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Department Support Assistant

Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge, California

The posted compensation range of $20.62 - $28.36 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-351305 Employment Type Full Time Department Community Wellness Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00 -4:30 pm) Remote No Category Population Health

Founded in 1955 Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit for more information.

Department Support Assistant- Community & School Health Initiatives

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

We are seeking a dedicated Survivor Advocate to join our team and support survivors of human rights abuses for the "Mission Ministry Funds United Against Violence SoCal Anti-Violence Educations and Survivor Advocate Planning Grant." The Survivor Advocate will play a crucial role in providing advocacy, support, and resources to individuals who have experienced human rights violations, including but not limited to trafficking, violence, discrimination, and exploitation. This role will require a compassionate and empathetic individual who is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of survivors. This position must maintain a high level of confidentiality, and candidates will possess a high degree of flexibility, maturity, empathy, compassion, and the ability to work independently, as well as work well on teams. 

  • Provide trauma-informed support to survivors through individual counseling and support group sessions.
  • Participate in NHMC and GMHHC team meetings and coalition meetings.
  • Interact with the community at large.
  • Develop relationships, and act as a liaison with agencies and other community resources that can serve as linkages and referral sources for hospitals and the developing violence prevention coalitions in the hospital service areas.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of interactions with survivors.
  • Contribute to the development of programs and initiatives aimed at preventing human rights violations.

  • Experience in working with victim/survivor populations and/or providing community member-centered services.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent required.
  • BSW or BA in social work or related field preferred.
  • LA City Fire Safety card required. (obtain 90 days from start date) 

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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