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LATINO VICTIM ADVOCATE

LATINO VICTIM ADVOCATE

Alliance Against Domestic Abuse

Eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault.

Job Summary: The Latino Victim Advocate will provide advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, primarily Spanish speaking, in a safe and confidential environment as well as provide community outreach. 20 hours/week, reporting to the Executive Director.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

 

·       Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, in Spanish to primarily Spanish speaking clients.

 

·       Work with individual clients providing appropriate victim services including crisis intervention, emergency safehousing, advocacy, peer counseling, emergency services, referral to other agencies and accurate documentation.

 

·       Provide legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence & sexual assault including court accompaniment for civil and criminal hearings.

 

·       Provide community education and awareness training to Spanish speaking audiences. Conduct outreach efforts geared toward increasing awareness of AADA’s services to Spanish speakers.

 

·       Recruit, train and supervise Spanish-speaking volunteer peer leaders who will work in the Latino community to raise awareness of services and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

·       Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly supervision meetings with the Executive Director and will attend trainings as directed. This includes mandatory attendance in the 30-hour advocate training.

 

·       Be on-call as scheduled.  This will include at least one week and one weekend each month.

 

·       Collecting data from evaluation forms sent to clients served and to outside agencies.

 

·       Ensure that agency materials for Spanish-speaking clients are culturally -sensitive.

 

·       Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director as they relate to the day-to-day operations.  These tasks include, but are not limited to: fundraising, administrative duties such as filing, data entry, statistical tracking, and office maintenance.

 

Qualifications:

·       Associated Degree or equivalent training/experience in domestic violence/sexual assault field preferred.

·       Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English required.

·       Experience and knowledge on client-centered services and trauma-informed practice.

·       Passion for implementing the mission of the organization.

·       Able to work some nights and weekends.

·       Exceptional written and oral communication, and presentation skills.

·       Expertise and proven skills in organizational communication and outreach.

·       Valid driver’s license, background check and motor vehicle record.

 

For more information on AADA, visit www.salidaalliance.org.

 

Please email cover letter and resume to director@salidaalliance.org. Point of contact for this job opening is Andrea Schulz-Ward, Executive Director. Application due March 10, 2017.

 

 

AADA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

and an ‘At Will’ Employer

last updated 02/20/17

 

 

 

 

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.salidaalliance.org/employment-opportunities/ →