Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Advocate
3 Part- Time positions for Deaf Advocates in Iowa available; from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Trained Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Advocate will provide direct services to Deaf /Hard of Hearing victims in the State of Iowa. Advocate will provide direct services in person, through video phone, secured AIM and text communications. Advocate will work as on needed basis within the limits of the grant.
Provides comprehensive 1:1 peer consulting through a victim based platform.
Provides assistance in safety planning, filing of order of protection, and assistance with other victim service forms.
Provides outreach information, referrals to appropriate needed services and advocacy in securing American Sign Language interpreters for services.
Provides support to court related hearings, shelter placements and other referred collaborative hearing settings
Provides accurate documentation of daily interaction, appropriate reporting of services, filing appropriate documents and following up as needed.
Provides advocacy during office hours directly, as needed through video phone or text messages.
Educates through outreach, presentations, trainings and workshops.
Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills.
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Experience with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired customers required.
Must have own transportation – regular travel required.
Willing to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to work in a bilingual-bicultural team environment.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work history in advocacy work or working with Deaf/Hard of hearing community.
Demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and other communication modes.
Must have strong commitment to innovative thinking, problem solving and implementing system advocacy for deaf/hard of hearing adults.
Must have strong ability to work with complex cases, free of biases and independently.
This position is part-time 20 hours/week
Apply Online! https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication/