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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Housing & Economic Advocate / Family Violence Victim Advocate, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Norwalk/Stamford, CT

Housing & Economic Advocate / Family Violence Victim Advocate

Posted on: September 9, 2013
Posted by: Domestic Violence Crisis Center


The DVCC, is seeking a Housing & Economic Advocate/ Family Violence Victim Advocate (FVVA) with English and Spanish fluency skills to provide direct services to clients at our Stamford and Norwalk locations. This is a full-time position.

POSITION SUMMARY: Housing & Economic Advocate

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting clients in finding and retaining safe and affordable housing, supporting clients in increasing economic independence, advocating on behalf of clients with landlords and/or housing service providers, connecting clients to collateral community supports and engaging in community outreach.
POSITION SUMMARY: Family Violence Victim Advocate (FVVA)
The Family Violence Victim Advocate is responsible for providing services to victims of family violence crimes who are involved in criminal court and to advocate with law enforcement to improve the criminal justice system's response to crimes of family violence. Services include providing support, information and advocacy services designed to enhance the safety of the victim from the time of arraignment and throughout the court process, and serving as a liaison with the local police departments through training and advocacy to assist the police in their response to family violence.

  • Bachelor's degree (mandatory)
  • Fluency, both spoken and written, in English and Spanish (mandatory)
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • High motivation and strong organization skills
  • Ability to function in a fast paced/crisis environment
  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to lift 30-40 pounds
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, Safety Planning/Woman Defined Advocacy, the court system as it relates to domestic violence issues, criminal prosecutions.
  • Knowledge of the court system, or an interest to learn.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with key court personnel, including judicial authority, prosecutors and other court personal.
  • Assertive advocacy skills and a comfort with speaking up on behalf of a client in a high-pressured environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather information from and assist a diversity of victims
  • Ability to be flexible and to juggle multiple demands.
  • Ability to maintain service records, complete reports accurately and submit in a timely manner.
Salary range: $40,000-$45,000 per annum with excellent benefits.

Before applying, please review our website at, or our Spanish website at, for information regarding our organization.


Please send your resume to with the subject line "Housing/FVVA Advocate"

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