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Avera Marshall CHILD ADVOCATE - Part-time in Pierre, South Dakota

Join the team at Avera!

Award Winning Health Care: Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture: Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera: Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.

Join Avera as a Child Advocate and join a mission driven organization with a great company culture, and team environment.

Position Highlights:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) available on Day 1!

  • Options for Free Health Insurance!

  • Career Growth opportunities with the largest employer in South Dakota.

  • Avera St. Mary's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital (https://www.avera.org/news-media/news/2018/top-20-rural-hospital/)

  • Opportunity to work within multidisciplinary team (law enforcement, Child Protection Services, medical, mental health, prosecution, victim advocacy).

  • Must be able to work with information and situations related to child abuse.

    Job Summary

  • This position provides clinical advocacy services to Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center (CSDCAC) patients.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Working with all partners in serving children of alleged abuse and their families, including diverse and underserved populations.

  • Implement aftercare services and referrals for CSDCAC clients.

  • Utilize NCAtrak system and Outcome Measurement System for follow-up care and coordination.

  • Support the Multidisciplinary Teams as needed.

  • Provide community outreach to community partners and to agencies within the 24-county region working with children and teenagers.

  • Attend specific training on child abuse and neglect, victim advocacy and cultural competency in care.

  • Attend monthly staff meetings, case consultations and other meetings as appropriate.

  • Assist with agency fundraising efforts.

  • Provide presentations in the community on child abuse and neglect; representative of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital and its mission.

  • Other duties as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director and/or the Child Assessment Center Coordinator.

    Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, criminal justice or related field is required.

  • Must have valid driver’s license.

  • Experience in working with children and families desired.

  • Experience with the court system helpful.

    Work Schedule

  • Day shift; 48 hours every 2 weeks

  • Hours are typically between 9:00 am -4:00 pm


    The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

  • $17.50 - $21.25

    What Makes Avera Special? (http://www.avera.org/careers/what-makes-avera-special/)