Community Outreach Advocate, Full Time - York
Compensation: $51,045.00 - $78,130.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
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The Community Outreach Advocate position is primarily responsible for education, outreach, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence throughout York County with a focus on faith-based communities as well as rural and underserved populations that include, but are not limited to, non-English speaking communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and incarcerated populations. An advocate speaks up for a person, or for an issue, that needs a champion. Through advocacy efforts, the position will seek, foster, and strengthen relationships with York County agencies, organizations, and businesses to promote and implement policies and protocols that serve to prevent violence by creating safe, healthy, and supportive environments. The Community Outreach Advocate will work within the York County community to build the capacity of individuals, families, and the broader neighborhood community to advocate on their own and obtain collective outcomes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain a link between the ACCESS and Victim Assistance Center programs (programs of YWCA York) in the rural and underserved communities throughout York County by having a physical presence in the communities, distributing ACCESS and Victim Assistance Center programs' resource information, networking with community agencies, and providing educational programs to help in identifying and responding to victimization.
- When needed, provide on-call support, options, and safety planning to victims of sexual and domestic violence at local hospitals to include both York and Adams counties from June 20, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
- As part of the Community Education team, participate in the planning and provision of community awareness events and educational programs throughout York County.
- Serve on a range of community committees and county task forces representing the needs of domestic and sexual violence victims.
- Maintain and enhance YWCA York's five (5) rural outreach sites.
- Maintain an open relationship within multiple departments of YWCA York.
- Promote, market, and facilitate prevention and educational trainings focused on child abuse prevention, sexual harassment, and bystander intervention to adult community members.
- Maintain current, thorough knowledge of issues pertaining to domestic and sexual violence, including their intersections with other forms of oppression and the need for empowerment-based victim-centered advocacy.
- Collaborate with local human service providers and other systems to continually advocate for improved services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
- Maintain statistical information, reports, and forms necessary for the operation of the Community Education programs and Department.
- Assist as needed with accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Community Education Department via other duties as assigned or required.
- Access to reliable transportation within York County will be regularly needed, as will flexibility to work some evening and weekends.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Services, Women's Studies, or other relevant field, and a minimum of three years of work experience in the field of human services, education, or other relevant field. Experience working with victims of domestic and sexual violence strongly preferred.
- Must complete PCAR/PCADV advocate training within 90 days of hire; preference will be given to those applicants who have already completed the training, and /or have demonstrated working with victims of sexual and domestic violence.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong public speaking skills: clear, confident, and dynamic presentation style; thorough knowledge of subject matter; ability to engage a diverse range of audiences and groups.
- Strong writing skills: clear, direct writing style; thorough knowledge of subject matter; mastery of grammar, spelling, and tone in written communication.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team; willingness to take initiative and ownership of performance outcomes; excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to work within flexible time frames.
- Bi-lingual preferred, but not required.
- Cultural competence: knowledge of and sensitivity to the array of cultural differences presented by victims of domestic and sexual violence and effective means of accommodating those differences.
- Strong work ethic: Commitment to the mission of our work and to upholding our organizational values; motivation to perform all job duties with integrity and professional ethics.
- Strong time management and project management skills: simultaneous understanding of "big picture" goals and specific tasks and timelines for accomplishing those goals; ability to manage workflow with frequent interruptions; ability to handle stressful situations and time demands well under pressure; willingness to recognize and seek help when needed.
- Observes safety and security procedures.
- Adapts to changes in the work environment.
- Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 25 pounds.
- May require driving in inclement weather.
- Frequently sitting, standing, walking, and typing.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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