Tu Casa, Inc

Bilingual Victim Advocate

Organizational Information:

Tu Casa, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services to people who have experienced domesticviolence and sexual assault since 1979.

Job Description:

Provide advocacy and crisis intervention services to people who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault and their families to include short-term crisis counseling (in person and on the telephone), community referrals, legal advocacy and assistance with protection orders, client transportation, advocating for clients with other agencies in both English and Spanish.

Reports to:

Executive Director and Program Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention, on-going outreach advocacy, referrals, emergency transportation, and safety planning for survivors and their children
  • Contact all survivors who were provided with after hour services within 24 hours
  • Provide clients with court, hospital and law enforcement accompaniment as requested
  • Provide education to victims on protection order modifications
  • Ensure proper maintenance of client files and data necessary for statistical collection
  • Assist in meeting grant deliverables and reporting
  • Assist in maintenance and cleaning of Tu Casa, Inc. vehicle
  • Assist in stocking of client supplies and educational materials
  • Ensure crisis, shelter, and outreach client forms are updated and used appropriately by all advocacy staff
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-service trainings, and job related trainings
  • Effectively utilize community resources to ensure comprehensive services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families
  • Attend weekly, mandatory Advocacy Meetings
  • Communicate daily with other Victim Advocates to ensure clients are receiving regular, appropriate assistance
  • Network/collaborate with other agencies, e.g. department of social services, APT/CPT, IRC, La Puente, etc.
  • Assist Program Director in management and supervision of the Hotline, ensuring sufficient coverage, training and documentation
  • Assist with all fundraising activities, including all organizational events
  • Maintain all aspects of confidentiality
  • Maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and insurance
  • Perform other duties as defined and requested by the Executive Director/Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field or 3 years of equivalent experience related serving vulnerable populations
  • Understanding of issues and dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while also working as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other professionals, agencies, schools, and the public
  • Organized, detail orientated, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
  • The ability to receive and implement directives from the Executive Director/Program Director
  • Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written in both English and Spanish), and problem solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Flexible hours, e.g. some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to outreach, present, and speak (in both Spanish and English) within various community settings and diverse populations, especially the migrant population.

Requirements:

  • Attend 15 hours of domestic violence and 30 hours of sexual assault training annually
  • Attend Crime Victims Rights and Compensation Training annually
  • Travel throughout San Luis Valley and surrounding communities