Serves as Victim Advocate for the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to provide comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victim of spouse/intimate partner abuse and non-offending parents or caregivers of victims of child abuse and to educate personnel on the installation regarding the most effective responses to domestic violence/intimate partner abuse on behalf of the victim
Coordinates with FAP case manager in developing plans of assistance/intervention. Provides services for victims of spouse/intimate partner abuse and their families. Provides advocacy services, advocates for the victim, reports all suspected child abuse/neglect cases to proper authorities.
Conditions of Employment
Professional knowledge of social services work, counseling services, psychosocial principals and theories, and group dynamics of family and individual systems as may have been acquired through earning a baccalaureate degree in counseling, education psychology or related behavioral sciences. Must be able to obtain within six months of hire or already have, at minimum, the Basic Advocate Credential with the designation as a Comprehensive Intervention Specialist, as approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)/National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).Both the Basic Advocate Credential and the Comprehensive Intervention Specialist designation must be maintained throughout employment in the position. You must be able to have verifiable 3900 hours (2 years) of actual advocacy services. The Basic Advocate Credential, with the designation of a Comprehensive Intervention Specialist, must be renewed every two years after initial credentialing.A continuing education process is required to maintain credentialing and is at the discretion of the employee.32 hours of continuing education documentation must be received by NACP/NOVA to recertify.Included in the 32 hour requirement is a minimum of two hours of ethics training, ten hours of child advocacy training and not more than 12 hours service specific training.Trainings must be completed after the credentialing application/renewal submission month and before the end of deadline month. Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms