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Now Hiring Bilingual Direct Service Advocate

This is a job listing for Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

About the organization

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to nearly 300 people who use abuse. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship (SUCCESS). In addition, the principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) and continuous improvement infuse all aspects of the organization.

About the role

As a Bilingual Direct Service Advocate, you will provide direct service, advocacy, safety planning, emotional support, psychoeducation, case management, and information & referrals to clients of the WC&S Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, and Text/Chat. As a Bilingual Direct Service Advocate, you will be a part of the Refugee, Immigrant, and Limited English Proficiency (RIL) Team, working with individuals who are refugees, immigrants, or have limited English proficiency. You will have the ability to effectively work with adults and children who have experienced trauma, handle crises, manage multiple client cases and needs, and be a resourceful problem solver with strong attention to client safety, confidentiality, and wellbeing. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, it is important that you understand abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence (IPV), cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, and child abuse and neglect. The successful candidate is knowledgeable in issues related to cultural diversity, immigration, limited English proficiency, and passionate about serving those experiencing IPV. This role will be based out of the WC&S office. 

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your active listening, language comprehension, cultural competency, and crisis management skills, and the ability to contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. The successful candidate will be bilingual (with reading, writing, and speaking fluency in English and at least one other language). If you are comfortable building rapport, thinking outside the box, working with a team to meet ever-changing needs, and are passionate about working with populations experiencing intimate partner violence, we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Here’s what you’ll do:

Here’s what we are looking for:

Typical Starting Salary: $36,000/year 

About the benefits

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan with employer matching; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; Headspace meditation and mindfulness app subscription; Access Perks membership; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service [Student] Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, place of birth, hairstyle, age, disability, using guide or support animals for a disability, genetic information (including family medical history), familial status, citizenship status, military service, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 


To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line “Bilingual Direct Service Advocate” to

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