Company Description: Elizabeth Freeman Center provides domestic
violence and sexual assault services and
advocacy in Berkshire County and surrounding
areas. Our services are free and confidential,
and include counseling, safe shelter, court
advocacy, a 24/7 toll-free hotline, and much
more. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
To Commensurate With Experience
Some College Coursework Completed
Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) seeks a bicultural, bilingual (Spanish and English) counselor/advocate to counsel and assist immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will NOT be accepted through Berkshire Jobs. Deadlines are rolling until position has been filled.
40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work required for outreach and counseling activities
Compensation and benefits:
Competitive pay and excellent benefits.
• Provide immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic or sexual assault violence with support, advocacy, and assistance, including:
o assessing their circumstances and emergency needs and providing assistance to meet those needs;
o offering counseling and support groups;
o safety planning;
o advocating on immigration issues, including preparation of letters to support immigration applications for status, as well as on issues of housing, finances and benefits, children, mental health and substance abuse;
o referring victims to services including other EFC services, Legal Aid, Berkshire Immigrant Center, the District Attorney’s office and other community resources, with follow-up as appropriate
• Provide outreach and community education to immigrant and refugee communities about domestic and sexual violence and EFC’s services
• Maintain professional boundaries with individuals receiving EFC services, maintain excellent records in agency database, adhere to strict guidelines to ensure client confidentiality, offer services in a manner consistent with grant and legal requirements
• Complete all other duties to further EFC’s mission and help ensure that immigrant and refugee victims are provided with professional, empathetic, affirming services
• Excellent Spanish and English speaking and writing skills
• Experience working with immigrant and refugee communities and knowledge of immigration issues strongly preferred
• Experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence strongly preferred
• Ability to work effectively with community groups
• Ability to work well as part of a team
• Bachelor or Associate Degree (may be waived for relevant, comparable level of work or life experience)
• Must successfully pass Criminal Record Check-CORI and have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation.