Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate

Austin, TX
Full Time
Sexual Assault Services
Entry Level

Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate

SAFE’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program seeks a bilingual, full-time victim advocate to provide medical and legal accompaniment, advocacy, and follow-up support to survivors of sexual assault.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

We need you to fill the role of Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate. This is a full time, exempt position primarily dispatched to our Grove Boulevard clinic in East Austin, but you can be dispatched to any facility in Travis County. We will pay you an annual salary of $40-42K plus a language differential of $3,600 annually. 

Available schedules are as follows:

  • Sunday-Thursday workweek
    • On-call 11am-11pm Sunday-Tuesday
  • Sunday-Thursday workweek
    • On-call 7pm-7am Sunday-Tuesday**
  • Monday-Friday workweek
    • On-call 7am-7pm Monday-Wednesday
  • Tuesday-Saturday workweek
    • On-call 11am-11pm Wednesday-Friday
  • Tuesday-Saturday workweek
    • On-call 7am-7pm Thursday-Saturday
  • Tuesday-Saturday workweek
    • On-call 7pm-7am Wednesday-Friday**

**For overnight shifts: there is a $25 differential for accompaniments that start 11pm-7am.

Key Duties:

  • Provide client-centered, trauma-informed survivor accompaniments in English and Spanish. Accompaniments include medical (such as forensic exams, HIV prophylaxis, and strangulation care), law enforcement (such as delayed reports, kit conversions, and detective interviews), Title IX hearings, and court proceedings.
  • Provide face-to-face crisis intervention and support, discuss medical and legal options, and explain The SAFE Alliance support services (such as counseling, legal advocacy and follow-up services).
  • Advocates are dispatched to any medical facility in Travis County. Must present to accompaniment site within one hour of dispatch.
  • Provide strengths-based, trauma-informed advocacy follow-up services in English and Spanish to survivors.
  • Advocates work a 5 day, 40-hour week, and are on-call 3 days, 36 hours a week. Schedules are static, providing a predictable and consistent work week. Every 5th week, advocates work a 40-hour week with no on-call. We take care of each other, promote wellness, and foster a culture of shared responsibility and sustainability.
  • Attend team meetings during your work days.

​​​​​​​Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social or behavioral sciences, or related field. Sufficient relevant work experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English required.
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing crisis stabilization support and advocacy, or case management services to trauma/sexual assault survivors required.
  • Have and maintain a driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • COVID19 vaccination and booster required.
  • This position requires in-person service delivery, even during COVID19. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided and required.

​​​​​​​About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

​​​​​​​*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

Please note that all new employees regardless of FTE status will be required to start their employment on either the 1st or 16th of the month and will be required to attend a three day new employee orientation that is held both in-person and virtually.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of our job openings, please visit our career page.

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