SEPTEMBER 2017

Bilingual Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

FTE
Full-Time, benefited, 32 hours per week

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

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

REPORTS TO
Advocacy Coordinator

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 in both English and Spanish. This job requires a person who is task oriented, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working with a diverse staff and volunteer team.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Represent the Rape Recovery Center with a professional image and manner. Show confidence in knowledge base, people skills, and competency.

Build collaborative relationships with staff and volunteers as well as members of the community.

Attend staff meetings, advocacy team meetings, and monthly Spanish-speaking providers meeting.

DIRECT SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide victim advocacy and referral services to survivors of sexual violence in both English and Spanish.

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.

MIN. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be fluent in both Spanish and English (no exceptions).

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.

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 Microsoft and Google Suites
Ability to work well with—and inspire confidence in—volunteers and 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)

POSITION DETAILS
This is a full-time, benefited, 32-hours per week position. The remuneration for this position is based on sexual assault advocacy experience. Hourly rate of $16.00-$18.00 dependent on experience, opportunity for dollar increase is available per 90-day evaluation.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Katherine Aguilera, Advocacy Coordinator, at jobs@raperecoverycenter.org with subject title “Victim Advocate”.

Position will remain open until filled.


Primary Prevention Educator

FTE
Part-Time, 15 hours per week

WAGE
$14-$16 DOE with an opportunity for dollar increase is available per 90-day evaluation.

SCHEDULE
M- Th, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m (flexible), some weekends and evenings as scheduled

REPORTS TO
Outreach and Access Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY

The Primary Prevention Educator will provide culturally relevant educational workshops focused on primary prevention of sexual assault, healthy relationships and empowerment. They will work to facilitate community partnerships with designated groups and work towards the overall goal of decreasing sexual assault in Salt Lake County, with a special focus on reaching underserved populations in the LGBTQ+ community. This person will also coordinate the Rape Recovery Center’s Teen Advocacy Network.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Represent the Rape Recovery Center with a professional image and manner. Show confidence in knowledge base, people skills, and competency.
Work to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors for youth and their parent(s)/caregivers that are part of the LGBTQ+ community by attending monthly programming meetings, teaching primary prevention curriculum materials and creating empowerment based events and opportunities in collaboration with community partners.
Create, facilitate and organize monthly Teen Advocacy Network meetings.
Distribute primary prevention information about services at outreach events.
Assist with primary prevention workshops at Salt Lake County Schools, partner organizations and community events.
Meet for weekly supervision.
Ensure adherence to all contract goals and objectives detailed in grants.

MIN. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should have strong facilitation and public speaking skills.
Applicant should have a degree related to the human services, communication or other relevant fields, OR at least 2 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.
Bilingual and Mulitilingual Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Stephany Murguia, Outreach and Access Coordinator, at jobs@raperecoverycenter.org with subject title “Primary Prevention Educator”.

Position will remain open until filled.


 

We are always taking applications for  volunteers and Bachelor’s level interns. Please submit an application today. We prioritize hiring from currently trained volunteers when possible.