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Job Title: Client Advocate
Reports to: Volunteer and Advocacy Services Coordinator
Summary: Client Advocate provides crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence and family/friends of victims (secondary victims) and assists in program support. This is a paid position.
Provide direct services to victim of sexual violence, other crimes and secondary victims via crisis intervention, advocacy, and accompaniment services including assistance with CVC and VINE by phone or in person.
Provide support to all agency client programs as needed and directed by supervisor
Provide proper documentation on all services provided
Participate in volunteer/advocate meetings
Submit time-sheets on a bi-weekly basis
Other duties as assigned
Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with clients, staff and community contacts
Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of all clients
Must be dependable
Must complete 40 hours of mandated OAG sexual assault training
Minimum of 2 years' experience in victim services or relevant field preferred. Knowledge of Spanish and fluency in the language is highly desirable
Pursuing a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field or comparable life experience
Knowledge of victim impact issues and the criminal justice system preferred
If you are interested in a counseling internship or a practicum site for a graduate counseling program, please contact Kelley McCoy at KMcCoy@theturningpoint.org
Job Title: Prevention Education Fellow
Reports to: Primary Prevention Coordinator and Prevention Educator
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and/or other related services. This position requires an attention to detail, an adequate level of technological competency, a demonstrated interest in working with youth of our community, flexibility, time management, punctuality, and the ability to work under emotionally charged conditions. An ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred, but not required. We strongly encourage upper level undergraduate students, currently enrolled graduate students, and/or graduates who have studied sociology, psychology, public health, or related social sciences to apply.
The sum-fall cycle application is currently open and will close on January 27th, 2017. Candidates are being considered to start in Spring 2017 semester. The academic cycle application opens June 2nd, 2017 and closes on July 21st, 2017. For interested candidates, please send the completed Prevention Education Fellowship Application, (download from Applications Tab on our website) a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position and the sexual violence prevention movement, and an up to date resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.