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  Bilingual Advocate/Counselor–Domestic and Sexual Assault 

FUNCTION: To assist survivors of domestic and sexual assault in recovering from the trauma of their abuse. To deliver high quality community-based outreach, crisis intervention, support, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse including Spanish-speaking survivors.


1. Bachelor's degree in human service or related field required. Commensurate experience in the area of domestic and/or sexual assault may be considered.
2. Minimum one year experience in crisis intervention, counseling and/or case work required.
3. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
4. Ability to act as an interpreter/translator in order to meet the client’s needs.
5. Ability to work under pressure and with people of diverse backgrounds.
6. Ability to be flexible and creative in meeting client needs while maintaining professional boundaries.
7. Ability to function as a member of a team.
8. Ability to appropriately interact with and support people dealing with trauma.
9. Satisfactory response to criminal, child abuse, and neglect history background checks.
10. A valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle expected.
11. CPR and First Aid certification required.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


1. Provide (on-site, at satellite locations or in the community) client directed services including crisis intervention, counseling, case management, advocacy, referral, support groups and follow-up.
2. Inform program participants about choices and options regarding economic, legal, social, health and other basic needs.
3. Assist with volunteer and field placement training and activities as a part of counseling and related activities.
4. Maintain program participant records, collect statistics and submit reports as required.
5. Work collegially to assure that client needs are met, assisting other staff as needed.
6. Safeguard confidential information gained as a result of the job.
7. Comply with applicable local, state and federal licensing/certification requirements and/or regulations.
8. Comply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse.
9. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Familiarization with YWCA Personnel Policies and Mission.
2. Appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

HOURS OF WORK Full-time. Flexible as a response to program needs and as arranged with supervisor.




SUPERVISED BY: Director Victim’s Services

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to: HR@YWCAKALAMAZOO.ORG
Location:Kalamazoo, MI 49007 US View Map
Date Posted:11/02/2017
Date Last Modified:11/02/2017
Start Date:11/2/2017 
Hours per week:Full-time, flexible 
Certifications desired: 
More Detail:Additional Information
Contact:Human Resources