Part Time Victim Advocate, FASS
Company: Magellan Health
Location: Fort Stewart
Posted on: October 12, 2021
Provides services in support of the advocacy, intervention,
prevention, education and training to address domestic violence
under the Army’s Family Advocacy Program (FAP). This position
supports the Army’s Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) which provides
comprehensive services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, to assist
and advocate for victims of domestic abuse and to ensure a victim's
easy transition to community resources. The victim advocate (VA)
serves Soldiers and Army Families living on and off the
installation in accordance with the program protocol.
- Provides crisis intervention and comprehensive services to
include emotional support, arrangement of transportation; accompany
victims to medical, legal and/or law enforcement appointments (when
requested), assist in securing protective orders, emergency food
and/or shelter and information benefits.
- Works directly with victims to ensure that expressed needs are
advocated and presented to personnel at intervening agencies.
- Assesses imminent risks for health and/or safety of the victim
and make referrals as appropriate.
- Assists victims with navigating the system to obtain the
services desired and refer victims to the appropriate services for
- Ensures victims of domestic abuse receive sensitive,
confidential and immediate comprehensive care and treatment needed
to restore health and well-being.
- Performs initial screening, non- clinical risk and lethality
assessment and safety planning with victims of domestic abuse.
- Assists victims in developing safety plans, conduct a lethality
assessment, and provide emotional support, crisis
intervention, prevention awareness and education to victims.
- Liaisons with the installation Family Advocacy Program Manager
(FAPM) to ensure that comprehensive victim services and training
are provided through a coordinated community response to domestic
abuse victims, , Family Members, Soldiers and Civilians authorized
to receive services at a Military Treatment Facility.
- Provides crisis intervention and a warm hand off to community
resources for victims who are not eligible for services through a
Military Treatment Facility.
- Provides information on victim rights, services and resources
available on and/or off the installation.
- Coordinates with the (FAPM) to develop procedures that ensure
victims of domestic abuse receive timely and appropriate
- When contacted by a victim of domestic abuse, make contact
either telephonically within 20 minutes or face to face within 60
minutes (when requested) by the victim.
- Explains FAP disclosure and reporting options during the
initial contact to ensure that the victim makes informed
decisions about disclosing information regarding the
- Ensures that first responders, (Emergency Medical Services and
or law enforcement etc.) are contacted immediately during
crisis situations where there is imminent harm to the victim, their
children or program staff..
- Operates within established guidelines of the FAP and the
Victim Advocacy Program, AR 608-18.
- Conducts domestic abuse training and awareness programs to
educate Soldiers and Family members and Civilians.
- Understanding of Problematic Sexual Behavior- Child and Youth
- Guide client families through the investigative process,
encourage their participation in the process, and help them
understand their rights as a victim of a crime.
- Formulate appropriate intervention strategies to improve a
family’s coping skills during a child abuse case investigation and
- Identify and make every attempt to meet the needs of children
and families who may be in crisis
- Educate non-offending caregivers about the dynamics and
possible long-term consequences of child abuse
- Assess family needs and encourage non-offending caregivers to
participate in recommended services and counseling.
- Provide information and assistance with completing Crime
Victims’’ Compensation applications.
- Serve as a liaison between the family and multidisciplinary
team members as needed.
- Assist multidisciplinary team members in identifying client
needs and providing recommendations.
- Represent the child and family’s best interest at
multidisciplinary team case review meetings.
- Accompany non-offending caregivers to court or other
appointments, when requested.
- Participate in relevant community awareness, campaigns and
- Maintain ongoing case management, all data entry must be
completed within three business days.
- Ensure daily contact with a victim while in crisis and no less
than every 30 days when not in crisis.
- When a victim departs the servicing area, case shall be
transferred as appropriate, when advocacy services are completed,
the case will be closed as appropriate, with concurrence from the
- Part Time Positions: part time positions vary in hours from 12
– 35 hours per week. Flexible schedule is required for this
position, as you will be asked to work primarily nights, weekends,
and some hours during the day, depending on the needs of the
installation. More information will be provided if you are
selected for the interview process.
- Bachelor"s Degree from an accredited school in social/work,
psychology, marriage, family, and child counseling, counseling or
behavioral science, education, community health or public
- Two years" experience working with victims of domestic
abuse/sexual assault violence or victim advocacy
- Working knowledge of Family violence dynamics, safety planning,
risk assessments, local community resources, and federal and state
laws pertaining to domestic abuse or sexual assault, Family law and
the Victim Rights Bill.
- Possess ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound
professional judgment, ethical practice, and common
- Ability to work independently to assess risk, develop,
implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet
- Demonstrated understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for
- Possess the ability to develop trusting helping
- Possess the ability to work effectively with individuals and
families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic
- Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian
medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on
behalf of victims.
- Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle
- Must possess transportation to transport victim in crisis
(non-emergent) situations as a last resort.
- Must be able to provide on-call 24 hours/7 days per week victim
- One year experience working with a military Family Support
Center; or civilian social service agency preferred or experience
as a military Family member.
- Understanding of the military and DOD FAP and VAP.
- Possess working knowledge of military protocol when addressing
Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Government
- Must speak, read, understand, and write English fluently.
- Be computer literate and possess proficiency in computer skills
to use Microsoft Office Suite to prepare briefing slides,
information papers, and enter data in required management reports
and utilize information systems to prepare required reports and
- Ability to effectively interface and communicate with civilian
and military personnel at all levels.
- Willing to travel within an estimated 50-mile radius of the
Part Time Victim Advocate, FASS
Military, Victim Advocacy
Bachelors: Counseling (Required)
Certifications - Required
Certifications - Preferred
Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity
Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the
security responsibilities and security controls unique to their
position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and
contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.
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