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Victim Advocate

Salary: $16.00 - $18.00

Location:SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 84105

General Information:

Full-time, non-exempt 32-hours per week
RRC offers an outstanding benefits package including health insurance, dental, retirement plan with employer match, paid FMLA for qualifying circumstances and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.

The potential for wage increase after a 90-day evaluation and yearly cost of living increases as funding allows.

$16-$18 DOE with an opportunity for dollar increase is available per 90-day evaluation

Monday-Thursday within the hours of 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Reports To:Director of Advocacy Services

Job Summary:

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate will provide direct services to survivors of sexual violence through advocacy, short-term structured coping skill development, and support groups. Candidate must have experience working with a varied clientele. This job requires a person who is task oriented, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in a team. General

Responsibilities:

  • Show confidence in trauma-informed and crisis intervention practices, people skills, and competency

  • Build collaborative relationships with staff and members of the community

  • Attend staff meetings, advocacy team meetings, and weekly supervision

Direct Service Responsibilities:

  • Provide victim advocacy and referral services to survivors

  • Provide short-term coping skills counseling to survivors aimed at improving their knowledge of post-traumatic stress symptoms and coping strategies to mitigate the impact of these symptoms

  • Co-facilitate support groups for survivors, as well as occasional topical workshops

  • Answer crisis-calls and provide crisis intervention and referrals over the phone

  • Maintain updated notes of client interactions and a full client caseload

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant should have a bachelor s degree related to the human services field, OR at least 5 years of relevant experience, OR an equivalent combination of practical and academic experience

  • Applicants with a strong understanding and/or interest in social justice are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicant with a strong understanding of working with underserved communities; specifically native american communities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 40-hour state mandated crisis counselor certification

  • Innovative, collaborative, and self-directed Outstanding communication skills, including: writing, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and listening

  • Proficient in Google Suites

  • Ability to work well with and inspire confidence in clients

  • Excellence in balancing multiple responsibilities

  • Organized and detail oriented Understanding of micro, mezzo and macro systems and their impact on survivors

  • Embrace the mission of the Rape Recovery Center

  • Experience with case management, crisis advocacy, working with vulnerable populations (LGBTQI+, Homeless, Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Native American, undocumented immigrants)

Close Date: 8/10/2019

To Apply:Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@raperecoverycenter.org with subject title Victim Advocate .