Health Imperatives Bilingual Sexual Assalt Advocate in Brockton, Massachusetts
TITLE: Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate (Spanish) HOURS: Full time (35 hours/week) some evenings required PROGRAM: A New Day SALARY: \$28.10/ hourly DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Emergency Services, the Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate will provide advocacy and case management to families and/or individuals. The Sexual Assault Advocate will work within a team approach to monitor and support efforts of program participants to overcome barriers related to advocacy goals, obtaining community resources and services, improving living skills and obtaining housing. SPECIFIC DUTIES: Provide individual and group crisis support, intervention, and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. Conduct assessments to best determine the immediate client concerns and/or barriers including, but not limited to financial, legal, mental health, substance use disorders, employment, health care, housing and more. Document and track all meetings, interactions, and information in the EmpowerDB database. Maintain up-to-date client files, statistical data, and monthly reports. Manage a case load of up to 20 families and/or individuals. Complete quarterly client file audit Obtain resources and services as requested and/or needed to address barriers to advocacy goals as stated above including but not limited to, transportation, CORI mitigation, credit repair, and assistance with financial applications. Provide day to day hotline and medical advocacy coverage as needed. Accompany victims of crime to legal proceedings, including, but not limited to police departments to file complaints, district court for restraining orders, criminal trials, probate, and family court hearings. Act as a liaison for Brockton Police Department for referrals, collaboration, support, and advocacy services. Facilitate community trainings as needed. Transport clients as appropriate to housing, medical, legal appointments. Participate in community events and meetings as relevant to the position and increasing client capacity. Develop partnerships and collaborative relationships with internal and external service providers to ensure clients have access to comprehensive services. Participate in individual supervision as assigned by Director of Clinical and Emergency Services. Participate in all required training and professional development activities. Observe all program and agency rules and policies. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Clinical and Emergency Services. Requirements REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor\'s Degree At least one year experience working with vulnerable and diverse populations. Fluent in Spanish Ability to maintain flexible schedule in accordance with program needs, i.e., some evenings and/or weekend emergency responses may be required. Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate small and large group meetings. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Travel is required. A valid driver\'s license, registration, auto insurance and a safe driver\'s record PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: demonstrated experience working in partnership with victims/survivors of sexual violence.