Domestic Violence LGBTQ Advocacy Specialist - SafeChoice
Company: YWCA of Clark County
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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COVID-19 Vaccine series must be completed by the first day of
employment. Medical and/or Religious exemptions will be assessed if
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Pay Range: $21.00 + $1000 Sign on Bonus
Proactively maintain yearly domestic training requirements as
Be present for and appropriately participate in staff meetings as
Establish and maintain a record of impeccable dependability with
regards to punctuality, following call-out procedures, and adhering
to the policies, practices, and guidelines set by the organization
Ability to be flexible with the schedule and day-to-day tasks, and
Maintain a calm and professional demeanor while working in a
high-stress and unpredictable environment, including flexibility in
last minute shift coverage changes.
Maintain appropriate personal/professional boundaries with
participants and co-workers to maintain clear, open, and unbiased
lines of communication.
Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the 1%
for social change requirement.
There is a strong social justice component to all positions within
YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the lens of
racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles
of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are
required job skills and core values
Direct Services Advocacy
Provide a survivor-centered, empowerment-based approach to
advocacy, effectively supporting survivors and families in
identifying their own needs and goals and increasing survivor
Provide onsite advocacy services on a walk-in and appointment
Provide mobile advocacy services as needed.
Provide support to participants who are filing protection
Respond to survivors on domestic violence hotline calls.
Utilize strong de-escalation and empowerment skills to best support
survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and to
minimize the effects of secondary trauma.
Provide culturally responsive advocacy that honors the lived
experiences of every survivor accessing support services.
Effectively communicate available resources that support cultural
values, beliefs and customs.
Connect participants with relevant community resources to address
needs related to domestic violence, including domestic violence
education, domestic violence protection orders, safety planning,
housing, and financial assistance.
Serve as the primary contact for community partners that provide
LGBTQ+ specific services, and provide culturally responsive
domestic violence advocacy to survivors who prefer to work with the
LGBTQ+ Advocacy Specialist.
Effectively and respectfully work with people from diverse
backgrounds and with diverse needs.
Facilitate domestic violence and LGBTQ+ specific support
In collaboration with the program manager, ensure that advocacy
services are gender inclusive and staff are knowledgeable in
providing culturally responsive services to LGBTQ+ survivors.
Attend community events to support outreach and education efforts
Co-facilitate trainings and conduct presentations on domestic
violence, oppression, dynamics of intimate partner violence in
LGBTQ+ relationships, and cross-cultural advocacy for staff,
volunteers and community partners.
The requirements listed below are the minimum requirements for this
position. In order to secure an interview, your resume must clearly
demonstrate that you would be able to effectively fulfill the scope
of responsibilities and meet the requirements listed below:
Communicate respectfully and in a solution oriented manner with
diverse groups of people.
Address and respond to people in crisis in a calm and compassionate
Maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries.
Adapt work and communication style as needed to meet the needs of
A.A./A.S. degree in a related field or position equivalent
experience in addition to the experience requirements listed
Strong problem solving skills: resourceful and able to resolve
challenges while knowing when it's time to stop and ask questions
or seek additional guidance.
Strong technological skills: effectively use common software
programs (like MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint) to fulfill
position related expectations.
Strong soft-skills: with little to no prompting, adapt work and
communication style to mitigate and/or de-escalate crisis, and to
best support our participants.
At least six months experience:
Working or volunteering with LGBTQ+ populations.
Providing empowerment based advocacy, preferably domestic violence
advocacy to at risk populations.
Facilitating support groups.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of
LGBTQ+ individuals and knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity
and transgender issues.
Understanding of intersecting oppressions, empowerment, and the
dynamics of domestic violence.
Proficient in MS Office products.
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