Employment

If you are interested in applying for the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contacts listed:

This page was last updated 9/30/2019.

TEMPORARY LEGAL ADVOCATE

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director or designee

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide advocacy and support to survivors in civil legal matters. Assess needs and create an action plan with each survivor.  Make appropriate referrals, using the “warm hand-off” method.
  • Provide victim-witness support for survivors within the context of the criminal justice system. Help victims understand their role and voice within the criminal justice response.
  • Assess the need for and assist in preparation of civil protection orders. Accompany participants to state and tribal court.  Prepare for and accompany petitioners for long-term protection orders.
  • Facilitate direct and positive communication between attorneys and survivors as they work through protection order and divorce/custody matters.
  • Provide assessment of program participant’s immediate safety needs; develop safety plans with survivors.
  • Provide assessment of program participant’s long-term needs and maintain follow-up contact with program participants to answer questions, provide referrals and assist with preparation of upcoming hearings.
  • Screen for admittance to the shelter and refer to shelter advocate as appropriate. Refer individuals not meeting our admittance criteria to the proper community agency.
  • Provide 24hr on call response services for hospital DV/SA calls at least 1 week/month.
  • Provide skilled hospital response services that ensure the survivor’s voice is heard and advocate participation in forensic service is appropriate.
  • Provide advocacy for sexual assault survivors throughout civil and criminal justice processes.
  • Maintain cultural sensitivity and responsiveness at all times.

OTHER STAFF TASKS:

  • Meet regularly with supervisor for supervision and support.
  • Provide advocacy, answer crisis line, and assist with program participant service delivery when necessary and as needed.
  • Provide program participants with basic information on DV/SA including: dynamics of battering, sexual assault, chemical dependency, lethality and safety planning.
  • Perform record-keeping activities associated with program participant contact or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication.
  • Attend staff meetings and monthly staff trainings as scheduled.
  • Report cases of suspected abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults to the Alaska Office of Children’s Services or Adult Protective Services, and the Juneau Police Department as required.
  • Comply with AWARE Personnel and Administrative Policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must pass AWARE background check.
  • Must have high school diploma/GED
  • Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License and have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certifications.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have experience with human-service or legal fields.
  • Must have experience with trauma-informed care systems.
  • Must have the ability to remain objective and perform under stressful conditions.
  • Must feel comfortable working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

SALARY AND HOURS:

$20.33/hour salary DOE, 40 hours per week, Temporary- not eligible for benefits

AWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Girls Empowerment Youth Organizer 

POSITION: Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition Youth Organizer

REPORTS TO: Prevention Manager and Local GOTR & BRITK Coordinator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Organizer worksunder the direction of and in collaboration with the Prevention and Outreach Director, Prevention Manager, and the Local GOTR & BRITK Coordinator at AWARE, Inc. for the following tasks:

  • Attend quarterly Haa Tóoch Lichéesh (HTL) meetings, reporting on their participation in primary prevention programming, girls empowerment work and Girls on the Run & Boys Run I toowú klatseen activities.
  • Assist other Youth Organizers in developing and implementing Teen Dating Violence awareness activities, materials and campaigns for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February
  • Oversee and develop local/state-wide GOTR & BRITK social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Provide weekly logistical and planning support to GOTR & BRITK programming, including but not limited to data entry, site assistance and technical support.
  • Assist in development of junior coach program and parent engagement materials
  • Attend weekly lessons as junior coach as needed, providing support to coaches and creating fun environment for young girls and boys with positive encouragement
  • Recruit youth volunteers for GOTR & BRITK program and events including but not limited to set up, running buddies, and junior coaches.
  • Participate in outreach activities for community awareness, coach recruitment and eventual junior coach recruitment
  • Plan and implement bi-annual 5K, including but not limited to contacting volunteers, creating materials/props, and event set up/take down.
  • Act as a liaison between HTL youth programs and teens across Juneau
  • Engage with and support cross-cultural events in the community as an AWARE and HTLrepresentative
  • Provide support to AWARE’s prevention team with tasks as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Deep commitment to social justice & creating positive change in our community
  • Desire to learn about violence prevention, including promoting racial and gender equity
  • Be reliable, dependable, able to follow direction & take initiative

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a willingness to develop an appreciation for the complexities of domestic and sexual violence response and prevention efforts.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: a commitment to providing options and alternatives to women and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

STIPEND AND HOURS:

5-10 hours a week/ $12.50 an hour

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Heidi Davis at heidid@awareak.org. For questions, call (907)586-4902.

RELIEF ADVOCATE

SALARY: $15.50/hr. DOE, plus shift differential

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in a fast-pace, crisis oriented agency with a commitment to teamwork and wellness.
  • Provide advocacy services and support to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Aid in safety planning
  • Answer crisis calls
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Desire to work with individuals and families who experience mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies,education, accounting or related field is desirable. Must have or be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to survivors and families who experience domestic violence and sexual assault.

Email resume/cover letter to Owen Hutchinson at owenh@awareak.org.  For more information call (907) 586-6623.  AWARE is an EEO.

BECOME A MEMBER OF AWARE’S SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM (SART)

Be a (S)HERO for women in your community…

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime? Do you want to help support these women at the hospital when they seek medial and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? Is so, becoming a part of AWARE’s on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you! You can learn more about it what it takes to be a SART advocate by registering for AWARE’s 40-hour advocacy training, offered each year in the fall (please email info@awareak.org for dates). Please contact Swarupa at swarupat@awareak.org with questions regarding SART.

Thanks for helping to heal our fellow sisters on their journey towards healing and justice.

***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.