Now Seeking a Victim/Crisis Response Advocate
Are you looking for a career with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages? Are you interested in working alongside some of the finest law enforcement officers in Yuma County while assisting victims of crime?
We are seeking a victim/crisis response advocate who possesses a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences (human services, social work, psychology, criminal justice). Must have integrity, good work ethic and a clean criminal history (must be able to pass background check) and driving record, current DPS Class 1 Finger Print Clearance Card and valid driver’s license. This is a full-time, exempt position that requires 9+ evenings a month of on call duty providing on scene crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and elder abuse in addition to the normal 40 hour work week. Bilingual preferred. Submit resume with references to the director at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at monster.com.
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Amberly's Place houses professionals who are specially trained in dealing with victims of child abuse (both physical and sexual), domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. This special training helps to reduce the trauma to the victim. We accomplish this by promoting a working atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the professionals providing the services.
Referrals to Amberly's Place come from community services providers, Child Protective Services, and law enforcement personnel.
Our services are based on the individual needs of each victim. These services include on-scene crisis intervention, medical evaluation, interviews of victims, mental health referrals, and the provision and coordination of other victim services.
Last year in Yuma County 2,138 victims stepped through our door and began a journey to becoming a survivor. These are victims of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault, and stalking. These are not just meaningless statistics. Each one represents a son, a daughter, a loving mother, a caring father, a sister, a brother, a kind neighbor, a dear friend, a colleague. Let your new year’s resolution have meaning, let your journey have a lasting impact. Pledge $10 a month for 2015 and be a voice for those in need. See this year’s resolution through; let them know they don’t stand alone.