Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter
Type of Position: Full time (40 hours/week)
Work Site: Main Office and Vision Center
Supervisor: Program Director
Scope of Work: The Systems Advocate provides direct services and high-quality advocacy to survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. This position provides primary assistance, education and systems advocacy to survivors navigating the legal system. All advocacy provided by this position is survivor-centered, trauma informed and empowerment based.
Organizational and Administrative
· Demonstrate the core values of the organization.
· Ensure compliance with program policies, funding requirements, and best practices.
· Work with board, staff and volunteers toward a shared goal of ending domestic and sexual violence in Rutland County.
· Serve on organizational teams or committees and participate actively in staff meetings.
· Participate in organizational development activities.
· Represent the organization as needed at events and fundraising activities.
Legal & Systems Advocacy
· Provide high quality, best practice-informed support and systems advocacy to survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.
· Provides family, civil and criminal court advocacy for survivors related to domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking.
· Liaise and collaborate with partner agencies including local law enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s office, and Have Justice Will Travel with and on behalf of survivors.
· Attend trainings at the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence Response for Law Enforcement.
· Attends train-the-trainer for Domestic Violence Mandate classroom trainings and partners with law enforcement to provide that training in Rutland County
· Takes necessary training to become the Lethality Assessment Protocol coordinator for Rutland County
· Seeks best national level best practices to inform the local work of criminal justice and family court systems.
· Provide training and technical assistance to legal and human services systems, including law enforcement.
· Serve on multi-disciplinary teams to provide expertise on domestic and sexual violence, when needed.
· Serve as liaison to Court Advocacy Task Force (CATF) meetings
· Contribute time to office coverage by answering the phone, answering the door, and greeting clients when needed.
· Available for on-call crisis hotline hours.(Including some nights and weekends)
· Minimum 3 years human services experience;
· Experience working with complex systems highly preferred;
· Ability to exercise excellent professional judgment;
· Orientation to details and proven ability to manage multiple deadlines;
· A demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence against women;
· Ability and commitment to work within a team model to achieve organizational goals;
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
· Proficiency in MS Office Suite
- Position Type: Program
- Location: Rutland County
- Employment Type/ Status: Full Time