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Employer: Cornerstone Advocacy Service
Located in: Bloomington, Minnesota
Degree Required: Bachelors
Cornerstone is a $5M agency with approximately 90 employees.? Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center.
Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. In addition, through Cornerstone’s statewide Day One Crisis and Crime Victim Support lines, we provided services to over 20,000 persons via phone, text and chat. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. (www.cornerstonemn.org)
POSITION DESCRIPTION : The General Crime Community Outreach Advocate will engage and educate individuals, law enforcement, schools, corporations, and community organizations on general crime victim services and strategies to improve the safety and well-being of our community. This will include actively seeking opportunities to collaborate with identified high needs communities to promote increased access to general crime services. This position provides direct general crime services in the communities where there is a high need for service.
Minimum of bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Health, Social Work, or related field. Length of experience in a social service field may be considered in lieu of educational requirements. Two years of experience providing services to victims of crimes. Experience in engaging, building and implementing working relationships and collaborations with diverse communities and culturally-specific agencies. Knowledge of the criminal justice system, social services, trauma informed practices and accessing community resources. Must hold an in-depth understanding of the effects on an individual who has experienced personal crime. This includes but us not limited to: the impact of trauma on crime victims, barriers to reporting crime and access to resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Direct Services and Administration of Crime Victim Funds (55%)
Outreach, Training and Community Engagement (45%)
OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.
Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package.
How to Apply
RESUME without COVER LETTER will not be reviewed for any job opening at Cornerstone Advocacy Service. Please email both cover letter and resume.
No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please
Posted on 07/30/2019
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