Three Sisters Program Advocate (2)

Open Until Filled

Division: Three Sisters Program (TSP)

Job Code: 21-1021

Salary Range: $30,014.40 - $52,915.20

Status: Full-time, non-exempt

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Three Sisters Program Manager, the Three Sisters Program Advocate is responsible for advocating and supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all Three Sisters Program policies and work rules, including strict adherence to confidentiality policies.
  • Provide intake assessments to identify the risks and needs of the client.
  • Provide direct domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services including, but not limited to:
    • Crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, transportation, and information and referrals for needed services.
    • Advocate for clients with legal systems, social services, employers, health care, and other service providers to ensure the clients’ rights are upheld.
    • Assist victims with the preparation of court documentation and provide accompaniment to court appearances to provide support.
    • Provide medical advocacy to domestic violence and sexual assault victims at area hospitals.
  • Provide domestic violence education and long-term planning to clients.
  • Work with victims to empower them and to teach life skills which will enable them to better access services to become self-sufficient.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential case management records and databases including intake forms, case notes, statistical information, demographics, and referrals.
  • Timely recordkeeping including monthly reports and all other required reports as assigned.
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call availability, responding to scenes of domestic violence/sexual assault for crisis intervention service.
  • Assist in planning and participating with outreach activities to educate the community on program services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Work collaboratively with other Tribal, State, and County agencies and programs on behalf of clients to connect and provide referrals to suitable resources.
  • Remain up to date and compliant with all organizational procedures, policies, and training and uphold standards of best practice at all times.
  • Report any suspected child abuse or maltreatment per the New York State Mandated Reporter Guidelines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within the Three Sisters Program, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

Education and/or Experience: Associates degree (A. A.) from two-year College or University
in Sociology, Psychology or related field.

Consideration will be given to an equivalent, relevant combination of education/experience in the Human Services field. Experience and/or training in crisis intervention and counseling an asset. Upon hire, must work toward and obtain all program required certifications and trainings.

Certification and Trainings: Complete required program training and maintain certification including but not limited to Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, Sexual Assault Advocacy Training, Mandated Reporter Certification, and Crisis Intervention & Assessment Training.

Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Ability to work with diverse populations. Ability to interact sensitively with traumatized populations and to handle crisis appropriately.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, as well as, a State Central Registry Clearance prior to employment.

I have reviewed this Job Description with my immediate Supervisor and I understand the contents of it.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.