Fri. Sep 18th, 2020

By Donna Westfall – September 7, 2017

NORTH COAST RAPE CRISIS TEAM

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Part-Time On-Call Advocate grant funded, In person response to Del Norte County survivors within 30 minutes required.

Compensation: $18.00/ hour (when responding to crisis line). $50.00/24 hour Standby shift, $30.00/15.5 hour Standby shift (2 weekends/month: Friday 5:00 PM through Monday 8:30 AM) + sharing holidays.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the supervisor, the On-Call Advocate will assist in providing services to the clients of the NCRCT and carry out tasks to ensure the efficiency of the response on the 24 hour crisis line.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
– To provide on call crisis services for a minimum of two full weekends (Friday pm, Saturday and Sunday) a month.
– Assistance with Holiday on-call coverage
– To provide crisis intervention, follow up, referral, advocacy and accompaniment for clients going to law enforcement agencies, hospitals & other agencies
– To answer the crisis line, handle basic inquiries, respond to requests for information
– To record services provided
– To case with the relieving on-call advocate
– To check out on the crisis line and confirm relief has checked in
– To attend case management meetings and monthly In-service trainings
– To maintain positive, equitable and professional relationships with co-workers/other professionals
– To communicate with immediate supervisor any concerns or feedback about individuals from networking agencies, answering service and members of the team
– To perform other tasks as directed by the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Multicultural/bilingual experience highly desirable
– Commitment to the prevention of sexual assault
– Commitment to the empowerment of people and unlearning oppression
– Must be able to work weekend and holiday hours
– High school diploma or equivalent
– Good listening and communication skills and/or counseling experience desirable
– Completion of certificated rape crisis training (May be completed after hire)
– Ability to remain calm, act clearly, knowledgeably and assertively in a crisis situation
– Ability to interact sensitively, and professionally and without discrimination with clients, co-workers, all community agencies and personnel in the criminal justice system
– Ability to take direction; work independently and in cooperation with others in an organized, self-motivated, efficient manner
– Must have unlimited access to a reliable insured vehicle
– Possess a valid driver’s license
– Appropriate clearance of DOJ background check
– Must be 18 years or older-adult legal liability

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Physical activity)
The job functions listed above involves to a greater or lesser degree the following physical demands:
Hearing/listening, clear speech, physical mobility and flexibility
Continuous sitting, standing and walking necessary

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The job functions listed above involves to a greater or lesser degree the following physical demands:
– Analyzing, perception/comprehension
– (Good) judgment, decision making

BENEFITS
State Unemployment Insurance, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security and Medicare Contributions

Please call (707) 465-6961 for information on how to apply. Applications are due Friday September 15th by 4pm.

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