Crisis Advocates

Posted Thursday October 20, 2016 by call4help

Crisis Advocates

WEEKEND CRISIS ADVOCATE

At a Glance

  • Part-time Crisis Advocate position
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A weekend warrior
  • Stipend plus hourly wage along with mileage reimbursement
  • Have a strong desire to help those in need
  • The ideal candidate will be nurturing and kindhearted

Position

We are seeking compassionate, caring folks to join our Sexual Advocate Team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping survivors of crime. Our Crisis Advocates provide emotional support, vital information, as well as assist with finding resources and filling out paperwork. We service survivors in Madison, St.Clair, Randolph and Monroe Counties. This is a part-time, on call weekend position so flexibility is a must.

Duties

  • Assist survivors in developing short term safety plans
  • Respond to crisis phone calls
  • Provide crisis counseling on the telephone and in person at hospitals and or police stations
  • Travel throughout the Metro-East to meet with and comfort survivors
  • Help with filling out victims compensation paperwork
  • Must be available from Friday at 5 pm until Monday morning at 8 am

Qualifications

  • Successfully complete 40 hours of sexual assault training approved by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Clean criminal history and background
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be available from Friday at 5 pm until Monday morning at 8 am
  • Superb critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Previous work in the social work, criminal justice, psychology and education fields is a plus

Agency

Call for Help, Inc. helps people overcome a variety of personal crises, ranging from sexual assault and poverty, to homelessness and mental illness. We change lives by giving people skills and support that empower them to overcome emotional and physical crisis.

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