Job Description: Peer Advocate (Bilingual Spanish/English)
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a San Francisco, CA-based organization working to build LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) power to create safety in our lives and communities. CUAV seeks an experienced person to serve as a full-time Bilingual Peer Advocate to support the self-determination of LGBTQI survivors of violence through 1:1 peer advocacy counseling and in support groups, provide support with other service provider agencies, and participate in trainings as needed.
- This is a full-time, 40-hrs per week, position.
- This position will be paid an annual salary of $50K and receive full benefits.
- Reports to: Co-Executive Director
- Provide advocacy-based counseling to LGBTQI survivors of violence
- Support curriculum development
- Co-facilitate support groups for LGBTQI people surviving violence
- Coordinate healthy meals for participant and member activities.
- Conduct outreach and in-services to recruit new participants
- Conduct workshops and trainings for community partners
- Prepare and distribute educational and outreach materials
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with service providers and ally organizations
- Complete relevant documentation and reporting of program activities
- Attend staff meetings, program team meetings, and relevant trainings
- Demonstrate an ability to practice non-shaming and to sit with feelings in facilitation, counseling, and staff interactions.
- Actively engage in personal and political development to better support organizational mission
- Additional duties, as needed
- Bilingual in Spanish and English
- Two or more years of experience in peer counseling, advocacy-based counseling, case management, or support group facilitation
- Committed to open, direct, and non-violent communication
- Knowledge of and experience working with diverse LGBTQ communities, particularly low-income, immigrant, communities of color, and people of various ages
- Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to multi-task and problem-solve to meet competing deadlines
- Flexible schedule with the ability to work Wednesday evenings, and others nights and weekends when necessary
- Deeply committed to providing services from a harm reduction, social justice, and community organizing framework
- Experience with training and facilitation, particularly popular education.
- Experience in social change community engagement work
- Experience working in a multi-racial, multi-gender, intergenerational organization.
- Personal experience with or extensive knowledge of issues affecting Black and Latinx survivors of violence
- Know your way around Google apps, Salesforce database, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office.
- Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Bilingual Peer Advocate” in the subject line. Please NO phone inquiries about this position.
- Position will remain open until filled. There is no specific start date.
CUAV strives to cultivate a staff team that reflects the diverse communities we serve. People of color, immigrants, and transgender and gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.