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22 Jun 2023

Full-Time Family Advocate

aclements – Posted by aclements Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Midcoast Children’s Advocacy Center (MCAC) Family Advocate  

Job Status: Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week) ($19/hr; Estimated Annual Salary $39,520 plus benefits) 

Job Location: Based in Brunswick and Wiscasset, with possible backup support in Rockland/Belfast, if needed 

Primary Responsibility: Work on a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) specializing in child sexual abuse with goals of justice and healing. Provide advocacy & referrals to families and children who come to the MCAC following concerns of child sexual abuse in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties, and in Knox and Waldo Counties as needed/available.  

Representative Family Advocacy Duties:   

  • Take referrals from investigative partners and schedule Forensic Interview appointments. 
  • Be the first point of contact for non-offending caregivers and establish rapport with child victims and non-offending caregivers prior to them coming to the MCAC and within the MCAC setting. 
  • Ensure the Family Room is appropriately ready to accommodate any special considerations that may need to be made for children or non-offending caregivers. 
  • Provide support for children & non-offending caregivers during the interview process in addition to assisting with referrals to partner agencies (medical, mental health, civil-legal). 
  • Serve as liaison between non-offending caregivers and MDT partners only for the purpose of referrals with an exchange of limited information. 
  • Conduct 7-day & 30-day follow up calls with non-offending caregivers. Continue to serve as liaison and offer Caregiver Surveys 100% of the time. 
  • Work in collaboration with the MCAC Family Advocate (Rockland/Belfast) to coordinate all client coverage and services. 
  • Enter all required documentation (referral information, client information) into EmpowerDB database and maintain accurate records. 
  • Work with MDT to collect case outcomes and other data as needed. 
  • Participate in MDT meetings and case reviews, to review policies and challenging cases with advocacy lens. 
  • Attend regularly scheduled group clinical supervision with the SASSMM team and program supervision with the MCAC Program Coordinator 

Client Services 

  • Complete SASSMM 47 hours Advocate Training 
  • Co-facilitate support groups and Helproom chats, as needed 
  • Perform other duties, as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work/life experience 
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to issues of sexual victimization of children and adults 
  • Experience in crisis and/or other human or advocacy services  
  • Understanding of the needs and challenges specific to supporting victims within rural communities 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Have access to transportation  
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and respond to changing priorities 
  • Excellent computer literacy, organizational, facilitation, and oral and written communication skills 

Accountability: Accountable to the MCAC Program Coordinator for all CAC programming. Accountable to the Executive Director regarding all agency programming and operations. 

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How to Apply

Submit an application to arian@sassmm.org with a current resume, cover letter of interest, and a list of 3 Reference email addresses.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Advocacy, Child Sexual Abuse, and sexual violence. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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