Domestic Violence Response Advocate

Portland Metro Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 1, 2014

VOA Oregon seeks an experienced domestic violence advocate for a full-time position. This position is part of a project in partnership with the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and Home Free, Volunteers of America Oregon’s domestic violence intervention program. The DV Response Advocate will be responsible for providing in-the-moment crisis response to individuals who have been identified as victims of domestic violence by Portland Police Officers. The advocate will be sited within a police precinct office and will be available to police during afternoon and nighttime hours to respond on-scene or to connect via phone to survivors immediately following domestic violence incidents.

Women of color and people representing traditionally marginalized communities encouraged to apply. F/T, four-day work week, includes rotating weekends, and benefits. Open until September 10, 2014.

Requirements: The Response Advocate will work with minimal on-site supervision and must have solid experience (minimum 1 year, 2 years preferred) and demonstrated proficiency in domestic violence advocacy. Bilingual applicants preferred. Candidates will be assessed for ability to work in emotionally charged situations and proven skill in crisis intervention. Must also have experience working with diverse populations, valid driver’s license, ability to pass an extensive criminal record/background check and driving record check, and ability to work in a law enforcement environment as well as in the field.

How to apply: Interested applicants MUST apply online at and follow the steps below:

“Explore Careers” --> “VOA Oregon Careers” --> “Oregon” --> “Search for Jobs”
Click on job title and follow prompts to apply for position

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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