
Cell 612-309-2431
jreinhart@northstarfac.org

 

To apply: please Mail or Email Resumes to: Jeremie Reinhart, executive director at the North Star Family Advocacy Center.

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