Programming Advocate - Sexual Assault Services
The Nord Center - Lorain, OH

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Title: Programming
Advocate

Classification: Contract Position

Department: Sexual
Assault Services

Reports To: Children's Advocacy/Rape Crisis Center
(CAC/LCRC) Coordinator POSITION
SUMMARY:

This is a part time position, approximately 15-20 hours a week that reports to the CAC/LCRC Coordinator. This position has the general responsibility for assisting in implementing psycho-education interventions with children and families. This includes providing direct services to non-offending parents. This position is responsible for providing services that meet the needs of survivors, constituents, and the community in compliance with program standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

Within parameters established by the CAC/LCRC, the Advocate is responsible for: 1) Implementation
and evaluation of psycho-education intervention 2) Direct service to survivors of sexual assault/abuse 3) Case Coordination 4) Other duties as assigned.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Program Implementation:
Assist with implementation and evaluation of psycho-education program, including formal documentation and reports.

a. Direct Service:
Responsibilities include providing crisis intervention, support, psycho-education, referral and linkage to community resources and advocacy to survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault/abuse
of all ages. These services are provided during scheduled appointments. Is also responsible for adhering to strict confidentiality and anonymity when dealing with clients/survivors.

2. Case Coordination:
Responsibilities include working within a multi-disciplinary team, case tracking and documentation, and referral and linkage to community resources .

3. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

In order to perform the essential functions of this job, after an orientation period, the employee must possess the following: a working knowledge of Nord Center Policy and Procedures, including sensitivity
and adherence to clients' rights, confidentiality, and health and safety issues. Must exhibit sensitivity to different cultures and must demonstrate an understanding of the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, or other identity factors in issues of sexual violence.

WORKING CONDITIONS

A great deal of time is spent in an office environment or presenting before large groups. The employee will have frequent client contact either in person or on the phone and will represent LCRC and The
Nord Center in the community. The employee must have good speaking and language skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors in Social Work or related field required with an independent license. Strong written and oral skills are necessary. Must be able to work well under pressure and demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. Certification through the Ohio Advocate Network preferred. Previous crisis intervention and diversity training desired. The necessity for travel requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver's license, have proof of automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle. Favorable references and/or evaluations are required.

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