Family Violence Project (FVP) is working to end domestic violence in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine. We believe it will take the whole community to accomplish our mission. This includes a strong and committed workforce. If you are seeking a challenging position in a critical field of advocacy and social justice, please consider the following open position:
Outreach Advocate — Full Time (Waterville)
Family Violence Project seeks an advocate to provide direct services to those affected by domestic abuse in Northern Kennebec County. The Outreach Advocate will provide operational support to the Waterville Outreach Office (including overseeing the office and addressing any technological and/or maintenance needs), provide advocacy services in relation to the office, and facilitate a weekly support group for adult victims/survivors. They will also attend the local district court on days that protection order hearings are scheduled, providing advocacy, information, and support services to those in attendance who are affected by domestic abuse; the advocate may attend other courts and/or court proceedings based on victim/survivor need and advocate availability. The Outreach Advocate will network with area services providers to establish connections and gain/maintain knowledge of resources to better assist those with whom they are working. This person will also maintain current and accurate records, reporting data as required by the agency and its funders.
This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) non-exempt position with an 8:30am to 4:30pm work schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and an 8:00am to 4:00pm work schedule on Thursdays. This position will include occasional on-call responsibilities in relation to the agency’s 24-hour helpline and may include some evenings and weekends. This position will be based out of our Waterville Outreach Office and will include weekly time at Waterville District Court. Some regularly scheduled remote work may be possible after one year of successful employment. Excellent benefits including health insurance, paid time off, short and long-term disability, and a retirement plan are available. The starting pay range for this position is $36,562 to $43,875 annually, based on experience. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit (including prolonged sitting), talk, and listen. The employee is also required to operate a computer using a standard keyboard and mouse; use a fax machine, printer, scanner, and copier; and communicate using a telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
The successful candidate will possess knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims and the community. Demonstrated skills and experience in crisis intervention, human relations, and conflict resolution are necessary. Experience in and/or knowledge of the civil, family, and criminal court systems is preferred, as is experience with group facilitation. The successful candidate will interact harmoniously with others, communicating respectfully and effectively through excellent listening, oral and written skills. The person in this position must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently, handle emergencies in a calm manner, and de-escalate situations. Computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, are necessary. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in human services, social work, or a related field is preferred. Successful completion of CAIRET (Crisis Advocacy, Intervention, Response and Ethics Training for New Advocates) is required prior to or upon entering this position; this training will be provided the agency.
Search Committee, Outreach Advocate
Family Violence Project
PO Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304
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All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law.