Fields: domestic violence, immigrants, mental health, counseling, social work
About the Organization: Since 1996, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. It is an organization that was founded by survivors and continues to be survivor-led and driven. Our mission is to address, prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse.
About the Position: The Case Manager is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position in DVRP’s Survivor Services Program. In this specific position, we are seeking a candidate that has experience working in and with the South Asian community. The Case Manager works closely with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, providing direct case management services. Although this position will mostly be during the weekday hours of 9 am — 5:00pm, it may require work on weekends and evenings. This position reports to the Survivor Services Program Manager.
Primary Responsibilities (80%):
• Ensure A/PI survivors of abuse receive culturally and linguistically appropriate direct services
• Provide direct services to clients, including crisis intervention, safety planning, assistance with applying for a protection order, referrals to social/legal services and court accompaniment to individual A/PI survivors of domestic violence
• Conduct intakes for survivors of domestic and sexual violence; Respond to calls from survivors or bystanders on DVRP’s hotline; Maintain the confidentiality of all survivors and DVRP organizational information
• Accurately and effectively provide interpretation and/or translation assistance for survivors
Other related duties: (20%)
• Raise awareness about domestic violence within local A/PI communities
• Assist in outreach events as needed
• Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and one or more of the following languages: Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil or Nepali
• Highly Preferred: least 2 years of previous case management experience working directly with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or trauma
• Highly Preferred: Extensive knowledge of health care systems, resources and services available in the DC metropolitan area
• Valid driver’s license access to insured and registered vehicle and willingness to use vehicle to accompany clients to appointments
• Commitment to ending a culture of violence
• Ability to work with survivors and/or children in crisis situations
Estimated Salary: $37,000- $40,000 based on experience and qualifications. Full-time, benefits.
Deadline: July 30, 2018