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
A bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field. Minimum of 2 years work experience in related field.
Full-Time beginning January 1, 2017
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.
S.A.C.’s clinical graduate student internships are for second year graduate students and require a minimum of a 9-month commitment.
You can find our current volunteer needs here.