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Partner Advocate Case Manager in Dallas, TX at The Family Place

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary: Provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence whose abusive partner is actively engaged in the criminal justice system, including assistance in navigating the court system, psychosocial support and case management. Work collaboratively with other agency staff and community providers to ensure comprehensive support and safety options to victims and their families.

Key Responsibilities:
•Works closely with Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) staff to meet the goals of the Partner Advocate Program, including assisting in collection of accurate partner contact information, attending BIPP program staff meetings, providing monthly statistical data to Batterers Intervention Program Director, and maintaining accurate partner contact information in accordance to TDCJ-CJAD accreditation standards.
•Provides crisis intervention and case management services to clients in need of advocacy    which include, but are not limited to, crisis counseling, providing information and referrals, advocacy and safety planning.
•Interfaces with the legal/criminal justice system, CSCD, CPS or other referral sources, as required for program effectiveness; facilitates, supports, and monitors peer support groups for adult victims of family violence.
•Develops an Individualized Plan specific to each participant in conjunction with Batterers Intervention (BIPP) staff and monitors the plan during the continuation of services.
•Conducts time limited psycho-educational groups for adult victims of domestic violence.
•Serves as an advocate for clients with the Court system and legal system through court accompaniment and support; provide court testimony as needed.
•Works closely with the non-residential clinical services department to facilitate effective transitions for clients needing individual therapy and other supportive services.
•Acts as a liaison with community agencies to promote appropriate service delivery to client families.
•Assists in providing data and/or statistical information required for reporting and outcomes.
•Coordinates counseling services with the children’s program to ensure adequate services for family members.
•Attends required case conference/staff meetings; participates in in-service and other training programs as arranged.
•Participates in community education activities, volunteer training and training of provider families, as required.  
•Performs hotline and intake duties using techniques of crisis intervention as needed.
•Maintains working schedule as required by program with adequate flexibility.
•Maintains current professional knowledge of domestic and crisis theory.
•Maintain professional credentials.
•Securely maintains accurate and current client files.
•Work as an integral part of a professional team

Other Duties:Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requirements: Master’s degree in social work or related field and three to five years experience in crisis intervention and case management required. 
 
Licenses and Certifications:Valid Texas Driver’s License and clear driving record

Knowledge and Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge and experience working with victims of trauma.
•Knowledge of the long term effects of domestic violence.
•Knowledge and intermediate skills working with MS Word, Outlook and an Intranet system.
•Experience in intervening in crisis situations using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense.
•Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of clients and the Non-Residential Counseling Program.
•Ability to relate with adults and adolescents through understanding, respect and open communication.
•Ability to work effectively with clients from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
•Proficient in oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to quickly assess situations with individuals as they present.
•Ability to conduct psycho educational groups.
•Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
•Access to and the ability to drive a vehicle to the court house or for other appointments and presentations.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
Duties are usually performed seated with occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited physical effort is required associated with lifting and carrying objects (less than 25 lbs).

Working Conditions: Work may be performed, but is not limited to an office environment.

Essential Functions: This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

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