The Suquamish Tribe is recruiting for a Victims’ Advocate in our Wellness Center.  The Victims Advocate will plan, develop, and implement protocol and response systems for victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

·        Ensure successful completion of program goals, as identified by funding sources as well as tribal needs.

·        Serve as a liaison between all departments as it relates to issues of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

·        Assist with review, revision, and rewriting of departmental protocols, policies and Tribal codes, as they relate to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

·        Develop and Implement intake materials for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

·        Provide specific training for Tribal employees as is relevant and appropriate.

·        Keep current Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault policies and procedures and training manuals/materials.

·        Maintain confidential client records and documentation.

·        Prepare detailed and timely reports as dictated by funding sources and department demands.

·        Attend relevant VA/WGO and other trainings as necessary and defined by the instructions of the grant.

·        Coordinate services for survivors and family members as needed, not limited to, but including; day child care vouchers, medical advocacy, transportation, legal advocacy, emergency hotel vouchers, and emergency rental assistance.

·        Provide quarterly reports on progress of the grant and the number of clients served.

·        Act as school liaison as previously defined.

·        Co-facilitate Domestic Violence support group as well as Sexual Assault survivor group

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

·        Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault theories and interventions.

·        Ability to assess family and individual needs.

·        Awareness of personal and professional boundaries, and ability to maintain them in a small community.

·        Knowledge of community and tribal resources, and ability to maintain positive relations within these departments.

·        Experience working in tribal communities preferred.

·        Excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills.

·        Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality.

·        Possession of personal and professional self-care skills.

·        Ability to partner with local law enforcement and government as a representative of the Suquamish Tribe on behalf of victims.


·        Must possess and demonstrate knowledge and competence in interpersonal communications, community resources, tribal and county justice systems, Native American traditions, and culture.

·        Ability to communicate and work with the public and governmental representatives on cultural resource issues is required.

·        Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·        Willingness to take direction from supervisor and director.

·        Experience with computer software programs is needed.

·        Excellent verbal and writing skills.

·        Ability to work regular hours in addition to being “on-call” in case of emergencies.

·        Sensitivity to complex family and relational dynamics.

·        Ability to respond well in highly stressful situations.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field. This may be substituted by a combination of college-level coursework combined with relevant job experience. Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Advocacy training preferred.

State/Federal/Tribal Background check required

Valid WA State Driver’s License required

Pre-Employment drug testing required

Native American preference


Salary D.O.E. plus benefits package. 

To apply:  Please visit our website at www.suquamish.nsn.us and complete an application.  If you experience any difficulties with the online application, you can download the hardcopy application and submit it to our HR Dept with your cover letter & resume. 

To request a copy of the job description, call the Suquamish Tribe Job Line at (360) 394-8414 or e-mail mmickel@suquamish.nsn.us.    

OPEN UNTIL 12-6-19


Tagged as: victims advocate; wellness; counselor