Domestic Violence Advocate

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/30/2018

Address

Seattle
WA
United States

Description

We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Domestic Violence Advocate to join our team. The advocate is responsible for providing community-based domestic violence advocacy for members of the Jewish community as well as vulnerable individuals and families in the general community. Position will primarily work out of the Seattle office with some work required in the Kent office and on weekends and evenings.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide services in a manner that is survivor-driven, flexible and geared toward each specific survivor’s needs and priorities.
  • Provide emotional support and information about domestic and sexual violence.
  • Advocate for survivors in the legal, housing, medical, mental health, child welfare, financial or economic education and other systems.
  • Increase social connectedness by helping survivors and their children build/re-build social support.
  • Co-facilitate groups for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
  • Distribute flexible assistance funds to address key concrete financial barriers faced by survivors.
  • Create and provide trainings (including Jewish cultural competency trainings) with and for domestic violence agencies, social workers, therapists, and other community organizations and professionals.
  • Network and collaborate with domestic violence coalitions on regional and national levels.
  • Participate in weekly departmental consultation with advocates and monthly department meetings with advocates and counselors.
  • Provide ongoing referrals and wraparound coordination with the Counseling Program.
  • Liaise with providers in other JFS departments who are engaged in client care.
  • Track client data and assess progress toward goals in Salesforce database.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Education or a related human service field preferred or 3+ years of experience in social service field.
  • 1+ years of experience and training working with victims of domestic violence or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of challenges specifically impacting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Experience or training in anti-oppression work, intergenerational trauma or trauma informed services a plus.
  • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients.
  • Knowledge of database systems preferred.

Benefits

Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Other

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit resume and cover letter to resumes@jfsseattle.org.


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