JOB TITLE: Immigrant Domestic Violence Advocate
PROGRAM: Survivor Support Services
WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week
Education: BA/BS in the social work or human services field required
MS/MA in the social work or human services field highly encouraged
Experience: Experience in providing direct human services is required.
Experience serving victims of violence and/or trauma is required.
Experience in the area of cultural responsiveness/humility is strongly preferred.
Additional Experience is Preferred:
- Ability to work effectively in crisis situations
- Enthusiasm for creating social change
- Enjoy being part of and contributing to a team dedicated to human rights-based work
- Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills, including effective time management
- Flexible schedule to meet client safety needs
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and communicate with a clients from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds and lifestyles
- Must adhere to the Social Worker’s Code of Professional Ethics
- Current valid driver’s license, and access to own transportation
- Ability to meet short timelines, under pressure
The primary role of the Advocate involves providing intensive, comprehensive, and culturally responsive services to foreign-national survivors of domestic violence within the Western New York community. Direct services include victim advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, court advocacy and accompaniment, and coordination of support services both on-site and throughout the community. The Advocate will work with the program team to strengthen community partnerships with other service organizations in order to ensure a quality, community response to these vulnerable populations. On-call responsibilities occur periodically.
Please send resume and cover letter via email to Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Services – firstname.lastname@example.org