Sexual Assault Advocate/Legal Advocate

Centre County Women’s Resource Center
Job Description: Sexual Assault Advocate/Legal Advocate
Draft Revised 7/1/12

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as point person for CCWRC services to adult and juvenile victims of sexual violence and their significant others; provide SART and sexual violence follow-up services, including coordination with the Director of Volunteer Programs and volunteer staff; facilitate or co-facilitate sexual violence support groups;
  2. Maintain client files for all sexual violence cases; provide data management and recording of participant services;
  3. Assist with and provide instruction, as needed, with advocate training classes;
  4. Coordinate with law enforcement representatives as a function of field advocacy and accompaniment to CCWRC program participants as they interact with the criminal justice system;
  5. Provide crisis counseling, crisis intervention, and various forms of advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking;
  6. Assist with filing of Protection From Abuse Orders;
  7. Participate in the STOP Violence Against Women Training Institute;
  8. Participate with CCWRC office staffing in State College and Bellefonte and staffing of the hotline during off-hours;
  9. Participate with systems advocacy and related meetings, as delegated;
  10. Assist clients in filing Victim’s Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) claims.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Comply with all CCWRC Personnel Policies;
  2. Maintain and increase current knowledge in the field and professional effectiveness through attendance of internal and external seminars/workshops, in-service and professional development sessions;
  3. Participation in staff, team and case management meetings;
  4. Is under supervision of the Legal Advocacy Director and meets regularly for supervision;
  5. Participate in Center committees and teams when appropriate.

Qualifications:

Completion of the Centre County Women’s Resource Center Counselor Advocate training.  Degree in counseling, social work, or related field and/or experience in the provision of direct services to women and children.  A strong commitment to providing quality services to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking survivors.  Strong daily commitment to:

  • the provision of participant services with a feminist perspective;
  • the struggle against ageism, classism, racism, ableism, homophobia and heterosexism;
  • support and involve people of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, cultural and economic groups;
  • must meet qualifications and receive Act 33 and 34 clearances

Must have personal, reliable means of transportation

Hours worked per week: 40 hours

 

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