Position: Victim Advocate
Purpose: The Victim Advocate will provide advocacy, resources, and support to SAC clients. Additional responsibilities will include being available some evenings and weekends to assist in staffing SAC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Clinic.
Reports to: Advocacy Services Coordinator
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- To provide advocacy services to sexual assault survivors in the form of, but not limited to, assisting clients in filing for Victim’s Compensation, navigating the criminal justice system, communication between clients and law enforcement, and appropriate community referrals
- Assist clients in obtaining orders of protection and providing court accompaniment
- Providing needs assessments and orientation visits as needed
- To participate in the Medical Accompaniment Program by assuming on-call responsibilities to respond and provide crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault seeking medical-legal exams in Davidson County.
- Coordinate efforts with entire Advocacy Team to manage volunteer advocates, including but not limited to expanded recruitment, training, and continuing education for volunteers
- To attend a Victim’s Compensation training annually and then provide an annual in-service to SAC staff on Victim’s Compensation.
- To provide education and training to the community regarding sexual assault victimization issues.
- To increase collaborative relationships with other community agencies providing legal and victim advocacy services to clients.
- Provide advocacy services one week per month at SAC’s SAFE Clinic on nights and weekends.
- To participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision meetings with Advocacy Services Coordinator
- To attend regularly scheduled Advocacy Team meetings
- Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related fields. Minimum of 2 years work experience in related field. In some cases, sufficient work experience may be accepted in lieu of bachelor’s degree.
Full-Time, salaried. Benefits.
- Experience with sexual assault victimization issues
- Ability to offer stabilization and safety planning assistance to crisis clients
- Experience and comfort with public speaking
- Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with professionals from varied fields including social service organizations, law enforcement, criminal justice, government agencies, other therapeutic organizations, etc.
- High emotional IQ with the ability to be flexible and adaptable
- Familiarity with sexual assault issues, trauma, and resources available in Davidson County
- Preferred Bilingual in English and Spanish
Please send resume and cover letter by email or mail to:
Advocacy Services Coordinator
101 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
SAC’s clinical internships are reserved for second-year graduate students and require a minimum of a 9-month commitment.
We are now accepting applications for our Clinical Internship Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Internships are a minimum of 8 months in length and are reserved for second-year graduate students, or those in an advanced standing program. To learn more or to apply, please contact Kiersten Twitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find our current volunteer needs here.