Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time

Pay Range: 18.00 - 20.00 DOE
Organization's Mission: Peace House is dedicated to ending interpersonal violence and abuse and empowering survivors to heal and thrive by providing support services, safe housing, and prevention education. To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific Victim Services to all our clients, including Case Management, Therapeutic Services, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: EEO Statement: Peace House is an Equal Opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Peace House is an advocate for diversity and equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. We believe that providing a work environment based on respect, trust, and collaboration creates an exceptional employee experience where employees can bring their whole selves to work and thrive in their careers.
Position Summary: The Sexual Assault Services Outreach Advocate is part of a dedicated team that ensures that survivors of sexual assault in Summit and Wasatch County are offered accessible, safe, trauma-informed services. This role provides direct services to survivors of sexual violence including crisis response, advocacy within the criminal and civil law systems, resources and referral and will work both out of the community campus in Park City as well as providing mobile advocacy in more rural areas. This role is an integral part of the Hospital Crisis Response Team, sharing responsibility for providing 24/7 on-call coverage & helping to recruit, train and develop a volunteer advocate response team. This role will help further develop community understanding of the prevalence of sexual violence and ways to respond, and will help Peace House to explore the formation of a Sexual Assault Response Team approach with our partners

This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position averaging 40 hours per week. However, this role could be a ¾ FT role (30 hours a week) or a FT (40 hours a week) and flexible scheduling could be available for the right candidate. The Sexual Assault Services Outreach Advocate will report directly to the Director of Support Services, will serve as an active member within the program and Peace House, and will perform the following duties and others as assigned. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.
Primary Responsibilities: PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Sexual Assault Advocate
• Provides support to primary, secondary, and tertiary sexual assault survivors
• Identify and prioritize victim’s needs, including safety planning and danger assessment.
• Develop goals and objectives specific to the victim’s own goals and record these in a program-approved service plan targeted towards self-sufficiency.
• Identify resources available to victims and facilitate internal and external referrals to assist in goal/objective achievement.
• Provide encouragement and support towards completion of victim’s goals and objectives.
• Evaluate and plan adaptation to victim’s changing needs, as appropriate
• Provides client support and advocacy through the judicial and criminal justice processes.
• Conduct follow up services with clients and oversee their aftercare needs
• Work creatively to navigate systemic and/or motivational barriers that might affect self-sufficiency.
• Develop creative solutions that provide opportunities based on individual needs.
• Follows state and federal laws on victim confidentiality.

Hospital Response role
• Answers crisis calls and serves on the rotating on-call schedule to respond to sexual assault forensic exams dispatched through law enforcement or Wasatch Forensic Nurses.
• Serves as back-up/mentor to volunteer Hospital Response Team shifts during the day and evening.
• Assists with recruitment and training of volunteer advocates.
• Maintains and reviews required documentation and data collection.
Outreach Specific duties
• Work to forge links with all local communities across Summit and Wasatch counties to cascade training and information regarding the prevalence of sexual assault and services available to survivors.
• Provide mobile advocacy to better connect underserved populations in rural areas with support services.
• Attend regular meetings with HRT and other systems-based and community- based partners to ensure up to date information on local rates of sexual violence, trends, needs, resources, referral pathways etc.
• Collaborate with key stakeholders to explore and initiate a local Sexual Assault Response Team.
• Facilitate community education events/presentations.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff and any other organizations, individuals and community partners important to the success of Peace House’s work.
• Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
• Follow state and federal laws on victim confidentiality.

REPORTS TO: Director of Support Services
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
• Sensitive to diversity and the unique challenges of dealing with vulnerable populations.
• Experienced in DV/SA advocacy field.
• Creative, enthusiastic, and flexible—open to change and learning.
• Solution-focused and strengths based.
• Experience in community outreach role and building collaborative partnerships.
• Comfortable with public speaking and delivering presentations.
• Team player with an ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
• Strong administrative skills, ability to delegate and make decisions.
• Computer literate.
• Completes assignments in timely manner.
• Ability to stay task-focused and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within a supportive team.
• Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to get training within the first month of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bilingual – Spanish and English speaking.
• Experience working in social services.
• Ideally already trained as a Sexual Assault Counsellor in accordance with Utah’s Confidential Communications Act and experienced at responding to forensic exams.
• Training and/or experience in case management.
• Ability to facilitate groups.
• Current First Aid and CPR – or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Benefits:
· Health, Dental and Vision insurance
· 14 Holidays and Accrued paid time off
· Employee Assistance Program
· Life Insurance
· IRA 3% Match
· Travel and Housing Allowance $150 per month
· Paid Family Leave
How to Apply: Interested candidates, please submit both a resume and cover letter indicating your skills, experience, and interest relative to the job description over the Indeed platform or see careers at peacehouse.org
Closing Date: until filled
Location: Park City

Information

Job Post Link: Visit additional job posting information.
Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Melissa Caffey
Email: melissa@peacehouse.org
Phone: 4356584739