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Family Advocate

Apply now Job no: 502470
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


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The Family Advocate works under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor at the partnering community health center as well as the Director of Urban Health Programs and Policy and the Clinical Consultant. The Family Advocate provides and coordinates domestic violence (DV) victim services, including crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and education for DV victims, as well as consultation for service providers regarding patient care. Advocates provide ongoing outreach and participate in linking across service organizations of varied systems and disciplines to enhance services provided to victims of DV and their families in Dorchester and surrounding communities in Boston.


 The preferred candidate will have a BSW/BA or equivalent background in Social Work, Public Health, Psychology. The position requires 0-2 years training in issues of family violence, and ability to teach this knowledge and skills to others. Four years' work experience in community advocacy, community health, social work, public health, or psychology practice, with experience in domestic violence intervention. Excellent direct service/clinical/support skills, with ability to provide services to adult victims of domestic violence, given appropriate clinical supervision. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be comfortable working with multidisciplinary teams in community health care settings. Prefer advocates who have themselves survived domestic violence; a current or past resident of the health center's service area; bilingual/bicultural candidates, with ability to speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Vietnamese.

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Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.



Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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