Sanford Health

Family Advocate | Child's Voice Call to Freedom

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Dec 10, 2020
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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.
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Facility: Ann Berdahl Hall Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 1503 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Provides crisis assessment and intervention, risk assessment and safety planning and support for children and non-offending caregivers in cases of alleged child abuse. Assesses individual needs, and cultural considerations for child/family and ensures those needs are addressed. Assists with procuring concrete services (housing, protection orders, food, transportation, public assistance, etc.). Provides referrals for trauma focused, evidence-supported mental health. Supports, responds, refers, advocates, informs and documents the care of patients seen. Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) providing information, insight, and advocating for the best interests of the child and non-offending caregiver throughout the case. Delivers care in accordance with established standards of performance. Follows up with families throughout the life of the case and assists with any needs or questions that may arise. Responsible for youth trafficking case management. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Department Details

This Family Advocate position will be a part of Child Voice's Child Advocacy Team, and will also collaborate with Call to Freedom to include youth trafficking case management. Experience with youth victims of violence, trafficking, trauma, and/or substance abuse is preferred for this opportunity. This is a 40 hour / week, M-F opportunity, however Child's Voice is run as an acute care type clinic, therefore this position may require OT at times (as our patient and family support requires).


Minimum bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services.
Minimum two years’ experience working with children and families preferred. Training and experience in working with multidisciplinary teams and the court system preferred.
Individuals who provide victim advocacy services for children and families at the Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC) must demonstrate participation in ongoing education in the field of victim advocacy roles and ensure seamless coordination of victim advocacy services.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .
Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Care Coordination

Req Number: R-35464

Featured: No