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Advocate – Legal

Chicago, IL

  • A Bachelor Degree or degree in social service or related field. Will consider an Associate Degree with two (2) or more year’s applicable experience. May consider a High School Diploma with four (4) or more year’s applicable experience. Must have 40-hour domestic violence training (within 3 months of hire date).

Assist clients, in the court setting, in obtaining Orders of Protection.
Provide follow-up services to both walk-in clients as well as referred clients.
Provide crisis intervention to walk-in clients, call-in clients or clients referred by other means.
Develop Service Plans jointly with each client. Will continuously monitor progress of the client(s), and adjust service plans as necessary. Monitors the goals, objectives and quality of the program. Time frames must be clearly specified.
May provide employment counseling and referrals for job placement.
On behalf of the client and/or Family Rescue, will coordinate and advocate with outside entities which may include; social service organizations, mental health organizations, substance abuse organizations, housing organizations and/or legal/law enforcements agencies, etc.
Serves as a liaison between Family Rescue and the community at large.
Works with internal agency programs to link clients to appropriate services.
Provide effective case management/documentation which includes completing all required documentation in a timely manner and maintaining records, files, reports etc. as directed.
Complete intake/screening of clients for services.
Provide follow-up service for a minimum of six (6) months, to clients once they have left Family Rescue services.
Attend staff meetings, trainings etc. as required and/or scheduled.
Other Duties as assigned.

Assist in picking up and distribution of donations
Research and/or gather resources to directly assist clients and/or to perform job.
Assist in the up-keep (cleaning) of office/building space(s).
Provide assistance with transportation to scheduled appointments.
Assist in other programs both inter-agency as well as inter-program.



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Chicago, IL

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