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Domestic Violence Community Advocate

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization providing safety and support to survivors of abuse while engaging communities to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence. Our programs include 24-hour hotline services, emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy, specialized children's services, community-based survivor advocacy programs and community education and training. Each year, REACH works with over 6,000 people in our 27 community service area and beyond.

Community Advocates work out of the office with survivors from the Metro West Boston community. REACH provides advocacy services from an individualized, trauma informed approach. A strong candidate for this position can maintain an authentic presence when dealing with someone in crisis and be nonjudgmental when talking to people who are making tough choices. This position reports to the Director of Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide emotional support and safety planning
  • Serve as advocate for survivors, addressing needs including but not limited to housing, benefits, employment, childcare, medical and dental care, education, legal matters, immigration, mental health and substance abuse
  • Attend any meetings or appointments that will assist in providing quality advocacy to survivors
  • Work with the Child and Adolescent Therapist to address children's needs, including school registration, daycare, after school programs, and summer camps
  • Co-facilitate support groups
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community resources

Administrative/Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Maintain survivors' paperwork and documentation
  • Attend trainings that are relevant to direct service advocacy
  • Provide trainings internally and externally
  • Complete program reports and follow data collection procedures
  • Support and train volunteers and interns
  • Attend events and support programming throughout the agency
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week. Monday through Friday hours as discussed with Director of Advocacy. Flexibility for occasional evening, weekend, and holiday coverage, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent human services experience
  • A car for transporting survivors
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

REACH is committed to advancing the safety, healing, and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence, through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds. Our employment polices reflect our mission.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Maria Pizzimenti, Director of Advocacy, at jobs@reachma.org.