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Domestic Violence Equity Advocate

Posted on August 19, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Consejo Counseling and Referal Services
 - $ 
 per year
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A Domestic Violence Equity Advocate

Reporting to the Domestic Violence Supervisor, the Advocate will promote Increased Safety Through Equity. Advocate will address the lack of safety experienced by domestic violence and sexual assault Latinx survivors and the gap in equity they face to seeking and receiving support. Advocate will ensure all services are provided in a holistic and culturally sensitive process, thereby promoting the dignity, respect, safety and optimal functioning of the individual.

• Advocate will focus on supporting Latinx survivors' safety and equity through education and advocacy.

• Advocate will provide Latinx survivors with education and assistance about available resources; education about the legal rights of both citizens and noncitizens; community and legal advocacy; and support groups.

• Advocate will design new Women's Wellness support group activities.

• Advocate will work directly with first responders to help them understand the background and culture of Latinx immigrants from a variety of Latin American countries.

• Advocate will conduct public awareness activities for the greater Seattle community and Latinx survivors.

About the employer: Consejo Counseling and Referal Services
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service is an award-winning agency that has provided behavioral mental health services to the Latino community in the state of Washington for almost four decades. Our mission is to provide behavioral health services, substance use treatment, housing, as well as domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy-based counseling to individuals and families. We use an interdependent treatment model for clients to experience acceptance, emotional security, and growth development while learning new skills to establish a higher quality of life. Our employees work hard to provide services that empower and motivate our clients to engage with their communities at their highest level of functioning. To show our appreciation, we strive to take care of our employees by offering them great benefits, competitive compensation, and a positive work environment to help them build careers they can be proud of.
About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.


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