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Victim Advocate in Festus, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 11/17/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $17.50/hour + shift differentials

Due to critical service need of the communities we serve, we are offering a $250 sign-on bonus.* We are eager to continue to provide quality and compassionate care in our service areas and need you to make this happen!

This is a PRN, "as needed" non-exempt position with a schedule that varies and allows for flexibility and a refreshing Work/Life Balance.  Evening/Overnight/ and/or weekend availability required.

The Victim Advocate works with adults and children who are victims of domestic/sexual violence. Provide educational advocacy, provide community education on agency programs and how to access needed services. Safety Planning. 

Responsibilities Include: 

• Answer and respond appropriately to the crisis line and make appropriate referrals
• Meet residential immediate needs, assist in enhancing resident decision making capacities, assist in resident future and safety planning
• Participate in Shelter fundraisers and special projects, and recreational/social activities with residents
• Attend staff meetings and attend 40 hours of training per year through in-service training at COMTREA or outside the agency
• Accept and appropriately store donated goods and shelter supplies as needed
• Facilitate and/or co-facilitate community groups within the shelter that educate and help resolve conflicts that arise
• Ensure all intake paperwork is completed within 24 hours or the first working day after initiation of services
o Assist resident in developing a personal safety plan
• Provide limited transportation to residents within the county for medical and social services appointments
• Track and maintain record of donations and donor master list


Job Requirements


High School/GED required


  • Basic Knowledge of charting, filling, computers, and Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of Domestic and Sexual Violence preferred


Valid Class E Missouri driver’s license required

Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri. We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission is “Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness.”

Why join us?

We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here. Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees.

At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:

  • Competitive benefits
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Licensure supervision
  • Mentor opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Scholarship program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Headspace Access
  • Paid time off & Paid Holidays
  • NHSC Loan Repayment Participant

We welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant. 

*Signing bonus paid per policy; exclusions may apply.