Gateway Domestic Violence Services is searching for an experienced Child and Family Advocate!


Since 1979, Gateway shelters have provided caring, comprehensive services and safe shelter to adults and dependent children fleeing domestic violence. Our 24/7 shelters offer licensed counseling, emergency and extended-stay care, and court advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and their families, in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Working with Gateway provides an opportunity to serve the community and support our mission to prevent and eliminate intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care, and empowering people for social change.

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Under the direction of the Emergency Shelter Director, our Child and Family Advocate provides case management services to victims of domestic violence that include crisis intervention, intake services, individual emotional support, advocacy and crisis line support. Our Advocates are adept at handling crisis situations and working with diverse populations, and help to maximize a child’s overall well-being in the midst of a potentially traumatic time.


  • Crisis intervention, screening, and assessment services to victims of domestic violence, including intake into our residential services.
  • Complete child assessments with parent and child.
  • Provide structured activities for children on a regular weekly basis and provides them with age-appropriate information on domestic violence.
  • Provide parenting resources to parents.
  • Provide advocacy and follow up services for children and parents.
  • Completes child abuse reports, when necessary, in a timely manner and in compliance with mandatory reporting laws.
  • Provides advocacy support and serves as a liaison between local agencies and clients on an emergency basis.
  • Understands trauma informed care and how to use it in crisis situations while providing emotional support.
  • Lead psycho-educational groups.
  • Maintains complete client files, including standard forms and progress notes.
  • Interacts with clients and resolves disputes using mediation skills.
  • Responsible for proper safety precautions and security procedures.
  • Develops awareness of community resources available to referral partners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field preferred, but related work experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of one-year experience in human services area with experience in crisis intervention, including a working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferred.

The successful candidate:

  • Has a knowledge of trauma informed care relating to domestic violence.
  • Values DEI and advances equity throughout the organization.
  • Has a positive attitude and openness to supporting people in crisis.
  • Has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Works effectively as part of a team to deliver overall services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • CPR and First Aid certified, preferred.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


  • Expected hourly pay range of $19.80 - $21.50.
  • Health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Holidays, and Wellness Time
  • Work schedule is a 4 10-hour shifts weekly.

Gateway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gateway complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gateway will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Gateway will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Gateway expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gateway employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.