XY Child Advocate (TUC- Strength United)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Full Time

Major Duties

Under the supervision of the Child Advocacy Center Program Manager, the Child Advocate will provide: 

Client Services: Provide:  1) Survivor-driven, trauma-informed advocacy and clinical case management, 2) Crisis Intervention, 3) Individual needs assessments, 4) Emotional support and explanation of victim rights, 5) Coordination of continuum of care,  and connection to appropriate and available resources, 6) Support and resource-connection to non-offending caregivers,  7) Accompaniment to forensic medical evidentiary examinations, 8) Accompaniment to court and investigative proceedings, 9) Assistance in helping the non-offending family member and child in understanding the criminal justice system

Multidisciplinary Partnership Liaison: While upholding confidentiality, communicates with multidisciplinary partners, in particular LAPD-ACU investigators, to advocate for clients; assists partners in addressing clients’ needs; facilitates communication between partners and clients; obtains police reports to assist in filing applications with the Victim Assistance Program; provides onsite partners with advocacy resources and materials; acts as a liaison between client and law enforcement; civil-legal services, victims assistance and medical staff professionals; coordinates with FJC staff on a daily basis to maintain order, rapport, and respect. Maintains close contact with each client’s authorized collateral resources and supports. Participates in scheduled staff and multidisciplinary team meetings, presenting relevant information on all case plans, changes, and onsite partner referrals. Completes follow-up on participants following the completion of services.

Data Collection and Documentation: Maintains client files; documents all client contact; documents all onsite and offsite referrals, and outcomes; maintains all consents; gathers and enters statistical data resulting from advocate contacts into software system; audits software system on a monthly basis to ensure data align with ATFs.

Training and Workshops: Training and Workshops: Participates in the provision of agency-wide training to staff, volunteers, and MDT partners, including roll-call trainings with law enforcement.  Attends SU sponsored staff meetings and trainings as assigned.




A minimum of two years’ experience working with children and or enrollment in an undergraduate program in behavioral science or child development field. Bilingual Spanish Speaking. Candidates must possess the ability knowledge and skill to conduct needs and risk assessments. The capacity to engage children and non-offending caregivers in client centered and trauma informed services; to manage multi-disciplinary team relationships; capacity to remain calm, focused and responsive in crisis situations. Recognition of the intersectionality between all forms of interpersonal violence and the impact of systemic racism and oppression as additional traumas. Effective interpersonal skills, clear professional boundaries and the ability to work in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department. Bicultural/bilingual Spanish Speaking, Criminal Background Clearance, California Driver’s License, Automobile and Automobile Insurance required.



All applicants must complete the 40-hour Strength United Training.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.


General Information



Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination including booster.  


Pre-employment Requirements:

•               County, State and Federal Criminal Checks

•               Driving Record

•               Education Verification

•               Reference Check

•               Access to a reliable vehicle, valid California Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

•               Must Maintain personal cell phone


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).


Work Schedule M-F; some weekends


The anticipated salary range $22.00 per hour  


How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


Application Screening begins May 28th, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:



Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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