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From advocates to interns, from directors to prevention specialist, each staff member has a personal reason for doing the work that they do.

 

As an employee of The Advocates, you’ll join a workplace that celebrates diversity and continually strives to foster a positive and engaging work environment — where self-care is valued so that one can provide quality service to others.

Bilingual Victim Advocate

Updated: Apr 10

Position: Bilingual Victim AdvocateTeam Lead: Director of Client Services

Classification: Non-Exempt, full-time

Salary & Benefits: $21-$27 and hour, DOE

 

•      Annual pay increases per salary structure and budget allowances

•       35-40 hour work week

•      100% paid medical with vision benefit, 100% paid dental, life insurance, $250 a year

·      wellness benefit

·       Simple IRA retirement plan, 3%, matched savings after three months

·      Flexible paid leave policy with an additional twelve paid holidays

·      Supportive, family friendly, team work environment

·      Paid professional development

·      Bi- monthly staff team lunch, lunch provided


Job Description:

The mission of The Advocates is to teach people of all ages how to build and maintain healthy relationships. We accomplish this through education, shelter and support services. We envision a compassionate community, free from emotional and physical abuse.

 

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Bilingual Victim Advocate to join our team. The Bilingual Victim Advocate will play a crucial role in providing trauma-informed support and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, with a focus on serving individuals from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This position requires a deep commitment to social change work, critical thinking skills, and a passion for connecting survivors to essential resources.


 The Advocates is committed to creating a workplace that welcomes diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The Advocates maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity and seeks to achieve equal opportunity for all staff members and applicants as articulated by federal, state, and local laws. All aspects of employment will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by law. All decisions made with respect to recruiting, hiring, promotions, benefits, pay, and dismissal for all job classifications will be based on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position. Additionally, The Advocates makes reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities unless it would be an undue hardship.

 

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

·      Minimum of 3 years of experience in victim advocacy, social services, or related field required.

·      Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English, both written and verbal, is essential.

·      Knowledge of trauma-informed care principles, domestic violence dynamics, and community resources.

·      Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

·      Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and advocacy for marginalized communities.

·      Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and work independently.

·      Ability to maintain professional boundaries, confidentiality, and ethical standards in all interactions with clients and colleagues.


Job Description:

·      Provide direct support and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, including crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional support, and empowerment-based counseling.

·      Conduct comprehensive needs assessments and assist survivors in accessing essential services, such as housing, legal assistance, medical care, and social services.

·      Serve as a trusted liaison between survivors and community resources, including law enforcement agencies, legal advocates, healthcare providers, and social service organizations.

·      Advocate for survivors' rights and needs within various systems, including court proceedings, law enforcement investigations, and social service agencies.

·      Facilitate one-on-one case management sessions on topics related to domestic violence, healthy relationships, trauma recovery, and self-empowerment.

·      Maintain accurate and confidential client records, case notes, and documentation in compliance with agency policies and legal requirements.

·      Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams, including fellow advocates, program staff and community partners, to ensure coordinated care and support for survivors.


Training Requirements:

Thirty (30) hours of domestic violence advocate and ten (10) hours of shelter staff training is required by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence. Previous equivalent experience can be substituted. CPR training and certification is required. Needed training will be provided on the job, with the exception of CPR training. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education is required annually and will be paid for by the employer and offered by the employer or other appropriate organizations.


Policy on Hiring Clients:

The Advocates strictly prohibits the hiring of individuals who have received services, including case management and financial assistance, within the last two years. This policy aims to maintain ethical standards and prevent potential dual relationships. We believe it is essential for individuals to focus on personal healing before considering employment with our organization. All hiring decisions are subject to compliance with this eligibility criterion.

 

 To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications, relevant experience, and commitment to social change work to careers@theadvocatesorg.org. Please indicate "Bilingual Victim Advocate" in the subject line of your email.

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To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to Colleen Clark,

colleen@theadvocatesorg.org.

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