Domestic Violence Advocate Resume Samples

Domestic Violence Advocate is a Victim Advocate who is well-versed in providing support to crime victims. The work activities that are typically mentioned on the Domestic Violence Advocate Resume include the following – offering emotional support to victims, providing the victims the needed information, accompanying the victims to court, working as a liaison, holding support groups with residents, providing one-to-one counselling, interviewing victims of domestic violence for shelter service, providing crisis management to those affected with alcohol or drug dependencies; and providing support to child victims.

Those advocating for such specialization area should mention on the resume the following skills – prior work experience, immense knowledge of counseling and social work, thorough knowledge of dealing with domestic violence cases; outstanding knowledge of coordinating well with women and youth and a solid understanding of getting compensation for crime victims. An education in the field of law or criminal justice is common among job applicants.

 

Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Headline : Retail and customer service experience. Organized, detail oriented, and hardworking. Earned a babysitting certificate, and have lots of experience in child care.

Skills : Microsoft office, Typing, Customer service, Fax, copy machine.

Description :

    1. Sole coordinator of the domestic violence program Worked primarily with non-English speaking people.
    2. Coordinated English classes called the "Comadres", which helped establish a relationship with Latina women in the community, in order to educate them about domestic violence.
    3. Attended monthly meetings with legal advocates to help clients apply for U-Visa or VAWA visas.
    4. Worked extensively with other community resources for battered women such as the Friendship home, Equity of Nebraska, Family Violence Council.
    5. Worked closely with Immigration advocates during the process and thanks to this collaboration countless women were able to successfully get their work permits.
    6. Held support meetings who were victims of domestic violence while arranging for childcare and transportation.
    7. Quarterly reports for the number of people served as this position was grant-funded.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts


Sr. Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Summary : Devoted Substance Abuse Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) with extensive experience in substance abuse treatment.

Skills : Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Substance Abuse, Group Counseling, Interviewing,Theories In Psychology.

Description :

    1. Assists victims in knowing their rights about obtaining an Order of Protection and what to do when the Order is violated.
    2. Prepares the victim for court testimony and accompanies the victim to court, providing childcare if necessary.
    3. Maintains regular office hours for meeting with victims to make it easier for the victim to initiate criminal proceedings.
    4. Obtains full and complete statements from victims as well as medical releases to provide the necessary evidence for prosecution.
    5. Maintains a list of expert witnesses in domestic violence.
    6. Provides referrals to victims for counseling, support groups and financial assistance to better support the victim.
    7. Serves as liaison with law enforcement agencies to insure their Domestic Violence policies are the same as the County.
    8. Contacts the DCFS Hotline to insure that a report has been filed in instances when children are present during violent acts to insure the safety of children.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Masters In Leadership


Jr. Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Summary : Over 13 years of experience, including Domestic Violence Advocate, Therapeutic services, Food Service Worker, Kitchen Manager and Certified Nursing Assistant in industries including Public Services, Business Services, Health Services and Public School.

Skills : Proficient in Microsoft Word.

Description :

    1. Primarily focus on the elimination of racism, sexism and empowering women while promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
    2. Programs are designed to offer safety, shelter, and resources for women and children that are impacted by domestic violence and or sexual assault.
    3. Supply survivors with legal knowledge, P.P.O.assistance, crisis intervention, active and reflective listening, and referrals as tools for growth.
    4. Charge of overseeing multiple courts in Wayne County while also building partnerships and allies for domestic abuse survivors.
    5. Strong emphasis on empowerment, cultural sensitivity, and diversity with survivors.
    6. Implementing immediate assistance during emergency situations at multiple metropolitan police precincts.
    7. Connecting clients to shelter, hospital evaluation, and transportation for survivors.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Psychology

Domestic Violence Advocate III Resume

Summary : Worked for over 20 years as an exceptional human service practitioner. In-depth knowledge in interviewing techniques with adults, children and other individuals. An exceptional ability to assess physical, mental, social and economic needs and to use case management software systems.

Skills : Excellent knowledge of laws, juvenile and adult court.

Description :

    1. Provided emotional support, and assisted my clients with information about the legal process involved.
    2. provided Crisis Counseling and support in a court-based setting as well as meet with clients as needed to provide referrals and moral services.
    3. Assisted each caller in completing a comprehensive safety plan.
    4. Provided hospital accompaniment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at the local hospital including on-call availability.
    5. Completed reporting requirements including call logs, incident reports, statistical reports, and other items as requested.
    6. Conducted regular rounds of the shelter and proactively interacted with clients.
    7. Ensured all shelter spaces were prepared to receive guests. Provided regular on-site shelter support.
    8. Maintaining and improving the appearance of the shelter, program materials, and any other outputs utilized by participants.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma

Domestic Violence Advocate II Resume

Summary : Mental Health Professional with experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults. Organized and successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude.

Skills : Counseling, Life Coaching, Microsoft Office, Healthcare.

