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Victim Advocate


Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt



The Victim Advocate provides direct services to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking through support, assistance with resources, and options regarding safety. The Victim Advocate is a member of our advocacy team, participates in staff meetings and professional development, and provides crisis response.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide victim-centered, trauma-informed direct advocacy services to victims/survivors including court, legal, law enforcement, medical, safe shelter, child/youth and other services

  • Counsel victims/survivors in a safe, supportive, confidential, and respectful environment

  • Communicate effectively with victims/survivors to understand their needs and identify appropriate resources

  • Work closely with other members of the BrightHouse team to ensure client needs are met

  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule for after-hours crisis response, including weekends & evenings

  • Provide Crime Victim’s Rights information to clients

  • Build and maintain relationships with community organizations to increase awareness of services and referrals to BrightHouse

  • Do presentations and outreach

  • Complete and maintain paperwork and statistical data in a timely and accurate manner

  • Assist with other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Some college or direct client assistance experience

  • Passion for the BrightHouse mission     

  • Ability to maintain self-care while dealing with daily secondary trauma 

  • Must maintain strict confidentiality

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and time-management skills

  • Participate in on-call weekend & overnight schedule with other Victim Advocates

  • Live within 40 miles of Hutchinson business office

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Must be comfortable driving within the 4-county area BrightHouse serves, as well as to and from Wichita

  • Need to be team-driven and supportive of both survivors and co-workers

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field

  • Prior experience with victims/survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault

  • Experience in conflict management

  • Speak conversational Spanish or other foreign language (additional pay for bilingual skills)


Compensation: $20.71 per hour; 37.5 hours per week

Benefits: Single Health Insurance; Life Insurance; Vacation Leave; Sick Leave; Holiday Leave, Retirement Plan, EAP      

Reports to: Director of Advocacy Services   

Physical Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Extensive training is provided.


To Apply: Email resume to, or apply at

Questions: Call Nikki at 620-665-3630

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