(Part time - $25.00/hour for 20 hours per week – flexible schedule)
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
- Crisis intervention including RO and court appearances
- 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.