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Law Enforcement Advocate
Law Enforcement Advocate The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Job Summary: Full time position with benefit package available. Responsible to implement the Law Enforcement Advocate Program in collaboration with the Providence, Cumberland, Central Falls, East Providence, and Woonsocket Police Departments. Principal Responsibilities and Duties: • Provide information and assistance to police officers working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; • Meet with victims either on scene (with police accompaniment), at the police department, or at the hospital following the incident or within a few days as a follow up; • Refer victim to additional services as necessary; • Generate reports and statistics; • Assist with training programs for police officers, community members, and other agencies on domestic violence and sexual assault issues; • Represent agency at community-based meetings, roundtables, conferences, and domestic violence/sexual assault police in-service trainings as needed; • Attend and participate in conferences and in-service trainings as needed; and • Provide hospital and court accompaniment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Skills and Abilities Required: • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide assistance to victims and to deal effectively with all segments of the community; • Organizational and analytical abilities to deal with difficult human and administrative problems; • An understanding of issues related to sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence; • Ability to deal effectively in stressful situations and to handle crisis as they arise; • Bachelor's degree required; and • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese required. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed. The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant for employment of conditions or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orient This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive, list of duties performed. Benefits: • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Vision insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off Job Type: Full-time Salary: Based on experience

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