Sexual Assault Response Advocate

Juneau, AK

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.
  • Administer
    • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
At AWARE, Inc. we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. We are focused on equity and we honor race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all other fascinating characteristics that make us unique. AWARE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.