We are hiring a Sexual Assault Advocate / Adult Detention Facilites!  Apply Today!

 

 

JOB TITLE:  Sexual Assault Advocate / Adult Detentions Facilities 

HOURS: 40 hours a week

SALARY & BENEFITS: 

$23.00 an hour. Verity provides generous accrual of vacation and sick time prorated at .75
FTE and 12 paid holidays annually. After the 90-day introductory period, the employee may
join Verity’s health insurance plan. This position is grant funded with funding guaranteed
through September 30, 2021.

REPORTS TO:
Intervention Manager

OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Intervention Manager, the Sexual Assault Advocate (SAA) provides client-
centered crisis intervention & intake assessment, ongoing advocacy, intensive ongoing case
management for survivors of sexual assault who are detained at the Main Adult Detention
Facility and the North Adult Detention Facility. This position will coordinate all activities
related to case management and program operations, including but not limited to, in-person
CSEC/SART exams and/or interviews, accompaniment throughout all stages of the legal
and/or immigration processes, accompaniment and advocacy with social services, court, and
local law enforcement. The SAA provides confidential services, informing survivors and their
families of their legal rights and options and supporting them in their choices as part of
ongoing case management. The SAA maintains partnerships with other community agencies
and providers to coordinate and advocate all service needs. The SAA will be knowledgeable
about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA.) They will work closely with in-house
detention programs, medical teams, and mental health teams. The SAA also serves on
committees and workgroups related to incarceration to advocate for survivors’ needs.
Offer of position is contingent upon completion of Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
Background Check. Upon initial review of background packet, if all appears to be in order,
then the paid training period of this position can begin. Once the background is cleared, the
individual will be immediately working in the detention facility.

Major Functions:

~ Provides telephone crisis intervention & advocacy for clients affected by incarceration
or detention

~Completes initial needs assessment for incarcerated clients

~ Provides ongoing and intensive case management expanding on initial needs
assessment, including comprehensive follow-up contact & ongoing advocacy services
via phone and in person

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~Provides a high level of confidentiality and privacy for clients who may be victimized
or unheard by other staff

~Works with clients to create individualized case plans from a client-centered,
empowerment model that supports survivors to reintegrate into to society

~ Supports victims through the criminal justice systems by providing case status
information, explaining detention and prosecution processes, advocating for clients’
best interests while incarcerated, and accompanying victims to related appointments

~Works as a team player, collaborating effectively with other staff members and
community agencies

~ Collects, maintains, and inputs confidential client information, assessments, and
services provided into Verity’s database systems

~ Additional duties as may be required for the overall benefit of and operation of Verity

     

    MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS:

    MAJOR
    QUALIFICATIONS:

     Relevant life or work experience

     Experience working with incarcerated folks is strongly desirable

     Experience with “at-risk” or otherwise disenfranchised populations

     Ability to connect and establish trust with all people

     Ability to work at varying hours due to need to be available for emergency “call out” for
    victims

     Ability to maintain a high level of client confidentiality

     Proficiency with Google applications and Microsoft Office

     State certification as a sexual assault counselor/advocate — if not currently certified,
    candidate must be able to complete Verity’s Crisis Line Counselor training

     Ability to work in the facilities is contingent on willingness to complete extensive law
    enforcement background check

     Bilingual in Spanish and English is strongly preferred

     Case management experience is strongly preferred

     Experience with databases or county government is strongly preferred

      TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and Verity application via email to [email protected] or fax to: (707) 545-8136.
      Verity Applications can be downloaded at: ourverity.org/apply
      Resumes will not be considered without a cover letter and completed Verity application.

      Verity is an equal opportunity employer. Verity does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on
      the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, disability
      or disability under the terms set forth under applicable law.

      Job Type: Full-time

      Salary: $23.00 /hour