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Outreach Worker and Advocate - Violence Recovery Program 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.
 
Position Outreach Worker and Advocate  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is a grant-funded program that provides counseling, support groups, advocacy and referral services, specialized to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) clients who have experienced recent anti-LGBTQ hate violence, partner abuse/domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct. The VRP also offers training and in-services to community groups and professionals about LGBTQ violence issues.

The Outreach Worker and Advocate serves as the primary liaison between the VRP and state and community based victim/survivor service providers and survivor-led organizations. The Outreach Worker/Advocate provides information to community members, service providers and others about VRP services and raises awareness LGBTQ violence issues. The Outreach Worker/Advocate facilitates trainings and in-services to improve provider and system responses to LGBTQ survivors of violence. The Outreach Worker/Advocate also provides supportive counseling and advocacy to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence/partner abuse, sexual assault, hate violence and police misconduct.

LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color and Bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The Violence Recovery Program strives to create a culture of diversity and inclusion that values unique individual identities and promotes social justice.

 
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; A minimum of one year case management experience within a trauma-informed setting, working with survivors of violence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to and/or experience working with LGBTQ community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to addressing partner abuse/domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence and/or other violence recovery issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to and experience working with marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills, as well as experience training others
  • Experience providing direct service to survivors of violence or in other human service capacities preferred
  • Knowledge of the legal and criminal justice systems and experience with advocacy strongly preferred
  • Experience in community outreach, networking and collaborations strongly preferred
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse work staff preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
 
Category Behavioral Health  
Number Filled 1  
Location Behavioral Health - Ansin Building  
Shift Days  
Req Number BEH-17-00003  

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