Open Positions at Project Safeguard

WE ARE POSTPONING THE HIRING PROCESS UNTIL WE RETURN TO REGULAR OPERATIONS. ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BEFORE THEN. WILL BE HELD UNTIL THAT TIME.

Project Safeguard is hiring a Co-Located Bilingual Advocate. Details below.

SUMMARY: 

The successful candidate for this position will ensure that Project Safeguard’s services are appropriate, accessible, and available to Spanish-speaking individuals seeking services in the following locations: Rose Andom Center (downtown Denver – 2 ½ days per week), Broomfield Courthouse (2 half-days per week) and the Adams County Human Services Building (Westminster – 1 ½ days per week). The Bilingual Legal Advocate must be able to accomplish all required job responsibilities in both English and Spanish.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with staff of Broomfield Courts, Department of Human Services, and Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (SPAN) to ensure the effectiveness of the program in these locations.
  • Provide culturally responsive legal information, assistance, safety planning and referrals to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims.
  • Collaborate with Project Safeguard’s two legal advocates located at the Rose Andom Center.
  • Accompany clients to temporary and permanent protection order hearings and other court proceedings as appropriate.
  • Network, coordinate, and advocate with other advocacy programs, service providers and agencies on behalf of Project Safeguard and its clients.
  • Establish/maintain a positive working relationship with judicial officers, clerks and courthouse staff.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with other Project Safeguard staff for support and exchange of resources and best practices.
  • Attend and participate in all required Project Safeguard meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to agencies on Project Safeguard services and/or gender-based violence.
  • Maintain accurate and current client and programmatic records, data, and statistics as required, utilizing the Salesforce database system.
  • Serve as a “floater” to provide coverage for other bilingual advocates in Adams, Denver and Arapahoe County courthouses.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Experience working with survivors of gender-based violence or knowledge of the issues preferred.
  • Basic understanding of the civil legal system.
  • Clear and helpful oral and written communication.
  • Ability to take the initiative to establish and maintain relationships with partner agencies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to social justice and equity.

Project Safeguard values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Survivors of intimate partner violence, people of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQI are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, paying $19.06 per hour for a 36-hour work week. Salaries are reviewed annually and increases provided as the budget allows. A mileage and parking stipend will be provided. To apply send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Eyl, Executive Director, jeyl@psghelps.org.