These are casual/variable hour paid positions that respond to hotline calls in the evenings and on weekends from the Sexual Assault program.
We are looking to hire Advocates who can be available to respond in person to hotline calls during shifts (outlined below) on the SA Hotline.
Shifts include: Weeknights: 5 PM – 9 AM and on Weekends: 9 AM- 9 PM and 9 PM – 9 AM.
Advocate on behalf of sexual assault/abuse survivors with law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency department personnel. Deliver first responder services to victims and significant others via the 24-hour Sexual Assault hotline on nights and/or weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide crisis intervention to sexual assault victims and their significant others.
- Provide information and referral services via the program’s 24-hour hotline.
- Provide in-person medical advocacy and support as requested at area hospitals where the program has service agreements.
- Act as liaison between victim and person(s) involved in the investigatory process, i.e., police, DCFS, state’s attorney, ER nurse or physician.
- Provide criminal justice advocacy, accompanying victims and significant others to local police departments in order to provide support and to act as liaison between victim and police personnel, as warranted.
- Facilitate the victim in accessing the assistance she/he is requesting from service institutions such as court, police, DCFS, hospital.
- Engage in respectful, professional interactions with players in the criminal justice system, emergency room personnel, rape crisis center staffs in order to deliver services in the best interest of the victim and her/his non-offending significant others.
- Document and maintain service statistics and client files and case notes in compliance with policies and procedures of Pillars Community Health Sexual Assault Services. Turn in service statistics and case notes to data entry worker on a weekly basis.
- Perform other duties as assigned to accomplish the program’s goals and objectives for this position.
- Participate in training and awareness activities during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Criminal Justice, or equivalent combination of education and human services or criminal justice experience preferred. Illinois 40-hour sexual assault training required. Experience working with survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault is preferred.
Valid IL driver’s license, personal vehicle, and vehicle insurance.
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