Teen Outreach Advocate
Honolulu - Hawaii (HI), 96819
Domestic Violence Action Center
Estimated salary $39,000 a year
Domestic Violence Action Center is seeking a Teen Outreach Advocate
This is a full time position Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and includes full benefits; health, dental and vision insurance with UHA 100% paid by DVAC. We honor 13 paid holidays, provide sick leave, your birthday off, 401K options with Mutual of America and after 3 months of service your begin to earn paid leave, wellness days and life insurance through All State.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references.
The Domestic Violence Action Center is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of harm through leadership, unique services, legal representation, survivor and system advocacy, community education and social change work.
We believe all persons should be treated with equality, dignity and fairness. With high quality and culturally sensitive programs, delivered with integrity and compassion we are creating safety and self-sufficiency for survivors and their children.
To assist agency’s clients, ages eleven (11) to twenty-one (21), in their attempt to gain safety and self-sufficiency. To provide emotional support, DV education, assistance navigating the education and civil and criminal justice systems, and connections to other social services. To provide outreach, education, and prevention relating to dating and domestic violence throughout the state.
A Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience working with teenagers in direct client services, case management and crisis counseling, excellent problem solving skills, strong public speaking, oral, and written communication skills. Must have access to an insured vehicle, willing to travel across island for client activities and outreach, and be willing to travel to neighbor islands.
Knowledge of local education systems, community services system, criminal and civil justice systems, comfortable providing outreach to potential DVAC clients, familiar with multi-cultural styles of communications, and experience creating social media content.
- Provide education and training relating to teen dating violence and healthy relationships to youth ages 11 to 21 at schools and community programs throughout the state. Travel to neighbor island communities on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Plan and provide presentations, training and facilitate collaborative meetings for school personnel and community members including service providers and parents/guardians/caregivers throughout the state.
- Assist in planning, curriculum development and improvement, and facilitation of prevention group and youth empowerment services.
- Assist in the development and improvement of curriculum and program materials for youth presentations, adult training, prevention programing, and other program services as assigned.
- Create consistent, meaningful content on website and all social media platforms, including writing and editing social media posts, improving audience engagement, and promoting social media campaigns .
- Provide brief services relating to dating and domestic violence, unhealthy, and healthy relationships to individuals, ages 11 to 21, and assess brief services individuals (BSI) for power and control dynamics and referral to on-going advocacy services.
- Thoroughly assess the educational, legal, safety, and personal needs of all
TEEN clients, as assigned by Community Systems & Education Manager, and
- Administer a risk assessment and provide safety planning to all assigned TEEN clients. Advocate will update safety plans with TEEN clients on an on-going basis.
- Provide crisis intervention services to assigned TEEN clients and to BSI.
- Accompany assigned clients to any and all appointments, interviews, court hearings, as appropriate.
- Advocate on behalf of assigned TEEN clients with any and all institutions and agencies. Advocate will assess when intervention is necessary and always attempt to encourage the client to speak and act on their own behalf.
- Assist TEEN helpline callers and provide helpline coverage as assigned.
- Preserve client confidentiality and adhere to all DVAC policies, including those regarding client confidentiality.
- Document and keep accurate case summary notes and case files on each client.
- Practice good communication skills with all DVAC staff, including attorneys and legal staff, and will document shared client information via e-mail.
- Keep track of statistics and monthly/quarterly services and turn into Teen Alert
Program Manager in a timely manner.
- Attend meetings as designated, including program and advocacy meetings.
- Keep updated and current on issues by attending at least 4 designated trainings per year.
- Assume other duties assigned by their supervisor.
- Advocate will report directly to the Teen Alert Program Manager.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $39,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Bachelor's (Preferred)
- One location
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
- Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
- Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
- People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
- Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
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- Waiting period may apply
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place