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Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at our offices at 945 Salazar Rd, Taos.

For the safety of our clients and our staff, background checks are required for all available positions.

Current Openings are:

NNMCAC Advocate

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JOB TITLE: NNMCAC Advocate

REPORTS TO: CAV’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Director

HOURS: 40 Hours per week (Some flexibility required: weekday, occasional weekend, late night as needed.)

SALARY: $14.00 + Benefits

SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide CAC services: crisis intervention; advocacy; case management and support for children and teens (ages 0 to 18, or up to 21 if already CYFD-engaged); and adults/seniors with developmental/cognitive disabilities who are alleged or suspected of being sexually or physically abused, neglected, or a witness to violent crimes; and provide services and referrals aimed to improve the emotional, mental, and behavioral health of clients. CAC referrals for services are at the sole request of law enforcement, CYFD Child Protective Services (CPS), or Tribal Social Services (TSS).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Advocacy services to be provided by CAC Advocate include, but are not limited to:
  1. Crisis services to primary client (child/teen or adult with developmental/cognitive disabilities) and non-offending caretaker(s).
  2. Education to the client and non-offending caretaker(s) about the investigative process in order to enhance cooperation with the investigation and to provide ongoing education for families who may not be able to process all of the information at one time, or whose needs change over time.
  3. Provide direct linkages (“warm hand-off”) for the client and non-offending caretaker(s) for needed services and assistance with the referrals, including, but not limited to in-house CAV or other trauma-informed community-based mental health providers and local medical care providers and organizations/SANE Unit to conduct a medical evaluation of the client. The Advocate will keep a log of referrals and the disposition/outcome of them.
  4. As needed, assist CAC’s clients’ non-offending caretakers to coordinate counseling and health care appointments for children or adults with special needs.
  5. Actively follow-up with the survivor and non-offending caregivers to ensure community-level service linkages are accessed;
  6. Provide support to the client and non-offending caretaker(s) throughout the investigation and subsequent legal proceedings.
  7. Inform the client (if appropriate) and the non-offending caretaker(s) of:
    1. Survivor’s rights,
    2. Survivor’s compensation plans (and assist in filling out and filing claim application forms as appropriate and needed), and
    3. Steps needed to complete the CAC process (investigation, medical/mental health care, subsequent legal proceedings, follow up, etc.)
  8. When a child is in the legal custody of Children Youth & Family Child Protective Services (CPS) or Tribal Social Services (TSS), coordinate referrals and services with CPS or TSS.
  9. Provide services that are culturally and linguistically competent and meet the needs of diverse populations in each community served;
  1. Only accept referrals from law enforcement agencies, CPS, and/or TSS; assists interviewer(s) to ensure a “next working day” response to a request for a forensic interview; assist to coordinate the scheduling needs of all engaged organizations; schedules the forensic interview so that the relevant MDT members present; and assists with planning for children and families with linguistic, multi-cultural, or special needs;
  2. Enter data about cases referred to the CAC into the computerized data base system.
  3. Track cases until they are finally adjudicated and/or closed to services.
  4. Gather and tabulate statistics on all survivors of crime referred to the CAC for reports to funding sources including VOCA, AODA, and NCA, and for use in funding applications.
  5. Attend monthly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for all counties served by the CAC and keep team members informed of new cases and developments in existing cases according to formal protocols.
  6. Provide follow-up contact and services identified as needed for cases brought up at each MDT meetings.
  7. Provide coordination and collaboration with the District Attorney’s office about cases pending Grand Jury and Trial.
  8. Keep families informed about status of criminal proceedings and provide support as needed.
  9. Assist, or arrange for, court preparation services for children having to testify in court and provide for support and accompaniment services where appropriate.
  10. Assist CAV Child & Family Advocate with intake paperwork on children, non-offending family and /or caretaker.
  11. When work load allows, provide advocacy for other survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking/dating violence as needed or requested.
  12. Be fully knowledgeable and coordinate with all other CAV program components (or other community-based appropriate resources for remote/outlying seven northeastern NM counties and two northern Pueblos service provision areas) with referrals and case management of CAC clients, and make appropriate out-of-agency referrals to assist clients in obtaining other mainstream resources needed.
  13. When applicable, assist CAC clients in shelter to work through any problems they may encounter while residing in shelter.
  14. Assist in the follow-up and close-out of clients not currently engaged or receiving services.
  15. Share relevant and pertinent information with CAV employees and other MDT members in strict adherence to CAV confidentiality policies, MDT protocols, grant agreements, and all other applicable laws, specifically federal VAWA, VOCA, and FVPSA laws, and NM State Statute, “Victim Counselor Confidentiality Act.”
  16. Document all interactions and services accurately in the client’s file.
  17. Provide client transportation, as needed.
  18. Participate in all staff meetings, client case staffings, and in-service trainings as required or requested by supervisors.
  19. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV and its grantors.
  20. Be cross-trained in other areas of CAV support services.
  21. Responsible for serving as employee back up for the CAC, taking scheduled primary shifts, and filling in for coverage when requested by supervisor.
  22. Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients. This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested by the CAC Director, the Clinical Services Director, and the Executive Director.
  23. Employees are required to attend at least three agency events.
  24. Other responsibilities as assigned by CAC Director, Clinical Services Director and the Executive Director.

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt”, includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA. These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below. Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis. A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive or professional is assigned. The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for the purpose of qualifications for overtime. If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. HS Diploma or GED.
  2. Two (2) years of relevant experience with the target population.
  3. Must be 21 years of age or older
  4. Demonstrated familiarity with accessing community services
  5. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training; and a minimum of twenty (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NCA, Children’s Advocacy Centers of NM, NMCSAP, NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.
  6. Plus the general qualifications listed in GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL

In addition, ALL employees must possess:

  1. Demonstrated basic knowledge of child abuse and neglect (through course work, professional training, higher education, or volunteer work).
  2. Ability to communicate with a wide range of cultures relevant to service area’s specific community.
  3. Knowledge of the child protection, law enforcement, and court systems.
  4. Successful clearance of a CYFD background check prior to unsupervised contact with clients.

Additional Qualifications Preferred: Bilingual communication skills and previous experience in providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.

CAV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.


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