Chicago, Illinois. 60642
Provide advocacy, case management, and information and referrals to clients and the general public.
Support and encourage client self-advocacy efforts and when necessary and requested, advocate on behalf of clients to ensure their rights and responsibilities are protected within the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and in interaction with other service providers.
Provide information and referral services to members of the Deaf community, services providers, community organizations, employers, family members, and DDBHH individuals.
Provide crisis intervention, problem solving, and short-term counseling to DDBHH survivors/victims of sexual assault, either in the office or at agreed-upon locations in the community.
Refer clients to appropriate community resources for services such as emergency shelter, long-term counseling, and housing assistance, and provides on-going support through case management.
Ensure communication access to all related services including medical services and to police and court proceedings, usually using sign language interpreters.
Accompany clients to court, meetings with police, lawyers, and other service providers.
Arrange and/or develop and present educational programs and exhibits to DDBHH individuals, service providers, police departments.
Implement data collection procedures to document service delivery and demographic information about survivors/victims of domestic violence.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
One year of direct service work experience in the Deaf community with a strong knowledge of community resources.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling, or a related field.
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL), prefer ASL as a first language, and knowledge of Deaf culture.
Must own and maintain an operating vehicle, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Must be eligible to be an agency approved driver.
Ability to promote and adhere to agency values
A commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.