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Position Announcement:

Job Title: Community Advocate Reports to: Executive Director

Application deadline: May 30, 2021: Full time (40 hours per week) with some evening and weekend hours.

Salary: $45,000

Benefits: Health insurance coverage; dental/vision (options)

Location: Spokane Valley, WA

Background: WADHH is a non-profit organization serving diversity communities within Washington State and cover four regional centers, which are Vancouver, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Yakima.


The mission of WADHH is to improve the walks of life and advocate the civil and linguistic rights of Diverse Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Deaf Plus, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals in Washington.


Equal Employment Opportunity: WADHH values the diverse employees. Members of Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing communities who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQI are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Advocate Description: Community Advocate makes an independent case decision involving the preparation of client objectives and goals and will determine their own work methods within Federal, State and Agency guidelines.


Responsibilities include:

• Identify the needs of clients for resources and services.

• Community Advocate assist clients with the needs of the employment services.

• Identify economic, social cultural, physical, and environmental factors which support or limit family or independent functioning.

• Identify needs requiring services and supports or enables clients to resolve needs individually or through referral to appropriate resources.

• Utilizes applied principles of casework and monthly reports.

• Occasional travel to several counties and provides outreach services as required.


Qualification Requirement:

• Fluency in American Sign Language

• Experiences in communication and presentation skills

• Experiences of utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Drive • Bachelor’s Degree relates to the social services, human services, behavioral science or relates field (may consider years of work experiences equivalent to the BA degree)

• Must possess a valid Driver’s License and vehicle within six (6) months of hired.

• Requires completing the fingerprinting process and background check.

• WADHH provides the opportunity for employees to participate in medical, dental and vision insurance programs. Vacation and sick leave are also provided. WADHH may be willing to cover some expense for re-locating as needed if hired. How to apply:


How to apply:

1. Submit a cover letter explaining why you want to apply for the Community Advocate position

2. Submit a resume and three reference letters

3. “Advocate position for Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities” in the subject line without quotation.

4. Email to terese.rognmo@wadhh.org with all three steps above.

 

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