Employment Opportunities
 

Position: SART Coordinator/Advocate

Purpose: To provide advocacy, information, support and resources to SAC clients as well as provide leadership and coordination of the development and activities of Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs in Montgomery, Stewart, Houston and Dickson counties.

 Reports to: Advocacy Services Coordinator

Expectations:

  • Develop and maintain sustainable SART programs in Montgomery, Stewart, Houston and Dickson counties with the goal of improving services to adult and adolescent sexual assault victims, sexual assault investigation, evidence collection, and prosecution.
  • Support S.A.C.’s clinical and advocacy staff in providing advocacy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault.
  • To assess adult and adolescent clients for appropriateness of clinical services, advocacy needs or outside referrals; assist clients in navigating all available options and providing Orientation Visits.
  • Support S.A.C.’s front desk staff in providing a trauma-informed entry to services for survivors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate effective interagency collaborations in Montgomery, Stewart, Houston and Dickson counties to generate a coordinated response team to meet the needs of adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault.
  • Maintain regular communication with SART members from Montgomery, Stewart, Houston and Dickson counties to ensure consistent participation in SART activities, including but not limited to regularly scheduled SART meetings.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships and partnerships and effectively communicate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines.
  • Provide leadership and facilitation in the development and implementation of SART policies and protocols, including but limited to developing a SART case review process.
  • Work with medical personnel in the community to enhance a medical-forensic exam program for adult and adolescent sexual assault victims.
  • Collect and report data as required by Advocacy Services Coordinator.
  • Participate in the Medical Accompaniment Program by assuming on-call responsibilities to respond to rape victims seeking sexual assault forensic exams in Montgomery County as well as training of volunteers.
  • Assess adult and adolescent clients for appropriateness of clinical services, advocacy needs or outside referrals; assist clients in navigating all available options.
  • Conduct community needs assessments, outreach and education/training to community members and SART members regarding sexual assault victimization issues.
  • To participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision meeting with Advocacy Services Coordinator and attend regularly scheduled Advocacy Team meetings and S.A.C. staff meetings.
  • Support S.A.C.’s clinical and advocacy staff  in providing advocacy services to sexual assault survivors of all ages (safety planning; filing for victim's compensation; communicating between clients and law enforcement or other government agencies; accompanying clients to court; assisting clients in pressing charges or obtaining orders of protection against the sexual offender; connecting clients to other needed resources; etc.)

Educational Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field. Minimum of 2 years work experience in related field.

Job Type:

Full-Time/hourly; some nights and weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience responding to and providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines
  • Ability to offer stabilization and safety planning assistance to crisis clients
  • Skilled in public speaking, meeting facilitation, and presentations to large groups
  • Ability to assess and understand legal documents including but not limited to laws, subpoena’s, court related documents and police reports
  • Familiarity with the court system and TN State codes and laws is preferred
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible
  • Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
  • Comfort level hearing and responding to trauma stories

As a member of S.A.C.’s Advocacy Team, the SART Coordinator/Advocate works out of S.A.C.’s Clarksville office and is responsible for providing provide trauma-informed advocacy, information, support and resources to S.A.C. clients and survivors of sexual assault in Middle Tennessee as well as develop Sexual Assault Response Teams in Stewart, Montgomery, Houston and Dickson counties.  Please see position description for details.  To apply email resume and cover letter to Jessica Labenberg at JLabenberg@SACenter.org.  No phone calls, please.

Position:         Advocate

Purpose:         To provide trauma-informed advocacy, information, support and resources to S.A.C. clients and survivors of sexual assault in Middle Tennessee

Reports To:    Advocacy Services Coordinator

Expectations:

  • Provide advocacy, information, support and resources to S.A.C. clients and community members impacted by sexual violence in Middle Tennessee.
  • To assess adult and adolescent clients for appropriateness of clinical services, advocacy needs or outside referrals; assist clients in navigating all available options and providing Orientation Visits.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advocacy services to adult survivors of sexual assault, adolescent survivors of sexual assault, and the non-offending caregivers of child sexual abuse victims in Middle Tennessee.  Advocacy services include but are not limited to safety planning, filing for victims compensation, communicating between clients and law enforcement or other government agencies, accompanying clients to court, assisting clients in filing police reports or obtaining orders of protection, and connecting clients to other community resources.
  • To provide Orientation Visits to new clients
  • To maintain appropriate and thorough documentation and electronic records
  • Participate in the Medical Accompaniment Program (MAP) by assuming on-call responsibilities to respond to survivors of sexual assault seeking Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs) in Davidson County.
  • Attend annual Victim’s Compensation Training and provide an annual in-service to S.A.C. staff.
  • Work in partnership with SART Coordinators to identify community partners in Middle Tennessee for collaborative relationships to enhance resources and support for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Maintain close working relationships with key referral sources.
  • Provide community outreach and awareness presentations as needed to inform others of S.A.C.’s services.
  • Support peers by actively participating in weekly Clinical Team meeting
  • Participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision meeting with Advocacy Services Coordinator and attend regularly scheduled Advocacy Team meetings
  • Coordinate efforts with entire Advocacy Team to manage volunteer advocates, including but not limited to expanded recruitment, training, and continuing education for volunteers involved in advocacy related volunteer programs that focuses on best practices for victim advocacy and allaying vicarious trauma.

Educational Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field.  Minimum of 2 years work experience in related field.

Job Type:

Full-time, hourly position.  Some nights/weekends.

Desires Qualifications:

  • Experience responding to and providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault.
  • Ability to offer stabilization and safety planning assistance to crisis clients.
  • Ability to assess and understand legal documents including laws, subpoenas, court related documents and police reports.
  • Familiarity with the court system and TN State codes and laws is preferred
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with professionals from varied fields including social service organizations, law enforcement, criminal justice, government agencies, and other therapeutic organizations, etc.
  • Ability to identify and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Comfort level hearing and responding to trauma stories

As a member of S.A.C.’s Advocacy Team, the Advocate works out of S.A.C.’s Nashville office and is responsible for providing provide trauma-informed advocacy, information, support and resources to S.A.C. clients and survivors of sexual assault in Middle Tennessee.  Please see position description for details.  To apply email resume and cover letter to Jessica Labenberg at JLabenberg@SACenter.org.  No phone calls, please.

 

 

Internship Opportunities

Clinical

SAC’s clinical internships are reserved for second-year graduate students and require a minimum of a 9-month commitment. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year, as internship positions have been filled.  For questions regarding SAC’s Clinical Internship Program, please contact Kiersten Twitchell at ktwitchell@sacenter.org, or at 615.259.9055 x387.

 

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