Job summary: The Deaf IGNITE Mobile Advocate is a key member of the Deaf IGNITE Program within the Willow Domestic Violence Center and is responsible for counseling and advocating for clients who identify as Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, hard of hearing, late deafened, CODA, interpreters and other members of the Deaf community who experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The Deaf IGNITE Mobile Advocate provides crisis counseling, advocacy and support to clients using a solution focused approach through a trauma informed lens. The ideal candidate is client centered and will have experience in advocacy, case management, counseling, crisis management, community resources and excellent communication skills.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is preferred with a minimum of one-year experience and successful experience working with families in crisis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bilingual in ASL/English required.
Immersed in Deaf culture.
Excellent communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office suite).
Position requires the ability to work well with a variety of systems, as well as maintaining discretion and confidentiality. Adaptable and flexible. Availability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
New York State Driver’s License not in jeopardy of being revoked and have a reliable vehicle.
ASL Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0lstuCCz0g