Sexual Assault 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 open until filled.

PURPOSE: To provide effective, culturally specific sexual assault services to the Russian-speaking population.

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: Part time; non-exempt. Note that we are hiring for two positions: one at 25 hours per week, and one at 15 hours per week.

BENEFITS: Salary range 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. Available 24/7 for emergency calls.
  2. Provide one-on-one advocacy and crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault and rape.
  3. Provide support and culturally specific case management services including comprehensive crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault (SA) and rape.
  4. Provide information, referral and follow up for program participants.
  5. Develop a culturally appropriate curriculum for a Sexual Assault Support Group.
  6. Facilitate a Sexual Assault Support Group for survivors of sexual assault and rape.
  7. Maintain comprehensive and timely case files and accurate, up-to-date records on all activities.
  8. Recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteer mentors for a mentorship program for survivors of sexual assault and rape.
  9. Provide translation and interpretation services.
  10. Provide outreach to the Russian speaking population.
  11. Provide culturally specific training to mainstream victim service providers, law enforcement and social service providers.
  12. Attend ROSS staff meetings, EMO staff meetings and training related to sexual assault/domestic violence (DV), case management and mental health.
  13. Complete and submit monthly reports and a semi-annual narrative and statistics reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  14. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  15. 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:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, counseling or related field: combined education and experience may be substituted; Knowledge and understanding of Russian and Slavic culture and the local Russian-speaking and Slavic population; Knowledge and ability to develop and implement a culturally appropriate curriculum for a SA support group; Experience and skills in facilitating DV/SA support groups; Knowledge of local victim service providers and social service organizations; Appropriate multicultural work experience with refugee/immigrant populations; Experience recruiting and training volunteers; 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.