The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Program is a law enforcement-based crisis response team which pairs a trained domestic violence advocates with police officers. DART teams to respond to domestic violence incidents, provide immediate crisis intervention and follow-up services to victims of domestic violence and their families. DART programs are critical to supporting domestic violence victims and increasing their safety. Intervention at the scene of a reported domestic violence incident (or shortly thereafter) by a police officer and by a civilian advocate with specialized knowledge, training and experience responding to incidents of domestic violence, is an effective means by countering domestic violence. Strength United is seeking to recruit a DART advocate, to be assigned at one of the following Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau divisions: Foothill, Mission, North Hollywood, Van Nuys and West Valley.
DART advocates will be co-located at one of the above LAPD divisions to provide the following activities: 1) Crisis Intervention to provide immediate, culturally appropriate crisis intervention, safety planning and needs assessments to domestic violence victims, including the provision of emotional support, explanation of victim rights, available resources and corresponding materials 2) Provide assistance in obtaining Protective Orders, 3) Shelter Placement, when necessary transporting victims to a safe location with the assistance of LAPD, 4) Participate in the provision of roll call, community and staff training, 5) Receive training and 6) Complete accurate documentation, data entry and progress reports.
A minimum of one year experience working with domestic violence victims or enrollment in an undergraduate program in behavioral science or criminal justice field. Bicultural Bilingual Spanish Speaking, Criminal Background Clearance, California Driver's License, Automobile and Automobile Insurance.
All applicants must complete the 40-hour Domestic Abuse Counselor as defined in California Penal 1037.1 provided upon employment.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Candidates must possess the ability knowledge and skill to risk assessment and the management of multi-disciplinary team relationships capacity to remain calm, focused and responsive in crisis situations. Effective interpersonal skills, clear professional boundaries and the ability to work in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
Work Schedule: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ranging between 3:00pm to 2:00am, eight hours per shift for a total of 32 hours per week (days and hours may vary).
The anticipated salary range $15-$18 per hour
How to Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
Application Screening begins April 19, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.
Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.
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