Domestic Violence Advocate Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Compassionate Social Worker with a strong background serving in safehouse settings for 5 years. Specializing in providing supportive services to the demographic of at risk community members.

Highly-motivated trained Social Worker and member of Washington State Coalition of Domestic Violence.

Caring Social Worker offering case management expertise with proven ability to quickly build trust and rapport with clients from diverse cultures. Highly adept at case planning and management. Committed to achieving high-quality, supportive services to clients and families.

Social Worker talented at setting clients at ease and structuring service plans around each clients strengths. Passionate about social work and committed to providing the highest level of care to survivors.

Detail-oriented with extensive understanding of sanitation and control techniques. Self-sufficient and enthusiastic individual working quickly and effectively with little to no supervision. Used proper cleaning techniques, checked rooms for fire hazards and observed all housekeeping policies for shelter.

Motivated to apply awareness to enhance educational opportunities. Eager to learn new skills and advance knowledge with hands-on experience.

Talented Domestic Violence Advocate and team leader offering 5 years of success in safehouse environments. Strategic thinker with crisis intervention proficiency. Offers proven ability to build effective teams and . Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth.

Organized Domestic Violence Advocate offering excellent planning, problem-solving and communication skills. Supporting advocates in identifying client needs and delivering solutions. Strong verbal and written communication skills to document client case files.

Empowered advocate offering proven success delivering Team support to Agency. Reputation for positive attitude, determined work ethic and sound judgment. Adaptable to anticipate issues and proactively solve problems.

Hardworking and reliable Domestic Violence Advocate with strong ability in case management and crisis intervention. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

Domestic Violence Advocate offering strong willingness and professional experience gained through 5 years of advocacy and successful contributions. Motivating leader with history of building and managing sales and advocacy teams. Proficient at identifying conflict issues and integrating communicative solutions to achieve unity.

Enthusiastic individual with resiliency skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

  • Violence prevention
  • Family maintenance
  • Suicide prevention specialist
  • Emergency response training
  • Client-centered care
  • Community outreach advocacy.
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Homeless and dual diagnosed populations
  • Strategic planner
  • Process improvement
  • Supervision
  • MS Office
  • Organization
  • Planning and coordination
  • Communications
  • Operational improvement
  • Support services
  • Inventory management
  • Security systems
  • Relationship development
  • Team management
  • Project organization
  • Problem resolution
  • Administrative support
  • Team building
11/2015 to Current Domestic Violence Advocate Nashua, New Hampshire | Nashua, NH,
  • Arranged and facilitated support groups, life skills education programs and supportive counseling for survivors by coordinating appropriate trained and license service providers.
  • Interviewed clients individually and in family groups to determine services to best address specific needs.
  • Provided counseling and emotional support for survivors of abuse.
  • Liaised between clients and community agencies to arrange assistance in housing, education and child care for clients.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including individual case management, safety planning, Domestic Violence Protection Orders, and court accompaniment.
  • Completed Domestic Violence Awareness/Teen Dating Violence projects resulting in engaging community education/awareness.
  • Learned crisis intervention, multi-phone calls, client case filing, and documentation to support office needs.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and Administration to find workable solutions.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional client support and advocacy.
  • Created agendas on self-care materials for team meetings.
08/2015 to 11/2015 Front End Supervisor Sears | Saint Joseph, MO,
  • Taught junior employees how to meet operational and sales goals with proactive strategies.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Enhanced sales by implementing merchandising and promotional improvements.
  • Maintained detailed and accurate accounting records by overseeing documentation of sales, purchases and requisitions.
  • Connected with customers daily to understand needs, provide assistance and collect feedback to optimize operations.
  • Controlled cash movements and department expenses to maintain budgetary goals.
  • Organized and updated schedules to optimize coverage for expected customer demands.
  • Delegated work to employees based on shift requirements, individual strengths and unique training.
  • Reviewed sales reports to enhance sales performance and improve inventory management accuracy.
  • Managed opening and closing procedures by reconciling sales records and cash transactions.
  • Collaborated with housekeeping and maintenance staff to address and mitigate facility issues.
03/2012 to 02/2015 Team Lead Manager Macys | City, STATE,
  • Studied competitors to understand different strategies and gain important advantages.
  • Represented team at Breast Cancer Awareness events, fashion shows in support of charitable causes.
  • Listened to coaches, trainers and support staff and implemented suggestions to enhance team contributions.
  • Supported and mentored junior team members to promote collaboration and improve collective expertise.
  • Accepted constructive criticism from coaches and teammates to improve skills.
  • Adhered strictly to rules and regulations of sales departments.
  • Exercised strong leadership skills and practiced self-discipline on and off field.
  • Attended all scheduled practices and training sessions to maintain peak sales performances.
  • Observed culture of good salesmanship, cooperation and responsibility among associates and management staff.
  • Showed discipline and responsible nature during and outside of work place.
  • Identified personal strengths and weaknesses and adjusted techniques to enhance performance.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/1998 GED | Klamath Adult Learning Center, Klamath Falls, OR, GPA:

* Certified and Trained for Legal Advocacy: DVPO

* Certified and Trained for Mental Health First Aide

* Certified and Trained for Right Response

* Advocacy collaboration with State Representative in Olympia, Wa.

* DVAM/TDVAM events

* Support Groups in which I have personally developed curriculum and


* Community presentations and outreaches

* Development of new program for youth behavior modification, and

assisted in advocating for the needs of Human Trafficking program

* Advocating for a Wellness Committee for our Agency advocates to

engage mental health due to vicarious trauma

* Engaged in an 8 week program for MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress


* Completion of Core Training for Advocacy

* Many more certifications, and available upon request.

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School Attended
  • Klamath Adult Learning Center
Job Titles Held:
  • Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Front End Supervisor
  • Team Lead Manager
  • GED