Community Outreach Advocate | Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Community Outreach Advocate

Community Outreach Advocate

Expires on: 2018:10:24 11:59 PM

Position: Community Outreach Advocate
Division: Tribal Affairs
Department: Domestic Violence
Reports To: Domestic Violence Program Director
Location: Norfolk
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Salary: Grade 4 ($12.16-$19.84)
Classification: Full-time (Grant Funded)

Summary:

This individual shall work to coordinate a public awareness and prevention program and assist with advocacy services to youth and adult survivors or domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure the availability of advocacy services and emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence in the rural service areas of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
  • Coordinate a community outreach program in the rural service area as needed to reach victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence and make them aware of our program and services.
  • Implement public awareness efforts on issues surrounding domestic violence.
  • Travel to respective counties in the PTN service areas to distribute brochures, posters and informational materials to hospitals, churches, schools, civic organizations etc.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Travel to service areas of the Ponca tribe to perform duties.
  • Individual will assist victims in judicial service systems of each area.
  • Implement a victim services program designed to assist Native American adult and youth victims.
  • Develop partnerships with nonprofit, non-governmental victim service agencies in the respective service areas that can assist the tribe in its efforts.
  • Assist in prosecution efforts; inform victims of their rights and advocate on their behalf and ensure that victims are provided access to courts etc.
  • Develop presentations that are targeted to a variety of ages on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse.
  • Develop partnerships with agencies and entities that exist within the designated service areas.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Relationships and Authority:

This position has no supervisory authority. Works in conjunction with other PTN staff and external entities.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Professional office environment with visitations to client’s homes and court appearances. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. Is subject to emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel and visitors.

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Associates degree in human services related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • One year experience developing, assisting and utilizing community resources.
  • Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and be insurable.
  • Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  • Able and willing to travel.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services related field.
  • One or more years experience with state and/or tribal courts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-683: Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • One or more years experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.

Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 03/19/11