Sexual Assault Advocate, Family Justice Center (Bilingual Preferred)

Job Description


PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID19 all Verity positions are remote working from home. All remote work must be in the State of California and an area that is approved through the agency. No out of state or country work is allowed. Should the situation change this position will be expected to go into the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, Sutter Hospital, Verity’s Office, and other public areas to conduct this work.

JOB TITLE: Sexual Assault Advocate
HOURS: 20 hours/week

SALARY/ BENEFITS: $23.00/hour Generous sick and vacation accrual.


Intervention Manager

OVERVIEW: Under the direct supervision of the Intervention Manager of Verity and working primarily off-site in a co-located collaborative environment at the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC). Serve as an advocate with Verity and Redwood Children’s Center, including accompaniments at child forensic interviews held on-site at Redwood Children’s Center. Duties include but are not limited to assisting survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, rape and other trauma caused by sexual violence; serving as a client advocate with Verity and Redwood Children’s Center; and providing accompaniments at child forensic interviews held on-site at Redwood Children’s Center.

Candidates must understand cultural humility and be committed to working with a diverse client population. Offer of position is contingent upon completion of Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office 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.


Crisis Intervention/Accompaniment/Advocacy Services:
• Provide medical/legal accompaniment services to Redwood Children’s Center clients and their families to ensure interviews have Verity accompaniment services
• Provide in-person, remote, and telephone crisis intervention for FJC and Verity clients
• Support survivors through the investigative and criminal justice systems by providing case status information, explaining investigative and prosecution processes, and accompanying victims to law enforcement interviews, medical exams, and court
• Provide follow up and on-going advocacy services
• Coordinate with the Verity and FJCSC teams to ensure adequate service delivery
Administrative Duties:
• Attend twice monthly Verity staff meetings, providing input and updates regarding client needs at FJCSC, as well as staffing or other relevant updates from FJCSC to Verity staff
• Attend weekly Intervention Department meetings
• Attend meetings at FJCSC, as required
• Complete monthly paperwork in a timely manner, most importantly data entry for grant consideration and requirements
• Work as a team player, collaborating effectively with other staff members
• 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 Verity liaison at the Family Justice Center Sonoma County
• Additional duties and responsibilities as required by Executive Director or supervisor to facilitate the overall effective operation of Verity


MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS: • Prior experience working or volunteering in related field is required.
• Bilingual in Spanish and English is highly desirable
• State certification as a California Rape Crisis Counselor—if chosen applicant is not currently certified, the candidate must be able to complete Verity’s Crisis Line Counselor training upon hiring.
• The selected candidate must complete and be able to pass an extensive background check
• Must be a self-starter who can work in a team environment and handle a variety of tasks with urgent deadlines
• Ability to connect and establish trust with a diverse population of clients
• Ability to interpret and understand instructions, write reports and document client interactions in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability to maintain a high level of client confidentiality
• Ability to manage a high client caseload
• High School diploma or GED or equivalent
• Offer of position is contingent upon completion of Family Justice Center Sonoma County background check and DOJ fingerprint check

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and Verity application via email to [email protected] Verity Applications can be downloaded at:
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