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Position Title: Outreach Advocate
Reports To: Community Outreach Director
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and existing pay/benefits scales at SARA, exempt position
Supervises: Volunteers specific to this program
Position Summary: Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the outreach program and services to victims of sexual violence with an emphasis on underserved populations who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration.
- Client Services
- Provide supportive services to adults and teens, primarily underserved populations, who have experienced sexual violence and are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration. Services include crisis intervention, individual and group psycho-education support, information and referrals, and advocacy with allied professionals.
- Identifying needs, providing appropriate services and/or referrals, and monitoring client progress.
- Respond to any requests for services related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
- Coordinate volunteers who will supplement services to this underserved population.
- Review, evaluate, and revise and/or expand services to ensure effective response to underserved populations in SARA’s service area.
- Prepare statistical reports for sexual assault program requirements.
- Training and Advocacy
- Maintain a positive, professional communication flow with individual allied professionals as appropriate regarding response to people who have experienced sexual violence, specifically those who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration.
- Identify underserved populations and establish and nurture relationships with allied professionals and community organizations instrumental in facilitating connections with people who have experienced sexual violence.
- Serve as SARA’s representative at any PREA-related meetings.
- Contribute to on-going community-driven initiatives to address the needs of traditionally underserved victims of sexual violence in each of SARA’s service areas.
- Provide education and training to allied professionals on the impact of sexual violence, developing an effective response, and available community resources.
- Provide crisis intervention, support and referral services on the hotline as needed throughout the day, in collaboration with the rest of the staff.
- Participate in on-call rotation to advocate for crisis clients in the Emergency Department. This includes day-time availability and on-call hours from 5 pm – 9 am.
- Document activities in VAdata.
- Prepare reports and grant reports to Community Outreach Director.
- Pursue professional development opportunities as needed.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- Collaborate with staff on collective projects.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Community Outreach Director or Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and/or sensitivity to issues of sexual violence.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities working with incarcerated individuals.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Demonstrated skills in oral and written communications.
- Demonstrated computer skills.
- The ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and/or two years of relevant working experience preferred.
This position may include occasional evening and weekend hours. Employee must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Employee must submit to a criminal and child abuse background check at least every three years and must demonstrate proof of legal ability to work in the United States. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Disclaimer - This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other duties as assigned.