• Do you believe that everyone deserves intimate relationships that are loving and safe? • Are you a problem solver and tend to think outside of the box?
• Would you like to work in an environment where your guidance can change the lives of others?
Join a diverse and vibrant community of activists working to end gender-based violence by becoming a Domestic Violence Advocate at New Beginnings.
In New Beginnings’ Home Safe Program, we offer a variety of supportive services to individuals and families who are building new lives free of abuse. We take pride in offering services that focus on healing and empowerment, recognizing how trauma and its aftermath can affect each individual differently.
New Beginnings is committed to creating a diverse, welcoming and positive workplace. Don’t have experience in the human services field? In your cover letter, tell us about your passion for our mission and any work, volunteer or life experience you have that is relevant. Survivors, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and those with bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
Provides mobile, culturally competent, and trauma informed supportive services and prevention education to survivors in New Beginnings’ Home Safe Program. Participants include those receiving emergency Bridge or hotel housing, and DV Housing First rapid re-housing.
Home Safe Assistant Program Director
36 hours per week; business hours, with one regularly scheduled evening per week.
$19.00 per hour + DOE, with medical, dental & vision benefits; monthly paid training; training allowance; paid leave; life insurance; retirement contribution. This is a nonexempt position.
• Provides emotional support, safety planning, flexible financial assistance and individual case advocacy for survivors of domestic violence who are staying in New Beginnings’ Bridge Housing or in hotels. Provides information and advocacy regarding public benefits, legal issues, medical care, mental health services, chemical dependency support, financial planning, employment, and other individual needs.
• Ensures services provided reflect and contribute to agency efforts to promote equity and social justice.
• Provides ongoing case management involving the services above, as well as financial planning and the provision of rental assistance to survivors who are accessing rapid re-housing.
• Incorporates domestic violence prevention education into supportive services with survivors.
• Incorporates trauma informed best practices into supportive services and advocacy work with survivors.
• Collaborates closely with Home Safe Housing Advocates to ensure participants are prepared to secure and retain housing.
• Collaborates closely with Home Safe Youth and Family Advocates to ensure participants’ parenting needs are met.
• Facilitates support group(s).
• Maintains complete and appropriate participant files.
• Assists with identifying and supporting community volunteers or professional resources who provide supplemental education for participants.
• Staffs at least one Help Line shift during business hours each month.
• Coordinates interpreter or ASL services for non-English speaking or deaf/hard of hearing participants.
• Provides post-exit contact with participants as determined by program needs or funding contracts.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Screens survivors to identify which housing services are appropriate to their needs.
• Facilitates entrance into emergency housing at New Beginnings’ Bridge Housing or local hotels.
• Enters consistently complete, accurate and appropriate participant and service data into the agency database.
• Responds to meet data needs identified by supervisors or data staff.
• Maintains extensive knowledge of community resources for the benefit of survivors.
• Maintains positive working relationships with other domestic violence and service agencies in the community.
• Builds relationships with businesses or other community resources to secure assistance or services for participants and to promote New Beginnings’ services.
• Attends community meetings as requested by supervisors.
• Provides program information and stories as needed by the development team to build donor support and pursue funding opportunities.
Team Work and Professional Development
• Actively contributes to a positive team environment to ensure the collaboration needed for provision of high-quality services to survivors.
• Participates in all staff meetings, Home Safe Program team meetings, planning days and agency in-service trainings.
• Attends and documents trainings to ensure compliance with Washington Administrative Code training requirements for domestic violence advocates.
• Commitment to the mission of New Beginnings and to the needs to domestic violence survivors.
• At least two years of experience providing survivor-centered advocacy. Related experience in non-domestic violence agency settings will be considered.
• Demonstrated verbal and written fluency in both Spanish and English.
• Knowledge about the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact of trauma on survivors and their children.
• Ability to work with diverse survivors in a welcoming, supportive, culturally competent manner.
• Experience providing intensive financial literacy education and budget planning support.
• Knowledge of public benefits, and a wide range of community resources to meet variable survivor needs.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise flexibility and creativity in helping survivors overcome a variety of barriers to wellbeing and housing stability.
• Ability to take initiative and maintain accountability to colleagues while providing services in a variety of settings.
• Experience with mobile advocacy a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to handle crises and juggle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to maintain participant confidentiality.
• Ability to effectively network with a wide range of community service providers.
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
• Ability to represent New Beginnings in a professional manner to community partners and the broader public.
• Ability to use supervision effectively to gain support and enhance performance.
• Ability to engage in constructive self-care activities to manage secondary trauma.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
• Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license. Access to a reliable personal car a plus.
Email resume and cover letter detailing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value your lived experience. Open until filled. Additional agency information available at www.newbegin.org