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Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

Job Title and Job Description

Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

I call victims of domestic violence and assist them with their needs and safety.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

What new technology will be important?

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Masters Degree in Criminal Justice

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

A Masters Degree in a Social Science field

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, this job didn‘t exist then. I got into this field 3 years ago.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantAbility to do small projects 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantDepends on the area of work 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantNeeded for victim assistance 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantVery important - dealing with all sorts of people 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 1-Not Important 
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantAlways important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantFor writing reports 
 

Interview By: Domestic Violence Victim Advocate