Advocate – Full Time

Reports to: Manager, Project Free

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. Since 1982, we have been bringing critical resources and deep cultural competency to help survivors of all ages find refuge, recovery, and renewal from domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence. Through our programs, we offer access to a safe place to live, counseling, legal assistance, wellness activities, and so much more. Womankind is an expert in serving Asian communities, yet our services are valuable and available to all. Whether in our services or in our increasing advocacy and policy work, Womankind first centers the survivor by uplifting them to control their own lives and narratives.

Project Free is the anti-human trafficking (HT) program within Womankind providing specialized community outreach and awareness raising, emotionally supportive counseling and case management to survivors of human trafficking. The advocate will work closely with the Project Free manager and will receive weekly supervision, trainings and have access to the resources of Womankind. Since all advocates at Womankind have the opportunity to provide support to all survivors of gender based violence, the advocate is expected to support a range of survivorships, not solely human trafficking.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide case management, emotionally supportive counseling, and crisis intervention to clients.
  • Practice trauma-informed care, ensuring clients receive prompt and professional services and holistic support.
  • Maintain proper documentation of case work and organization of case files.
  • Provide legal, immigration, entitlement and housing information and referrals.
  • Provide trainings and outreach to community stakeholders.
  • Contribute ideas and resources to improve Project Free and the broader organization.
  • Attend outreach and community education events.
  • Support helpline calls, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Bachelors in Social Work, Psychology or related field, plus at least 2 years direct practice with vulnerable populations.
  • Oral and written proficiency preferred in Tagalog, Spanish, Korean or Mandarin.
  • Experience with anti-violence work, the Asian community, criminal justice, client advocacy and/or human trafficking.
  • Ability to be self-directing and highly motivated.
  • Must have a high level of organizational skills.

SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE


Email resume and cover letter to hr@iamwk.org.

Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unfortunately unable to sponsor visas at this time.