Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault / Victims of Crime Advocate

Tacoma Community House - Tacoma, WA (30+ days ago)

The Bilingual Victim Advocate at Tacoma Community House provides advocacy services to immigrant and limited English speaking survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes to improve their sense of safety and access to resources. The Bilingual Victim Advocate meets with clients at TCH as well at offsite locations. This position will manage a caseload and will assist in the coordination of therapy groups offered by the program. Therapy groups may be offered on weekday evenings or Saturdays.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following qualities:

  • High level of confidentiality regarding client services
  • Consistent and frequent respectful communication with co-workers, client, and agency partners
  • Capacity to work with and be sensitive to people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize and respond quickly in critical situations
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Perform in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adhere to agency and funder guidelines of service delivery and production
  • Wear appropriate business attire
  • The Victim Advocate has the following duties: **
  • Screen victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/victims of crime accessing program services
  • Assess client’s needs (food, medical, housing, benefits, counseling, etc) and provide the necessary community referrals
  • Complete a safety plan with each client
  • Provide domestic violence/sexual assault/victims of crime education to clients, community organizations, police, and prosecutor’s offices
  • Provide referrals to legal aid organizations, offer court support and assistance in filing protection orders
  • Gather necessary documents for qualifying VAWA cases
  • Provide interpretation and/or translation of documents as needed
  • Document client services for program reports
  • Attend community meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,928.00 to $38,652.00 /year