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YWCA Greater Memphis positions available: Domestic Violence Advocate & Building Engineer

 TITLE:                                                          Domestic Violence Advocate

                                                                        Bilingual preferred

 RESPONSIBLE TO:                                    Domestic Violence Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION:                                  The Domestic Violence Advocate provides direct aid; support and assistance to families by using methods of trauma inform care makes referrals to appropriate community resources with emphasis on domestic violence prevention.  In addition the advocate is to help the client to reach goals of self-sufficiency and independent living.  The advocate will provide on-site and off-site information to individuals and groups to help identify and address personal, emotional, interactive, and mental challenges.


Direct Services

  • Accepts referrals from Family Safety Center and other community agencies
  • Assists clients in locating housing
  • Complete initial assessment of each resident’s physical, emotional, mental and adjustment needs
  • Develops with residents, individual plans of action for achieving self-sufficiency, adjustment and survival
  • Maintain necessary and appropriate records
  • Recommend community resources and referrals as necessary
  • Conduct pre and post assessments for each adult resident
  • Provide one adult support group per week and individual counseling as needed
  • Meets with clients weekly to determine progress with their individual plans of action
  • Drive to partnership sites for presentations and on-site availability
  • Maintains collaborative contacts with other agencies for referrals from crisis hotline to other appropriate agencies and for referral of shelter residents to other appropriate services
  • Facilitates public transportation request of residents
  • Share information with Resident Manager through communications log to document problems or significant situations; confer verbally with Resident Manager of any situations that arise requiring immediate attention.
  • Confer with Director regarding warnings, probations or dismissal recommendations
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as provided
  • Meet with Director to review resident files and provide input regarding residents’ progress toward stated goals


  • Documents interactions with residents for file
  • Compiles information and data to ensure proper reporting
  • Supports the mission of the YWCA and its One Imperative
  • Performs other related duties as deemed necessary or as delegated by the Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other related fields with one (1) year of case management experience or five (5) years of experience working in the domestic violence field and homeless clients.


  • Knowledge of housing and needs of victims of domestic violence and homelessness
  • Knowledge of community agencies and resources
  • Strong listening and reflective response skills, oral and written communication skills, case management skills, and computer or word processing skills

Please send resumes via email or by mail to:

modom@memphisywca.org or

YWCA Greater Memphis

Attn: Marquiepta Odom

Interim Executive Director

766 South Highland Street

Memphis, TN 38111

Closing date is July 8, 2019. No phone calls please.


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by | July 1, 2019 · 9:09 AM