Advocate Specialist – Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse
20 hours/week (Benefits are included with this position, flexible scheduling)
This position will have a strong a strong emphasis on support group work. The majority of time will be spent managing and facilitating support groups of adolescents and adult survivors of sexual assault.
Provides general, medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention, and information and referrals for adult and child victims and the families who have experienced sexual/physical assault or abuse. Works with law enforcement, prosecutor’s office, child welfare agencies and mental health professionals to coordinate and improve system response to victims in the county. Provides outreach and education to the community about PICAA services and issues related to victimization. Performs all duties in a manner which promotes and supports the Core Values of the Sisters of Providence.
In this position you will:
Demonstrates age specific patient care considerations for the population served: • Demonstrates application of knowledge, skills and behaviors in the physician, motor/sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, patient and family education areas based on PRMCE age specific care competency assessment tool.
Provides advocacy to clients at the emergency department and on the crisis line: • Signs up on on-call schedule as required by agency protocol, and is available for Crisis Line coverage. • Provides 24-hour advocacy services by responding to answering service in a timely manner, provides crisis intervention, emotional support, information, and resources to clients accessing the crisis line. • Responds to ED as necessary during shift in a timely manner, providing victims and families with age appropriate crisis intervention, emotional support, information, and resources.
Provides advocacy to clients at the clinic: • Answers advocate line, working collaboratively with other Advocate Specialists to cover the advocate office phone line and answer calls from clients and community partners. • Provides advocacy for clinic appointments. • Practices a client-centered model of advocacy, empowering clients to make their own choices and create their own plans for recovery. • Allows each client sufficient time to address individual issues.
Accompanies victims during interview processes: • Accompanies victims during medical interview, as well as to law enforcement interviews, prosecution interviews, and other appointments as requested by the victim.
Provides referrals to victims and families: • Compiles and provides a case specific packet of information and referrals to each client at initial contact. • Provides ongoing information and referrals through case management.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s Degree Social Sciences or related field.
Recent experience working with adult and child victims.
Advocacy with victims of all ages.
Must have valid Driver’s License.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Group facilitation.
Master’s Level Clinical Internship – Compass Health Child Advocacy Program at Dawson Place
Join the Compass Health Child Advocacy Program Team at Dawson Place! The CAP team provides individual, family, and group therapy at no cost to children, adolescents, and young adults, who have experienced physical or sexual abuse and their non-offending family members.
Along with the CAP team, you will get the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment with prosecutors, detectives, CPS social workers, medical staff, victim advocates, and forensic interviewers.
- Interest in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Willingness to commit to 16-20 hours a week for 12 months
- Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply (especially applicants fluent in Spanish)
We are always looking for new applicants and encourage you to apply early for the program. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to CAP Program Manager Sarah Adams at email@example.com.
For questions, please contact Sarah Adams at 425-349-8744
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