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Bilingual Client Advocate

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Just Neighbors seeks a passionate, bilingual (Spanish/English) advocate to work with immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other traumas. The position will be based out of our main Annandale office but will work with clients throughout Virginia. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Erin McKenney at Erin@justneighbors.org by January 31.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide non-legal support for Just Neighbors immigrant clients
  • Conduct and oversee volunteer client intakes to assess needs outside of legal help
  • Advance partnerships with community agencies and organizations
  • Provide services through a trauma-informed lens
  • Manage a caseload of clients who need referral support
  • Work with survivors of domestic violence to develop a safety plan and connect them to additional services
  • Provide appropriate referrals and assist with “warm handoffs” and support as they navigate resources
  • Participate in ongoing training/professional development •
  • Complete monthly and quarterly domestic violence reports in a timely manner •
  • Serve as the point-person for UniteUS referral platform •
  • Support volunteers assisting with non-immigration client needs in the rural area •
  • Regularly encourage clients to complete service surveys through the VA Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
  • Serve as the Just Neighbors liaison on the Arlington and Fairfax Domestic Violence Community Taskforces

Qualifications:

  • Spanish fluency required
  • Have a commitment to working with vulnerable populations. Experience working with survivors is a plus.
  • Previous case worker/non-profit experience a plus
  • Hard-working, flexible, able to carry a full caseload and to work as a team member in a close-knit, small office with people of all backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Desire to collaborate with diverse stakeholders engaging with immigrants
  • Passion for immigration, human-rights, and the non-profit sector
  • Experience with or willingness to learn data reporting in VAdata system
  • Have a college degree in a related field or comparable experience working with vulnerable populations 

Just Neighbors seeks a passionate, bilingual (Spanish/English) advocate to work with immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other traumas. The position will be based out of our main Annandale office but will work with clients…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    January 31, 2022
Salary
At least USD $40,000
/ year

Benefits

Just Neighbors offers a flexible working environment as well as excellent benefits including generous vacation, health insurance, and a retirement pension plan. Just Neighbors is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better we are able to serve the clients we reflect. We encourage applicants of all religions, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.

Just Neighbors offers a flexible working environment as well as excellent benefits including generous vacation, health insurance, and a retirement pension plan. Just Neighbors…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency required

Spanish fluency required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Annandale, VA
Associated Location
7630 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003, United States
Suite 900

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Erin McKenney at Erin@justneighbors.org by January 31.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Erin McKenney at Erin@justneighbors.org by January 31.

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