Bilingual Spanish-Speaking Community Based Advocate


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Located in Olympia, WA

Salary: $23.04-$24.50/hr DOE

Express is now hiring for a Bilingual Spanish-Speaking Community Based Advocate at a local non-profit based out of Olympia, WA. This is an evaluation-permanent opportunity. The schedule will be considered full time, 35 hours per week, Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Friday 9:00-2:00PM. Occasional nights/weekends. The compensation for this position will start at $23.04-$24.50/hr DOE. This company offers benefits to include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. They also offer:

  • Holiday Pay-90 hours per fiscal year, days chosen by employee
  • Vacation Pay-2 weeks/year- accrued per hour worked
  • Sick Pay- 12 days/year- accrued per hour worked


Job Duties: The Bilingual Community Based Advocate will provide confidential advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence, as well as those also impacted by human trafficking.  This position will support survivors in accessing comprehensive, coordinated resources in one location including but not limited to mobile and site based advocacy to deliver safety planning, shelter/housing, transportation, outreach, childcare, resource & referral, legal advocacy, interpretation/translation, and other services onsite and from partner agencies, including assisting survivors with Protection Orders. 

  • Provide comprehensive advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking
  • Complete necessary intake paperwork with clients in order to enroll in services
  • Complete danger assessment with all interested survivors, utilize tool as a mechanism for safety planning and supporting the survivors in achieving greater safety and stability
  • Provide immediate crisis intervention and safety planning to support survivors in increasing their personal safety and ensure the survivors and their family members immediate basic needs are met
  • Educate survivors on the resources, services, programs, and benefits that are available to them, and assist in enrolling/connecting clients to the appropriate services/programs
  • Support survivors in accessing civil protection orders, including completing court paperwork, submission to the Clerk’s office on time, and provide court accompaniment (virtual and/or in person) to survivors who request it
  • Collaborate with Thurston County Clerk’s Office staff around DVPO support, providing advocacy to survivors who request it, and have regular presence in court to support survivors
  • Support survivors in accessing other internal resources provided by the organization, including diversion, rapid re-housing, coordinated entry, parenting support, eviction prevention, utility support, etc. Either provide the service directly or connect client to the appropriate staff member
  • Provide case consultation support to the organization's staff working with survivors
  • Provide ongoing support, advocacy, and resources to assist survivors in obtaining long term stability which may include support with housing, resource access, children’s needs, etc.
  • Assist survivors in the development of employment skills, financial literacy, increased confidence, and other life skills through one on one meetings, and/or group workshops
  • Facilitate domestic violence peer support group, offering 6 week long groups. Collaborate with FJC Program Manager and other staff to provide the group
  • Maintain working relationships with FJC leadership partners – Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Thurston County Clerk’s Office, and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office- in order to comprehensively support the needs of survivors
  • Participate and at times facilitate the Coordinated Community Response Team Meetings, a multidisciplinary meeting focusing on the needs of DV/SA survivors
  • Participate in other community meetings as applicable to position and/or FJC program as a whole
  • Enroll survivors into FJC program within Apricot database, collecting required data points for federal grant program
  • Maintain accurate and thorough electronic files.  Retain documentation and case notes of services provided and any other applicable services offered such as copies of referral forms, completed housing applications, employment, or benefits applications; lease, etc. Ensure required program documentation is maintained (homeless verification, income verification, HMIS release form etc.)
  • Provide information for semiannual OVW report
  • Participate in agency’s on-call rotation to provide backup support to shelter staff in evenings; approximately 3-4 weeks per year.
  • Represent the organization at community meetings applicable to position, and report back to larger staff of community updates and resource availability
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bilingual Spanish-Speaking required
  • Transportation: Must have insured personal vehicle and be willing to travel locally, Washington State Driver’s License, and a fully insurable driving record
  • Must pass comprehensive background check


  • Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience working directly with families providing case management/ home visitation /advocacy/resource and referral or related work experience
  • Technology: Computer literacy; Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office programs
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field. May substitute education for comparable work experience.
  • Local work experience; familiarity with Thurston County social service resources
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience providing crisis intervention
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking
  • Written and oral communication skills including: ability to write detailed reports, comfort speaking in large and small groups

How to Apply: 



Express Employment Professionals offers benefits including Medical Benefits that meet ACA Requirements, Washington Paid Sick Leave & Holiday Pay for full time employees (after working 500 hours and averaging at least 35hrs/wk excluding overtime).

Express Office: Olympia
1120 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502
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