JOB AVAILABLE

VICTIM ADVOCATE

(Part time - $25.00/hour for 20 hours per week – flexible schedule)

Summary

The Victim Advocate (VA) staff will accompany the sexual and domestic violence victims/survivors every step of their journey by providing advocacy services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and DeafBlind survivors in Massachusetts statewide.

 

1.  Provides direct services such as:

  • Medical advocacy – medical care, communication access needs

  • Safety planning

  • Legal advocacy

         - Crisis intervention including RO and court appearances

  • Emotional support

         -  Work to prevent future violence

2.  Plan self-goals

3.  Finances – bank account, social security, investments, financial literacy trainings

4.  Information & Referral

  • Referral to third party services as needed i.e. – housing and health insurance

5.  Implement data collection procedures to document service delivery and demographic information about survivors of      SV/DV

6.  Providing workshops and community trainings

7.  Networking with sexual/domestic violence agencies/shelters, community-based agencies and state-wide agencies

 

Qualifications and other skills: 

  • BA in human services or other relevant field of study; OR five years of experience in direct care, independent living, case management services, or sexual/domestic violence services

  • Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and English

  • Detailed oriented

  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to advocate for victims/survivors

  • Strong Interpersonal skills and genuine interest in improving the quality of SV/DV services for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities a plus

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect confidential data

  • Travel is required; Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license and have reliable transportation. 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Basic knowledge and experience of providing victim services

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

       and Outlook. Making vlogs a plus

  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele and staff

  • Required to have Sexual and Domestic Violence training if needed

 

Note:  The successful applicant will be subject to a background check including CORI

 

To Apply:  Send cover letter, updated resume and 3 letters of references to Sue Philip, ODCS Board President, through email at suephilip@aol.com.

 

Position available until filled


Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Survivors of interpersonal violence, Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, persons of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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