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Domestic Violence Child Welfare Advocate

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach
Location: Outreach Office, Child Welfare Offices (Bradford/Union)
Starting Salary range: $31,000 - $32,500

Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of two years professional experience and previous work with domestic violence victims required. Ability to establish rapport with clients, work independently, work within the Child Welfare system, conduct training, and travel to outlying areas. Effective communication skills and commitment to the empowerment
model a must.


Principal Job Duties:
1. Respond to referrals form the Child Welfare system by participating in case collaborations where survivors are
involved in investigations.
2. Attend investigation calls and provide feedback.
3. Provide support and referral services for survivors in the Child Welfare system.
4. Consult in the development of safety plans and case plans that are survivor centered.
5. Within the constraints of confidentiality laws, advocate for clients and work with partner agencies to provide
services to referred clients.
6. Participate in regular meetings with system partners to develop and maintain protocols and practices.
7. Complete all required paperwork and maintain statistics on all clients in accurate, complete files and enter data
into agency database in a timely manner.
8. Assist in the training of Child Welfare staff.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at by March 15 2021.

Part Time Child and Youth Services Advocate

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach and Education and Prevention  Coordinator

Positions reporting directly to this position: Interns/Volunteers for Child & Youth Programs

Primary Work Location: Outreach Office/Shelter

Starting salary range: $13.00/hr

Status: Part Time (20-25 hours)

Qualifications and Skills: 

Professional job experience or relevant education is required. Responsible and reliable, energetic, and enjoy working  with children. Advocate should also be familiar with empowerment/feminist philosophies and principles and be willing  to utilize these during their work with children. An understanding of child development model and positive discipline  strategies is preferred. Ability to work well with others is required. Prior experience with childcare as well as working  with children is required. The person hired for this position must pass a background screening. Must have a valid driver’s  license with a clean driving record. CPR Certification required. This position requires weekend and evening hours. 

Physical Requirements: 

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting  information to groups of children, 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 and presentation sites. 

Principal Job Duties 

1. Co-facilitate and help plan age-appropriate empowerment activities for evening and weekend children’s support  group and/or program activities. 

2. Provide Childcare services at shelter and outreach for adult client support. 

3. Identify children who may have been victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse as well as neglect, and  report to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner. 

4. Complete children’s risk assessments and other related documentation within the first 3 visits from the time the  client has entered services.  

5. Maintain accurate files (electronic and paper) for all appropriate participants. 

6. Supervise children’s program intern’s/volunteers. This can include coordinating internship/volunteer schedule,  facilitating check-in meetings and providing performance feedback.  

7. Maintain safe and organized environment for all participants. This should include keeping a regular cleaning  schedule for the children’s group room, teen group room, children’s play area, and storage areas.  

Applicants should provide a resume and cover letter to Crystal Sorrow via email at by 5:00 on 3/15/21.

Residential Case Manager

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Positions reporting directly to this position: Volunteers/Interns
Primary Location: Residential Campus
Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible

Pay range: $16-$19/hourly based on experience

Qualifications and Skills:
Social services or related degree preferred, experience will be considered adequate for well qualified applicants.
Domestic violence advocacy and/or trauma informed response training is recommended. A working knowledge of local community services, resources and providers is preferred along with conflict management skills. All staff must have a commitment to operating with feminist values and principles in addition to incorporating empowerment based philosophies throughout services.


Physical Requirements:
This position requires movement about buildings, 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 walk around the shelter


Principal Job Duties: 
1. Conduct individual meetings with residents that will include but not limited to the following: safety planning;
assist with identifying goals, needs & potential action strategies; coordinate services with internal agency
programs as well as external community partners; provide advocacy, referrals and information relative to goals.
2. Complete various service forms such as applications, service referrals, housing assessments, safety plans, etc. as
it pertains to resident needs.
3. Maintain connections to local partners for resident services and develop new connections as needed.
4. Facilitate educational support groups as well as life skills workshops.
5. Complete data entry for services, notes and referrals daily.

Applicants can send their cover letter and resume to attention Brandi Corbin.

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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