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Position Title: Bilingual Healing Justice Victim Advocate and Peer-to-Peer Coach

Coordinator
Supervisor: Advocacy Manager
Team: Advocacy Team, in cohort with Advocacy Manager and Executive Director
supporting the needs of the Latin@ survivors of violence also works in cohort
with the whole of the organization across all projects.

Status: 1.0 FTE (40-hours a week), Non-Exempt $20-$22 per hour depending on qualifications and experience – with generous benefits

Location: Voces Unidas for Justice office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The
position is expected to physically be present and work in the Colorado Springs
office during traditional office hours. Also, due to the nature of working with
victims of violence and in the community and due to the CoronaVirus and the
necessary restrictions on sharing physical space this job requires flexible hours,
including weekends and evenings. Because ofthe shifting needs around working
with CoronaVirus restrictions, there may be times that working at home or
remotely is expected. It is required to prove work and to follow protocol to be
available as you would be if you were working in the office or in the field.

THE PROJECT:
This project will recruit, educate, support and develop the leadership of a group of 6 people of color volunteers who wish to become Certified Yoga Teachers, with an emphasis on recovery from trauma and substance use/misuse/abuse. The cohort will receive scholarships for the trainings, and receive specialized certifications, in exchange for providing sessions over the course of two-years. The cohort will help to
support and provide peer-to-peer programming for others who are recovering from trauma and substance use/misuse/abuse.

POSITION PURPOSE:
This position is an integral part of the continued success at Voces Unidas for Justice and is key for serving the survivors of violence in our Latin@ communities.
As a confidential community-based victim advocate this position is a resource, and is a biased supporter for victims of violence/crime/trauma. This position is part of a small team of advocates and Peer-to-Peer Recovery Coaches who help to support people who have experienced traumatic events and who deal with substance use/misuse/abuse. This requires outreach in the community, heavy communication both written
and verbal, providing education and workshop presentations. At times you may provide transportation and accompaniment and resource support for victims of violence.
As the coordinator of Peer-to-Peer Coaches, this position is responsible all aspects of the Peer-to-Peer Coaches Programming. This includes, recruiting, organizing weekly meetings, providing some education and training, maintaining regular communication and engagement outside of regular meetings as needed, and building relationships with a group of Peer-to-Peer Coaches/volunteer educator and organizers. This position provides Healing Circles, and Peer Recovery Programming, and will also provide consultation for other professionals on the program.
This position is the hub around which the Peer-to-Peer Coaches are networked. As the coordinator of the project, you will be responsible for data collection and report writing. Report writing and an understanding of nonprofit community-based work is a must.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Confidential Victim Advocacy
• Meet the required 40-hour training (training provided by Voces Unidas for Justice), shadow and be shadowed as necessary for victim advocacy
• Providing safety planning, leadership, and advocacy
• Provides non-judgmental/open and accepting victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence and other firms of violence at the individual and systems level
• Assists victims of crime when requested by law enforcement at crime scenes, hospitals, or other safe locations; provides support, referrals, and information related to crime victims’ rights and victim compensation information and applications
• Assists in ACP applications or refers for such
• Provide Court accompaniment, transportation and accompaniment to other victimization related
appointments
• Complete client intake forms; document services and referrals provided; conduct thorough follow-up on contacts
• Interact as needed with detectives, deputies, patrol officers, supervisors, service providers, and other advocates, governmental agencies, and the general public to ensure a survivors rights and needs are addressed
• Responds to cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence during and/or after business hours for shifts not covered by volunteers, on a rotational basis with other program staff
• Read, attend trainings, keep up on best and promising practices and maintain most relevant applicable knowledge-base of the dynamics of violence and specific to different forms of violence
• Explain the dynamics of violence to survivors and professionals alike
• Maintain a broad and deep reservoir of knowledge and resources for victims and their children

Outreach & Liaising
• Responsible for recruiting and engaging cohort applicants.

