RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Conducts outreach and awareness of Domestic Violence services at the North Riverside location. 2. Provides bilingual/bicultural assistance to victims of domestic violence and their families through walk-ins and/or call-ins including IDVA education. 3. Provides Victim Crime Compensation Act information and assistance with application. 4. Counsels new and on-going clients while assessing the cases and obtaining help for the victim through program services, information, linkages, and referrals. 5. Provides short-term individual counseling of at least 15 sessions to each client in on-going caseload and follows up by coordinating services and providing advocacy with other providers. 6. Recruits and facilitates a weekly support group for victims of domestic violence through an approved curriculum. 7. Advocates on behalf of Latinas through participation in advisory groups and other coalitions that focus on the issue of domestic violence. 8. Maintains client records, completes intake forms and records all contacts made with client or on behalf of client. 9. Enters documentation into Infonet and other database for reporting purposes. 10. Assists with the generation of service reports required by funding sources. 11. Participates in MLEA staff meetings, case staffing and DV meetings as required. 12. Engages and reports advocacy efforts on behalf of survivors of DV by participating in coalitions and professional groups. 13. Keeps abreast with information regarding services to DV survivors by attending trainings, workshops and webinars. 14. Other tasks as assigned by the DV North Riverside Supervisor or DV Program Director.
Bilingual (Spanish/English), Knowledge of Latino community, Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field required. Effective interpersonal skills. Certified Domestic Violence Professional preferred.
About Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Mujeres Latinas en Acción empowers Latinas through providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives.