Community Advocate and Preventions Specialist
Reports To: Director of Therapy and OutreachSalary: $28,000 (plus health and life with 401(k) after year one with 3% match)Function: To enhance and expand comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault to include crisis intervention, information, referral and advocacy in Sumter County and provide practice-based violence prevention strategies and awareness activities in the Midlands community. This position is housed full-time in Sumter County.Job Expectations:
- Serve as the primary staff advocate for hospital accompaniment in Sumter County.
- Serve as primary staff for first follow-up contact with survivors within 24 hours following a hospital accompaniment or hotline call in Sumter County.
- Provide high quality crisis intervention and personal and legal advocacy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault/abuse.
- Provide superb delivery of prevention and awareness activities in a variety of settings, including youth and adult audiences.
- Represent the agency within key community-based task forces and promote agency services to the community.
- Provide informational presentations related to sexual assault in the community.
- Participate in the rotating staff on-call schedule.
- Attend crisis, clinical, staff, and supervision meetings at agency headquarters in Columbia on a weekly basis.
- Plan and coordinate a variety of awareness events in Sumter County.
- Ensure that all grant objectives are met.
*Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands prides itself on a highly-efficient team environment. We value open communication, support, autonomy, and development for staff, volunteers, and clients, leading to the realization of full individual potential and a cooperative spirit. Resumes accepted until position is filled. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and references to Sherry Lewis, Director of Therapy and Outreach. No phone calls please.