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Crisis Line Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: SOUTHERN VALLEY ALLIANCE

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Volunteer crisis line advocates are an integral part of our service to victims of domestic violence. They answer the after-hours domestic violence crisis line, serving as a support and resource person for clients. Advocates provide information and referrals, and assist clients in identifying solutions to problems. Calls are routed through organization's phone software program to the advocate's cell phone (the advocate's information remains private).

Our crisis line shifts start at 5pm and go to the following morning at 8:30am. On a typical shift, volunteers may receive anywhere from 0-2 calls. Most volunteers just keep their cell phone up at a louder volume and go about their normal activities when they’re on-call. We are especially in need of weeknight volunteers right now.

While this position is performed remotely, we ask our advocates to live in or be familiar with Scott and Carver Counties in Minnesota.

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About SOUTHERN VALLEY ALLIANCE

Location:

PO BOX 166, BELLE PLAINE, MN 56011, US

Mission Statement

SVA believes that abuse results from the unequal distribution of power. Abuse is a learned behavior whereby the abusers gain power and control over their victims. It encompasses emotional, physical, sexual, economic, and political aspects of life among others, crossing over all cultures, classes, ages and genders.

Description

SVA was created in 1982 in response to domestic violence impacting women in rural Scott and Carver Counties. Since then, it has evolved into an organization that serves ALL victims of domestic violence and intersecting crimes, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, economic status, national origin, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed. SVABW seeks to provide a case management approach to assisting clients, offering support, resources, and advocacy. Volunteers assist with areas to include the crisis line, support group facilitation and child care. In addition, SVABW has an in-house visitation center to assist with supervised visitation and bonding between non-custodial parents and their children. Other programs include jail support groups, partnering with legal services and other professional organizations to assist clients, and court advocacy.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are as follows: overnights 5pm-8:30am, and/or day shifts 8:30am-5pm on weekends, holidays and office closure days.
  • Advocates must pass a background check and take a self-paced, online training module offered by SVA. Applicants with certification may be exempt from the online training.

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