Sexual Assault Advocate - Overnight

Austin, TX
Full Time
Sexual Assault Victim Advoacy
Mid Level

Sexual Assault Advocate - Overnight

SAFE’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program seeks a full-time victim advocate to provide medical and legal accompaniment, advocacy, and case management to survivors of sexual assault. Overnight on-call schedule is Sunday through Thursday 11pm-7am.

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 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. The on-call schedule is Sunday-Thursday 11pm-7am. There is a $25 differential for accompaniments that start 11pm-7am.

Key Duties:

  • 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 medical treatment).
  • SAAs are dispatched to Eloise House and/or any medical facility in Travis County. Present to accompaniment site within one hour of dispatch.
  • Provide strengths-based, trauma-informed advocacy follow-up services to survivors.
  • Train and mentor new SAAs in the course of completing a buddy accompaniment.
  • Special projects, administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social or behavioral sciences, or related field. Sufficient relevant work experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing crisis stabilization support and advocacy or case management services to trauma/sexual assault survivors required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Bilingual advocates will be eligible for a language differential.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • COVID19 vaccination required for clinic and hospital clearance.
  • 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.

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

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