(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

  • 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. 




  • 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


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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