YWCA Advocate – (Bilingual – English/Spanish)

YWCA Utah Job Announcement
Job Title: YWCA Advocate – (Bilingual – English/Spanish) Full Time

Job Description:
Empower women and work toward racial justice in your local community. Rewarding opportunity for a mature and self-confident advocate in Utah’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter, housing and supportive services for women and children who have experienced family violence. The ideal candidate will be committed to our mission, healthy, loving, energetic and enjoy fostering a supportive and welcoming community environment. The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Responsibilities:
 Ensure the health and safety of women and children arriving and staying at the YWCA.
 Provide empathy and support to create a safe and caring trauma-informed environment.
 Conduct intake interviews with women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.
 Discuss abuse, sexual violence, and gender issues in a confidential and supportive manner.
 Educate women about the dynamics of domestic violence and the services offered by the YWCA and other community organizations.
 Respond to crisis phone calls and walk-ins on all shifts.
 Work alongside women on residential floor providing basic needs, assistance in accessing services, and emotional and physical support.
 Collect evidence of potential abuse, including photographing injuries and conducting interviews.
 Articulate and promote high ethical standards in all YWCA programs, activities, and services.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationship with YWCA staff and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the YWCA’s work.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
 Committed to empowering women and girls and eliminating racism.
 Enthusiasm for working with women and children.
 Some college or other post-secondary education or training in the social service profession is preferred.
 Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
 Knowledge of domestic violence preferred.
 Healthy and mature. Able to model strength and empowering, respectful behavior.
 Must have the commitment and ability to work sensitively in a 24 hour residential setting with female program participants who have a history of a history of trauma.
 Outstanding interpersonal skills. Highly effective in communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and crisis management.
 Team player. Must be able to significantly contribute to an agency wide team approach.
 Reliable and responsible. Must be able to work evenings, overnight, and weekends.
 Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
 If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.

Reports to: Shelter Coordinator
Hours: Tues- Saturday, 7:00 am -3:30 pm
Salary: $10.50/hour

To Apply: Send resume and application (download at http://www.ywca.com) to Andrea Sherman, Shelter Coordinator
YWCA Utah, 322 East 300 South, Salt Lake City 84111
Fax/Email: (801) 236-5238 / asherman@ywca.com

Posted:
Deadline: Open until filled
Website: http://www.ywca.com
The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

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