Resource Advisor - Sexual Assault Victim's Care Unit
The Mission of the Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit is to end sexual violence and alleviate the suffering of sexual assault victims by providing support through counseling, advocacy, and community prevention services.
This is a full-time, salary position with benefits that services victims and survivors of sexual assault in Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, and Monroe Counties. Ideal candidates must demonstrate knowledge of sexual assault, possess crisis intervention skills, understand the concept of boundaries with clients, and have experience in conflict resolution.
· Meets individually with SA clients and conducts a thorough assessment of their needs;
· Identifies appropriate resources;
· Supports the client in implementing referrals, and when appropriate, makes the linkage with other agencies for the client;
· Advocates for the client to assist in contacting and utilizing resources;
· Represents the SA Department and Agency at various resource fairs and meetings;
· Uses crisis management techniques in accordance with agency procedures;
· Maintains complete and accurate documentation;
· Provides on-call advocacy on a rotational basis
Other crisis intervention duties include:
· Develops, reviews, and documents individualized action plans;
· Communicates and coordinates with other community resource providers regarding case management activities as needed;
· Provides individual supportive guidance on a weekly basis or as needed;
· Provides transportation for group counseling and client services when needed
1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the social services field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of direct service in the human service area
2. Requires the ability to work necessary hours to meet the position requirements including evenings and/or weekends as assigned
3. Possesses the ability to maintain client confidentiality
4. Must be able to work with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
6. Possesses a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance
7. Clean criminal history and background
8. Must have reliable transportation
9. As a new hire, crisis workers will complete 40 hours of sexual assault training approved by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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 the emotional and physical crisis.
To learn more about this position and other positions that we have available, please visit our website at www.callforhelpinc.org.