Hearts of Hope has issued a press release, announcing a job opening for a Family Advocate:

Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

All services are available to the Acadiana area of Louisiana: Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Landry and Evangeline parishes. We strive to uphold and maintain confidentiality with all of our clients, and services are provided free of charge.

The opening is in the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC): Family Advocate is a professional position that provides specialized advocacy and support services and acts as case manager for non-offending parents and caregivers of child sexual abuse victims. Services include individualized client assessment, education and referral services; services are offered in collaboration with other internal departments, law enforcement, and other agencies.  CAC Family Advocate is an active resource and agent in client referral for the agency’s group services.  The CAC Family Advocate participates in the agency’s round-the-clock (RTC) 24-hour on-call services for sexual assault victims; routinely conducts client follow-up and tracks all cases throughout the legal process. The position includes a variety of administrative duties associated with multiple roles. In addition to direct and administrative duties, the CAC Family Advocate contributes time and expertise to the agency’s public education, outreach, and fundraising activities.

Job Qualifications:

            Requires a BA/BS degree in social/behavioral science (e. g. social work, psychology, sociology, child and family studies, and/or criminal justice). Demonstrated history of effective organizational skills; teamwork and ability to work effectively with people who are diverse in age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds are required. Past work experience in social/human service-setting is desirable. Previous experience and training on the dynamics of interpersonal violence, its effect on victims, and sexual assault and abuse is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people who are diverse in age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds is required.

Hearts of Hope can be reached at 337-269-1557.

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