Reporting to the Crisis Intervention Manager, the Crisis Intervention Advocate provides crisis counseling, safety planning, community referrals and information to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. The Crisis Intervention Advocate often serves as first point-of-contact for the community and completes intakes, assessments, and screenings to other department programs. The Crisis Intervention Advocate conveys empathy, respect, and compassion when delivering services. You are a member of a high-performing team who supports all activities related to daily program operations, including but not limited to 24-hour crisis-line response, crisis counseling sessions, intakes and needs assessments. The Crisis Intervention Advocate must not fail in effectively communicating survivor needs and/or any requests by community partners to the team. You must respond effectively to crisis situations and inform survivors and significant others of their options to support them in their unique path.
We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team with flexibility, initiative and a sense of humor; and the ability prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion.
Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 65-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided).