Position Open: 8/25/2023
ATVP is a not for profit organization that serves both Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho, offering direct services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, along with community education programming. We are seeking a Sexual Violence Support Advocate/Educator that will provide a variety of direct services, community outreach under the direct supervision of the WA Sexual Assault Program Lead Advocate.
- All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding support to survivors.
- ATVP is an equal opportunity employer, and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place.
- All applicants, if hired, will receive 45 hours of pre-service advocacy training as well as a minimum of 30 hours of yearly ongoing training. Ongoing training includes yearly attendance at a state-wide conference and access to national live webinars.
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Mission: ATVP empowers individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse and stalking. We work to create a safe and equitable community through education and prevention.
Vision: We envision our community being safe, equitable and free from oppression.
Inclusion Statement: ATVP affirms the right of each person to live without fear of the threat of violence. We recognize that all forms of oppression create a climate which enables gender based violence. We honor and advocate for individual autonomy and self-determination for members of our community. We believe that education is the foundation of creating a safe and equitable community, and the inclusion of youth is imperative for sustainable social change.
Tag Line: Educate. Empower. Prevent.
|Position: Full-Time Sexual Assault Educator/ Advocate (40hrs/wk).|
|Reports to: WA Sexual Assault Program Lead Advocate.|
|Terms: Full-Time. Non-exempt. (40 hours per week). Some eves and weekends required.|
|Starting Rate: $18.00 per hour.|
|Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and sick.|
|Location: Pullman Office Location|
|Start Date: Immediate|
|Requirements: COVID 19 Vaccination, Drivers license, Car Insurance, Ability to Pass Federal and State Background Checks.|
The job description is provided below, please read it carefully. The following materials are required for application and will be considered an example of your communication skills and evaluated as part of the screening process.
The application consists of:
- Cover Letter.
- Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
- Chronological work/education experience Resume.
- Whether paid or volunteer
- Hours worked
- Reason for leaving each position.
All items must be submitted for applications to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.
Send completed applications to Kateisha Moreno, Program Manager at email@example.com or mail to ATVP, PO Box 37, Pullman, WA 99163.
- Provide direct services, including personal advocacy, crisis intervention, support and appropriate referrals to primary and secondary victims of sexual violence, (and to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking, and other crimes as back up to other advocacy staff per agency procedures) including the assessment of individual needs and options, emotional support, basic legal advocacy, and medical advocacy; facilitate clients’ awareness of the affective, behavioral, and cognitive effects of their experience and enhance their ability to cope/adjust; provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter intakes, and medical support advocacy on evenings/weekends to clients on the hotline or in-person as back-up in rotation with all other direct service staff;[E]
- Research, develop, modify, and conduct primarily evidenced based (or promising practices) educational programming and strategies that address sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner, teen dating and stalking. This may include presentations traditional community outreaches, social media outreaches and community development. [E]
- Facilitate / Co-facilitate and/or provide sexual violence support group services with other assigned staff, receive regular consultation for support group activities and professional development as directed by the WA SA Program Lead; [E]
- Reach community and student members proactively through outreach activities in Pullman, Washington State University and Whitman County to provide information, resources, and support in a multitude of contexts including: activities:
- Stalking Awareness Month
- Teen Violence Awareness Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month [E]
- Reach students proactively through a strong university presence at a variety of functions and locations that are accessed by students. Provide information, resources, and support in a multitude of contexts including (but not limited to) university fairs, campus wide events, new student orientation programming, and living group functions in collaboration with the Education/Prevention team; and provide education and mentorship to the youth prevention council;[E]
- Maintain agency/client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy; ensure security of client records and the office area; [E]
- Maintain agency files, including the updating and filing of all ROC’s and other client paperwork, and statistical record keeping in a timely and organized manner; [E]
- Participate in staff, and case conference meetings; and other internal meetings as directed by the Program Manager; [E]
- Participate in educational sessions (including self-directed study) for purposes of professional development to ensure current knowledge and skills and compliance withstatutory/accreditation/program standards mandates; [E]
- Participate in the agency back up rotation for after-hours support to the hotline. [E]
- Participate in community outreaches and presentations as directed by WA SA Program Lead Advocate.
- Other special projects as assigned, which may include (but is not limited to) advocate training, mailings, research, organizing printed materials, etc.). [E]
*NOTE: Some evening, weekend and holiday hours will be required. Holidays worked and previously approved hours beyond 40/week are paid at time-and-a-half. Availability of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and minimum required auto insurance are required to be able to fulfill job responsibilities. This position includes service hours primarily in the public offices. This position will be part of the after-hours response team and as such, residency in
either Whitman County, WA or Latah County, ID is required.