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Domestic Violence Community Advocate

Domestic Violence Community Advocate Domestic Violence Community Advocate Proyec

2019-12-06 2020
El Programa Hispano CatA3lico
Position: Community Advocate Salary: $17.00 per hour Type: Full Time Location: Gresham, OR
Domestic Violence Community Advocate
Proyecto UNICA
Full-time Position (40 Hrs/Wk) Non-exempt
Reports to: UNICA-Youth and Family Program Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: This is a Bi-lingual community outreach and case management position that focuses on providing
anti-oppressive, strength based, and culturally specific case management for Latino survivors of domestic/sexual violence
in non-traditional domestic violence settings. This position works in our housing program funded by Multnomah County.
Along with rental assistance, the community outreach program provides on-going case management and advocacy,
helping participants navigate the complex social service systems.
Provide mobile community response and outreach to non-DV shelters and organized campgrounds and non-traditional DV
Assess domestic and/or sexual violence client’s needs/strengths, develop personalized safety plans, case plan, and
determine appropriate plan to remove housing barriers.
Provide advocacy support and referrals to 25 individuals.
Advocate for Latino women with outside agencies and government system (i.e. Courts, Social Security, Immigration, DMV,
DHS, and others as needed).
Participate in community meetings with other social service organizations to promote the agency as an identifiable
resource for Latina survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and maintain timely and cooperative contact with outside
Complete and track SSA’s and participate in RCT.
Participate actively in various team projects including team meetings, coordination and implementation of pertinent
Support the organization and maintenance of updated resource materials for survivors of domestic and/or sexual
Provide crisis intervention services as needed by clients including coverage of assigned shifts on UNICA’s 24 hrs. Spanish-
language crisis line.
Facilitate or coordinate volunteers to facilitate domestic/sexual violence educational programs and workshops for the
community in DV shelters and non-traditional DV settings.
Maintain documentation and client assistance budget consistent with El Programa Hispano Catolico’s Social Service
Procedures and funding requirements.
Adherence to El Programa Hispano Catolico/Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
40 hour DV/SA Advocacy training.
Experience providing case management and intervention services.
Knowledge of local Latino community issues as they relate to domestic/sexual violence.
Experience working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos in the community especially issues related to surviving
domestic/sexual violence.
Experience with community networking and organizing.
Strong proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office, report writing and statistics.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage
multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast
paced work environment.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Must have driver’s license, ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100). Frequent
driving in the Tri-County area required.
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and motor vehicle background check required.
COMPENSATION: Starting pay rate is $17.00/hr. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive
benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time
off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume at:


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