Sexual Assault Advocacy Specialist

Location
Duluth, Georgia
Salary
$40,000 range based on experience plus full benefits
Posted
Apr 01, 2019
Closes
May 01, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%

Mosaic Georgia provides services which enhance safety, healing, and justice for people of all ages impacted by sexual violence and abuse; presents training and workshops to eliminate the social conditions that allow for violence; and provides professional training programs that build the capacity of local community response to victims.

Advocacy Specialist – This position will provide crisis intervention, direct victim advocacy services, information and referral, legal advocacy, victim accompaniment services (medical, legal and other) and follow-up assistance for child & adult sexual assault/ abuse victims and families. The Advocacy Specialist is responsible for case management, responding to crisis line calls, client intake, disposition tracking and data management for all persons/families victimized by sexual violence/abuse. This position requires strong skills in data management, case management and interagency communications.

Applicant must have extraordinary communication skills and attention to details and follow-up.  This position requires an extensive working knowledge of victim advocacy and specifically, violence against women advocacy; agency protocols; community service provider agencies; and approved service referral professionals and resources. 

The Advocacy Specialist is not a counseling position.  The Advocacy Specialist will provide acute crisis intervention, information and resource sharing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:   Master’s degree (preferred) in human services field (e.g., psychology or criminal justice). One year of responsible experience in victim-witness advocacy assignments may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Language/Communication:  Preference for advocates who can communicate with clients in English and another language, including American Sign Language.  

  • At least 3 years’ direct-victim service experience in child sexual abuse; sexual assault/domestic violence.
  • Previous experience with multi-disciplinary case management, legal advocacy and certification and experience as a child forensic interviewer is a plus.
  • Above average working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint.  Knowledge of case tracking management systems, i.e. Collaborate.
  • Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must live within a close geographic distance to the center in Duluth, GA and be able to respond to the center within 45 minutes. 

This is an exempt full-time grant funded position with rotating “on-call” duties including an occasional holiday. Salary in the $40,000 range based on experience and qualifications. Full benefits including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, vacation, and retirement benefits. Applicant must successfully complete a criminal background check.

No phone calls please.

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