Sexual Assault Response Advocate
Hours: Full time, benefited position, $21.85/hr DOE
Reports To: Legal & SART Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implement all policies and procedures associated with sexual assault victim response services.
- Participate in Juneau’s Sexual Assault Response Team as the AWARE advocate representative, along with medical and law enforcement partners, with a focus on immediate, coordinated team response for victim/family needs and services.
- Provide victims of interpersonal and stranger violent crimes with information regarding immediate options and rights, including an anonymous sexual assault kit, trauma informed advocacy, with a safety plan that includes follow up.
- Provide on-duty AWARE advocate with the release of information for follow up and a record of the call-out response immediately after the call-out is complete.
- Provide 24/7 on-call response for at least one week a month and on weekdays from 8am-4pm.
- Provide advocacy support in shelter as needed, at least 1 shift/week.
- Be available as needed to back up as a responder on a rotating schedule.
- Meet with Sexual Assault Response Manager within 36 hours of a response to review report and revise on-call schedule.
- Maintain cultural sensitivity and responsiveness at all times.
- Scheduling of On-call SART Advocates
- Update informational materials for Call-Outs
- Manage Call-Out supplies
- Follow – Up
- Contact survivors for follow up needs
- Navigate medical, legal and other supportive follow-up
- Update Apricot daily with services
Other Staff Tasks:
- Meet regularly with supervisor for supervision and support.
- Maintain skills and ability to provide victim advocacy as needed.
- Show consistent, effective and evolving self-care practices.
- Perform record-keeping activities associated with program participant contact or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication.
- Attend monthly HEART meetings and trainings as scheduled.
- Report cases of suspected abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults to the Alaska Office of Children’s Services or Adult Protective Services, and the Juneau Police Department as required.
- Comply with AWARE Personnel and Administrative Policies.
- Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License and be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
- Must be available for evening/overnight calls.
- Must have at least 6 months experience in direct service or justice system-related work.
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to first day of work, or submit request for a federal allowable exclusion to the mandate.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and the needs of victims or a willingness to learn.
- Must have the ability to remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.
- Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must have successful experience supervising a diverse team.
- Must have the ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
- Must maintain confidentiality.
- Must support AWARE’s Mission and Philosophy.
- Must be fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to first day of work, or submit request for a federal allowable exclusion to the mandate.