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Multicultural Advocacy Coordinator

Website Rise Above Violence

The Multicultural Advocacy Coordinator of Rise Above Violence (Rise) will provide direct services and build a team of volunteer advocates to respond to victims of violence, primarily victims of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, safety-planning and support services to victims 24-hours a day.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in social justice issues, will be comfortable working in a diverse environment, and will have a demonstrated ability to multitask and respond swiftly to client requests. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, solid organizational skills, and strong and effective communication skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

•         Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English

•         High school diploma

•         Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, social work or related field (preferred)

•         Previous work experience in family violence or sexual assault  (preferred)

•         Excellent oral and written communication skills

•         Passionate about the mission and philosophy of Rise

•         Team oriented and believes in a strengths-based approach to providing trauma-informed services

•         Current driver’s license and reliable transportation with up to date insurance

•         Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties will be allocated at 99% Direct Service/Programs, 1% for participation at Fundraising Events.

 

ADVOCACY/CLIENT CARE

·         Provide day-to-day advocacy and case management to clients

·         Complete assessments and intakes – managing related documentation with accuracy and timeliness

·         Advocate with other agencies on behalf of clients

·         Assist in the completion of public benefits, housing and other applications as needed

 

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

·         Accurately complete client paperwork and compile reports as needed

·         Document and communicate all pertinent information/issues with advocacy team

·         Attend staff and other required meetings

·         Participate in regular supervision with the Director of Advocacy to promote the provision of quality services

·         Other duties as assigned

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

•         Develop, promote and maintain a team of qualified volunteer victim advocates

•         Recruit, screen, interview and train new volunteers

•         Provide monthly continuing education and training for current volunteers

•         Provide support and consultation for volunteers as needed or requested

•         Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures and guidelines for volunteer service, insuring the integrity of Rise is consistently maintained in all volunteer responses and activities

Type of Employment:  Full-time, salaried, exempt employee, to work 40 hours per week, paid employee, with some evening and weekend work hours and overnight travel required.  Salary based on qualifications and experience.  Health benefits are provided according to availability of funding.

To apply for this job email your details to christine@riseaboveviolence.org