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Civil Justice Advocate

at Safe Voices in Auburn, Maine, United States

Job Description

Safe Voices Domestic Violence Resource Center is seeking a dynamic, creative, and engaging individual to fill the full-time role of Androscoggin County Civil Justice Advocate. This position is based in Lewiston. 

The Civil Justice Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy and support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence in Androscoggin County by providing comprehensive safety planning, support, and general advocacy services to clients both in person and over the phone. Additionally, the Advocate will support clients engaged in the civil, Protection from Abuse order system in the Lewiston district court.   

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer, committed to growing a diverse staff.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders/gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and those with lived experience of domestic violence or sexual exploitation or trafficking.  In addition, candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry or national origin, sex, immigration status, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 

Primary Duties:

  • Provides comprehensive support and advocacy services in civil justice matters for survivors of domestic abuse and violence in Androscoggin County.
  • Provide safety planning, support, crisis intervention, information and referrals to community resources, and facilitate support groups for survivors. 
  • Actively collaborates with partnering agencies, community resources, as well as Safe Voices advocacy team to provide information and referrals necessary to meet the individual’s needs.
  • Provide support to the Safe Voices Child Protective Services Liaison and offer advocacy and support for survivors involved in the Child Protective System
  • Maintain all administrative files, client documentation, and records according to agency standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Maine State Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation
  • Highly motivated
  • Thrive working independently
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to navigate complex crisis situations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year institution
  • Experience in crisis or advocacy services
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, human trafficking, and advocacy techniques
  • Ability to understand the unique needs and challenges specific to assisting survivors 

Pay & Benefits:

  • $18.00 per hour to start with an increase to $20.00 per hour after the first year and/or successful completion of required training.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Accident, Short & Long-Term Disability insurance available at low cost for employees.
  • Employer-sponsored Health Savings Account
  • 401K Retirement Savings w/ Employer Match
  • 13 Paid Holidays (to include Juneteenth & Indigenous People’s Day)
  • 20 Days of Accrued Leave in First Year
  • Flexible and family-friendly work options

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume and letter of interest to Tal Zucker at tzucker@safevoices.org by 2/4/22.

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Job Posting: 674357

Posted On: Jan 25, 2022

Updated On: Mar 05, 2022