Domestic Violence Advocate


Winnebago, NE


Full Time

Open Until Filed 

Domestic Violence Advocate - Swing Shift 
Reports to: Domestic Violence Director                                                                             
Salary (Grade): $16.17 (G11-E)                                                                                           

Status: Reg. Full-Time (Non-Exempt)  
Location: WPHD DV/SA Office, Winnebago Comprehensive Health Care System, Winnebago NE.   

 Job Purpose & Position Overview 
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Program is a Human Services program of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska whose focus is services to victims of domestic violence. Victims include Women, men, children, elders and the family. The Domestic Violence Advocate provides supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents to address issues including: housing, benefits, employment, childcare, medical and dental care, education, legal, mental health and substance abuse. The Domestic Violence Advocate also provides case management and advocacy services. These services are provided to residents of the shelter, and to non-resident clients of the program. The Domestic Violence Advocate facilitates the shelter residents’ meetings and support groups, performs required reporting and documentation. The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide awareness education on domestic violence issues and the Domestic Violence Intervention/Family Preservation program where needed. This position will be an overnight shift at the Domestic Violence shelter. 
Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • Demonstrates the Winnebago Tribe’s core mission, vision, and values. 
  • Provide on-call emergency services to victims of Domestic Violence, including but not limited to; transportation to shelter, hospital and place of safety, law enforcement, support during medical exams and other interviews. 
  • Complete client intake forms. 
  • Assist clients in developing a safety plan. 
  • Develop a service plan with each client, based on his or her individual needs. 
  • Provide case management and advocacy services for clients. 
  • Document in case file any contact made regarding a client. 
  • Establish a training calendar for shelter residents. 
  • Attend program staff meetings as assigned. 
  • Develop and deliver public awareness materials and public education on Domestic Violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through meetings, and activities in the community. 
  • Create and facilitate training for community awareness. 
  • Serve as liaison between shelter and community. 
  • Schedule regular public speaking engagements that support the movement to end violence against women. 
  • Represent the program on work groups, community groups and others as directed. 
  • Attend training as directed by supervisor.  
  • Duties listed are only an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment. 
 Public Health Core Competencies for this Position
Public Health Sciences 
  • Describes the scientific foundation of the field of public health. 
  • Use evidence in developing, implementing, evaluating and improving policies, programs and services. 
 Policy Development and Program Planning
  • Recommend strategies, policies and programs based on current and projected trends and feasibility thereof. 
  • Use and assess integrated data and management systems to inform public health decisions. 
Analysis and Assessment 
  • Apply ethical data principles. 
Leadership and Systems Thinking
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of individual, program and organizational performance. 
  • Participate in and/or provides opportunities for professional development opportunities. 
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of individual, program and organizational performance. 
Communication and Cultural Competency 
  • Communicate the roles of governmental public health and public health stakeholders as well as information to influence behavior and improve public health. 
  • Gather input from and facilitate communication among individuals, groups, organizations and local government to improve community health. 
  • Advocate for the demonstrate the value of a diverse public health workforce. 
Financial Planning and Management
  • Establishes teams for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals. 
  • Motivates personnel for the purpose of achieving program and organization goals. 
  • Uses performance management systems for program and organizational improvement. 
Required Qualifications/Skills: 
  • AA Degree and/or formal training specializing in Domestic Violence or Human Services field. 
  • Two (2) years’ work experience in Domestic Violence or other Human Services field. 
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with Winnebago Tribal members or other Native Americans. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Computer skills relevant to research, presentations, and report writing. 
  • Strong inner-personal skills. 
  • Ability to work as a team member. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Experience in providing training, public education, and/or awareness activities to the public. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet driver’s eligibility guidelines. 
  • Must have valid personal vehicle insurance or be insurable by the tribe. 
Training Requirements: 
  • As Directed by management 
 Physical Requirements: 
  • Light office work, which includes the ability to lift up to 10 lbs. 
  • Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office equipment. 
  • While performing daily duties, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. 
  • Ability to work outside in weather extremes. 
 Mental Requirements: 
  • Reading, writing, calculating 
  • Above average social interaction skills 
  • Reasoning/Analysis 
  • Works with minimal to no supervision 
 Language Requirements: 
  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently. 
  • Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Submit an application at, a resume, cover letter, and two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Applications submitted after the closing date or without proper documents will not be considered. 
  • If claiming Native American or Veteran preference, please include pertinent documentation. 
  • Call Human Resources at 402-878-2272 for further information. 
As provided by Federal Law, all qualified Native American applicants shall receive preference over Non-Native American applicants. In the absence of qualified Native American applicants, consideration will be given to all other applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. 
Compensation: $16.17 per hour

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