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The Salvation Army, Silvercrest Management Domestic Violence Legal Advocate in Seattle, Washington

THE SALVATION ARMYSEATTLE SOCIAL SERVICESDOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM TITLE: Domestic Violence Legal Advocate (40 hours)STATUS: Non-exempt/hourlyPAY $21.88 per hour, plus benefits.A: DESCRIPTIONThe Domestic Violence Legal Advocate works in Seattle with adult DV survivors on an empowerment model to provide: safety planning, legal information, assistance in navigating the civil and criminal justice systems, help obtaining and completing court paperwork, referrals to legal, community and other resources, crisis response, DV education, emotional support and case management services. This employee will provide “mobile advocacy” services by meeting with and accompanying clients to a variety of locations throughout Seattle-King County, such as various court houses, legal clinics, the DSHS, and other social service providers. Driving in the employee’s own vehicle is required. B: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/SKILLSA. in social work or related field or equivalent relevant experience.One year’s experience providing domestic and sexual violence advocacy services with a focus on civil and criminal legal issues impacting DV survivors – desirable.Experience and education in the field of domestic violence including 20 hours of domestic violence education per WAC 388-61A-0350 in the first year of hire and 20 hours in each year thereafter, including a minimum of 5 hours of training each year on providing services and advocacy to individuals from marginalized populations.Experience in networking and advocating with other agencies on behalf of abused adults and children desirable.Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with staff and residents from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, gender identities, age variance, and differing abilities.Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team environment, with proven ability to assist and support in the development of team decisions and program policies.Effective English language communications ability in verbal and written (both machine-produced and handwritten) forms.Basic mathematical skills (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication & percentages).Keyboard skills which allow an error-adjusted rate of at least 50 words per minute.Intermediate level computer skills, meaning strong proficiency in internet and email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.Ability to identify economic, social, cultural, physical and environmental factors which support or limit family or individual functioning.Strong crisis intervention skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions.Ability to exercise mature and sound judgment in problem-solving and the decision-making process.Ability to present material effectively in written and oral form.Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.Ability to drive an automobile to provide mobile advocacy services by meeting clients at and accompanying clients to various locations throughout Seattle and King County.Adherence to the NASW social work code of ethics.Ability to successfully complete Salvation Army child safety training and to be approved through the background/reference check procedure, in accordance with Risk Management and Human Resources protocols. Successful completion of periodic retraining and re-approvals is required for continued employment.Ability and willingness to understand and fully comply with mandatory reporting requirements and laws pertaining to vulnerable adults and children.Ability and willingness to respect and maintain the confidentiality of agency and client information, in compliance with Salvation Army policies and proce

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