This professionally trained Community Advocate and Prevention Specialist will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors and secondary victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at SAFE San Juans. They will also provide community and school-based prevention education and outreach. All WA state required training will be provided upon employment. Though they will primarily serve Orcas Island, some inter-island travel will be necessary (ferry costs covered).
Pay and Benefits:
– Approximately 28 hours/week (based on a 35-hour work week).
– Salary Range $23.50/hr – $35.90/hr. Initial rate DOE
– Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
– Simple IRA with agency match
– Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
– Flexible, family friendly work environment
SAFE San Juans is a community based non-profit agency providing professional Washington State certified domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) supportive services in all of San Juan County.
Under supervision and direction from SAFE San Juans Program Manager, this staff member will be responsible for providing support for survivors and secondary victims of DV and SA as well as delivering prevention education in local schools. As a Community Advocate, they will provide initial and on-going safety planning; medical, financial, and legal advocacy. This staff member will be required to gain a comprehensive working knowledge of Washington State and Federal laws as they pertain to the rights and responsibilities of services for clients in DV and/or SA situations, to include issues associated with immigration status. They will staff offices with other advocates and therapists and be part of the on-call rotation for SAFE San Juans 24-hour crisis hotline. Coordination with other systems as appropriate, provision of community outreach, prevention and education as assigned by the Program Manager or Executive Director are included.
Required Minimum Qualifications for this position include:
• A personal commitment to serving the needs of survivors of domestic violence & sexual abuse
• A commitment to SAFE’s empowerment based, client-directed approach to service
• Completion of WA State and agency trainings in providing services to survivors and delivering prevention education. SAFE will pay for these trainings after employment begins.
• Flexibility with respect to changes in job duties & the responsibilities of the position, including availability to occasionally do limited work on weekends and evenings
• Legal residency is required
• Lives on Orcas Island
Note: The successful applicant will be subject to a fingerprint background investigation.
How to Apply
If your interests and qualifications are a match for this position, please submit the following (in PDF format) to dave@SAFEsj.org
1. Complete resume
2. A cover letter that explains your interest and what you believe makes you qualified for this position. 3. You may attach other supporting documents such as letters of reference and copies of diplomas, licenses or certificates.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity employer, SAFE San Juans values diversity, and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences to apply. The position will remain open until filled; however, the screening and interview process may start any time after March 15, 2022.