Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Lead Sexual Assault Program 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 seeks an innovative, passionate PREA Lead Sexual Assault Program Manager who will be responsible for providing trauma informed crisis intervention and advocacy services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. This person shall have high integrity, positive attitude, and must have an understanding of Los Angeles County corrections filed.  Under the supervision of Chief Program Officer, the Lead Manager must possess leadership and supervisory skills and be able to direct, supervise and train POV staff and volunteers as well as help implement these PREA mandated practice in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. 

DUTIES

Direct Services 

  • 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 and assist with psychoeducation classes for sexual assault victims

  • Serve as back-up to supervisor for hotline and ERT shifts during the day and evening as needed

  • Develop methods, approaches or procedures to meet program requirements and victim's/survivor’s needs

  • Responsible for PREA crisis intervention, assessment and implementation of trauma informed services

  • Oversee advocacy and case management of PREA sexual assault cases, assign cases, and work closely with PREA Sexual Assault Case manager/ERT team to assure appropriate services to clients 

Programs Management & Supervision 

  • Act as the main point of contact for the agency, with regards to all PREA related response and services 

  • Develop and sustain relationships with Correctional staff and PREA Coordinators within LASD

  • Coordinate and participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings with LASD and detention personnel 

  • Assist in the development of the agency plan for PREA implementation 

  • Educate themselves about PREA and serves as the lead source for understanding PREA in the agency 

  • Implement PREA training requirements for POV staff and volunteers

  • Develop PREA policies and operational procedures and practices for Intervention and Emergency response service

  • Work with POV training department to develop education, prevention and training for POV staff, inmates, LASD, and volunteers

  • Work closely with POV’s Intervention Division SART team and coordinate with outside entities, such as victim advocates, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE), medical and mental health providers, investigating agencies or bodies, prosecutors, and others as needed

  • Keep up to date with all new information concerning PREA standards in California

  • Will develop evaluation tools to evaluate program impact for survivors

  • Create a list of community resources to distribute to survivors

  • Will ensure that the program and activities are in compliance with grant requirements

  • Compile and review the accuracy of quarterly statistical reports regarding ERT Response

  • Prepare and maintain monthly progress reports; compile, maintain and submit statistical data as necessary

  • Supervision of program PREA case manager; provide support, guidance and one on one supervision

Community Outreach & Training

  • Provide outreach and educational 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, medical personnel and community partners

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 and 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, adapting teaching techniques to participants 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 and maintain work load

  • Strong, effective oral and 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 policies and procedures

  • Applicants must demonstrate 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