JOB TITLE: Sexual Assault Advocate (SAA)
HOURS: 40 hours a week.
SALARY/ BENEFITS: $19.50/hr until completion of a 90-day introductory period, when it will increase to $20/hr. Verity also provides medical benefits and generous accrual of sick and vacation time,
REPORTS TO: Intervention Manager
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Verity and working primarily off-site in a co-located collaborative environment at the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC), the SAA implements crisis intervention services with a social work model. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, rape and other trauma caused by sexual violence. Provide support, advocacy, information and connection to resources both within the FJCSC and with off-site collaborative partners, and any additional services that may be required. Assist in training of law enforcement, medical staff, and other community members in the dynamics of sexual assault, the associated trauma, and services available. Must be committed to working with a diverse client population, providing immediate assessment and service delivery, as required. Work in tandem with other programs housed at the FJCSC to develop a wraparound service delivery model to provide an efficient and effective approach to supporting client and family needs. Work with Verity team members at FJC and Redwood Children’s Center, providing accompaniments at child forensic interviews held on-site at Redwood Children’s Center along with additional child and family advocacy services.
Crisis Intervention/Accompaniment/Advocacy Services:
~ Provide in-person and telephone crisis intervention for FJC clients
~ Coordinate and provide medical/legal accompaniment services to victims, as needed
~ Provide medical/legal accompaniment services to Redwood Children’s Center clients and their families to ensure interviews have Verity accompaniment services
~ Support victims through the investigative and criminal justice systems by providing case status information, explaining investigative and prosecution processes, and accompanying victims to interviews, pre-text phone calls, medical exams, court, and hearings
~ Provide follow up & ongoing advocacy services via phone and in person to victims via case management as delineated in case notes/client plan
~ Coordinate with the Verity and FJC teams to ensure adequate service delivery and follow through
~ Refer clients to Verity for counseling and advocacy services
~ Connect victims to legal services (i.e. restraining orders)
~ Attend case review meetings as needed
~ Fulfills grant requirements for including Polyvictimization grant, FJCSC Foundation, and FJCSC OVW funding
~ Attend Verity staff meetings, providing input and updates regarding client and staff needs at FJCSC
~ Attend meetings at FJCSC, as required, and meetings with Intervention Manager
~ Work as a team player, collaborating effectively with other staff members
~ Complete accurate and timely program reports for funding entities
~ Maintains and completes accurate records in verity systems such as mileage, schedule
~ Collect, maintain and input accurate confidential client information into Verity’s and FJCSC’s database systems
~ Adhere to all Verity personnel policies and protocols
~ Serve as a Verity liaison at the Family Justice Center Sonoma County
~ Additional duties and responsibilities as required by Executive Director or supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent career management experience
- Ability to complete Verity’s Crisis Line Counselor training if not already certified
- Ability to maintain a high level of client confidentiality
- Proficiency with Gmail and Microsoft Office
- Must be a self-starter who can work in a team environment and handle a variety of tasks with urgent deadlines
- Bilingual candidate.
- State certification within three years, in current standing, as a sexual assault counselor/advocate.
- Experience with databases.
Please note: Any offer of this position is contingent upon completion of Family Justice Center background check and DOJ fingerprint check.
To apply, you will need to submit THREE (3) items by email, fax, or mail by 4:59 PM on April 10, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The required items are:
1) A current resume
2) A cover letter
3) A completed Verity application
Verity’s application can be downloaded from our website at OurVerity.org/apply.
To submit hard copies of your application, please mail or deliver all materials to:
attn: Caitlin Quinn
835 Piner Road, Suite D
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
To submit materials electronically, please email everything to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit materials by fax, please send everything to 1 (707) 545-836, attn: Caitlin Quinn