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Sexual Assault Response Advocate

Part-time Job Opening in Middle Georgia

Position Overview:          

The Victim Advocate at Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia (CL&SH) ensures high quality client centered services are provided to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and coordinates volunteers providing rape crisis and domestic violence services. All duties are performed in alignment with CL&SH mission and philosophy. Review Complete Job Details Below.

Sexual Assault Response Advocate

Job Title: Sexual Assault Response Advocate
Reports to: Sexual Assault Advocacy Coordinator with management input from the Shelter Director and Sexual Assault Center Director
Department: Sexual Assault Center
Revision Date: July 2017
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
Job Hours: Part Time

 

Essential Job Functions as Sexual Assault Response Advocate:

  • Provide crisis intervention and support to victims of sexual assault and their friends or family, either face-to-face or by telephone
  • Provide hospital response services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Assess immediate victim needs and provide appropriate referrals
  • Answer the crisis hotline to provide effective assistance and helpful information to the caller
  • Follow each funder’s standards as it relates to services and case management
  • Stays up to date on resources available to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence to include but not limited to community and in-house resources
  • Maintains appropriate standards of confidentiality
  • Assists with recruitment of volunteer advocates who will provide hospital response services
  • Ensures that necessary information regarding each client is properly documented either in the client file and/or through other data collection methods
  • Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia policies and procedures
  • Works as a team member with other staff and volunteers in order to achieve the mission of CL&SH
  • Maintains communication with the Sexual Assault Advocacy Coordinator and reports any victim advocacy contacts
  • Maintains communication with Shelter Director and alerts her of any major problems or high risk situations
  • Screens client appropriateness for shelter entrance when admission is needed
  • Completes intake of in-coming clients and children

 

Requirements of Position Applicants:

  • Possess at minimum a four year degree in the area of social work, psychology, criminal justice, community counseling, or equivalent work experience
  • Possess a background in non-profit work
  • Possess a background in victim advocacy
  • Possess an understanding of sexual assault dynamics
  • Possess an understanding of domestic violence dynamics
  • Possess a working knowledge in the area of human resources
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to utilize the resources available both in the community and in-house.
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Willing to submit to random drug screenings
  • Willing to adhere to all agency policies and procedures

 

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn to use TTY machine
  • Ability to use all office equipment (Microsoft included)

 

Note: Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.  Employment at Crisis Line & Safe House is on an "at-will" basis. Regardless of the date or method of payment or salary, employment may be terminated at any time by the employer or employee with or without cause.  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. No supervisor, manager, or other person, irrespective of title or position, has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter into any employment contract for a definite period of time with you.  Any agreement with you altering your at-will employment status must be in writing and signed by the Executive Director of Crisis Line & Safe House.

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