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Spanish Legal Advocate:  This FT position coordinates and provides direct services to Spanish-speaking adults experiencing domestic violence including legal advocacy, crisis intervention, and counseling; acts as a client liaison with community resources; develops outreach materials and provides educational programs to community at-large. Bilingual/Bicultural preferred.  Bachelor's degree in social work field or 3 years of relevant experience required. Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10/20/21.  Position will remain open until filled.  EOE


Mediador legal para hispanohablantes: Este puesto de tiempo completo coordina y provee servicios directamente a adultos gente que habla español que han experimentado violencia doméstica incluso defensa legal, intervención de crisis, y consejería; actúa como intermedio del cliente con recursos comunitarios; desarrolla materiales educativos y provee programas educativos para la comunidad en general. Una persona bilingüe/bicultural es preferida. Una licenciatura de trabajo social o 3 años de experiencia relevante es necesario. Favor de mandar una carta de interés, un currículum, y unos recomendantes al This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. para 10/20/21. El puesto se mantiene abierto hasta que se llene. EOE



Coordinates legal and outreach program activities for Spanish-speaking residents in all areas of Planning District Ten, including court advocacy and accompaniment.  Assists with outreach services including counseling for individuals and groups. 



1.  Coordinates and implements outreach activities for Spanish-speaking residents in all areas of Planning District Ten
2.  Develops materials designed to reach the Spanish-speaking populations in all areas of Planning District Ten
3.  Assists in implementation of community education programs
4.  Participates in at least one community resource council or task force
5.  Participates as a member of Client Services and Education Teams assisting in evaluating overall program goals
6.  Assists with routine tasks of shelter program management
7.  Collects and compiles statistical data on services provided
8.  Assists Community Education Coordinator in training and supervision of legal advocacy service volunteers
9.  Other duties as assigned by Executive Director



1.  Bicultural/Bilingual speaking fluent Spanish and English
2.  Bachelors Degree in social work-related field or 3 years of relevant experience 
3.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of social service agency personnel 
4.  Well organized and responsible for carrying out position responsibilities with demonstrated ability to work unsupervised, to complete multiple project deadlines, and to communicate well in oral and written form 
5.  Ability to collect and analyze data
6.  Ability to relate in a compassionate and professional manner to a variety of people in trying circumstances with the ability to handle crises in a calm and mature fashion
7.  Prior experience with issues related to the mission of the Shelter is highly desirable



$40,000 - $42,000



Please send letter of interest, resume & reference list to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please submit your application materials by 10/8/2021.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Shelter for Help in Emergency is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



The Shelter for Help in Emergency is committed to providing a safe, supportive, confidential, and respectful environment in which survivors of domestic violence are empowered with the knowledge of personal and community resources, as well as the skills needed to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Since 1979, the Shelter for Help in Emergency has provided comprehensive, trauma-informed services to adults and children who are victims of domestic/intimate partner violence in Planning District Ten (City of Charlottesville, and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson).

Today, the Shelter for Help in Emergency provides strong, well-established programs and services that respond to the needs of the whole community. Clients are served within a safe, confidential residential facility, and through a Community Outreach Center. Residential and outreach clients are offered a range of services including crisis intervention, case management, counseling, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, programs for children and adolescents, and specific outreach to the Spanish-speaking community. The Shelter has worked to become a resource to the whole community – a place where people can find information about domestic violence and learn ways in which they can get involved.