Sexual Assault Advocate
Sexual Assault Advocate
SAFE’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program seeks a full-time victim advocate to provide medical and legal accompaniment, advocacy, and follow-up support to survivors of sexual assault.
- 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.
About this position:
- We need you to fill the role of Sexual AssaultAdvocate. 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. This position works a staggered workweek from Tuesday-Saturday and is on-call from 7am-7pm Thursday-Saturday. We will pay you an annual salary of $44-45K.
- Provide client-centered, trauma-informed survivor accompaniments. 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 SAFE Alliance support services (such as counseling, legal advocacy, and follow-up).
- 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 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 workdays.
- Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social or behavioral sciences, or related field. Sufficient relevant work experience may be substituted for a degree.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred.
- 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 as 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, 8 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.
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