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Sexual Assault Advocate

El Programa Hispano Católico, Gresham, OR, USA

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Close Date: 11/26/2019

El Programa Hispano Catlico (EPHC) is an organization that supports individuals to live to one's fullest potential. For more than 35 years, our mission - "Advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community, and self-determination" - has responded to local needs by addressing the social determinants of health. This is achieved through the following program areas: Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Community Wellness and DV/SA Prevention and Intervention. Today, EPHC serves more than 20,000 people annually and employs more than 80 staff members, all of whom are bilingual and over 95% are bicultural as well.

Project UNICA is a program within El Programa Hispano Catlico that provides prevention and intervention services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The goal of the program is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment that enables survivors to exercise free and informed life choices. Proyecto UNICA operates the UNICA Crisis Line, which is the first and only 24-hour DV/SA Crisis Line in Spanish in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon.

The Sexual Assault Advocate will provide crisis intervention and case management services, advocacy, system navigation and support in emergency medical services and assistance, law enforcement and within the criminal justice system if needed. Advocate will provide services and accept referrals from other agencies within Tri-Counties who do not have access to other sexual assault services. Advocate may assist with safety plans, protective orders, housing stabilization and other resources.

Provide community based advocacy, access to emergency medical services and assistance with police reporting.
Advocate with and for clients as appropriate to create an individualized case plan. Client advocacy may include assistance with, protective orders, assistance filing Crime Victim's Compensation, housing, legal issues, obtaining needed services and assist survivors in developing a safety plan.
Assess survivor needs/issues and determine appropriate plan of action for resolution.
Sexual assault advocate will provide community-based advocacy, support and resources from advocates via non-traditional avenues, medical clinics, housing and homeless services and partner with other culturally specific agencies.
Advocate will provide support as medical advocacy, housing stability assistance, resources and referrals for meeting basic needs and services to address short- and long-term effects of sexual assault trauma.
Advocate will Increase services to underserved and marginalized communities in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County through outreach strategies
Maintain assigned caseload of 10-15 survivors of sexual assault, including case plan development, regular and ongoing contact with the client, and all other relevant documentation.
Facilitate a weekly sexual assault support group.
Participate in community meetings with other social service organizations to promote the agency as an identifiable resource for Latina/o survivors of sexual assault and maintain timely and cooperative contact with outside agencies.
Participate in various team projects including team meetings, coordination and implementation of pertinent activities.
Conduct community outreach to increase knowledge of and access to sexual-assault services.
Support the organization in maintenance of updated resource materials for client needs.
Assist with information and referral, short-term and long-term intervention as appropriate to help clients gain greater access to services.
Maintain documentation consistent with El Programa Hispano Catlico's Social Service Delivery Procedures and other applicable standards.
Adherence to El Programa Hispano Catlico policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
40 hour DV/SA Advocacy training.
At least 2 years of experience providing case management, information and referrals and advocacy, preferably with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Knowledge of local Latino community issues as they relate to domestic and sexual violence.
Experience working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos in the community especially issues related to surviving domestic and sexual violence.
Experience with community networking and organizing.
Strong proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office, report writing and statistics.
COMPENSATION: This position starts at $17.50 / hour. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.

TO APPLY: Please complete El Programa Hispano application form (available online at, and submit, along with cover letter and resume, to: Catholic Charities, Attn: Human Resources, 2740 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. Or send to

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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