Breaking the Cycle of Violence


Crisis Phone Weekend Advocate:

If you are interested in becoming a crisis phone advocate, please call 224-0256 and ask for Sarah. This advocate position is on call from Friday at 5:00pm until Monday at 8:00am.  This position receives a stipend and training provided.

Rural Outreach Victim Advocate:

It is the mission of Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center to protect and serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, to provide shelter and to prevent such violence by enhancing education, treatment and awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Rural communities are faced with unique challenges and barriers in overcoming domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The Rural Advocate helps Missouri Shores achieve our mission by establishing and maintaining working relationships with other professionals, agencies, and community members; presenting on topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; establishing and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) including a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART team).

The Rural Advocate, and all other advocates and case managers, are supervised immediately by the Client Services Supervisor. The Executive Director oversees all shelter and program operations. The Board of Directors works with and oversees the Executive Director.

Rural Advocates responsibilities include:
• Trauma-informed response to crisis situations;
• Case management with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking;
• Provide assistance with obtaining protection orders, including filling out the paperwork and attending hearings with the client;
• Visiting counties in our service area at least once a month;
• Coordinating a SART team (Sexual Assault Response Team);
• Presenting to other agencies and organizations about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking;
• Maintain and input accurate data, reports, and client files into various computer systems;
• Meet all deadlines in a timely manner, including the semi-annual report to The Network;
• Attend any scheduled webinars, conference calls, and in-person meetings with partner agencies;
• Other duties as assigned.

All advocates, case manages, and supervisors are expected to work well both as a team and individually. The Rural Advocate will be a self-starter who can take charge and complete all job duties in a timely manner with minimal supervision. Knowledge about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and how they affect victims, especially marginalized populations, is a must. The Rural Advocate will have an advanced understanding of trauma-informed best practices when working with victims and survivors.

Above all, the Rural Advocate will be compassionate and have a desire to help those who are at their most vulnerable.

There will be a six-month probationary period, after which a performance evaluation will be completed. A performance review will then be held annually on the date of first employment.

Knowledge related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking required. Driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Criminal background check is required. Bachelor's degree in social work or related field preferred but not required.

Equal opportunity employer

Closes May 18, 2020

Wage $14.75/hr DOE

Crisis Line: (605) 224.7187
Toll Free: 1.800.696.7187
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