Womenspace Inc
  • 01-Sep-2017 to 31-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • 12.50-14.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Generous PTO benefits, Shared Health insurance cost that decreases with time, Employee Assistance Program,

Job Title: IPV Specialist for Lane County Systems

Supervisor:  Urban Services Manager

Location:  Business office

Shift:  Monday Friday, days with some evening

Employment status:  30-40 hrs. week; non-exempt, 12.50-14.50 +benefits

Summary:  Work as a part of a team providing information and referrals, systems navigation, and advocacy to survivors of intimate partner violence that are interacting with Lane County legal and social systems including but not limited to Parole and Probation, Kids FIRST, Lane County Courts and Womenspace walk-in services. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advocacy, support, safety planning, community referrals, domestic violence/intimate partner violence (IPV) education and the effects on children in person and by phone.
  • Be familiar with community service providers in order to better serve survivors and their children with appropriate support, networking, and referrals.
  • Provide information about economic empowerment, legal remedies and resources, including information about the availability of Protective Orders.
  • Provide information about available community services, agencies and referrals.
  • Provide parenting support and respite care while survivor is onsite as needed.
  • Provide advocacy response by phone and on site to IPV survivors referred by Parole & Probation, Kids FIRST, Victim Services, and other agencies.
  • Participate as part of the Kids FIRST team and engage the non-offending parent of child/ren interviewed at Kids FIRST due to an incident of IPV.
  • Back up for Womenspace front desk and walk-in services as needed
  • Court accompaniment as needed for walk-in participants
  • Assist with training of staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Collaborate with agency personnel to increase cultural competency when working with survivors from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.
  • Attend required staff and team meetings.
  • Appropriately manage confidential information and paperwork
  • Work with other Support Center staff to track referrals for legal services.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork, statistics and fiscal documentation.
  • Provide weekly crisis line shift coverage as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) including the effect on children and parenting.
  • Knowledge, experience, and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to continual learning in the areas of oppression and privilege
  • Experience in crisis intervention and presents a calm approach to crisis situations.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize work appropriately
  • Ability to seek out community resource information relevant to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) working with DHS.
  • Highly skilled in oral and written communication and active listening; ability to demonstrate survivor-led communication and interaction.
  • Ability to provide advocacy by phone and in person; maintain a survivor-centered focus.
  • Ability to manage self-care; balance of work and personal life effectively
  • Ability to give and receive positive and constructive feedback
  • Ability to use Microsoft office Programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to use office equipment.
  • Ability to provide informative DHS presentations about (IPV) and Womenspace services.
  • Familiarity with DHS offices and the importance of collaboration
  • Must be well organized, creative, empathetic, and people oriented.
  • Work as a member of the Urban team and overall Womenspace team.



  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Commitment to the Womenspace Mission.
  • 2 years of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV)-preferred
  • Must have current insurance coverage and a valid driver's license.
  • Pass background check and department of motor vehicle driving record review.
  • Successful completion of the Womenspace training program within the 3 years or active employment. (Includes the 32-hour DHS training and onsite shadowing). Can be completed after hire

The mission of Womenspace is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power.

Application Procedure: 

  • Visit our website womenspaceinc.org to complete the application (under employment opportunities).
  • Submit a cover letter, resume and application.
  • Only submissions with all parts completed will be considered.
  • See website for closing date.
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