Systems Based Advocate

Employer: 
Sojourner Family Peace Center

SYSTEMS BASED ADVOCATE

Full Time

 

Sojourner Family Peace Center is seeking an experienced professional to work as a full-time Systems Based Advocate.  This position will work within the Milwaukee County Restraining Order Clinic and District Attorney’s office to provide services, support and assistance to domestic violence victims from diverse backgrounds. The Systems Based Advocate will work to help clients understand and navigate the civil and criminal court systems processes, explore their options and rights when utilizing these systems, develop safety plans and access needed community resources.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing legal advocacy to victims of domestic abuse, harassment, individuals at risk and child abuse seeking temporary restraining orders and injunctions, facilitating interaction between victims and the Assistant District Attorneys and accompanying clients to legal proceedings as necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, criminal justice, communication, human resources or relevant field; minimum two years professional experience in advocacy, case management, human resources or related field; or a combination of education and experience. Prior experience with curriculum development and/or group facilitation preferred. Knowledge of the domestic violence victim advocacy service system through direct work experience preferred. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

 

 

Send resume and salary requirements to:

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Attn: Human Resources

135 W. Wells St., 4th Floor

Milwaukee, WI  53203

Or email: hr@familypeacecenter.org

 

Sojourner Family Peace Center is an Equal Opportunity employer and service provider operating under an Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Plan

Deadline for applications: 
6/1/13
Contact: 
hr@familypeacecenter.org