Children’s Advocate Job Announcement
The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is a non-profit agency that serves Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and provides prevention education to the general community.
The ADWAS Children’s Advocate provides the following services:
A structured children’s playgroup for children who live in the emergency shelter and supportive housing.
A structured program for older children/teens living in the emergency shelter and supportive housing.
One-on-one support and educational, legal and medical advocacy for children and teens
Maintain case files/records and resources pertaining to children’s program
Work closely with the advocates to provide support to mothers with concerns about their children
Manages crisis situations
Oversees the program of the playroom
Recruit and train child-care workers and maintain childcare provider files
Provide childcare while shelter and supportive housing residents participate in agency intake process, court dates, meetings with advocates and other related appointments.
Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor, proactively takes responsibility for self and work
Take a role in participating projects for the agency and/or direct services program such as advocate on duty, activities for survivors, community engagements and projects to meet the needs program/organization; tasks as assigned
Commits to practice organization’s Mission Statement & Core Values; understands the anti-violence movement; educate self and others on cultural competency
Initial 50 hour DV/SA training and training video, “Making a CPS Referral: A Guidance for Mandated Reporter”
5 hour Prevention orientation
30-hours DV training annually
12-hours SA training annually
Knowledge of the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Experience working with parents around issues of behavior management
Knowledge of child development, child psychology, and developmental assets for youth
Knowledge of the unique issues on children of Deaf adults, (CODA)
Familiar with community resources for families, children and youth
Demonstrated commitment to working skillfully with people of diverse backgrounds
Minimum of 4 to 6 years involvement in the Deaf or Deaf-Blind communities (paid or volunteer).
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to work afternoon/evening and weekend hours as needed
Responsible to: Program Director
Salary is DOE; Medical, dental and retirement package are offered. This is 40 hour non-exempt
Please send application, cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference by April 30th, 2014 to:
Emily England, Office Manager/HR
8623 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
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ADWAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer