The Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

Trauma and Behavioral Health Systems Coordinator

The Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (formerly King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence) is seeking a skilled professional to coordinate activities and initiatives focused on the intersections of domestic violence, sexual assault, and behavioral health (mental health and substance use), with a particular emphasis on reducing disparate outcomes for survivors of gender-based violence in communities of color and other marginalized communities.

About the Coalition

The Coalition works to end gender-based violence and promote equitable relationships through collective action for social change. In partnership with our 40 member agencies, we lead collaborative efforts in Seattle/King County, Washington that: expand and improve services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, promote laws and policies that support survivor safety and self-determination, raise public awareness about the issue, and prevent gender-based violence. In addition, we work to ensure that that regional anti-violence efforts are centered in the context of a larger movement for racial, economic, and social justice.

About the Position

Domestic and sexual violence are associated with a broad range of negative trauma-related behavioral health effects, but the systems to which survivors turn are frequently unprepared to respond to these needs. Behavioral healthcare and victim service providers in King County do not have consistent training, screening and response practices, or referral protocols addressing the intersection of gender-based violence and behavioral health. There is considerable

evidence that people from marginalized communities are at significantly higher risk for experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and also suffer greater negative impacts from the abuse they face. The Systems Coordinator will identify and lead activities aimed at improving relationships, facilitating cross-disciplinary coordination, and increasing knowledge within and between domestic violence, sexual assault, and behavioral health programs across King County, so that survivors with behavioral health concerns receive the help they need.

For more information about this opportunity, please refer to the job description.