Victim Advocate – Day Shift
Sexual Assault Center
To provide advocacy, information, support and resources to SAC clients
- To provide advocacy services to sexual assault survivors of all ages (safety planning; filing for victims compensation; communicating between clients and law enforcement or other government agencies; accompany clients to court; assisting clients in pressing charges or obtaining orders of protection against the sexual offender; connecting clients to other needed resources; etc.);
- To provide Orientation Visits to new SAC clients;
- Participate in Medical Accompaniment Program by assuming on-call and clinic coverage responsibilities, when needed, to respond to rape victims seeking medical legal exams in Davidson County;
- Provide follow up contact with clients within 48 hours of a referral to SAC for advocacy;
- Provide referrals to other SAC departments and non profit agencies;
- To assist clients in navigating the criminal justice system including accompaniment with client to interviews with law enforcement and district attorney as well as court proceedings;
- 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 Advocacy Services Supervisor;
- Other duties assigned.
A bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field.
Minimum of 2 years work experience in related field.
- 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 court system and TN State codes and laws is preferred.
- Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with professionals 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 waive any of the above qualifications dependent on work experience and other qualifying factors.
- Ability to work with 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 judgement to navigate uncertainty and conflict.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to navigate electronic record keeping systems.
The Sexual Assault Center is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color and other prioritized populations.
S.A.C. values diversity and inclusivity. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, religious and spiritual beliefs or practices, political views or affiliations, and abilities.
S.A.C. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
SAC offers Paid Time office, Employer Matched Medical Benefits, AFLAC, and more.
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Advocacy, SAFE Clinic and Hotline, Kelly Peters at email@example.com
- Date Posted: November 11, 2020
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Legal
- Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
- Start Date: 11/30/2020
- Working Hours: 8-4 Monday-Friday; some evening and weekends