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Sexual Assault Center

Evening Advocate

Sexual Assault Center


Job Summary

Purpose: To provide advocacy, information, support, and resources to SAC clients.

Reports To: Advocacy Coordinator    

Job Type: Full-time, salaried position ($45,000 annually). Primarily Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am (Midnight with some overnight and weekend hours required).

Job Responsibilities

Major Duties Include:

  • To provide advocacy services to sexual assault survivors of all ages (safety planning; filing for victim’s compensation; communicating between clients and law enforcement or other government agencies; accompanying clients to court; assisting clients in pressing charges or obtaining orders of protection against the sexual offender; connecting clients to other needed resources; etc.).
  • Participate in Medical Accompaniment Program by assuming on-call and clinic coverage responsibilities to respond to rape victims seeking medical-legal exams at SAFE Clinic, Nashville General Hospital, and Vanderbilt Medical Center.
  • Carry a caseload of advocacy clients who were referred through the SAFE Clinic, Clinical department, Crisis Line, walk-ins, etc.
  • Attend civil and criminal court proceedings as requested by clients.
  • To attend Criminal Injuries Compensation training every 3 years.
  • To provide education and training to the community regarding sexual assault victimization issues.
  • To increase collaborative relationships with other community agencies providing legal and victim advocacy services to clients.
  • To maintain appropriate and thorough documentation and electronic records.
  • To attend regularly scheduled Advocacy Team meetings.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Advocacy Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or another related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field.


  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in the field of supporting victims.
  • Ability to offer stabilization and safety planning assistance to crisis clients.
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking.
  • Familiarity with the court system and TN State codes and laws is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate with professionals clearly and effectively from varied fields including social service organizations, law enforcement, criminal justice, government agencies, other therapeutic organizations, etc.
  • Experience working with sexual assault victims/survivors and/or systems/organizations working on behalf of sexual assault victims/survivors preferred.

SAC reserves the right to waive any of the above qualifications dependent on work experience and other qualifying factors.


  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of individuals representing multiple organizations and interests.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines to build and maintain meaningful relationships and partnerships.
  • Models trauma-informed approach and cultural humility related to client care, and team/organizational wellness.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and flexible.
  • Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Utilizes good judgment to navigate uncertainty and conflict.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to navigate electronic record-keeping systems.

Additional Information


SAC offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance, EAP benefits, supplemental AFLAC offerings, a therapy stipend, 401k offerings, paid time off, floating holidays, time off for Days of Action, and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to humanresources@sacenter.org.

SAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Date Posted: March 13, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $45,000 annually
  • Working Hours: Primarily M-F, 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (some overnight and weekend hours required)