Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator

 

SALARY
$35,000-$38,000 per year
Full time, non-exempt position

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

LOCATION
Pasadena Site

SUMMARY

Peace Over Violence seeks an experienced SART coordinator. This position is a key member of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division, Emergency Response team. This full-time position provides leadership and coordination of the development and activities of POV’s West San Gabriel Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program. The SART Coordinator works with survivors of sexual assault and their families, primarily providing support through emergency response to hospital, police and or medical facilities, assisting, accompanying and advocating with police, the court systems and beyond. The SART Coordinator provides comprehensive case management services to survivors and assist survivor throughout the criminal justice process, serving as a support person and as a liaison with the systems personnel as well as provide support through personal advocacy. The SART Coordinator works closely with hospital, law enforcement and court personnel to ensure effective multidisciplinary system response to sexual assault survivors, which may include assessing the need for and providing relevant training. This position contains periodic on call 24/7 responsibility for accompaniment and hotline response and volunteer supervision

DUTIES

Crisis Intervention/ Case management

  • Provide ON-CALL assistance to Emergency Response Services as needed 7 days a week for accompaniment response and hotline

  • Provide trauma informed crisis intervention services, including telephone or face to face crisis intervention counseling, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to domestic violence survivors

  • Conduct comprehensive needs and risk assessments, client intake process for continuation of services in POV’s counseling, case management and/or legal programs

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

  • Provide referrals, personal/criminal advocacy & accompaniment support and develop safety plans and assist with restraining order needs per survivor’s request

  • Assist survivors with their needs working with prosecutors, law enforcement, and additional follow up; Accompany survivors to criminal or civil legal court proceedings to provide overall support to survivors

  • Explain the civil and criminal legal system to survivors and link survivors to social services or other community resources as needed

  • Assist with Intervention Division ERT with overflow of hotline calls coverage

  • Provide education and information on financial literacy, professional development, resume writing and interviewing skills

  • Provide information on POV’s Trauma Recovery Center services; Provide assistance with victims compensation program and safe at home application

  • Provide follow-up services to survivors including in-person and over the phone contact

  • Provide volunteer support and management during on call shift

SART Coordination

  • Take a lead role in the planning and coordinating of SART efforts in the community with the goal of improving the quality of response to and services for sexual assault survivors

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with law enforcement, medical personnel and other community professionals to ensure successful delivery of services to clients

  • Prepare statistical data from services provided for reports needed by funding sources

  • Coordinate effective interagency collaboration to generate a coordinated response team to meet the needs of survivors

  • Maintain regular communication with SART members to ensure consistent participation in SART activities

  • With the training division coordinate and provide SART trainings to community and SART partners

  • Provide leadership and facilitation in the development and implementation of SART policies and protocols

  • Maintain all confidentiality for client files, information and policies of the agency

  • Maintain ethical boundaries with clients and community partners

Administrative

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma informed crisis intervention, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, stalking, elder abuse intervention; experience in Crisis Counseling

  • Completed or intend to complete Peace Over Violence’s Counselor Advocate training or its equivalent

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with criminal justice and social service agencies members

  • Ability to work with clients, volunteers and staff in a non-judgmental manner

  • Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental manner to victims and their families

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

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

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people

  • Ability to pass department of justice background check

  • Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of a crisis center

  • Computer Literacy required: email, Microsoft Office and internet basics

  • Flexible Schedule to fit varying shifts

  • Capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Automobile needed with a valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred

 

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
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.