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This is a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) position working nights at our domestic shelter. Our shelter focuses on providing trauma-informed, strength based, and culturally specific case management for Latina survivors of domestic/sexual violence. The shelter provides a 30-day respite, support and resources for women and children as they transition into safer housing, employment, and stability.
- Using a trauma-informed approach, provide stability for women and their children in the shelter.
- Conduct the initial participant intake.
- Conduct participant strength and needs assessment.
- Work with women in the shelter to establish a safety plan.
- Address the participant’s needs in order to prepare them for living on their own such as employment, housing, medical care, addiction treatment, mental health, etc.
- Work with participants to establish an exit plan.
- As needed, work with child participants to provide support such as early learning strategies, assessments, and school attendance.
- Follow up with former and current participants as needed.
- Prepare and maintain activity reports for the night shift.
- Enforce the rules, policies, and responsibilities of the shelter and participants at night.
- Consistently monitor site security and assess any potential threats. Contact emergency services as needed.
- Ensure the daily functioning and upkeep of the building and grounds.
- Utilizing the Food Bank regulations, procure items as needed.
Education / Experience
- A high school diploma or equivalent.
- Forty hours of authorized domestic violence training is required.
- One year of experience working in the domestic violence prevention and intervention field.
- Direct experience with trauma-informed work with vulnerable populations.
Skills and Abilities
- Bilingual and bicultural Latina is required.
- Able to read, write and speak in Spanish and English.
- Able to provide leadership as well as model high professional standards of ethics and integrity.
- Knowledgeable of developmentally appropriate positive parenting techniques.
- Able to build and maintain rapport with women and children from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, organize, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.
We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are valued and given opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.
Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.