Fields: immigrants, gender, women’s rights, domestic violence, social services
Location: Ames, Iowa
About the Organization: Mission: to address the roots and impact of domestic and sexual violence through services that enhance safety, empower survivors, and promote understanding and social justice within our community.
About the Position: (ACCESS) is seeking a full-time Diversity Outreach/ Domestic Abuse Advocate to provide trauma informed care to survivors of domestic violence. This position is responsible for linguistically and culturally specific outreach to the Latinx populations, and also coordinates resources to assist in serving other immigrant or minority groups. Service provision should focus on the self-determination and empowerment of the victim/survivor. This position provides an opportunity to engage with community members, victim service agencies, coalitions, as well as state and local systems. This position is based in Story County with the expectation that 40% or more of work occur in Marshall/Tama counties. Work may occur in any/all areas of ACCESS’ service area, including Iowa State University Campus, as needed. This position participates in an on-call response system for domestic abuse victims/survivors during day, evening and weekend hours. Due to the on call duties of this position, candidates must live within an hour of our service area once hired. As part of the hiring process we complete a background check. Not all results are disqualifying and we encourage candidates to discuss potential findings with hiring personnel. Upon hire, all staff must successfully complete the 32-hour ACCESS victim advocacy training and continued training as needed/requested to maintain ICADV requirements and to meet the requirements of Chapter 915.20 of the Iowa Code.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to navigate evolving social climates while providing client centered care. They will be committed to completing tasks in a fast-paced environment and able to support diverse clientele while maintaining an understanding of available resources. ACCESS staff should be empathetic, inclusive and non-judgmental. Service provision should focus on the self-determination and empowerment of the victim/survivor. This position provides an opportunity to engage with community members, victim service agencies, coalitions, as well as state and local systems. We are seeking candidates who excel in: Client centered care; Relationship-building with diverse populations; Managing multiple projects; Thinking outside the box and finding creative solutions. Knowledge of the dynamics of abuse and the impact abuse on survivors and prior experience in human services or advocacy are viewed as a positive. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Estimated Salary: $32,613 /year
Deadline: Until filled