Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

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Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

FTE:
1.0
Program:
All
Reports To:
Executive Director
Pay Range:
$16.00 - $22.00
Benefits:
Available employee benefits package includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid vacation and sick leave, and paid Federal holidays off.

Job Description

Hope Alliance is accepting applications for a full-time position as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. If you have a strong commitment to helping people, have solid office skills, and are willing to complete sexual assault/domestic violence advocate training, then this could be the job you’ve been looking for. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Hope Alliance is the state accredited non-profit agency in Lewis County, Washington for providing 24/7 victim advocacy. Hope Alliance advocates for and empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Hope Alliance also seeks to effect social change by collaborating with community partners to inspire life without violence. This is a regular, full-time position that usually works Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. This position also takes the 24-hour crisis line some weeknights and weekends each month on a rotating schedule with other advocates. Pay starts at $16/hour, with incentives for advanced office skills, previous experience as an advocate, a college degree, and/or bi-lingual skills. Benefits include employer-paid medical/dental/vision insurance, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave accrual. Hope Alliance is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

A full copy of this recruitment package, including Position Description, Hope Alliance Employment Application form, and Supplemental Questions can be obtained by contacting the Hope Alliance Executive Director at kristinec@hopealliancelc.org

To be eligible for this position, an applicant must be willing to submit to a National Law Enforcement background check.

Job Scope

Duties are performed independently in Hope Alliance’s office and in the community, operating from established policies and procedures. This position is not supervisory in nature.

Schedule

Monday – Friday; 9:00AM – 5:00PM and other hours as required. Joining the rotation of advocates answering crisis line calls on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to the agency’s mission and core values
  • Ability and willingness to take and pass core sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy training, as required by governing WACs and RCWs of Washington State.
  • Pass a comprehensive National background investigation and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Valid Washington State Identification.
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in performing a variety of clerical functions at a technical or secretarial support level, such as:
    • Operate a multi-line phone system;
    • Demonstrate journeyman computer skills (like MS Word, Excel and other software and apps);
    • Organize and maintain timely and accurate client and event records.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Ability to complete daily, weekly and monthly tasks and complete checklists within required timeframe.
  • Ability and willingness to respond with compassion to clients in a supportive client environment.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate and work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds, various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, income levels, and differing abilities.
  • Ability to make critical decisions, problem-solve, and remain calm in high crisis situations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks often on short notice.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of all client data, processes, and identity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to the agency’s mission and core values
  • Ability and willingness to take and pass core sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy training, as required by governing WACs and RCWs of Washington State.
  • Pass a comprehensive National background investigation and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Valid Washington State Identification.
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in performing a variety of clerical functions at a technical or secretarial support level, such as:
    • Operate a multi-line phone system;
    • Demonstrate journeyman computer skills (like MS Word, Excel and other software and apps);
    • Organize and maintain timely and accurate client and event records.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Ability to complete daily, weekly and monthly tasks and complete checklists within required timeframe.
  • Ability and willingness to respond with compassion to clients in a supportive client environment.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate and work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds, various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, income levels, and differing abilities.
  • Ability to make critical decisions, problem-solve, and remain calm in high crisis situations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks often on short notice.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of all client data, processes, and identity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commitment to the agency’s mission and core values
  • Ability and willingness to take and pass core sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy training, as required by governing WACs and RCWs of Washington State.
  • Pass a comprehensive National background investigation and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Valid Washington State Identification.
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in performing a variety of clerical functions at a technical or secretarial support level, such as:
    • Operate a multi-line phone system;
    • Demonstrate journeyman computer skills (like MS Word, Excel and other software and apps);
    • Organize and maintain timely and accurate client and event records.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Ability to complete daily, weekly and monthly tasks and complete checklists within required timeframe.
  • Ability and willingness to respond with compassion to clients in a supportive client environment.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate and work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds, various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, income levels, and differing abilities.
  • Ability to make critical decisions, problem-solve, and remain calm in high crisis situations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks often on short notice.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of all client data, processes, and identity.

Submit Application

Kristine Camenzind
Executive Director

Hope Alliance
PO Box 857
Centralia, WA 98531

Application materials may be submitted to Kristine Camenzind by email to kristinec@hopealliancelc.org
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Kris Camenzind @ 360-748-6601.

Hope Alliance is a 501c3 organization located in Centralia, Washington. Hope Alliance has provided confidential crisis intervention services to the community for over forty years. Hope Alliance advocates for and empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Hope Alliance also seeks to effect social change by collaborating with community partners to inspire life without violence. Our core values are: Autonomy, Safety, Inclusion, Dignity, Integrity and Partnership. Ensuring the privacy, safety, and well-being of our clients are our highest priorities. We believe each employee contributes unique skills that are not limited by assigned responsibilities. All employees are expected to offer their services to promote the success of the Hope Alliance’s Mission.

Strict adherence to the agency confidentiality policy is required.

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