JCADA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and Maryland laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request.
JCADA is hiring a Victim Advocate!
The Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)’s mission is to support victims of power-based violence to become empowered and live safely, educate the community about power-based violence and appropriate responses, and prevent future generations from suffering power-based violence. We do this by providing free clinical, victim advocacy and legal services to survivors, engaging in community outreach, and educating youth about intimate partner violence. JCADA provides high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender or sexual orientation.
About the Position: JCADA’s Victim Advocacy Program connects survivors to resources to increase their safety and stability. JCADA is seeking a full-time victim advocate to:
Provide direct case management assistance to clients;
Research resources available in the community for survivors in need of housing, financial assistance, transportation and other needs;
Accompany clients to court for various legal proceedings;
Safety plan with victim survivors of power-based violence;
Maintain an up-to-date and accurate listing of available resources and referrals in Maryland, DC, and Virginia to include career counseling, other counseling services, financial or material resources for clients (including furniture, laptops, clothing, transportation, childcare, etc.)
Maintain accurate and up-to-date reports in JCADA’s database;
Engage in outreach and serve on Boards and Committees throughout the Greater Washington region;
Maintain high levels of competence in culturally accessible victim services; and
Other duties as assigned.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in trainings at JCADA about issues related to powerbased violence. You will work collaboratively with a team of victim advocates, attorneys, and clinicians to provide holistic services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating abuse, and elder abuse.
Demonstrated interest or experience in issues of gender inequality, gender-based violence, power-based violence, or victim advocacy.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Spanish language proficiency preferred.
Willingness to work as part of a cohesive team.
Application process: Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.