Court Advocate job – Mid Central Community Action – Bloomington, IL

Court Advocate

Mid Central Community Action

Bloomington, IL

Job Summary: Responsible for providing legal advocacy services to victims of domestic violence

General Job Duties:

  • Complete intakes for clients seeking legal advocacy services
  • Provide quality services to victims of domestic violence, including but not limited to, civil / criminal advocacy, individual / group IDVA, safety planning
  • Provide emotional support and education to victims seeking an OP
  • Assist clients in completing the EOP and POP paperwork and filing process
  • Provide in-person and telephone counseling, advocacy, information, and referrals
  • Provide educational materials (re: purple packets) to domestic violence victims
  • Facilitate Pre-Hearing group sessions for clients
  • Accompany clients to court proceedings
  • Coordinate with Victim/Witness Office to provide information to clients regarding dispositions and future hearing dates
  • Network with other agencies to provide assistance for domestic violence victims
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client information
  • Complete service logs and all necessary paperwork to document hours of service, training, etc. and submit to designated staff on a weekly basis (minimum)
  • Complete monthly narratives and administer measurable outcome tools for grants
  • Facilitate applicable sessions of the 40-hour training classes
  • Participate in Program and Outreach team meetings
  • Attend Task Force and DV multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Participate in the Appreciative Inquiry process and adhere to the Gossip Free zone
  • Participate in DV Awareness Month and Week Without Violence activities
  • Provide community presentations and professional trainings as requested
  • Participate in the on-call rotation as scheduled
  • Attend conferences and workshops as designated
  • Any other duties assigned and deemed necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the agency

Mid Central Community Action is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

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