Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
$20.00 - $25.00
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
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 $20/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 email@example.com
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must be willing to submit to a National Law Enforcement background check.
The job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent, and is not to be construed as an exclusive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by the incumbent on this position. The job description does not imply an offer of employment, or a contract for employment. It is subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
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.
- Associates degree in social services, social sciences or a related field; or two years relevant work experience.
- Bilingual – Spanish/English
- At least 2 years’ experience using MS Word, Excel, and other software and apps.
- Recent experience within a domestic violence program or community sexual assault program.
- When the need arises, provide direct advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in person and via telephone, including Hope Alliance’s 24-hour crisis response line.
- Provide crisis intervention and referral services to callers and clients, regardless of program type.
- Provide assistance with systems navigation to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Provide objective, knowledgeable and supportive intervention on behalf of the client: assert and advance the client’s choices and rights.
- Responding to hospital calls for sexual assault and domestic violence client advocacy.
- Attend and participate in agency and community meetings and trainings as assigned.
- Complete 50 hours of initial Core Training as well as 30 hours of continuing education in each following year of employment.
- Adhere to all Washington State Laws (RCW) and Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) relating to community based domestic violence and sexual assault program(s) services.
- Follow established Policies and Procedures.
- Perform routine operations & maintenance tasks to provide a safe and clean environment.
- Other assigned duties may include but are not limited to: providing services to clients regardless of program, facilitating support group, providing childcare, court monitoring, sorting and dispersing donations, reception, providing community education, providing outreach, and clerical tasks.
PO Box 857
Centralia, WA 98531
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.
To be considered for this position, a complete application package must be submitted:
- Cover letter
- Current resume
- Completed Hope Alliance Application form
- Responses to Supplemental Questions
- Feel free to attach letters of recommendation.
Application materials may be submitted to Kristine Camenzind by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Kris Camenzind @ (360) 748-6601.
For volunteer opportunities please call us at 360-748-6601