Domestic Violence Advocate – Community Service Office (CSO) – YWCA Spokane – Spokane, WA


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401(k)
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account


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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE- COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICE (CSO)

WHO WE ARE —

Since 1903, YWCA Spokane has been helping women and children overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education, and fostering the economic advancement of women. In addition to providing free, confidential, and trauma-informed programs and services to approximately 17,000 in and around Spokane, YWCA is focused on confronting racial and social justice issues impacting our clients and our community.

Please visit ywcaspokane.org/about/our-impact/ to learn more.

BENEFITS OF BEING A YWCA SPOKANE TEAM MEMBER —

Compensation for this role:

Starting Pay: $17-18 per hour

Position: 40 hours per week, full time, non-exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday

The YWCA Spokane offers a competitive benefits* package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (accessible at time of hire)
  • Employer funded retirement plan & 401K options
  • Ongoing training and development
  • 50% off YMCA Membership
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Account Options

*Benefit eligibility dependent upon employment status.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR —

CSO Advocates’ primary responsibilities are to provide outreach, support and direct services to victims of domestic violence through the DSHS community service office, and to advocate on a systems level for survivors of domestic violence. This position may be assigned some of all of the following position responsibilities.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING —

This position’s primary responsibilities include;

  • Work independently in one of the local community service offices.
  • Receives referrals from CSO staff and provides one-on-one case management advocacy for survivors of domestic violence including crisis intervention when needed and assisting these clients with drafting a Family Violence Plan.
  • Informs survivors of their rights and of services offered within the DSHS system. Provide survivors with information about domestic violence and provide safety planning and referral information when requested.
  • Provides an active link between DSHS survivors and the services provided at the YWCA to include shelter, legal, counseling center, and the Women’s opportunity Center with a focus on bridges appropriate clients to WOC essentials classes.
  • Documents appropriate information on the DSHS e-JAS system.
  • Provide statistical reports monthly or when requested.
  • Supply the CSO with educational material to promote public and professional awareness of the barriers victims of domestic violence face.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE POSITION —

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling or other related field.
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma preferred.
  • Must maintain 20 hours of ongoing training on domestic violence issues annually.
  • YWCA Spokane values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence to apply.

COVID-19: Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for employment at YWCA Spokane. Religious or disability exemptions/accommodations will be considered on a case by case basis.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by submitting your RESUME and a COVER LETTER to ywca_cao@ywcaspokane. org

*Applications that do not include both a resume and cover letter may not be accepted.

YWCA of Spokane is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: One location


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