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Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

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Women's Center

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A DV (Domestic Violence) Victim Advocate assists clients or potential clients with the process of filing for an injunction for protection/restraining order.

This position is an on-call position and our volunteers are currently providing this service via a HIPPA compliant video service. In person, when needed and allowed, is located at the Viera courthouse locations or the Women's Center, Melbourne and Titusville Offices. The volunteer will be there to guide clients through the injunction for protection paperwork and provide emotional support during this filling process.

This position is vital to the success of our Victim Services program. We will train you!

You must complete the online (self-paced) 40 hour victim advocacy training as well as a 6 hour zoom/in-person injunction for protection filling training. Than you will be required to shadow at least 4 filings before working independently. We ensure you feel 100% comfortable and trained to be an advocate for victims of domestic violence

Assistance is also needed at the Women’s Center offices with follow up phone calls and data entry.

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    5 Shifts available, Monday thru Friday
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    5 Shifts available, Monday thru Friday
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Women's Center

Location:

1425 Aurora Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935, US

Mission Statement

To assist in creating safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives by providing support, education, counseling, information and services to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and to those suffering the ill effects of poverty, homelessness and mental health challenges.

Description

Many women alone and those who are in abusive relationships have a tough time trying to survive in today's fast-paced world. Their circumstances cross all economic, age, and cultural spheres. They may be disadvantaged by low self-esteem. They may have educational deficiencies and low income capacity. In all cases, these women struggle as they try to take responsibility for themselves and any children they may have.

The Women's Center strives to address the needs of women by giving them a step up towards safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives.

Every day, women come to us without the ability to provide for themselves and their families. These women often are abused and battered, and looking for advocacy, guidance, and support. Thanks to our volunteers and loyal supporters who give so much of their time and resources, and the benefits of grant awards, the Women's Center is able to provide counseling services, financial assistance, career guidance, job training, transitional housing, and victim advocacy. The Center is proud to be able to help annually over 10,000 women and their children who seek out our assistance.
Helping women to help themselves means making it possible for Women's Center clients to not only support themselves, but to become active and proud participants in the community. By supporting the Women's Center through your time, talent, and treasure, you give the gift of hope and you change lives for the better...forever.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Cocoa, FL 32922

(28.37512,-80.73808)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week, 46 hours of training, at least 1 year commitment.

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