Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Sexual Assault Counselor/Case Manager 

 

SALARY
Full time, non-exempt position

BENEFITS
Health (partial payment), dental, and vision
Generous Vacation and Holiday Allowances

LOCATION
Metro Headquarters and WSGV Center

SUMMARY

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law passed in 2003 that was designed to eliminate rape in detention. The law applies to every jail, prison, police lockup, juvenile facility, and community confinement facility in the country. It stipulates that every detention facility have a zero tolerance policy toward sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. It also mandates many best practices to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  

Peace Over Violence is seeking a compassionate and trauma informed Sexual Assault Counselor/ Case Manager who will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to incarcerated survivors of sexual violence. This person shall have high integrity, positive attitude, and must have an understanding of Los Angeles County corrections filed.Under the supervision of PREA Sexual Assault Program Manger, the SA Counselor/case manager will work with currently incarcerated survivors male, women, youth, LGBTQ and/ or recently paroled inmates.

DUTIES

Case management & Crisis Intervention 

  • Provide direct crisis intervention trauma informed response to incarcerated individuals through our Emergency Response team and/or via LA Rape Battering Hotline 

  • Respond empathetically to victims of sexual violence to reduce levels of trauma and provide support during crisis intervention 

  • Responsible for referring individuals to appropriate community resources for additional assistance and counseling services

  • Conduct comprehensive needs and risk assessments, client intake process for continuation of services in POV’s counseling, case management and/or legal programs may include one on one response to detention facility 

  • Prepare case service plan, objectives with survivor to ensure they receive full range of services as needed  

  • Conduct and assist with psycho educational classes for sexual assault victims

  • Assist with the development PREA crisis intervention, assessment and implementation of trauma informed services in detention centers

  • Educate survivors about PREA and their rights as sexual abuse victims/survivors 

  • Refer survivors to internal detention center resources for Sexual violence support and/or education

  • Safety plan with survivors and advocate on their behalf with LASD Correctional personnel as needed and as requested by survivors 

  • Will assist inmates in entering educational, vocational or drug rehabilitation and mental health programs so they can make an easier transition into society 

Community Outreach & Training 

  • Provide outreach, education presentations to various community groups, schools and other organizations 

  • Attend on-going trainings, workshops and conferences 

  • Develop and facilitate trainings to social services, law enforcement and medical personnel and community partners 

  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings with community services providers and partner agencies 

Administrative/Other Duties

  • Document client interactions and compile statistics on a monthly basis;

  • Adhere to necessary grant requirements for statistical tracking 

  • Prepare and maintain monthly progress reports 

  • Data entry of individual cases and case file maintenance  

  • Ensure completion of client record data-entry forms & other client-related file upkeep in a timely manner

  • Attend scheduled meetings, in-services, agency staff meeting, annual agency functions, and other agency meetings as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma informed prevention and intervention response and understanding of gender-based violence

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people; must be able to adapt teaching techniques to participant’s strengths and challenges

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with law enforcement personnel, community agencies, social service and government agencies

  • Ability to work with community members, sexual and domestic violence survivors, volunteers and staff in a non-judgmental manner

  • Demonstrate initiative and professionalism; ability to work independently & maintain work load. 

  • Strong & effective oral & written communication skills; public speaking, facilitating group discussions

  • Capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to write reports, business correspondence, training proposals and create policy and procedures

  • Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities, skills, and experiences: At least 1-year experience with Incarcerated populations

 

Peace Over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, candidates who identify with the LGBTQ community and others.

Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Peace Over Violence
Attn: Yvette Lozano, Chief Program Officer
Peace Over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Email: yvette@peaceoverviolence.org

No phone calls, please

Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer