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PAR is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Bi-lingual Victim Advocate – Full-Time (open until a suitable candidate is found)

Victim Advocate - Full-Time (applications must be received by 5:00PM on May 11, 2018

To Apply:    Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) references by e-mail to execdirector@peopleagainstrape.org or mail to:

Janie Lauve, Executive Director
People Against Rape
P.O. Box 1723
Charleston, SC 29402

Cover letter should specify any experiences with victim or sexual assault advocacy.


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

POSITION TITLE:             Bilingual Victim Advocate (Spanish)

REPORTS TO:                    Executive Director

SALARY:                              $36,000 plus comprehensive benefits package

STATUS:                              Full-Time, salaried position, 40 hours per week

CORE OFFICE HOURS:  9:00AM to 5:00PM

SHIFT DETAILS:              Day, evening and weekends, flexible - includes being on-call as scheduled to assist in cases of crisis/emergency.

Summary of Position: Provide assistance to the PAR Team in planning, developing and implementing PAR programs and services. The primary goal of the Victim Advocacy Program is to ensure that PAR provides effective, consistent, and quality responses to adult LEP/Latinx victims of sexual assault.  The Bilingual Victim Advocate will increase the rapid response to and resolution of adult LEP/Latinx survivors’ needs, thereby reducing their overall trauma.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or Working towards an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a human service area
  • Multi-Lingual - fluent in both English and Spanish, required
  • Experience working directly with victims of crime, preferably victims of sexual assault
  • Sensitivity and awareness to issues relating to diversity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • A passion for social justice and a commitment to ending sexual violence
  • Must have valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and own car for transportation

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Willingness and ability to work directly with victims
  • Ability to give presentations to large and small groups
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Tri-county area to attend outreach events

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by PAR, including PAR’s Confidentiality Policy
  • Primary staff contact for all Limited English Proficiency (LEP)/Latinx advocacy
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, safety planning and case management services to LEP/Latinx victims, including crisis counseling, hospital accompaniment, hotline response, information and referral, locating emergency financial assistance, assistance with SOVA compensation claims, and personal advocacy
  • Assist the Follow-Up Coordinator with follow-up contacts, personal advocacy, information and referral, and case-management for LEP/Latinx survivors of sexual assault
  • Assist the Outreach Coordinator in providing outreach services to the LEP/Latinx community
  • Ensure that every adult LEP/Latinx victim of sexual assault receives the essential services they deserve
  • Promote the organization in a manner which nurtures and grows community support
  • Provide informational presentations to LEP/Latinx communities related to sexual violence and PAR services
  • Promote positive public image of PAR through establishing and maintaining community partnerships with agencies that serve the LEP/Latinx community throughout the region
  • Assist Follow-Up Coordinator with support groups for LEP/Latinx survivors
  • Assist in hotline and crisis response, participate in staff backup on-call rotation, and respond to crisis situations in a calm professional manner
  • Become certified as a Victim Service Provider in the State of South Carolina within first year of employment
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by PAR

POSITION TITLE:        Victim Advocate

REPORTS TO:               Follow-Up Coordinator

STATUS:                         Full-Time 40 hours per week

SHIFT DETAILS:         Day, some evening weekends, flexible

SALARY:                        TBD

 

Summary of Duties:  Provide assistance to the Follow Up Coordinator in planning, developing and implementing direct client services and programs. The primary goal of the Victim Advocate is to ensure that PAR provides effective, consistent, and quality responses to survivors of sexual violence.  The Victim Advocate will increase the rapid response to and resolution of survivor needs, thereby reducing their overall trauma.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or working towards an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a human service area
  • Experience working directly with survivors of crime, preferably survivors of sexual assault
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • A commitment to practicing under an intersectional, social justice framework and a passion for ending sexual violence
  • Must have valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and own car for transportation

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Willingness and ability to work directly with survivors
  • Ability to give presentations to large and small groups
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with supervision under the Follow-Up Coordinator
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Tri-county area to meet client needs and attend PAR events

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by PAR, including PAR’s Confidentiality Policy
  • Provide ongoing case management, safety planning, and criminal justice advocacy and accompaniments under the Follow Up Program
  • Assist with hospital accompaniment, hotline response, referrals, locating emergency financial assistance, and crisis counseling
  • Facilitate support groups for primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence
  • Maintain client files and data entry in adherence with PAR policy
  • Promote the organization in a manner which nurtures and grows community support
  • Speak at various organizations about working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator and PAR staff with training volunteer victim advocates
  • Assist in hotline and crisis response, participate in staff backup on-call rotation, and respond to crisis situations in a calm professional manner
  • Become certified as a SC Victim Service Provider within one year of employment
  • Perform general administrative duties, as assigned

 

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People Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon a person's ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, ability status, veteran status, or marital status.