Advocacy/Lobbying, Case Management/Social Services, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to unleash your purpose and potential?
Come join our dynamic social service enterprise as we help over 200,000 individuals across the Chicagoland area.
Position Title: Advocacy Supervisor
Company: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Classification: Full Time; Exempt
Reports to: Coordinator –Advocacy & Crisis Intervention
Location: South Suburban Center in Chicago Heights, IL
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To learn more about the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, please visit our website at https://ywcachicago.org.
Position Purpose: The Advocacy Supervisor provides supervision to advocacy staff members and interns while overseeing the legal referral process between sites.
Provide medical advocacy crisis intervention for the survivors and their significant others and provides various means of on-going support
Provide in-services to staff, volunteers, and to targeted institutions.
Provide initial and on-going support to members; provide victim, referral and advocacy information by telephone hotline
Conduct presentations and trainings for community groups and other organizations that promote and encourage community sensitivity to sexual assault issues
Interact with first responders in the community to develop and to implement victim-centric policies
Develop and sustain recognition programs for Volunteers
Assist in preparation and administration of program budget and reports
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or closely related field from an accredited institution preferred.
Minimum of two years of related experience in sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or other trauma-related services
Bilingual language abilities a plus, but not required
Ability to pass child abuse/neglect and a criminal background check
Complete the ICASA forty-hour sexual assault crisis intervention training within ninety days of employment start date
A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with cultural competence for working with economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations
Ability to travel and to work nights and weekends as needed
Benefits Portfolio: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending (FSA), Transit, HSA, Short & Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, etc.
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
***This job description is not intended to represent a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.***
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.