Economic Empowerment Advocate


Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Program Services – Residential

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”

REPORTS TO: Outreach Advocacy Supervisor

Job Summary

The Economic Empowerment Advocate provides direct services to survivors seeking economic sustainability and attends
statewide, regional, and local training events related to the Economic Empowerment Project.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week as assigned by your supervisor; flexibility is needed to meet the needs of survivors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in accordance with program guidelines and agency policies.
  • Implement the economic empowerment program inclusive of economic empowerment curricula facilitation,
    financial literacy, and economic advocacy.
  • Assist survivors of domestic violence with identifying and attaining their employment goals.
  • Assist survivors of domestic violence with identifying and securing affordable housing.
  • Conduct extensive community outreach and collaborate with community agencies to support the goals of the
    Economic Empowerment Project.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records, inventory control and grant required statistics.
  • Promote an organizational culture that embraces workplace values of respect, caring, support, effective
    communication, teamwork, collaboration, accountability and responsibility; and work with staff to create and
    maintain a workplace environment reflective of those values.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field or a minimum of three years relevant experience in
    victim advocacy/life skills.
  • DCF Domestic Violence Program Core Competency and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  • Reliable transportation, and if that is a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record for
    insurability.
  • Intermediate use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  • Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English/Spanish.

Special Requirements and Physical Demands

  • Ability to exert physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and
    materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, sitting, including movement up
    and down stairs.
  • Regular travel required in the Palm Beach County area, limited in-state travel.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@avda-fl.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter as well as the language(s) you are fluent in. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY


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