Community Advocate & LGBQ/T Outreach Coordinator (Bilingual/Bicultural Preferred)–DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), Inc.
Organization: DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), Inc.
Job Title: Community Advocate & LGBQ/T Outreach Coordinator (Bilingual/Bicultural Preferred)
Annual Salary: 44,000-46,500 equivalent
Skill & Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years’ of related human services experience required.
• Bilingual/bicultural preferred, as DOVE strives to expand its linguistic and cultural accessibility, particularly in languages spoken widely on the South Shore, including but not limited to ASL, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, and/or Arabic. Additional compensation is provided for proficiency in language(s) needed in DOVE’s service area.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working within and on behalf of LGBQ/T persons and communities with a particular emphasis on having skills, knowledge, and experience advocating for and working with transgender and nonbinary individuals; experience supporting LGBQ/T survivors of partner abuse preferred.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with individuals and families impacted by violence, abuse and/or trauma using a trauma-informed, empowerment-based, and survivor centered approach.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with people with a range of identities and backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual identity, religion and lived experiences.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with individuals with histories of substance abuse and/or mental health challenges.
• Knowledge of child protective services and the criminal legal system as they relate to victims/ survivors of violence and their families.
• Demonstrated crisis intervention, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
• Be a “people person;” enjoy talking and working with others.
• Demonstrated experience making and maintaining connections in community and professional settings.
• Experience in public speaking, networking, designing and conducting presentations and trainings, and group facilitation.
• Anti-oppression activist experience welcome; demonstrated experience in anti-oppression dialogue and practice is preferred. Participation in this ongoing process of learning anti-oppression principles (including anti-racism) and putting into reflective practice is expected of all staff members.
• Ability to collaborate effectively, internally and externally.
• Ability to effectively multi-task.
• Flexibility and sense of humor.
• Sound computer skills.
• Bachelor’s degree in Women’s/Gender studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Chicana Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field + 2 years’ work experience in human services delivery strongly preferred. Equivalent life experience considered.
• Must be committed to DOVE’s mission and practice philosophies, to ending violence and oppression, to using empowerment practice, and to promoting social justice and social change.
• Experience actively engaging in anti-oppression dialogue and practice is encouraged; participation in this ongoing learning process, as a member of DOVE’s staff, is required.
• Must provide documentation of 35 hours of domestic violence training upon hire, or complete DOVE’s 35-hour Domestic Violence training within 1st year of hire.
• This position is classified as an Essential Employee of DOVE and may be required to travel during State of Emergency declared by the Governor.
• CORI check upon offer of hire. CORI History will be reviewed and may or may not disqualify candidates.
The Community Advocate & LGBQ/T Outreach Coordinator is part of DOVE’s team of advocates responsible for the provision of services for individuals seen primarily through DOVE’s Community-Based program. The Advocate will work with clients in both individual and group settings, providing crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, safety planning, and education on many issues related to domestic and dating violence. The Advocate works in a team with other community based advocates, attorneys, and interns, as well as shelter staff. Further, the incumbent will conduct outreach to the LGBQ/T community of the South Shore, utilizing expertise on the specific needs of the queer and trans communities to serve as a liaison and foster partnerships with the community. While DOVE recognizes the role will likely closely intertwine with the employee’s identities, the expectation is not that they will bear responsibility for internal education within the program or organization. Rather, all of DOVE’s staff work collaboratively to evaluate, design, and practice services which meet the needs of marginalized survivors, including LGBQ/T survivors. This position reports to the Director of Community Services and will also work closely with members of the Outreach Team. This position is supported by and dependent on grant funds.
Open Date: 2021-07-02
Close Date: 2021-07-30
Instructions: To apply, send Cover Letter specifically for this position and Resume to:
Kathleen Lydon, LICSW, Director of Community Services, DOVE Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
– Applications will be considered until the position is successfully filled. 1st round applicant reviews are anticipated to begin the week of June 28th. Interviews will be offered to the strongest qualified candidates to date. It is DOVE’s hope that the incumbent will begin work by early-mid-July, 2021.
– Applications or resumes without a cover letter expressing interest in employment at DOVE will not be considered.
For more information on DOVE, see our website: www.dovema.org