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Peaceful Paths prides itself on providing top-quality confidential services to victims of domestic violence and seeks compassionate, capable professionals who are committed to the empowerment model to fill any open positions in the agency.

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Abuse in Later Life (ALL) Victim Advocate

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach

Location: Outreach Office, Co-location with Elder Options

Beginning Salary range: $30,000 - $35,000 Laptop, travel budget, and health benefits also provided.


Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in social services or related area preferred. Previous experience working with individuals in a crisis setting helpful. Professional training or experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Executive Director. Must have working personal vehicle for regional travel.


Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting information to groups of clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the outreach office property.


Principal Job Duties

1. Utilize established community partnerships within the Abuse in Later Life grant project to identify and serve the needs of survivors in the elder populations in the tri-county region.

2. Complete intakes with victims walking in or referred by partners in this population in order to determine needs and explore options. Consult as requested with the advocates in shelter and housing programs for survivors in this population.

3. Conduct crisis counseling, lethality assessments and safety planning on a case-by-case basis.

4. Complete victim compensation referrals as needed.

5. Provide walk-in coverage at the Outreach Office and at the co-located Elder Options offices in Gainesville, Starke and Lake Butler.

6. Maintain counseling forms and statistics on all clients in accurate, complete files and enter data into agency database in a timely manner.

7. Collaborate with the Director of Education and Prevention and community partners to conduct community trainings as prescribed by the grant.


Secondary Job Duties

1. Work on elder related advocacy projects as needed.

2. Assist in the training of volunteers and new staff.

3. Attend meetings and trainings as scheduled.

4. Assist the Director of Outreach with other duties as needed.

5. Work cooperatively with the agencies in all counties to provide services.



Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Gutierrez at elizabethg@peacefulpaths.org by October 18, 2019.

Outreach Center & Administrative Offices

2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A

Gainesville, FL 32653

call 352.377.5690

helpline 352.377.8255

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