During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More
 

Advocate

Save to Favorites

KANSAS CITY ANTI VIOLENCE PROJECT

Responsible to: Executive Director

Supervises: Advocacy Department including interns/volunteers

The Advocacy Services Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and providing quality, culturally competent and trauma-informed advocacy services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, harassment, trafficking, and hate crimes. This position’s primary focuses are to connect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, bullying and hate crimes to existing resources, and strengthen community response to LGBTQ+ violence. The Advocacy Services Coordinator trains and updates all staff on new victim services procedures, as well as oversees all advocacy staff, interns and volunteer advocates. This position will be responsible for implementing the frameworks within the department. This position will also help transform the Advocacy Services department as KCAVP expands over the next year.

This is a full-time (40hr/week), salaried, non-exempt position with paid health benefits, vacation and sick time. This position is primarily responsible to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and outlying counties.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide, develop, enhance and survivor-centered advocacy and support to victims and survivors of violence including, but not limited to:
    • Crisis Line and crisis intervention
    • Assisting survivors to develop and maintain a safety plan.
    • Provide case management including expanding the survivor’s resources and providing linkage to job, housing, education, health, community, and legal organizations.
    • Provide legal advocacy and court accompaniment to survivors of violence seeking orders of protection and other court matters.
    • Work with law enforcement systems as needed.
    • Provide Emergency support for survivors of violence including emergency housing, food, clothing, and transportation.
  • Assist the Programs Director in providing reports on Victims and Victim Services with administration and recordkeeping through hard copy and electronic methods.
  • With the Programs Director, assist in community and institutional responses to incidents of violence against LGBTQ+ people.
  • Supervise and oversee training for all Advocacy staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain client referral listings and safe contact lists.
  • Participate in culturally and linguistically appropriate community education and outreach efforts particularly prioritizing underserved populations.
  • Represent the agency at meetings with other agencies and organizations so as to enhance survivor services for LGBTQ+ persons and particularly for communities facing multiple forms of oppression.
  • Participate in staff meetings, team meetings and training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

2 More opportunities with KANSAS CITY ANTI VIOLENCE PROJECT

About KANSAS CITY ANTI VIOLENCE PROJECT

Location:

PO BOX 411211, KANSAS CITY, MO 64141, US

Mission Statement

The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) provides dedicated services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth and adults, throughout Missouri and Kansas, who have experienced trauma, violence, harassment or neglect. Through direct advocacy, professional training and community education, we work to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crimes.

Description

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is the only organization in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, or Nebraska solely dedicated to providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) victims of domestic and sexual violence as well as bias crimes (also called hate crimes).

KCAVP was created in October 2002 in response to a murder-suicide that occurred in Kansas City. While members of the LGBTQ community were aware that the individuals involved were a gay couple, local media reported that the two men were roommates. After discussions about possible resources in the area for LGBTQ individuals experiencing domestic violence, it was discovered that no LGBTQ-specific resources existed to help those in the community. As a response, KCAVP was formed to to bridge the lack of services available to LGBTQ victims of violence and to educate both the LGBTQ community and the community at large about violence in the LGBTQ community.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
LGBTQ+

WHEN

Thu Feb 18, 2021 - Wed Mar 17, 2021
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

31 W 31st StreetSuite 13Kansas City, MO 64108

(39.07086,-94.58681)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • FT

Report this opportunity