• Rural Outreach Advocate

    Safe Place of Eastern South Dakota
    Job Description

    Hours: 40 hours per week 

    Reports to: Shelter Supervisor 

    Start Date: Immediately 

    Salary/Hourly Rate: $16.50/hour 

    Mission: To provide a safe and empowering environment for victims of domestic violence through advocacy, education, shelter, and family support services.  


    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and/or equivalent experience 

    • Basic knowledge, understanding and experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault is preferred 

    • Good listener, self-motivated, team player 

    • Ability to respond effectively to crises 

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

    • Communication and public speaking skills 



    • Maintain complete confidentiality of client and staff information. 

    • Provide information and education about domestic violence and sexual assault to agencies and citizens in the communities we serve through displays, fliers, presentations, and speaking engagements. 

    • Maintain established outreach relationships within the counties we serve. 

    • Promote and participate with local Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Response Team (DVSART). 

    • Develop professional relationships with key individuals and agencies within our outreach area.? 

    • Assist victims with support and advocacy services (transportation, safety planning). 

    • Assist victims with legal advocacy, including obtaining protection orders.? 

    • Provide referrals and information about other programs to victims.? 

    • Attend county and community functions relevant to domestic violence/sexual assault issues. 

    • Assist in the development of rural county/community services.? 

    • Provide on-call crisis advocacy alternating weeks with other on-call crisis advocates.? 

    • Accurately complete reports and paperwork in a timely manner. 

    • Perform other duties as assigned.?? 

    • Work in cooperation with the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault Program. 

    • Rotate on-call duties as assigned.? 

    • Other duties as assigned. 


    Hours of work: 

    • Monday through Friday; occasional evenings and weekends 

    • Travel within the eight-county area, valid driver’s license/clean driving record required 

    • Aurora, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, Miner, Jerauld, and Sanborn counties 

    • Ability to adjust hours as needed to cover events and needs of the position 


    To apply: Email resume to coleen@safeplace-esd.org; Subject: Safe Place of Eastern South Dakota 

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