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Job Announcement

Title: Lead Advocate, Full Time
Location: FDL Human Services
Supervisor: Social Services Coordinator
Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Salary: $23.00 - $26.45 per hour


General Summary:

This position supervises Victim Services Advocates and assists with coordination with a designated Law Enforcement Officer to address crisis situations involving sexual assault, domestic violence, and victims of general crime.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Supervise all victim services and Advocates in the delivery of services to clients, training of staff, scheduling, performance review and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Assist the Coordinator with grant reporting, program evaluation, data collection and project management.
  • Screen and accept referrals from coordinating agencies Fond du Lac providers, and courts and individuals.
  • Assign cases as needed to Advocates and be available to supervise crisis situations and respond to the needs of the Advocates and clients.
  • Provide regular staff meetings, support discussion and critical thinking in crisis situations.
  • Follows and stays current with best practices such as trauma informed and client centered approaches.
  • Implement programming for clients that have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime.
  • Provides referral of local area resources and systems which interface with victims/survivors of violence.
  • Manages accurate fiscal records and completes reports in a timely manner.
  • Attends regular meetings as assigned and consult with technical assistance organizations and coalitions that also address issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime.
  • Transport victims as needed to assist with access to services for medical, basic needs and other appointments.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Class D Driver’s License required. Must have a vehicle with proof of vehicle insurance with liability insurance being the minimum coverage and must be insurable under Fond du Lac’s insurance requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related social science field is required. Masters in Social Work preferred.
  • Two or more years of professional supervisory experience is required.
  • Four or more years of experience of experience as an Advocate working on cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime is required.
  • Documentation of professional interviewing experience; a high level of skill in oral and written communication; and the use of organization and time management skills is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Completion of the 40 Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Native American communities, culture, customs, and beliefs is preferred.
  • Experience working with Native American clients, communities and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity is preferred.
  • Operations are conducted seven days a week; 24 hours a day; and on holidays.
  • Demonstrated and documented knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and potential special needs of adult clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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