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CLACKAMAS WOMENS SERVICES ADVOCATE
Social Work, FT Employee
Catholic Charities of Oregon (Portland, OR)
This new position provides bi-lingual, bi-cultural crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and support services to participants accessing services at the Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) outreach office and the Family Justice Center. Provides professional consultation and support for community partners regarding the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and its impact on victims and victim safety issues. This position is hired through Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano (CC-EPH) and is out-stationed at the Family Justice Center through a partnership with CWS.
Please complete an application and send with cover letter.
1. Represent the mission of CWS and Catholic Charities to program participants, employees and community partners.
2. Provide culturally specific and relevant support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
3. Provide the following advocacy and case management services to women referred by CWS and Community Providers:
a. Short-term, crisis intervention services
b. On-going assessment of family strengths and needs
c. Goal-setting and development of case plans
d. Safety planning
e. Assistance with Temporary Restraining Orders, Protective Orders
f. Court Accompaniment
g. Accessing emergency shelter
h. Information and referral for community resources; linkages with services and natural helpers
i. Domestic violence and sexual assault education; emotional support
j. Systems advocacy and ongoing contact with involved service providers
k. Provide accompaniment and transportation to participants (agency vehicle).
4. Provide support to participants accessing immigration counseling services.
5. Respond to a DHS outcall with co-located CWS staff as needed.
6. Daily documentation of interactions, progress, case plans with program participants.
7. Maintain appropriate case records including client interactions, progress, case plans and services provided. Complete documentation of all services, including intakes, confidentiality statements, and statistics, within ALICE database for all clients on a minimum of weekly basis.
8. Consult with community service providers regarding family violence issues with their clients. Maintain appropriate client confidentiality following VAWA standards and CWS confidentiality policies and procedures. Work to increase other providers’ capacity to respond to family violence within their programs.
9. Support the organization and maintenance of CC-EPH resource materials for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.
10. Establish positive networking and referral relationships with existing family service providers and social service agencies in Clackamas County and Tri county culturally specific providers.
11. In conjunction with other CWS staff, provide ongoing training to other service providers regarding domestic and sexual violence and social change issues approximately three times per year.
12. Attend monthly CWS staff and program meetings and group consultation meetings. Participate actively in various EPH-UNICA team projects including team meetings, committees etc.
13. Participate in Family Violence Coordinating Council.
14. Participate in public speaking engagements and outreach events as part of the CWS Community Based Services Program team and CC-EPH outreach efforts, typically one event per quarter.
15. Coverage of an assigned regular shift for the UNICA 24Hs bilingual Crisis Line eight hours per month.
16. Meet regularly with supervisor to plan and prioritize projects.
17. Other duties as assigned.
• Ability to work well in a team setting and to support Catholic Charities and El Programa Hispano’s mission and goals.
• Ability to be flexible and adapt well to different team dynamics.
• Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
• Proficiency in written and oral communication in both Spanish and English.
• Case management or advocacy based experience preferred.
• Understanding of child abuse.
• Experience advocating for survivors in other systems.
• Ability to work independently.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable motorized vehicle.
• Experience with public speaking or trainings preferred. (55)
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- Clackamas County Catholic Charities