The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is seeking candidates for the position of Client Advocacy Services Coordinator. The coordinator will provide trauma-informed services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking throughout Southeast Iowa.
“Every community is different and has unique needs,” said Bronis Perteit, Director of Client Advocacy Services. “For this reason, DVIP is seeking a qualified individual from Lee or Van Buren counties to provide these vital services.”
The duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Crisis Intervention Services
Housing and Economic Advocacy
Support group facilitation
Qualifications for this position include:
AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (two years of experience as a family or domestic violence case manager in a major social services program may be substituted for one year of college).
Knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy
Understanding of cultural and socio-economic diversity applied to domestic violence intervention services.
Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work
Working knowledge of basic office functions including word processing and email.
Ability to provide confidential services in small rural communities.
Be organized and thorough.
Ability to work independently and autonomously.
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Ability to pass an Iowa background, child abuse, and sex offender registry check.
Additional certification and training will be provided upon hire.
Since 2013, DVIP has provided crisis intervention services in Lee, Van Buren, Henry and Des Moines counties. With a mission and dedication to providing trauma-informed care, DVIP has prioritized hiring advocates in the counties they serve.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by email providing a cover letter and CV to Bronis Perteit, Director of Client Advocacy Services at [email protected]
About the Domestic Violence Intervention Program: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence. For more than 40 years, DVIP has provided support, resources and safety to people in an eight-county service region that includes Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Lee, Johnson, Washington and Van Buren counties. DVIP’s services include a 24/7/365 hotline, safety planning, advocacy, trauma-informed counseling, emergency pet programs, and more. People who need help should call our helpline at 1-800-373-1043.