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Job Opportunities

Bilingual Program Advocate

Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS)

Status: Full time, 40 hours, Non Exempt

Compensation: $22 per hour

Benefits: Full Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

Send Resumes and Cover Letters to:

Agency Description

Since 1981, NEWS has provided services to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. NEWS provides comprehensive emergency services including confidential shelter, 24-hour triage and crisis intervention, crisis line and immediate response to victims at locations including the scene of the crime, law enforcement agencies and hospitals. NEWS also offers bilingual support groups, legal advocacy, housing advocacy and ongoing case management as part of range of services offered to victims of domestic violence. Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Essential Duties

  • Provide crisis intervention and follow up counseling to sexual assault victims/survivors and their family members and make appropriate referrals to community services.
  • Provide accompaniment to law enforcement, court, medical and other appointments related to the sexual assault.
  • Maintain confidential records in accordance with Office of Emergency Services and DPH guidelines and requirements.
  • Provide case status information to sexual assault victims/survivors going through the Criminal Justice System.
  • Maintain good public relations within the community.
  • Network with community agencies, service providers, schools, churches and other partner organizations.
  • Attend business meetings, speaking engagements, & outreach and community education as needed.
  • Assist in preparing yearly grant proposals and periodic progress reports for SAVS/SART programs.
  • Complete time sheet and approve staff time sheets, mileage and other forms.
  • This position may require working non-traditional work hours, days, and holidays.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to multi-cultural diversity and work with diverse populations in a non-judgmental manner.

Education/ Experience

  • Education in Psychology, Social Work, or relative field.
  • Experience in non-profit work preferred.
  • Experience working with at-risk communities &/or domestic violence and/or sexual assault related issues preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamic of sexual assault and empathetic, caring response to people impacted by trauma.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English and Spanish both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, peers, donors, board, general public, etc.

Computer Skills

Proven ability to work with a variety of software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Certificate, etc.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Certificate (or successfully attain after hire). Valid California Driver’s License required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee is required to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Employee may be required to help move small items less than 45 lbs. Employee must have the ability to work flexible hours when needed.

Work Environment

NEWS’ mission is to provide a nurturing refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence, and/or sexual abuse, and to be a catalyst for change through prevention, intervention and advocacy. It is our belief that in order to promote respect within the lives of those we serve, we must first start by respecting and honoring those we work with here at NEWS. NEWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NEWS believes that all persons are entitled to equal opportunity and that personnel or management decisions should be based on merit, qualifications, and the legitimate needs of the agency, and that the best qualified applicant or employee should be selected.  The agency does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, marital status, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), affiliation, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), sexual orientation, age, citizenship or any other classification protected by local, state, or federal law.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, and termination or any other personal action.  All such discrimination is unlawful.

For information about volunteering for NEWS, please click HERE.