DEPARTMENT: Tribal Victim Services Department
REPORTS TO: Tribal Victim Services Executive Director
JOB TYPE: Full-Time/Non-Exempt/Grant Funded/On-Call
OPEN DATE: 4/18/2023
CLOSE DATE: Continuous
The Family Advocate will work directly with all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, mass violence and other types of victimization. When working with child victims, the Family Advocate will directly interact with the non-offending caregiver through all aspects of a victim and their non-offending family’s need for the Family Advocate. This includes offering services and referrals from community partners, coordinating and accompanying families to medical exams and court, attending any meetings the family may request advocate support at (as pertinent to the victimization of the child) and acting as a liaison between members of the MDT and the child victim and their family.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop or maintain case plans for each family assigned.
Work with partner agencies to refer families to additional services as deemed appropriate, such as housing, healthcare, counseling, and educational resources.
Ensure that all assigned individuals or families receive equitable services through case coordination, direct victim services, and by educating partner agencies on evidence based, best practices when working with families in crisis.
Track and maintain all records of interactions and services provided by all involved agencies for each individual being assisted.
Communicate across systems to effectively coordinate services between WRFCHCS and entities serving the Wind River Reservation.
Work under stressful situations and must be highly motivated to ensure that the highest possible quality of care to sexual assault victims regardless of age, sex, or sexual identity.
Educate community members on the topic of child abuse and maltreatment through courses, classes, trainings, and any other events where invited to speak on the topic with supervisor approval.
Complete 24 hours of training in topics pertinent to child advocacy and receive an additional 8 hours of training every 2 years.
General phone skills, office equipment, word processing and computer skills are required.
Other duties as assigned to maintain and enhance the operation of the department.
Education: bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in the victim advocacy or social services field.
Experience: A minimum of 2-year experience is preferred.
Requires knowledge of principles and practices of childhood trauma, social work and integrated systems approaches to health care delivery.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check under the Indian Child Protection Act (P.L. 101-630).
This work involves working with persons in crisis and their non-offending family members whose behavior may be unpredictable. The day-to-day workload will be conducted Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. However, on-call evening and weekend hours are also required as well as possible evening training/meetings for improved survivor access.
Demonstrate the highest standard of personal integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in all professional and personal dealings. Judgment is required in applying the guidelines and making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases.
Competitive wages (no state or local tax)
18 different medical insurance packages
Dental and vision insurance
Retirement plan with 4% match
Leave Benefits to accommodate all employees’ needs for paid time off for: personal time, sick time, civic responsibilities.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION CRITERIA:
- Submit a complete application with supporting documents either online or to WRFCHC Human Resource Department located at 120 North 6th East St (Old DFS Bldg.), Riverton WY. Applicants must submit all supporting documents to be eligible for the position they are applying for.
- Supporting documents: Proof of Covid Vaccination and Booster, Driver’s License, Tribal ID, High School Diploma/GED, Degree or professional credentials, and other supporting documents that verify required qualifications.
- WRFCHC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
- Applicants not living in the local area may submit a cover letter, resume, and supporting documents in lieu of an application as an initial statement of interest for a particular job announcement. However, the applicant must follow-up with an official Wind River Family and Community Health Care job application.
- Applicants who have a current application on file are required to submit a letter of interest for each position in which they want to be considered for. The letter should address how they meet each qualification. Supporting documents must be attached to the letter of interest.
- Telephone calls are not accepted in place of an employment application or letter of interest.
- When the position qualifications require a driver’s license, education, or professional credentials, the applicant must submit copies of certificates, licenses, degrees, and other supporting documentation. Applicants who do not provide supporting documents will be disqualified.
- WRFCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to a qualified tribal member, then a qualified tribal member of a federally recognized tribe and then other qualified candidate.
- Qualified Indian Preference applicants must provide a copy of their tribal enrollment identification card or a Certificate of Indian Blood.
- Background investigation, drug and alcohol screening are required as a condition of employment. Refusal will render the applicant ineligible for employment.
For information or questions, please contact Human Resources at 307-856-9281 ext. 367.