We’re Hiring! Bilingual Legal Advocate (Spanish)

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. 

The Bilingual Legal Advocate (Spanish) at Tacoma Community House 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 Bilingual Legal Advocate will manage a caseload and meet with clients at TCH and at offsite locations.

POSITION TITLE:Bilingual Advocate
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Non-Exempt, Benefits
SCHEDULE: Full-time
REPORTS TO:Client Advocacy Mgr.
SALARY RANGE:$18 – 20/hour
DEADLINE:10/15/2020

 JOB SUMMARY:

This is a professional customer service position that provides direct service to clients, students, donors and the general public as they enter Tacoma Community House. As the first person TCH clients meet, this position is key to setting an inclusive and welcoming culture for all clients and visitors. 

Individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant or refugee are strongly encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Screen victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/victims of crime 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’s 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Work and/or Psychology and/or Sociology or related field
• 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 DUE TO COVID-19

• Ability to work effectively from home
• Access to personal technological equipment necessary for working remotely

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please e-mail a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for this position, your resume, and three (3) References to Jobs@TacomaCommunityHouse.org.

WHY WORK AT TACOMA COMMUNITY HOUSE?

Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package.  Employees also have access to a benefits package worth about 25% of your salary.

Compensation: $18 to $20/hour depending on qualifications. 

Insurance: We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.

Retirement: Tacoma Community House employees may participate in a 403b plan which includes generous support from the Agency after 1 year of service.

Vacation & Leave: Leave benefits to include 24 days of paid vacation in the first year and 10 paid holidays.

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.