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Job Announcement

December 2018


Job Title: Advocate

Reports to: Lead Advocate

Location: Vashon, WA

Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Posting Date: December 18, 2018

Closing Date: Until filled

Compensation: $18/hr.

Hours: 36 Hrs./week

DOVE stands for Dignity, Opportunity, Voice, and Empowerment. The DOVE Project is a comprehensive provider of domestic violence services, including an Advocacy & Crisis Line, survivor support groups for women and for men, immigration and legal support, and teen prevention work. Our mission: DOVE is a catalyst for social change fostering zero tolerance for interpersonal violence. We do this by supporting individuals and engaging, inspiring, and providing prevention education that drives change.

Overview of Position

The advocacy role entails providing advocacy based counseling for survivors of domestic violence in order to promote their self-determination and safety. In addition, when advocacy services are not needed, to assist with prevention and other office duties as requested.


Primary Duties:

  • Provide domestic violence support as necessary, including: hotline, assessment, intake, ACP, PO, safety-planning, Day One, follow-up (one-on-one and/or as a group facilitator)
  • Assist the Lunch Boxes program at McMurray Middle School
  • Assist in teen prevention as necessary
  • Assist in outreach or community training events
  • Assist in Legal Clinic
  • Assist in general administrative office tasks


DOVE’s ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 20 hours of basic domestic violence advocacy training covering theory and implementation of advocacy-based counseling and domestic violence issues (required). DOVE will provide training to the hired candidate if not already trained.
  • Experience providing advocacy-based counseling for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner and in a confidential setting.
  • Strong commitment to providing culturally appropriate services to those we work with.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. Relevant work experience can be substituted.
  • Strong grounding in anti-oppression principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in data collection and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management, problem solving and organizational skills; ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Spanish fluency highly desired.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Able to take the lead on client needs.
  • Able to problem solve and think outside the box.
  • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations.
  • Familiarity with social service services on Vashon, King County, and WA State.
  • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some on-call hours as necessary.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Heidi Jackson, detailing your unique interest and qualifications for this position.

The DOVE Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any protected status.


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Washington State Patrol background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.