Domestic Violence Advocate (Russian Oregon Social Services)

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to; or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. Position closes on February 21, 2020.

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: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Program Manager


LOCATION: EMO’s ROSS program site, and other sites as needed.

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-exempt

BENEFITS: Salary starts at $19.00 per hour. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.


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

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and understanding of Russian and Slavic culture and the local Russian-speaking and Slavic population; Knowledge of local victim service providers and social service organizations; Appropriate multicultural work experience with refugee populations; Must have the ability to use a computer and various software programs; Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

SKILLS: Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) in English and Russian/ Ukrainian, especially to treat all individuals with respect and dignity; Demonstrate high-level organizational and prioritization skills and a calm, professional demeanor.

EFFORT: Must be able to occasionally lift items of approximately 25 lbs.

RESPONSIBILITY: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including evening hours and weekends; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.