Bilingual Russian/English Domestic Violence Advocate at Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS)

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 19 by email to; mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. EMO is an EOE.

PURPOSE: To provide effective, culturally specific services to Russian-speaking survivors of domestic violence.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.

REPORTS TO: ROSS Program Manager


  • Provide comprehensive crisis intervention services to domestic violence (DV) survivors.
  • Be available, as scheduled, to respond to emergency calls during non-work hours.
  • Provide case management for DV survivors that lead to emotional and economic independence and maintain comprehensive and timely case files.
  • Facilitate support group meetings for DV survivors.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support to DV survivors.
  • Conduct outreach to the Russian speaking and Slavic community on domestic and sexual violence.
  • Provide cross-cultural education to mainstream victim service providers.
  • Attend staff meetings and training related to services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO).
  • Willingness and ability to work with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstance, religion, culture and sexual orientation.
  • High-level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.
  • Skill/ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) in English and Russian/Ukrainian.
  • Knowledge of local victim service providers and social service organizations.
  • Appropriate multicultural work experience with refugee populations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Russian and Slavic culture and the local Russian-speaking and Slavic population.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, counseling or related field preferred; combined education and experience may be substituted.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including evening hours and weekends.
  • Must be able to work independently and to meet multiple deadlines.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and change.
  • Must have the ability to use a computer and various software programs.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

WORK HOURS: Full time position, 40 hours per week.

SALARY RANGE: $15.00 – $16.00 per hour.

BENEFITS: All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, employee assistance program, and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions that are at least 0.50 FTE or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.

LOCATION: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s ROSS program site, and other sites as assigned.