Fields: Deaf, women’s rights, domestic violence, ASL, restorative justice
About the Organization: DAWN is a Deaf-Women run community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the community about domestic violence and sexual violence. We are advocates, domestic violence/sexual violence survivors, volunteers and leaders who share a common language, American Sign Language (ASL), and strive to end the cycle of DV/SV. We serve Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind residents and families of the Washington, D.C. and the Metro area who have experienced DV/SV by providing crisis intervention, education, advocacy, and resource referral.
About the Position: SRS-MD will work with Maryland residents who are survivors and victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and abusive relationship. SRS-MD will primarily work with clients, potential clients, and community members in Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Howard, Frederick, and Baltimore counties. SRS-MD understands that the options are based on intersectional needs such as education, restorative justice, legal assistance or connections to other service providers. SRS-MD will provide direct services to DeafDisabled, DeafBlind, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing (of all relationship statuses and identities) survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence by assisting them in navigating the civil, legal and restorative justice systems and providing crisis management. SRS-MD will assist the Resiliency Education Coordinator in providing education to the communities, agencies and other service providers.
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field and/or equivalent training and experience;
- Fluency in American Sign Language is mandatory; Proficiency in English with good written communication;
- Working knowledge of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking are required. The Survivor Resource Specialist-MD should have extensive knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and other interpersonal violence within an intersectional framework.
- Able to be trained in financial literacy and/or financial coaching workshop technique(s) and/or program(s)
- Be able to attend professional development training
- Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients, survivors, public, and DAWN staff
- Ability to use trauma-informed, culturally responsive and non-judgmental language when responding to clients, colleagues, Board members, and the community
Estimated Salary: $45,000 + benefits
Deadline: Until filled
DAWN – fka Deaf Abused Women’s Network