University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

SAHELI: Asian Family Support Services of Austin looking for Language Access Program Advocates

July 1, 2013

SAHELI: Asian Family Support Services of Austin  is looking for empathetic individuals with excellent communication skills, who understand domestic violence issues, immigrant concerns and are perceptive to client’s needs.

SAHELI is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. The group is seeking on-call Language Access Program Advocates to work within their ethnic communities to provide crisis management, advocacy, and peer support to domestic violence survivors in their native language. Advocates will also work with SAHELI to conduct community outreach within their communities to raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

This individual should be actively engaged with their specific community, appreciate Asian family and community dynamics and communicate sensitive information in a culturally appropriate manner.

Candidates must be bilingual in English and at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Karenni.

This is an on-call contact position where hours worked are based on need. Advocates are required to attend regularly scheduled paid trainings. $14.25/hour. US work permit is required. Please send resume to SAHELI at saheli@saheli-austin.org or P.O. Box 16254, Austin, TX 78761. Please no phone inquiries.  http://www.saheli-austin.org/

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