Position Available: Domestic Violence Youth Advocate
Family Support Center (FSC) is a not-for-profit anti-violence agency focusing on domestic and sexual violence and child abuse prevention in the Chippewa Valley. At FSC we share a commitment to equity and social change; our employees know they are making a difference every day.
The Domestic Violence Youth Advocate (DVYA) position has the primary responsibility to promote the safety, resilience and healing of youth who have been affected by domestic violence. The DVYA provides counseling and advocacy and facilitates skill building and support groups to youth and their protective parents, as well as does some work with adults affected by violence. The DVYA also provides outreach to other community agencies and potential referral sources. The position is 30 – 40 hours per week, plus occasional weekend and holiday on-call shifts. The hourly wage scale for this position is $14.80 - $22.00 plus stipends for on-call shifts. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, and sick leave.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience providing services to people who have experienced trauma; experience working with people, especially youth, in crisis; knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault; experience providing services to diverse groups of youth; strong communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a team. A Bachelor’s Degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Social Work, Psychology or other related field is considered a plus. Equivalent experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three work related references (2 from supervisors), and philosophy statement on providing advocacy to youth affected by domestic violence to Jeni Haddad. Materials can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to Family Support Center, P.O. Box 143, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. All materials must be sent or e-mailed and received by October 15th 2021. For more information call Jeni Haddad or Geri Segal at (715)723-1138.