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Outreach Advocate/Educator

For Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Reporting to the Voices Against Violence Program Director, the Outreach Advocate/Educator is responsible for providing support and advocacy services to survivors on an ongoing basis and promoting awareness and education regarding domestic and sexual violence. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain confidentiality in all client matters, direct interaction, written information, case discussion, etc.
  • Provide direct service to survivors over the phone and face-to-face; and coordinate response to crisis calls, crisis intervention, police calls, court accompaniment, Relief from Abuse Orders and advocacy for domestic and sexual violence survivors within systems in the community.
  • To interact and network in an appropriate manner with other agencies, institutions and outside individuals to coordinate services for victims/survivors especially teens.
  • Initiate and engage in outreach, awareness and education activities primarily within the youth population.
  • Outreach to underserved populations and work to enhance access to services for all folks.
  • As part of a team, develop and implement prevention/education activities in area middle and high schools.  Work with students to promote peer awareness.
  • Facilitate training opportunities for professionals in the community particularly focused on teen violence issues.
  • Coordinate outreach to teen populations including a comprehensive public awareness campaign concerning Voice’s services and the issues of domestic violence and sexual violence.  Maintain contacts with media and governmental units.  Develop awareness materials (SVAM and DVAM).
  • Actively participate in collaborative team (as determined by the grant project) and comply with all grant objectives.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings; volunteer trainings and outside organizational meetings as directed.
  • Share in the responsibility of providing staff backup during assigned times.
  • Oversee and track all Voices social media efforts, including Voice’s website, presence on Facebook and Twitter and producing/updating Voices newsletter.
  • Contribute to the smooth management of the program and agency which may include assuming other duties as requested.
Sep 25, 2019
Position will remain open until filled.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field, (Social Work, Counseling…) or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired. • A highly motivated and responsible individual with the ability to relate to a wide variety of people in a non-judgmental, positive and competent manner. • Must demonstrate good organizational and crisis intervention skills. • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Must be willing to work within the philosophy of the program and agency. • Will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Mission and Guiding Principles of Voices Against Violence; a feminist, empowerment, and survivor defined model; team-based approach. • Will hold the confidential information received from program guests in strict confidence and shall exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent disclosure to others. • Provide and receive appropriate feedback, address and manage conflict and maintain professionalism. • Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of differences based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, class or age. • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and computer applications (database, e-mail, Internet…). • Hold a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, access to private transportation, and willingness and ability to travel. • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends at events or meetings required. • Ability to uphold safety standards. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field, (Social Work, Counseling…) or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired.
St. Albans
40 hours/week
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to: No phone calls, please. Position will remain open until filled. To learn more about this position please view our job description: Outreach Advocate / Educator or visit www