Job Details

Domestic Violence Advocate

El Programa Hispano Catolico, Gresham, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/04/2020

El Programa Hispano Catlico (EPHC) is a culturally specific organization providing an interrelated range of services and programs to advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community and self-determination. EPHC's vision is a thriving Latinx Community living to our fullest potential.

The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide short term (approximately 3-6 months) crisis case management, safety planning and resource navigation to DV/SA survivors that are referred to UNICA through the Linea UNICA and other sources. The advocate will coordinate and lead support groups and conducts community outreach. This position requires a strong anti-oppression and social justice lens.

Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, housing advocacy (SSA's) and related support services to Latina/o survivors of domestic violence.
Provide information and referrals to clients and work with internal and external advocates regarding client needs.
Assess domestic violence client needs/strengths to develop service plan with appropriate action steps.
Advocate for Latina/o survivors with outside agencies and government systems (i.e. Courts, Social Security, Immigration, DMV, AFS, and others as needed).
Participate in community meetings with other social service organizations to promote the agency as an identifiable resource for Latina/o survivors of domestic violence and maintain timely and cooperative contact with outside agencies.
Participate actively in various team projects including team meetings, project coordination and implementation of pertinent activities such as 40 Hr. DV/SA workshops.
Support the organization and maintenance of updated resource materials for survivors of domestic violence.
Maintain a caseload of 12-15 domestic violence clients.
Facilitate a domestic violence support groups and deliver educational training programs and workshops for the community.
Maintain client files and required documentation according to agency and contractual standards.
Timely and complete data entry in required data bases.
Weekly 4 hour Crisis Line shift with occasional back up coverage as necessary.
Occasional back-up shifts at Gateway Center as assigned by manager.
Other duties as assigned by program manager.

Experience/Demonstrated Abilities:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Experience providing case management and intervention services.
Knowledge of local Latino community issues as they relate to domestic/sexual violence.
Experience working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos in the community especially issues related to surviving domestic/sexual violence.
Experience with community networking and organizing.
Ability to work well in team setting and support El Programa Hispano Catolico's mission and goals.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to various work environments and diverse teams.
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Proficiency in written and oral communication in both Spanish and English.
Candidate must pass back ground check.
40 Hr. DV/SA training.

Working Conditions:

This position requires some travel in the Tri-County area. Driver's license and insurance required.
Position will require some local travel. Valid driver's license, transportation, and current auto insurance at 100/300/100 levels.
Position will require flexibility in working schedule, which will include some evenings and weekends.

TO APPLY: Please complete El Programa Hispano application form (available online at and submit with cover letter and resume to