Residential Advocate (Spanish-Speaking, Full-Time)

Reports to: Manager, Residential Programs

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. We serve survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence of all ages. We provide innovative healing services and award-winning assistance to individuals and families. Depending on circumstance, they have access to a safe place to live, assistance with housing, employment, English language training, legal services, financial empowerment, and so much more.

Our goal is to provide support and guidance to survivors so that they can live their lives free of abuse. We believe this is achieved when survivors can gain harmony in their lives and a sense of belonging to a community. Through these gains, individuals can recover from trauma and pursue independent lives. For convenience and accessibility to our services, we provide services at community offices located in or near Asian neighborhoods and at our residential settings.

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence find refuge, recovery and renewal in the two emergency residential houses at Womankind. We provide immediate safety to survivors and their children and work with them toward recovering from trauma. We strive to offer support and assistance in accessing services and resources.

The primary responsibilities of Residential Advocate (RA) are to provide comprehensive empowerment counseling to clients within the Residential Programs and to assist in any administrative tasks. In addition, the RA will be responsible, under the direction of the management, for a variety of other tasks necessary to the smooth running of programs and facilities.

This is a full-time position. The work schedule includes one weekend 12-hour shift along with the remaining shifts occurring during the week, Monday to Friday. The non-traditional shift times are to better support residents and their availability to interact with the services we offer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of 5 or more clients within the Residential Programs, providing counseling, case management and accompaniment services for clients’ legal, immigration, entitlement, and housing needs
  • Maintain proper documentation of case work and organization of case files
  • Contribute to supporting the well-being and advancement of families via structured activities and collaborating with children’s programming to support the enhancement of the bond within the family unit, advocate and fellow team members within the Residential Programs, and across the organization
  • Perform maintenance tasks as needed (for example, room preparation and light cleaning)
  • Provide facilitation of support groups based on the needs of the house at the time
  • Ensure that the residence is appropriately staffed according to regulations, meaning the staff member cannot leave until her/his replacement arrives and must be on call for extra shifts in case of emergency
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required, or two years’ equivalent experience in related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in domestic/sexual violence work or other humanitarian work a big plus
  • Experience in working in a residential setting/ high paced environment preferred
  • Ability to work independently, highly motivated, possess multitasking skills
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Vocational, counseling, crisis management experience a big plus
  • Knowledge of CPR/First Aid, fire safety a plus

Compensation Package:

Womankind offers a competitive and outstanding compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations to careers@iamwk.org. Please include your name and “Residential Advocate-Spanish Speaking” in the subject.

Womankind is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.