Current Job Openings
Family Services Advocate
Victim advocacy support is essential to the reduction of trauma and improving outcomes for children and families in Haywood County. The Family Services Advocate is a vital part of the Haywood County multi-disciplinary team and works directly with the children and families that enter the center. The Family Services Advocate ensures the fidelity of the National Children’s Alliance accreditation standard for Victim Services, promotes the best interest of the child within the multi-disciplinary team setting, and coordinates services that are vital to begin the healing process.
This position is a full-time position of 40 hours per week. This position currently answers directly to the Executive Director. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required. Must be willing to work flexible hours, with general operating hours being 830am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Personnel must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Must demonstrate proof of legal ability to work in the United States, and if applicable, demonstrate registration with the Selective Service. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Required- This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field (social work, psychology, criminal justice, or other human services related field), a minimum of 2 years professional experience and familiarity with criminal justice, child welfare, or mental health systems.
Preferred- Preference of a minimum of one year’s experience working with children and families, National advocate credentialing through National Office for Victim Assistance, and/or certificate of completed training from a National Children’s Alliance approved Victim Advocacy course.
The ideal candidate for this position will have familiarity with adverse childhood experiences, sexual abuse, generational trauma, and knowledge of the criminal justice system. This individual will be able to multi-task, proactively communicate to a variety of team members, work with limited resources and time constraints, and proactively engage in the work environment without being asked.
This position will primarily be working with children, ages 3-18 years old, and their caregivers.
General Qualities Required-
- Proven verbal and written communication skills
- Possess good organizational skills
- Knowledge of Haywood County community organizations
- Knowledge of advocacy, victims’ rights, and the dynamics of abuse
- Knowledge of the North Carolina Victims Compensation program
- Ability to utilize crisis management skills effectively
- Proven ability to deescalate high-stress situations.
- Proven capacity for collaboration and relationship building
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
- Ability to learn, work independently with little supervision, and make efficient use of time.
- Ability to ensure that services are ethically and culturally sound.
Description of Duties-
Advocacy duties at KARE, Inc. include but are not limited to-
Case Management/Coordination of Services/Team Support
- Maintain contact with victim and non-offending family members throughout the investigation and prosecution phases
- On behalf of CAC clients, communicate regularly with referral sources through written reports, phone calls, meetings, etc.
- Utilize professional development opportunities to support families during internet crime based investigations with particular resources.
- Ensure the team is properly informed and trained on survivor responses to child abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
- Provides court support, attend forensic interviews, and provide education to families
- Link CAC clients with concrete services when appropriate, including Victims Compensation, protective orders, and other public assistance
- Provide resource coordination and referrals for medical and mental health treatment
- Complete documentation and reports required for case management
- Develop and maintain appropriate forms and record keeping system for the program
- Maintain data tracking system of services and case outcomes
- Collect and prepare OMS data for Initial, Follow-Up, and Youth Surveys
- Assist the Executive Director in the promotion and completion of the OMS Multi-Disciplinary Team survey, bi-annually.
- Review data obtained upon the request of the Executive Director.
- Represent KARE at local and regional meetings as requested
- Support of outreach related to victim services to include the acquisition of diversified funding streams
Range available: $41,000 to $43,000
Due to the position being grant-funded, salary cannot exceed the above range. This position is fully funded through 2025.
Dental and Vision Insurance.
Paid vacation and sick time.
Access to telehealth services and AFLAC.
An IRA is available with 3% match for are employed for a year.
Expected start date is February 12th.
Resumes will be accepted until 4pm on January 17,2023. KARE is an equal opportunity employer.
All those interested in applying for this position must submit a cover letter AND resume to Savannah Anders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to answer follow up questions.
KARE is NOT currently accepting Human Service related interns at this time. We will resume internships in the Fall of 2024.
As a proud supporter of education and positive outcomes for the community, KARE offers internship opportunities to those currently enrolled in college, as well as, those looking to expand their knowledge and skills.
At this time, KARE has the capacity for ONE undergraduate and ONE masters level intern for social work, criminal justice, or other human services fields per semester.
KARE will be accepting internships for the following disciplines:
- Non-Profit Management
Interviews will occur the semester prior and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All individuals are subject to an interview and back-ground check.
Please send letters of interest to Savannah Anders, Executive Director (email@example.com).
You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume.
KARE Non-Discrimination Statement
Kids Advocacy Resource Effort, Inc. (KARE) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, provision of services; employment matters, including hiring, compensation, promotion, and access to training; recruitment for, or assignment of, any volunteer activities, which includes participation on the Board of Directors; and the selection of contractors. KARE is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our clients, staff, volunteers, and subcontractors.