Domestic Violence Advocate

Chicago, IL
City of Chicago Department of Police

Chicago Police Department
Number of Positions: 23
(additional vacancies possible pending budget approval)

This position is open to the public and all current city employees covered under the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5. Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid.

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”
2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)
3. Select your correct bargaining unit

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Under supervision, the class serves as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence, assessing domestic violence and gender-based violence situations, and providing support and on-going assistance to victims, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Receives complaints or referrals of domestic violence and gender-based violence and determines the nature, extent, and severity of cases
  • Contacts victims directly to provide crisis intervention services
  • Assesses the degree of risk or danger involved in order to determine the need for an order of protection
  • Counsels victims on available supportive programs and services
  • Assists victims in developing a safety plan and assessing social service resources
  • Accompanies or refers victims to criminal or civil court advocacy services for order of protection hearings
  • Provides escort and information services to victims during the course of disciplinary investigations or court proceedings
  • Acts as a liaison between victims and the court system, and with social service organizations providing services to domestic violence and gender-based violence victims
  • Creates and maintains contact listings and networks with social service agencies to develop resources and to provide referrals to victims
  • Participates in meetings with outside agencies to obtain information relative to domestic violence and gender-based violence issues
  • Prepares and distributes educational materials on issues related to domestic violence and gender-based violence
  • Prepares and maintains work activity reports
  • May research legislation and social trends that apply to advocacy policy and procedures
  • Participates in community education and outreach efforts to promote awareness of programs and issues that victims of crime encounter
  • Attends mandatory trainings to stay abreast of the most current victim advocacy programs and services
  • Maintains client files and records documenting services rendered

 

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class

LOCATION: Chicago Police Department
Public Safety Headquarters
3510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653

SHIFT/HOURS: Monday-Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm or 12:00pm – 8:00pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology or a directly related field plus two years of work experience providing assistance to victims of domestic violence, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

  • Must have forty hours of domestic violence training as required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
  • Some positions may require a valid State of Illinois driver’s license.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous experience working in domestic violence or gender-based violence
  • Completion of 40-hour sexual assault training
  • Previous work experience with youth, seniors, persons who have been trafficked and other forms of gender-based violence
  • Previous experience working with police and/or the criminal justice system
  • Multi-lingual

 

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago
Brandon Johnson, Mayor

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 6/17/24

Job Posting: May 20, 2024, 10:11:22 AM Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External: Jun 17, 2024, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $58,956 Annually Pay Basis: Yearly