SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT SERVICES VICTIM ADVOCATE

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will perform a wide variety of duties involved in providing direct support and advocacy for the rights and protection of victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence.  The Program Advocate is responsible for the design, preparation and presentation of prevention and education programs and their implementation; program evaluation; outreach; and collaboration with community and educational partners.  Additional responsibilities that demand attention to detail, which include assisting with the daily operations of the advocacy service and ensuring that all data and client documentation is appropriately and confidentially maintained.

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time, Salary

COMPENSATION:  $35,000 annually, and includes vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays, as well as medical, dental, and vision insurance.

HOURS OF WORK:  Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Victim Advocacy Services and Crisis Intervention:

  • Provides advocacy for survivors of Interpersonal Violence i.e.: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence at the individual and system level.
  • Responds to cases of Intimate Violence: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence, during and/or after business hours for shifts not covered by volunteers on a rotational basis with other SASS program staff.
  • Provides follow-up services for primary and secondary survivors of Intimate Violence as needed.
  • Effectively manages solid relationships with other agency partners.

Community Education and Outreach:

  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships within regional school districts, community agencies and other organizations.
  • Develops contacts and builds relationships with partner agencies and institutions to expand target communities.
  • Maintains programmatic related data collection.
  • Prepares monthly calendar schedules of educational presentations to targeted audiences about violence prevention and bystander interventions.
  • Coordinates and supervises outreach presentations with staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Serves as backup with other presentations to schools, community groups, and others interested organizations on issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence throughout the region.

Additional Duties:

  • Participates in the development and administration of programmatic goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate and complete files and data collection for all assigned programs.
  • Ensures that informational Crisis Call Center materials are available for public distribution during all outreach and educational activities.
  • Serves as backup to the SASS program staff with volunteer management, and client advocacy as needed.
  • Assists in the recruitment and training of new volunteers, updating of volunteer training manuals and coordination and notification of volunteer in-service training classes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of 73 hours of SASS training program required within 6-months of hire date.
  • Must be able to effectively develop and deliver appropriate presentations to large audiences of all age groups.
  • One-year minimum experience providing crisis intervention victim advocacy, public speaking, creating presentations, working with volunteers, and office assistance required.
  • Ability to listen, accurately assess client needs and manage individual diversity issues presented without bias.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate with the ability to operate standard office equipment and software.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed required.
  • Must maintain and adhere to Crisis Call Center’s ethics and confidentiality standards.
  • Must pass in-depth background check to include State and Federal criminal history and employment history.
  • Valid driver’s license and operational, registered and insured vehicle.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in social services, human development and family studies, education or community health services or related field preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is highly desired.

Purpose of Job Description:

  • This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The Program Advocate may be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties upon the request of the SASS Program Coordinator.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Address a cover letter discussing why you think you would be a good fit for the position and résumé to Kyla Willard, HR Office Manager at hr@cssnv.org.