The spirit of diversity and inclusion is encouraged and infused into everything we engage in at LACASA Center—from the community education programs we develop and the Crisis Shelter we operate, to the employee benefits we offer and the social outreach initiatives we spearhead. It is our belief that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to, and for, the benefit of all.

Since our agency was established in 1981, we have evolved to offer more than 30 programs and services that help empower victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault as they rebuild their lives.

Our independent nonprofit organization serves Livingston County and is located in Howell, Michigan. If you are passionate about our mission, we invite you to explore a career with LACASA Center.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: As a legal advocate, you will provide support and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse during the criminal justice process, as well as, domestic violence when needed.  This position requires strong skills in crisis intervention, advocacy, organization, and knowledge of sexual assault and the criminal justice process.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.  Two years of experience in providing support to individuals in crisis and two years of experience in a related field such as criminal justice advocacy is preferred.  Knowledge of facts and dynamics of sexual assault and child sexual abuse also preferred.  Knowledge of community resources, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds is necessary. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides advocacy and support for survivors during the investigative and criminal justice process
  • Provides follow up services with survivors
  • Assists survivors in completing personal protection orders and safety plans.
  • Networks with the community around client identified needs and issues for survivors
  • Provides personal advocacy, case management, and referrals for survivors as needed
  • Provides crisis counseling intervention and referrals through agency helpline for clients as needed
  • Provides crisis intervention through the on-call program to survivors as needed
  • Processes CARE referrals and provides support, advocacy and referrals to the family during the CARE process
  • Records and maintains documentation in keeping with the standards established by agency and related funders
  • Provides respite for parents, as needed
  • Assists in the development of client services
  • Assists with transportation as needed
  • Attends and participates in all meetings as required
  • Adheres to ethical standards of one’s individual profession
  • Protects client’s confidentiality
  • Adheres to guidelines and expectations as outlined in the staff orientation, Employee Handbook, agency Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains a safe environment for staff, clients and the community.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned
  • This position does not have professional supervisory responsibilities

If you meet or exceed these qualifications, we invite you to send your resume and cover letter to hr@lacasacenter.org for consideration.

LACASA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer & Workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, pregnancy status, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and/or Veteran status. LACASA is a 501(c)3 organization.

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