Child Sexual Abuse Advocate

Women and Families Center - New Haven, CT (30+ days ago)


WFC is seeking a Child Sexual Abuse Advocate for its Sexual Assault Crisis Services Program. Advocate will be responsible to provide support and advocacy for victims/survivors of sexual assault, and provide training and education on sexual assault issues. While all positions provide services to all appropriate clients, a staff member may specialize in a specific age group, population or location. Special populations include, but are not limited to: children, adults and individuals identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and/or Questioning.

START DATE: Immediate

HOURS: 35 per week

This position requires typical work operations and responsibilities such as, but not limited to:

  • Provide coverage for 24-hour hotline, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provide crisis intervention; legal, medical, and police accompaniment; and short-term supportive counseling for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.
  • Arrange or provide court advocacy, preparation and accompaniment for survivors and their loved ones.
  • Assist in the development of education programs, volunteer training, and in-services.
  • Coordinate and facilitate support groups.
  • Arrange or provide court advocacy, preparation and accompaniment for survivors and their loved ones.
  • Assist in outreach and networking, including representing program at relevant meetings.
  • Assist the Director in program development and operation.
  • Uphold all obligations of mandated reporting

Qualifications

  • Two years of professional experience in human service field required OR degree in a related human service field required.
  • Counseling experience and experience working within a diverse team preferred.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Experience in sexual assault crisis intervention desired.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Must obtain and maintain certification as Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor.

AA/EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.25 to $17.25 /hour

Experience:

  • sexual assault crisis intervention: 1 year
  • woking in the human services field: 1 year

Education:

  • Associate