Hiring Bilingual Victims of Crime Advocate

TCH is hiring a Bilingual Victims of Crime Advocate to provide comprehensive supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes. The deadline to apply is  December 21, 2018 .

Job Description

  • Position Title: Bilingual Victims of Crime Advocate
  • Organization: Tacoma Community House (Tacoma, WA)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM, occasional evenings and Saturdays
  • Salary Range: $35,928-$38,652
  • Reports To: Client Advocacy Manager
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2018

Tacoma Community House is a nationally respected, community-based service center for immigrants, refugees, and members of the South Sound community seeking enrichment and pathways to self-sufficiency. Since 1910, we have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success.

Our Client Advocacy Department provides services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child/elder abuse, human trafficking, or any other crime, such as identity theft or fraud. We provide clients with safety planning, resource access, and assistance navigating multiple court systems as we work to educate, support, and empower survivors. We also work with partner organizations to provide clients with support, shelter, and/or therapy to guide them towards safety and stability.

This position provides advocacy services to immigrant and limited English speaking survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes to improve their sense of safety and access to resources. The Victims of Crime Advocate will manage a caseload and meet with clients at TCH and at offsite locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Screen victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes who are seeking access to program services
  • Assess clients’ needs (food, medical, housing, benefits, counseling, etc.) and provide the necessary community referrals
  • Complete a safety plan with each client
  • Provide domestic violence/sexual assault/victims of crime education to clients, community organizations, police, and prosecutor offices
  • Provide referrals to legal aid organizations, offer court support and assistance in filing protection orders
  • Gather necessary documents for qualifying VAWA cases
  • Provide interpretation and/or translation of documents as needed
  • Document client services for program reports
  • Attend community meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


We strongly encourage individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant or refugee to apply. The successful candidate must be able to think creatively, act resourcefully, and exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • High level of confidentiality regarding client services
  • Capacity to work with and be sensitive to people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize and respond quickly in critical situations
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Perform in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adhere to Agency and funder guidelines of service delivery and performance
  • Wear appropriate business attire


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or Psychology and/or Sociology or related field


  • 2 years of experience working as a victim or community advocate
  • Knowledge of case screening and intakes
  • Understand the dynamics and impact of violence on individuals

Additional Requirements

  • Willingness to submit a background check and openly discuss
  • Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of insurance

Salary & Benefits

  • Compensation: $35,928 – $38,652 annually depending on qualifications. Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 25% of your salary.
  • Insurance: We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.
  • Retirement: After one year of service, Tacoma Community House employees become eligible to participate in a pension plan with generous support from the Agency.
  • Vacation and Leave: Leave benefits include 12 days of paid vacation in the first year, 10 paid holidays, and 12 days of paid sick leave per year.

Application Process

Please email a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for this position, your resume, and five (5) references to jobs@tacomacommunityhouse.org.

The deadline to apply for this position is  December 21, 2018 . Open until filled.

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Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Community House is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and program participants and to strengthening sensitivity throughout the Agency.  Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, national origin, political or union affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, Vietnam era veteran status, or other non bona-fide job requirements.  Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.