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Position: Bilingual Advocate

Purpose: To provide culturally and linguistically appropriate community outreach and advocacy to Hispanic sexual assault victims/survivors in Davidson County and throughout Middle TN and to provide advocacy, support and information to Hispanic SAC clients

Reports to: Advocacy Services Coordinator

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide advocacy services to SAC clients (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, etc.)

  • To attend a Victim’s Compensation training annually and then provide an annual in-service to SAC staff on Victim’s Compensation, in conjunction with SAC’s Advocacy Services Coordinator

  • To provide outreach to the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee regarding sexual assault victimization issues and available community resources

  • To increase collaborative relationships with other community agencies available to provide services to Hispanic survivors.

  • To participate in SAC’s Hospital Accompaniment Program by assuming on-call responsibilities to respond to rape victims seeking medical legal exams at Metro General Hospital

  • To support the volunteer program by assuming rotating on-call shifts and assisting with trainings for SAC’s 24-hour crisis support line

  • To provide direct services out of SAC’s Davidson County office.

  • To maintain appropriate client files and documentation

  • To support peers by actively participating in weekly Clinical Team meeting

  • To participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision meeting with Advocacy Services Coordinator

  • To attend regularly scheduled Advocacy Team meetings

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 beginning January 1, 2017

Skills/Abilities:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural (proficient in Spanish)

  • Ability to practice in a culturally competent and sensitive manner

  • Ability to work in a team setting

  • 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 assess and understand legal documents including laws, subpoena’s, 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, other therapeutic organizations, etc.


Internship Opportunities

Clinical

S.A.C.’s clinical graduate student internships are for second year graduate students and require a minimum of a 9-month commitment.

For clinical graduate program internships and practicum, please contact Amber Stevenson at astevenson@sacenter.org.

 

You can find our current volunteer needs here.

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