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10 Jan 2022

Full-Time Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration (EPIC) Advocate

Through These Doors – Posted by ThroughTheseDoors Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Immediate opening for Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration (EPIC) Advocate

Mission Statement: In collaboration with local partners and all affected by abuse, TTD creates innovative responses and mobilizes our community to promote safety and challenge systems of oppression and violence.

Job Summary: The EPIC (Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration) Program Advocate works with local law enforcement to provide follow-up and comprehensive services and supports to victims and survivors of domestic abuse with the goal of advancing TTD capacity to achieve its mission related to the issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking. This position requires regular work in law enforcement departments, in the community and in the TTD Outreach Offices and court. Travel throughout Cumberland County is required. This is a full-time hourly position starting at $18.00 per hour. Through These Doors offers a generous benefit package for all eligible employees including full health and dental coverage, earned time off, sick time, life insurance and pension.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
a. Provide safety planning, support, crisis intervention, court advocacy and information and referral to community resources to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking, with a particular emphasis on victims involved with the criminal justice system.
b. Refer and link victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking to all TTD services including but not limited to emergency shelter, groups, legal resources, and face-to-face interactions, with a particular emphasis on victims involved with the criminal justice system.
c. Work with all who reach out to TTD to support and improve their understanding of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking, with a particular emphasis on victims involved with the criminal justice system.
d. Partner with specified law enforcement departments to assist victims through the criminal and civil justice process, including participating in LE follow-up calls and contacting victims for support and assistance.
e. Facilitate local high risk assessment teams to help identify and respond to high risk cases of domestic abuse.

Education, Training & Other Qualifications
a. Associate’s degree or three year’s relevant professional experience
b. Successful completion of TTD helpline training, and participation in on-going education and training (post-hire)
c. Valid Maine driver’s license and automobile insurance
d. Satisfactory responses from government agencies to required background checks
e. Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking
f. Effective written and oral communication skills
g. Basic computer competency

The goal of TTD’s recruitment and hiring process is to achieve an excellent and balanced workforce with representation and participation from diverse sectors of our society. TTD has a responsibility to our community and to victims and survivors of abuse to actively recruit and hire the best-qualified individuals that it can, and to do so in the context of its commitment to principles of diversity.

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to religious creed, race, color, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Through These Doors is a nonprofit organization which receives funding from Maine DHHS, Maine Housing, local United Ways, Cumberland County, and your generous donations.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Through These Doors, PO Box 704, Portland, ME 04104 or email: jobs@throughthesedoors.org Applications will be considered as they are received.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 29 days.

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