Sexual Assault Advocate

General Summary
Sexual Violence Advocate provides support to victims of sexual violence. Program work beyond advocacy focuses on sexual violence.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides trauma-informed care practices into service provision for all clients

  • Answers crisis line, provides referrals, and completes database entry.

  • Provides 1:1 advocacy to adults and teens who have experienced sexual abuse. Advocacy includes support, identifying needs, developing coping and grounding methods, safety planning and establishing next steps.

  • Responds to requests for the Safe At Home Program.

  • Facilitates support group for survivors.

  • Maintains relationships with and conducts sessions (group or individual) at the juvenile detention center

  • Manages SANE program including recruitment, training, and scheduling on all SANE volunteers. Provides ongoing support as well as spring and fall meetings.

  • Responds to SANE requests during business hours and rotates on-call response after business hours to provide advocacy and support for victims.

  • Attend Forensic Interviews when requested by the CAC (Child Advocacy Center)

  • Maintains active role on county committees such as Washington County Anti-Trafficking Advocates (WCATA) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

  • Attends monthly all staff meeting, bi-weekly coordinator meetings, and weekly updates with Associate Director.

  • Supports and attends all FRIENDS special events and functions including internal committees.

  • Represents FRIENDS in a positive manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Requires a level of knowledge acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field OR a combination of relevant education and employment required.

  • Prior related work experience in the areas of sexual violence, domestic violence, and the trauma-informed service provision framework. 1-2 years direct client work preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills; cultural competence and the ability to interact with diverse populations. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

  • Strong self-motivation and organizational skills to manage a variety of diversified tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment.

  • Ability to work well in a team or independent environment.

  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds

  • Work Schedule may include some evening and weekend hours

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

  • On call