This position will provide crisis intervention, direct victim advocacy services, information and referral, legal advocacy, victim accompaniment services (medical, legal and other) and follow-up assistance for child & adult sexual assault/ abuse victims and families. The Advocacy Specialist will work within a rotating “on call” schedule and is responsible for case management, responding to crisis line calls, client intake, disposition tracking and data management for all persons/families victimized by sexual violence/abuse. This position requires strong skills in data management, case management and interagency communications.
Applicant must have extraordinary communication skills and attention to details and follow-up. This position requires an extensive working knowledge of victim advocacy and specifically, violence against women advocacy; agency protocols; community service provider agencies; and approved service referral professionals and resources.
The Advocacy Specialist will provide acute crisis intervention, information and resource sharing.
This position reports to the Director of Advocacy and Forensic Interviews. This is a part-time 30 hour grant funded position with full benefits including employer-paid health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, vacation, and employer matched retirement benefits. Working hours are mid-afternoon through early evening. Bilingual required.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in human services field (e.g., psychology or criminal justice). One year of responsible experience in victim-witness advocacy assignments may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
- Language/Communication: Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.
- At least 3 years’ direct-victim service experience in child sexual abuse; sexual assault/domestic violence.
- Previous experience with multi-disciplinary case management, legal advocacy and certification and experience as a child forensic interviewer is a plus.
- Preferred trained in the NCAC or Child First protocol or other nationally recognized child forensic interview protocol.
- Above average working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint. Knowledge of case tracking management systems i.e. Collaborate and CaseWorthy.
- Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Candidate must live within a close geographic distance to the center in Duluth, GA and be able to respond to the center within 45 minutes.
No phone calls please.