Bilingual Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
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PRN position: To provide after-hours assistance to victims of sexual assault through crisis intervention and medical accompaniment for Forensic Medical Examinations (FME) at the Family Protection Center (FPC) location of Day League (DeKalb Rape Crisis Center), 1950 W. Exchange Place Tucker, GA 30084.
- Respond to requests for sexual assault exams in a timely manner (within 10 mins) and schedule a SANE to conduct forensic-medical exams in accordance with state standards, local protocol, and best practices.
- Must be available to respond in person within 30 minutes to the FPC anytime during the agreed upon shift.
- Serve as a medical accompaniment advocate during the forensic-medical exam.
- Provide education to survivors on the physical health impacts of sexual assault and provide mental health referrals as appropriate.
- Works collaboratively with the Executive Director, SANE Director & SANE Coordinator.
- Maintain good working relationships with Sexual Assault Response Team including court staff, law enforcement, medical staff and community service providers.
- Keep medical records and statistical data as it pertains to the services provided. Compile statistical data and provide reports to the SANE Coordinator as directed. Assure accurate record management and quality assurance process.
- Complete all paperwork required to compile statistics for funding resources.
- Participate in staff trainings and assist with community awareness/education efforts.
- Provide direct advocacy services to Latino and Spanish-speaking clients.
- Work closely with Latino Outreach Coordinator to assist clients with U-Visa and VAWA applications and conduct outreach to the Latino community.
- Provides back-up coverage for 24-hour crisis line if needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements/Expectations: Persons interested in becoming a Bilingual Sexual Assault Victim Advocate must have certain basic communication and counseling skills. Although these will be refined in training, they must:
- Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in both English and Spanish.
- Demonstrate the ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams, communicate program needs, and work with peers to establish efficiency.
- Strong communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals.
- Have excellent listening skills
- Be able to respect and maintain confidentiality
- Display professionalism and leadership qualities when dealing with other organizations, volunteers, board members and staff
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or other related mental health field and at least 2 years in social service field required or equivalent related experience.
- Complete 20 hours of initial volunteer training
- Be up to date with 10 hours of ongoing training and have provided documentation of training hours to SANE Coordinator
- Must be able to arrive to Family Protection Center within 30 minutes
- Ability to empathize and communicate with all types of people
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Commitment to the need for client and agency confidentiality
- ability to organize and maintain accurate records
- Have current fingerprints and background check (to be updated every 3 years)
- Completes Victim Compensation Program training offered by CJCC
Hours Required: This is a part-time position. Nights and weekends mostly. Some opportunity to work daytime and holidays. Weekday shift: Monday – Thursday 6pm – 6am. Weekend shift: Friday 6pm – Monday 6am.
Benefits: Dependent on hours worked.