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Cultural Advocate

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support provides Crisis Advocacy and Support to Primary and Secondary Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking in the Greater Nashua Area. Our Mission is to cultivate communites free from violence as we support victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our Support Line and also during the day in our Nashua, NH and Milford, NH offices. We also have an emergency shelter and now provide transitional housing to women and children who do not meet the criteria of other housing programs.


The Cultural Outreach Advocate coordinates cultural outreach efforts and programming consistent with the Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support program philosophy on domestic and sexual violence, and cultural competency.  The advocate will be responsible to identify current populations that are currently being underserved.  The Cultural Outreach Advocate also provides crisis intervention to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Requirements:

Relevant employment experience, college degree or course work. Effective communication skills and desire to work on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Ability to intervene in crisis situations and ability to maintain client confidentiality.  Successful completion of thirty-five (35) hours of agency training.  A valid driver’s license and automobile insurance are required.

Responsibilities:
  1. Identify and target specific populations in greatest need of improved services and increased outreach.
  2. Develop strategies for meeting the needs of these underserved populations given the agency’s staffing abilities and resources.
  3. Meet with other community groups/agencies representing marginalized groups to prevent, educate, and increase awareness of domestic and sexual violence and services available.
  4. Identifying barriers that underserved populations experience when accessing Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support services.
  5. Coordinate interpretation and translation services.
  6. Provide training to community partners on DV/SA and cultural issues.
  7. Increase number of languages in which our printed material is available.
  8. Assist in improving services/increase resources to support underserved populations in shelter setting.
  9. Enhance agency’s work specifically related to anti-racism and cultural competency.
  10. Respond to clients in crisis.  Identify problems, explore options, and support clients in making their own decisions.
  11. Facilitation and development of support groups.
  12. Offer emotional support, assistance, advocacy, referral information, and follow-up as needed.
  13. Document all direct service activities.  Record client statistical data, including referrals, if any, and maintain related agency documentation.
  14. Advocate with clients in courts, police stations, hospitals and other agencies, as determined by the client involved.  Provide limited transportation to clients.
  15. Collaborate with other staff to enhance direct service delivery as assigned.
  16. Adhere to expectations consistent with Bridge’s definition of cultural competence.  These expectations seek to clarify the knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices that would need to provide culturally and linguistic competent services to the diverse populations of the Greater Nashua area.
  17. Participate in back-up rotation.
  18. Participate in biweekly supervisory meetings, and weekly agency staff meetings.
  19. Promote the agency’s mission.
  20. Participate in agency fundraising efforts.
  21. Other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Director@Bridgesnh.org. Or mail to: Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support; PO Box 217; Nashua, NH 03061-0217.

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: November 20, 2019

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