Description :

    1. Trained, assisted, and provided counseling to women who were recently in an abusive relationship.
    2. Developed individual and collective performance objectives for youth and adults.
    3. Facilitated group meetings and house meetings. Counseled both women and children within the shelter.
    4. Assisted victims both in shelter and outreach clients in applying for the Domestic Violence Relocation Program through the State Attorney's Office.
    5. Assisted outreach clients in applying for the Address Confidentiality Program, Case Management, 
    6. Collaborated with other shelters in order to safely relocate clients who were in danger or had been located by their abuser.
    7. Participated in planning and supervising leisure activities on the premises. Maintained accurate documentation and record-keeping.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Science

Domestic Violence Advocate I Resume

Headline : To obtain a Case Manager/Support Coordinator position at Ascend where education and skills can be utilized, using the team approach in providing quality client services and exceptional support in a professional manner.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Team Building, Group Facilitation.

Description :

    1. Copied, filed and maintained documents so that daily work was done was documented and all files were complete in a timely manner.
    2. Initiated fundraising activities and the preparation of public relations materials.
    3. Provided information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
    4. Transported clients to and from appointments with DHS and doctor appointments.
    5. Assisted clients with restraining orders and other legal documents accompany them to their court hearings and meetings with their lawyers.
    6. Maintained minutes for the Domestic Violence Council.Assisted clients with budgeting, meal planning, and parenting resources.
    7. Facilitated weekly groups, Financial Empowerment, and Resume building.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associates Of Arts

Asst. Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Objective : Seasoned manager with more than six years of experience in fast-paced retail. Excellent time management and learning skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in customer service and store standards.

Skills : MS Office programs, Accurate typing.

Description :

    1. Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
    2. Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
    3. Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
    4. Advise clients regarding food stamps, childcare, food, money management, sanitation, and housekeeping.
    5. Oversee day-to-day group activities of residents in institutions.
    6. Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using an automobile.
    7. Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals. Inform tenants of facilities, such as laundries or playgrounds.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Human Services

Associate Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Summary : To obtain a Case Manager/Support Coordinator position at Ascend where education and skills can be utilized, using the team approach in providing quality client services and exceptional support in a professional manner.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Powerpoint. Individual And Group Therapy, Substance Abuse Therapy.

Description :

    1. Worked at the shelter advocating, answering hotline calls and providing group and individual counseling.
    2. Facilitate group counseling at AWARE and provide community education at CARE.
    3. Attend community education and awareness functions throughout the community.
    4. Mandated to complete appropriate documentation regarding my client's interactions, a weekly goal, progress, and services provided.
    5. Worked closely with a team of professionals including an RN, Social Worker, and Chaplain for each patient.
    6. Built a good rapport with each patient and their family, and provided them with excellent services.
    7. Transported and supervised visitations between foster children and their parents.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Social Work

Associate Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Summary : Worked in the court system with various responsibilities in the Victim Advocate office, probation office, collections office and the clerks office.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Typing.

Description :

    1. Assists victims of intimate partner violence with filing Protection from Abuse orders.
    2. Provides clients with resources to promote safety and well-being. Maintains an accurate log of client's case development.
    3. Contacts clients to review necessary information for court and to conduct safety checks.
    4. The assistance provided to DV victims has to lead to granting PFA orders.
    5. In addition, work has helped victims find their voices and to feel empowered in a situation where they once felt like they had no control.
    6. Record keeping Multi-tasking Answering multi-line phone system Ability to interview clients.
    7. provided safety planning before and after the court process. Interfaced with victims witness program components as well.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Domestic Violence Advocate/Director Resume

Summary : Currently employed with Virginia Department of Social Services Domestic Violence Advocate, contributing to implementation and establishment of policies and procedures, best practices, budget management, and program objectives for sole provider of DV/SA case management services in the county.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Typing.

Description :

    1. Assisted victims of intimate partner violence with filing Protection from Abuse orders.
    2. Provided clients with resources to promote safety and well-being. Kept an accurate log of the client's case development.
    3. Called clients to review necessary information for court and to conduct safety checks.
    4. The assistance has provided to DV victims has lead to granting PFA orders.
    5. Work has helped victims find their voices and to feel empowered in a situation where they once felt like they had no control.
    6. Record keeping Multi-tasking Answering multi-line phone system Ability to interview clients.
    7. Sometimes all people need is support and reassurance to make some of the changes they want in life
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Domestic Violence Advocate/Consultant Resume

Summary : Recent graduate of a highly ranked university with experience in teaching, program development, and community outreach. Seeking opportunities to leverage a communications and human services skill set in youth development or nonprofit management and administration.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Directing volunteers, Childcare, Planning activities/events.

Description :

    1. Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
    2. Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
    3. Advise clients regarding food stamps, childcare, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.
    4. Oversee day-to-day group activities of residents in the institution.
    5. Assist in planning food budgets, using charts or sample budgets.
    6. Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using the automobile.
    7. Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Human Services

Domestic Violence Advocate Resume

Headline : Service-focused social worker and program coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including mental health, domestic violence, and special-needs populations. Excel in program and organizational planning, with documented success overcoming the challenges of the community.

Skills : Have Motorcycle Endorsement.

Description :

    1. Talk with Clients about being in domestic violence relationships.
    2. Accompany them to legal proceedings and being present with them during a sexual assault examination.
    3. Assisting the client in anything they need. Administering medication to clients that may stay in the sexual assault shelter.
    4. Being able to help those in their time of need is the greatest accomplishment achieved.
    5. Skills Used Great listening skills and Great communication skills to talk with law enforcement and medical doctors.
    6. Possess leadership skills and computer knowledge. Trained in CPR and Youth Mental health awareness.
    7. Facilitate assigned group counseling sessions and programs. Enter units of services into the database on a weekly basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Phsychology