Victim Advocate

(Full-time, hourly, non-exempt position)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under direction and supervision of the Direct Services Coordinator, performs a wide variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of victims of sexual assault as a Victim Advocate at Fair Haven, Lake County's Rape Crisis Center. They are responsible for the assessment of the individual victim’s needs and will work together with other community resources to fulfill those needs through general advocacy and support. They are responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the advocacy service and insuring that all data and client documentation is appropriately maintained.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Victim Advocacy within the Direct Services Department
  • Provides medical advocacy for survivors of sexual assault with 4 primary & 4 back up on call shifts a month along with 1 weekend (Saturday-Sunday) every 5th weekend (the includes nights, weekends, and holidays as our Medical Advocacy Services are offered to the community on a 24/7 basis).
  • Assists victims of sexual assault with Intermediate services including judicial advocacy, case management, and support groups.
  • Maintains good working relationships with other agencies.
  • Responsible for developing contacts and building liaison relationships within the community.
  • Assists with presentations to schools, community groups, and others interested in issues related to sexual assault throughout Lake County, IN.

Additional duties

  • Responsible for data entry and maintenance of monthly, quarterly and annual reports related to client services, statistics, volunteer hours, case disposition, and other services provided by the Direct Services Department.

Purpose of Job Description

This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed. An employee may be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor. The evaluation of the Direct Services program will be based on the above job description in addition to the employee’s general attitude and level of cooperation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation pursuant to NRS 179.180 et seq., which includes a criminal history check and finger printing.
  • Post Secondary degree preferred.
  • One-year minimum experience providing crisis intervention, victim advocacy, and office assistance preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form required.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and complete files and data collection documentations.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision required.
  • A valid driver’s license and a working, insured vehicle required at the time of appointment.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a victim advocacy program.
  • Effective interviewing, listening, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Community resources and the availability of those resources.
  • Case management principles and practices.
  • Principals and procedures for grant related record keeping.
  • Methods of research, case analysis, and management.
  • Principals and characteristics of victims of crime.
  • Terms and acronyms commonly used in assigned functions.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and technological equipment.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to area of assignment.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

TO BEGIN APPLICATION:

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter detailing your experience and desired salary, a resume and a minimum of three professional references to:

Becky Alvarez, Operations Manager

2645 Ridge Road, Highland, IN 46322

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

 

Or submit electronically to: info@asafeport.org & place Employment in the subject line.

 

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Salary: $29,000.00 /year

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $29,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Crisis Intervention: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Direct Services: 1 year (Preferred)

Contact Us Today!

To schedule an appointment or find out more about the services we offer, please call (219) 961-4357 or send us an email.

 

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