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Youth Advocate

The DOVE Project is a local organization that is working on the global epidemic of intimate partner violence and violence in communities. DOVE stands for Dignity, Opportunity, Voice, and Empowerment.

Job Title Youth Advocate
Reports to Lead Advocate/ED
Location Vashon, WA
Exempt or Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Posting Date January 23, 2018
Closing Date January 31, 2018
Compensation Salary $20,000 annual
Hours 18 Hours per week, M-Th, 9-1 + flexy hours

Starting February 2018



Overview of Position

The youth advocacy role entails providing advocacy based counseling for youth survivors of domestic violence, teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault in order to promote their self-determination and safety.
Primary Duties:

  • Assist with developing policies and procedures for providing services to and working with victims of teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
  • Providing information about intimate partner abuse, teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault to youth victims.
  • Provide domestic violence support in the clinic setting to youth, including: assessment, intake, protection orders, Title IV accommodations within the school, safety-planning, advocacy, referrals for mental health or other needs.
  • Providing dating abuse information and technical assistance to community partners to improve the ability of partners to provide support to teen victims.
  • Where appropriate, advocating with adults in the teens’ lives including parents, school personnel, and other service providers.
  • Tracking data for youth victims and maintaining confidential files.

 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, including youth victims.
  • 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.
  • 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.

This position is funded by DSHS for the term of January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

There may be funds at the completion of this grant to continue this position.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Betsey Archambault by January 31, 2018, 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 criminal 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.