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PAR is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Bi-lingual Victim Advocate – Full-Time
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) references by e-mail to email@example.com 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.
Closing Date: Applications must be received by close of business (5:00 PM) on June 28, 2019
POSITION TITLE: Bilingual Victim Advocate (Spanish)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SALARY: $36,000 - $38,000 plus Comprehensive Benefits Package
STATUS: Full-Time, salaried position, 40 hours per week
CORE OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SHIFT DETAILS: Day, some evenings 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.
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 your first year of employment
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by PAR.