DV Court Advocate Supervisor

TITLE: DV COURT ADVOCATE SUPERVISOR

BASIC FUNCTION: Supervise Court Advocates who provide court advocacy and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence at Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence Courts. Comply with provision of services pertaining to the domestic violence program.

REPORTS TO: Domestic Violence Program Director

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Supervise the Court Advocates and maintains supervision documentation.

2. Coordinates court advocacy services with Court Advocates and oversees completion of documentation in a timely manner.

3. Conducts recruitment at court by distributing information and brochures to victims at domestic violence, targeting those who are without any advocate or outside support.

4. Opens new cases at MLEA and domestic violence court on behalf of Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence and provides court advocacy for these cases.

5. Provides legal advocacy, assistance with Emergency Orders of Protection petitions, and follow up services (i.e. court accompaniment to hearings scheduled for Plenary Orders of Protection) for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence.

6. Provides transportation to victims of domestic violence as needed.

7. Assess each victim’s case and works with the Cook County State Attorney’s to ensure victims receive the full range of benefits from the Order of Protection.

8. Assists and advocates for victims in securing proper assistance, assists in understanding legal proceedings, assists in securing legal reports/documents and provides the necessary information, IDVA education, and referrals and linkages within or outside Mujeres (i.e. information on divorce, child support, child custody, etc.)

9. Provides crisis intervention to in-person and telephone clients at agency.

10. Submits monthly reports, statistical and all required documentation in a timely matter while maintaining client’s records according to service standards.

11. Participates in all required internal agency meetings.

12. Stays aware of changes in the law and implementation policy via training, reading, researching, and contact with other providers, and informs/updates Court Advocates.

13. Other VOCA allowable duties as assigned by DV Director (i.e. Media presentations, domestic violence informational panels, etc.)

14. Participates in advocacy efforts related to DV Program/agency in internal/external committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services/Legal Field

* Bilingual, Bicultural (Spanish/English)

* 40 hour ICADV training or willing to be trained

* Effective interpersonal skills and written communication

Submit resume and cover letter to DVjobs@mujereslat.org

 

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