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Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House.

How to Apply

Submit the following:

1) Application  2) Resume   3) Cover Letter

send to: 440 Elm Place, Princeton IL 61356 – Attn: [Executive Director or Program Manager]

or email to: [the manager listed within the job description]

Position

Advocate

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Operations

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

02/26/2020

Job Description

This position is available March 1st. Full-time position (Second Shift, Monday – Friday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.)

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a full time advocate. This key position is responsible for delivering direct services and initial/ongoing advocacy-based case management to domestic violence victims and their children. Victim-centered advocacy will be provided with a goal of supporting the individual needs of the clients. The advocate will work with the victim on current issues, provide domestic violence education, and collaborate with clients to develop individualized safety plans and tailored service plans. The advocate will fully support the agency’s mission, philosophy, and values by exhibiting professionalism, confidentiality, excellence, competence, teamwork, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to the communities/persons served and accountability/ownership.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide case management to shelter clients, as well as non-residential clients to assist development and implementation of a service plan, including but not limited to, seeking housing, education, employment and childcare.
  • Mandatory on-call rotation.
  • Providing Domestic Violence Education.
  • Outreach to clients in a variety of settings that may include courts, hospitals or other social service agencies.
  • Listening, validating, and providing support during crisis-intervention.
  • Shelter and inventory upkeep.
  • Documenting direct client services in case files while maintaining and managing confidential client files according to internal and external requirements.
  • Maintaining ethical boundaries with clients.

Other Responsiblities

  • Routine contact and follow up with referral sources.
  • Collaboration with outside sources and agencies which may include public education presentations.
  • Supports and follows agency policies and procedures; complies with confidentiality policies.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Serve as a Mandated Reporter.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Supervisory

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities currently associated with this function unless otherwise assigned by Program Manager.

Preserving Freedom House’s Mission

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s mission and work
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintain good relations with staff members and abide by all agency confidentiality policies

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in social/human services or at least three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Demonstrated skills with crisis situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software applicants utilized by the agency, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong leadership qualities and experience
  • Ability to represent the agency professionally and effectively in a variety of settings
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, life styles, sexual orientations, age variances and differing abilities
  • Successful completion of 60 hour combined Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training by an ICDVP certified training site
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Ability to comply and pass a background check including drug testing
  • Flexibility with work schedule as may vary to client and/or agency needs

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org  Send a cover letter, the completed application, and a resume decribing work experience, education, salary history, and references to:

DV Program Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

Or email the application and resume to the following (MSWord, or PDF attachments):   akillian@freedomhouseillinois.com

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status of sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

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