Stepping Stones is currently hiring for full and/or part time advocates for our 24/7/365 advocacy services. Please read the job description below and contact Cori Burke at with any and all questions.

Stepping Stones Agencies is dedicated to ending violence/abuse in the family and promoting individual self-sufficiency, personal growth, self worth, and resiliency in the adults and children that we are committed to serve.

The Victim Services Advocate works with our victim services staff to support adult victims accomplishing their identified goals and objectives and optimally achieve safety, healing, justice and economic stability. Victim services advocate will coordinate services with Victim Justice Specialist, System Advocate, Mentor Advocate or Child Advocacy Specialist as needed for assistance in stabilization and triage services. Makes sure that victims are oriented to the physical setting of the shelter, are assigned a mentor, and made to feel safe and comfortable. Be available for debriefing, immediate needs assessment and safety planning as long as the victim needs it. Makes sure the victims have hygiene kits, clothing, meals, etc., to make sure they feel safe and are able to rest. All duties are to be carried out in accordance with the guidelines and standards outlined by this agency’s policy and procedure manual and the Arizona Service Standards and Guidelines for Domestic Violence Programs.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  1. 24/7 Phones and crisis calls.
  2. 24/7 Intake and stabilization of adult and child victims in residential programs, assign mentor.
  3. Responsible for coordinating with other advocates the daily strategic plan for residential service provision.
  4. Coordinate lethality assessments, safety planning and other victim service activities.
  5. Be available for victimization debriefing and supportive listening with adult and child victims as needed.
  6. Become familiar with this agency’s Self-Sufficiency and Empowerment Action Plans and provide one-to-one advocacy with clients.
  7. Document services.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  1. Must be knowledgeable in the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and related issues of victimization and trauma, and effects on personal development, as well as batterer characteristics and issues of accountability.
  2. Must interact respectfully and positively with co-workers, visitors and residents.
  3. Must successfully pass Central Registry background check, fingerprint clearance, 5-year criminal history check, and complete CPR-First Aid training.
  4. Must be flexible with work hours; this is a 24/7 service and advocates are expected to cover their shifts including holidays.
  5. Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. Position based on appropriate combination of education and experience.
  6. Must have current Arizona driver’s license, automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.
  7. Must have a phone.
  8. Bilingual is a plus.

Salary: Starts at $16-20/hour depending on experience

To Apply: Send resume to Cori Burke at

For any questions about the position, contact Cori at