Employment Opportunity

Bi Lingual in Cape Verdean Creole
Full Time Community Advocate/Counselor
for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Full Time Position (35 Hours per week)

Family and Community Resources, Inc.  (FCR) is dedicated to serving individuals and families whose lives are impacted by trauma at home, school or in their community. FCR is committed to providing the highest quality of services including crisis intervention, advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training. Survivors have the right to receive these services free of any bias with regard to age, gender, race, income, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or physical or mental challenges. All FCR services are provided within a setting that preserves their safety, confidentiality and dignity and that empower them to move toward personal growth, health and happiness.

Reports To: Director of Trauma Services

General Description: Provide a continuum of services including crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, case management and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence as well as community outreach. This position requires two early evening per week and occasional Saturday hours to meet the needs of both survivors and the communities we serve.

Responsibilities: Co-facilitate community based support group for survivors; Provide community based advocacy, crisis intervention, information, referrals and safety planning ; Participate in community meetings, forums, trainings and collaborations as required; Provide outreach and education to social service providers and the general community about domestic violence and related services; Provide civilian police advocacy services to local police departments; Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly statistical reports as required by funding sources and FCR; Participate in day/evening crisis on - call rotation; Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Three years' experience and understanding of trauma and working with survivors of domestic violence using an empowerment model; child protection and criminal justice agencies; Proficiency in Cape Verdean Creole; Supervisory experience a plus; Ability to multi-task; Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; Valid MA driver's license and clean driving record; Good organizational and computer /data entry skills; Willing to work independently and as part of an exciting team providing a continuum of services for victims and their children; Must have appropriate boundaries and understanding of and commitment to maintaining strict client confidentiality.

Salary Range: $20 - $21 per hour

Benefits: Family and Community Resources, Inc. benefit package includes: Generous earned time policy; Health and Vision insurance; Worker's Comp; Life Insurance: Excellent supervision and supportive work environment; Dental insurance is available.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Ruth Zakarin, LICSW, Director of Trauma Services
18 Newton Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Fax: 508-583-3775

FCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or a Vietnam Era veteran or the presence of a disability where otherwise qualified.