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Victim Advocate Intern
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JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate Intern

DEPARTMENT: Meskwaki Family Services (MFS)/Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment (RISE)


* Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
* Provide victims information on legal services available for their protection, safety, and support
* Refer victims to community agencies and other resources such as shelters, job training, and family counseling.
* Transport clients to and from necessary appointments including medical, legal, law enforcement, court, etc.
* Provide crisis intervention and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
* Coordinate and facilitate support groups for survivors.
* Assist in the development of a volunteer program.
* Provide public education about domestic violence, sexual assault, and related issues.
* Attend conferences and workshops related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
* Assist child welfare social workers in cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault.
* Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
* Assist with capacity building and research to further develop the domestic violence and sexual assault program.
* Other duties as assigned.


* High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
* Must be currently attending (or in the process of enrollment) of a college or university to earn a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work.
* Experience related to domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocacy preferred.
* Must be eligible for certification by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
* Must possess a valid driver's license.
* Willingness to learn and incorporate skills in the cultural context of the Meskwaki community.
* Must submit to and successfully complete a background investigation.
* Must have strong oral and written communication skills and positive interpersonal relationships skills.
* Must be willing to be on call evenings and weekends.
* Must have some experience in computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheet, internet, email, etc.
* Must be willing and able to travel. SUPERVISION:
* Supervised by the Victim Service Program Coordinator