Family advocate needed at Kristi House

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This is a bachelor’s degree level, full-time, 40-hour-per-week position designed to provide case coordination services to child trauma victims and their families based in the community.

An employee in this position is responsible for performing all case coordination functions to ensure the children’s and family’s needs are met. Services provided to clients are monitored through supervision, clinical case reviews and quality assurance meetings. Family advocates are expected to attend training conferences, continuing education seminars and any community outreach events to strengthen practice and promote the Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center and its mission.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review clinical assessments of all assigned cases
  • Conduct home visits to meet families within their community environment to assess risk and safety planning
  • Develop service plans that reflect attention to the families’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and link clients with appropriate services to meet their needs
  • Provide education on victims’ rights and crime victims’ compensation
  • Accompany families through process of various court systems
  • Assist families in obtaining housing, Medicaid, food, transportation and public assistance
  • Assist with protective orders and domestic violence intervention
  • Coordinate with professionals from schools and agencies as needed for coordination of care and advocacy
  • Perform record keeping, entering all notes in database, collect data for program evaluation
  • Participate in KH Parent class as facilitator or co-facilitator when needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology preferred. Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable
  • One (1) year experience working with child victims of trauma or related population preferred
  • Preferred Bilingual: English/Haitian Creole

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keyword: Kristi House. Filter location by Miami, FL.

Deadline to apply is July 30.