Jobs and Internships

We are currently hiring for the following position(s).

 

 

Survivors Organizing for Liberation | Buried Seedz of Resistance

Survivor Support Coordinator

 

MISSION: Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL) | Buried Seedz of Resistance (BSEEDZ)  is dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors. SOL  provides direct participant services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBTQIA survivors of violence 24 hours a day as well as technical assistance, training, and education for community organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBTQIA community.

 

JOB TITLE: Survivor Support Coordinator – 20 Hours per week

 

JOB OBJECTIVE: Individual is responsible for providing direct advocacy to survivors of hate/bias violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the LGBTQIA community through phone and in-person advocacy and support, case linkage to resources in Colorado. Individual is also responsible for expanding advocacy and wellness programming. In addition, individual is responsible for treating survivors of crime with dignity and respect, assist them through the criminal justice system and legal system, give referrals for community resources and listen to the survivor’s needs and concerns.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Responds to contact from survivors to assess needs, provides direct services, conducts safety planning, makes linkages to other services, and directs to appropriate individual;

  • Provides linkage to services to consumers for local and statewide resources;

  • Conduct liaison work with law enforcement, emergency shelter facility staff, criminal justice system, medical staff, and social service agencies concerning victim services as needed;

  • Assist with staffing the SOL hotline as needed;

  • With the Director of Advocacy, develop, coordinate, and facilitate regular expanded survivor support programming, such as monthly wellness clinics

  • With the Director of Advocacy, develop, coordinate and facilitate regular workshops and community events that support community’s ability to respond to intimate partner violence and other forms of violence our community experiences

  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals to LGBTQI victims as needed;

  • Maintain documentation for program and fiscal reports as required by supervisor;

  • Engage in community outreach, education, and develop relationships with traditional mainstream programs in their area;

Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments;

  • Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions using judgment, and analytical skills as well as common sense;

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;

  • Ability to work effectively with clients who may be expressing a wide range of emotions and/or may need support navigating various systems;

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and to set and achieve goals;

  • Ability to effectively plan programming independently and in collaboration with other staff and outside agencies.

  • Ability to work effectively with LGBTQI and other diverse communities.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of cases.

Hours and Job Locations: This is a 20 hours/week, including some evening and weekends, position is in Denver, CO.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to hiring@solcolorado.org. Application deadline is January 12, 2018, with position starting soon after.  No phone calls please.  Youth, people of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, bilingual/multilingual, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply.