Victim Advocate - Data Assistant/CJ Program - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
- 05-Apr-2021 to 04-May-2021
- - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Victim Advocate Data Assistant reports to the Director of Victim Advocacy & Quality Assurance. The Victim Advocate Data Assistant is responsible for maintaining accurate records, completing advocacy research, completing monthly, quarterly and annual program reports and performing victim advocacy duties as needed. The Victim Advocate Data Assistant also serves as an informed source of support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault violence.
- Continue education and training on domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Assisting with providing current data on victim services within the agency.
- On-going maintenance of data/databases and records as necessary.
- Ensure program data has been entered in timely fashion by communicating with supervisor.
- Gather and prepare as requested all information necessary for monthly, quarterly, annual program reports as required by funding sources.
- Meet deadlines and ensure all staff provide what is needed timely and accurately.
- Completes program reports and other program administrative duties in a timely manner.
- Propose new grant funding options and draft applications when approved.
- Attention to detail, SQL and ACCESS, ensuring all data is accurate and updated timely.
- Maintain professionalism at all times including:
- Positive rapport with collaborative partners and express only positive feedback.
- Positive rapport with victims.
- Provide victims with emergency support services, including:
- Emergency financial assistance for: food, clothing, or other items related to getting out of immediate crisis.
- Emergency and essential transportation assistance to safe shelter or essential appointments to aid in increased self-sufficiency.
- Connect victims to necessary counseling and/or other professional services, including:
- Medical/Dental advocacy – assisting in locating necessary medical/dental care for injuries related to domestic violence or sexual assault.
- Personal advocacy – including securing rights, remedies, and services from other agencies.
- Victim Compensation Assistance/Advocacy
- In the event that BOHCC cannot provide what is needed for victims, provide the appropriate referral to victims (note that we have a process we follow for recommending referral resources).
- Pass along important information to the leadership team that falls outside the scope of direct client service.
- Assist CEO/Executive Director with public outreach events related to domestic violence, sexual assault, victim advocacy, and BOHCC services when requested.
- Attend all staff meetings
Any staff member of Beacon of Hope Crisis Center will be responsible to support other staff and volunteers as needed, including cleanliness and care of offices, and supporting other areas whenever possible.
Bachelor or Associates degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field. Valid Indiana driver's license, full coverage insurance and reliable transportation required. Qualified candidates must be familiar with the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, in addition to extensive experience with MS Office Access systems and database design, development, and administration. Applicant must have excellent written, verbal and computer skills; must be a self-starter; to reach and work with a wide diverse population; be able to respect confidentiality of the work that is performed at Beacon of Hope; have good record-keeping skills; and able to multi-task to handle multiple various projects. Able to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality and successful clearance of a criminal background check. All advocates must have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system, victimology, crisis intervention, cultural/ethnic diversity, and applicable state victims' rights/laws.
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