• Responsible for developing contacts and building relationships within the communities of Colorado
Springs and within the communities of victim advocates and collateral professions
• Represent Voces Unidas for Justice at various membership organizations, or on community leadership teams as assigned
• Outreach to general public and community partners
• Outreach and awareness activities in the community and virtually in Spanish and English

Community and Program Education
• Coordinate and facilitate education sessions
• Provide an agenda, power point, handouts, evaluations, etc. in both Spanish and English to both
community members and professionals
• Assist in the development of social media campaigns in Spanish and English related to program
• Communicate and coordinate with community-partners to provide local and state wide and national
trainings for Peer-to-Peer Coaches and advocates
• Facilitate, co-facilitate, assist in support groups, psychoeducational groups, Circulo and/or other curricula as assigned
• Assist with food pantry and food box distribution
Record Keeping
• Work independently and with the Executive Director and Advocacy Manager to prepare reports
• Provide updates for Voces Unidas for Justice’s social media and funder obligations on a regular basisand as needed
• Maintain a records as required for compliance and narrative, participate in generating regular reports
Peer-to-Peer Coaches Coordination
Responsible for the Peer-to-Peer Coaches portion of Programming to include the following
• Lead in the engagement and recruiting of program participants
• Lead provision and coordination of training and coaching of Peer-to-Peer Coaches de Paz
• Coordinate in-person and web-based communications
• Compile and track activity reports
Voces Unidas for Justice General Duties
• Maintain daily communication with direct supervisor
• Maintain regular communication with all staff and relevant parties
• Maintain computer programs and software (Zoom, Google Suites, app-based phone) as main means
of communication
• Work collaboratively with other project partners to ensure goals and objectives are being met
• Provide reports, as needed, on project status to the Executive Director and Project Parties
• Provide support for agency-wide events, meetings, and presentations
• Coordinate with staff, board members, and partners on project-related and agency-wide activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
General
• MUST HAVE Experience with victim services and a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of violence, this may be applicable through a variety of experience
• MUST HAVE experience working in non-profits or offices and have a basic understanding of professional work expectations
• Fluent in both Spanish and English, and demonstrate a multi-cultural/bi-cultural lens
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to read often and in both languages
• MUST be willing to read on a daily basis
• Self-disciplined, high level of initiative, independent and good on teams, strong reading skills, comfortable with all kinds of people in diverse settings
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for equity and healing for all victims
• Effective presentation skills required
• Desire, and preferably experience, working in community-based settings with a passion for el barrio
• Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance
Knowledge/Skill Base
• Must be emotionally mature to lead and respond to people in crisis and in dealing with delicate subject matter

• Must be a strong communicator, willing to pick up the telephone and make a phone call, or to be face-to-face with participants and professionals alike

• Should have a healthy and regular self-care practice
• Must be able to develop PowerPoint presentations and brochures
• Must be willing to take direction and also be willing to figure things out
• Demonstrated experience in the field of domestic violence and/or sexual assault advocacy or a demonstrated apprehension of the dynamics of violence intersection with oppression and experience in logistical coordination
• Demonstrated experience in organizational and project management and report writing
• Demonstrated experience working in virtual settings, such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meet
• Demonstrated ability to learn and train on software and applications to create coordinated office
relations, and project management
• Community organizing, or volunteer coordination
• Experience facilitating diverse groups in complex situations
• Knowledge of, and experience with un/underserved communities
• Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects
• Deep commitment to healing and justice and a love of community
• Proficiency in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience developing and
implementing program tracking systems
• Strong knowledge and applicability in typical federal, state, local and foundational funding sources,
compliance and reporting requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Preferred lived experience with recovery from substance use/misuse/abuse
• Preferred lived experience and understanding of trauma
• Management level experience developing policy & procedures, data bases, and reports
• Management level experience developing and coordinating projects
• Experience with grant tracking and reporting
• Demonstrated success operationalizing innovative programs
• Knowledge of mainstream victim services
• Knowledge of traditional or culturally specific healing ways
BENEFITS:
• Position is hourly 40- hours per week and requires driving
• Health benefits
• Wellness benefits
• Paid holidays
• Paid-Time-Off

Posting Period: 6/2021
Resumes Taken Until: 6/30/2021
Start Date: upon offer letter

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume and references to: veronica.mendez@nullvocesunidasforjustice.org
In the subject line add *resume healing justice victim advocate*

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