Our advocates make up the core of our staff as they serve as cultural and linguistic bridges for our immigrant and refugee community. Most of our advocates work with victims of sexual and domestic violence. Victim advocates will work with victims to better understand legal procedures, resources, and options within the American court system. More importantly, our advocates will be an encouraging support system for our clients through a challenging process. As a support system, victim advocates will perform administrative duties and travel to a range of locations on the client's behalf.
Build and maintain effective relationships both within and outside the organization
Good communication skills with a range of people
Ability to research information and people's rights
Ability to stand up and challenge decisions that may not be in the best interest of their client
Good English skills to understand complex policies and procedures
Maintain confidential information provided by clients
Exploring options to help people make decisions about their own lives
Assisting people to secure their rights to the help they need
Enabling people to self-advocate and represent themselves
Representing a person and speaking up on their behalf
Helping people access a variety of services
Traveling to different locations like jails, hospitals, and shelters
Perform administrative tasks in the office
Coordinate appointments and other activities
Attend educational trainings and workshops
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Must have experience in either community, social care, or development
Knowledge of local government and other public services, and policies around benefits and allowances
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to identify problems and participate in team problem-solving efforts
Effective advocacy and counseling skills
Speaks at least one language, especially the following languages: French, Arabic, Kirundi, and Lingala
B.A. or certificate in psychology, criminal justice, and/or social work or the equivalent in experience
First and last name
Do you speak any of the following foreign languages? (Must speak at least one of these languages)
Which types of advocacy are you interested in?
Peer advocacy: taking action to represent the rights and interests of someone other than yourself
Systems advocacy: taking action to influence social, political, and economic systems to bring about change for groups of people
Legal advocacy: taking action to use attorneys and the legal or administrative systems to establish or protect legal rights
What makes you the right fit for this position?
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