Advocate
Job Details
Ellensburg - Ellensburg, WA
Full Time
Bachelor's degree
$16.75 - $20.94 Hourly
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What are we looking for in an Advocate?

Advocates are part of our Aspen Victim Services program, which provides supportive services to families and individuals who have experienced sexual assault, family violence, abuse, and other crimes. Advocates support clients as they progress through the medical and legal systems, providing advocacy-based counseling, referrals, and safety planning in a sensitive and supportive manner. Advocates also facilitate group sessions, assist with training & mentoring volunteers, and provide presentations & trainings to community partners. Through the coordination of services in direct support to clients, Advocates also help to improve service delivery by developing relationships between providers within the community. Consultation with law enforcement, medical personnel, prosecuting attorneys, and victim witnesses is part of this position, so a collaborative attitude is a must. Advocates will need to have exceptional communication skills, feel comfortable working with those in crisis, and be committed to encouraging and empowering others. This position is part of our Aspen program in Ellensburg and requires participation in the rotation for after-hours crisis coverage. 

Advocate duties may include:

  • providing medical, legal, and general advocacy, information, referrals, and support for those who have experienced family violence, abuse, assault, or other crimes
  • coordinating with law enforcement, medical personnel, attorneys, victim witnesses, and other providers to offer effective advocacy for the client
  • encouraging individuals to access community resources as appropriate 
  • facilitating trainings & presentations for community partners
  • assisting with recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers
  • cleaning the facilities and organizing donations, as applicable
  • assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
  • participating in the rotation for after-hours call coverage

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, gender & women's studies, or related field
  • Must be able to complete or have already completed the Core Training provided by Aspen
  • Must have valid driver's license and vehicle liability insurance
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation upon hire or be approved for a qualified medical or religious exemption prior to starting work


What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You 
Training and Development

  • A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility and promotion
  • Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, and consultation in implementing evidence-based services and programs

Innovative Program & Services

  • A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment 
  • Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
  • Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits

  • Competitive salaries within our communities and industry
  • Healthcare coverage for employee and qualified family members
  • Generous vacation, paid holiday and sick leave policies
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program services
  • Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
  • Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match of up to 4% of compensation
  • Agency-funded life and disability insurance program 
  • Financial incentives to further employee education
Equal Opportunity Employer

Comprehensive Healthcare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. We value the diverse perspectives and strengths that our employees bring to the workplace and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for our positions. The Human Resources department offers accommodations and assistance for the application and interview process; please contact us to make arrangements. 

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