Bilingual Community Advocate

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Classification: Full-time,Temporary, Non-Exempt

Responsible to: Program Director

Annual Salary: $16-$20/hr., Depending on grant funding & Experience

Generalresponsibilities: As a member of the staff team, the BilingualCommunity Advocate is responsible for providing individual and group advocacyservices to domestic violence and sexual assault victims from marginalizedcommunities and for assisting with outreach to the Latina/o community.

AdvocateResponsibilities

  • Provide direct services to clients including crisis intervention,safety planning, advocacy- based counseling, legal and medical advocacy,information and referrals and other supportive services.
  • Conduct outreach toidentified underserved populations and identify their service needs andexisting resources.
  • Facilitate domestic violencesupport group in Spanish.
  • Assist the agency indeveloping more appropriate services for underserved populations; reduceexisting barriers.
  • Provide coverage of the 24-hour hotline as specified by thestaff rotation schedule and respond, when needed, to the shelter, hospitals,court, or Children’s Advocacy Center anytime during those shifts.
  • Diligently fill out paperwork on all client and agencyservices provided.
  • Attend all required staff meetings.
  • Complete 12 hours of SA and 30 hours of DV training eachyear and submit training records.
  • Provide presentations on agency services and on issues ofDV or SA to community groups.
  • Assist with and participate in agency events.
  • Adhere to scope of work andreporting requirements of the specific grants funding the position.
  • Perform other duties asassigned.

MinimumQualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • BA in social services/related field and 2 years’ experienceor equivalent of both.
  • Successful completion of 42 hours of accredited DV/SAtraining upon hiring.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Must have a dependable vehicle, valid WA state driver’slicense, and proof of insurance.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency withMicrosoft Office programs and social media.
  • Experience with general administrative duties.
  • Must be willing to follow directions, work independentlyand as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the stress of crisis work and respond tomany demands simultaneously.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Sensitivity and knowledge of the issues regarding domesticviolence and sexual assault.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse economic,cultural, and social backgrounds.
  • Must believe in an anti-oppression model and be committedto ending violence against women and all forms of violence.
  • Ability to represent the agency to the public in a positiveand professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively withcommunity organizations.
  • Must be willing/able to take on-call shifts for the 24-hourhotline as part of the staff rotation

PreferredQualifications

  • Knowledge of public and private resources in Skagit County.

It is our policy andin accordance with our commitment to eliminate discrimination that Skagit DVSASprovide equal employment opportunities and services to whoever seeks themregardless of race, religion, disability, gender, national origin, sexualorientation, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, or other identifier.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to HeidiR@skagitdvsas.org