Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate

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We are on the search for a full-time Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate to join our Crookston, MN team. In a Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate role at CHSI, you would provide services to victims of domestic or sexual violence. These services may include:

  • Assisting the client with advocacy, support, and information.
  • Responding to crisis situations and arranging emergency services, e.g., safe housing, transportation, medical accompaniment, and translation.
  • Contacting agencies for the victim and accompanying a client to appointments, if needed.
  • Assisting victims with Orders of Protection or Harassment Orders and attending court hearings.
  • Providing necessary referrals for victims, e.g., attorneys, mental health, law enforcement, etc.
  • Assisting with speaking engagements and networking with other agencies and individuals to promote CHSI programs.
  • Attending workshops and staff meetings.
  • Coordinating general office duties and managing general supplies for the site.


In addition to being a wonderful team member and advocate clients, we are seeking an individual with the below qualifications:


  • Ability to bend and crouch occasionally, sit continuously, and stand or walk frequently.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to use hands/arms, feet/legs for repetitive fine to large motor skill movements.


  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent preferred. College or technical training is ideal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaborate with a team.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel when the need arises.
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of issues facing victims of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Experience working with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in general office procedures such as filing, computer skills, and strong verbal and written skills is preferred.
  • Knowledge of community and area resources is a plus.


CHSI promotes a healthy work/life balance for employees through a generous time off program. Those eligible are offered:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Starts at 14 days per year and jumps to 19 days by year two!
  • Personal Days Off (PDO): In addition to PTO, we offer 4 paid personal days each year.
  • Paid Holidays: CHSI offers 8.5 days of holiday pay.

CHSI also provides retirement, medical, and insurance plans to employees. Those eligible may enroll in:

  • 401K Retirement Plan, with a 4% company match!
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • HSA Health Savings Account and/or Flexible Spending Account
  • Life & Disability Insurance (Short Term Disability premiums paid by CHSI)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Supplemental Voluntary Benefits

Loan Reimbursement Options: Our employees who work in clinical positions may be eligible for loan reimbursement of up to $145,000 through the National Health Service Corps! Visit for more information.


If this role is a great fit for your skills & personality, please complete our quick online application on the right side of the page.


CHSI is an EEO/Affirmative Action/Veteran friendly employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

CHSI facilities are deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

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