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Idaho Sexual Assault Advocate: Part-Time

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 Part-Time ID Sexual Assault Advocate to support the SA Team with prevention programming, local and rural outreaches, and survivor support.  

  • All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding support t o survivors.
  • ATVP is an equal opportunity employer and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place. 

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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: Part-Time Idaho Sexual Assault Advocate (20 hrs/wk).
Reports to: Idaho Program Lead Advocate
Terms: Part-Time. Non-exempt. (20 hours per week). Some eves and weekends required.
Starting Rate: $18.00 per hour.
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and sick.
Location: Moscow Office.
Start Date: Immediate.
Requirements: Drivers license, Car Insurance, Ability to Pass Federal and State Background Checks.

Application Information:

A description of the positions follow.  The full job description is attached.  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:

  1. Cover Letter.
    1. Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
    2. Chronological work/education experience Resume.
      1. Whether paid or volunteer
      2. Hours worked
      3. Reason for leaving each position.

All items must be submitted for applications to be considered completeIncomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.

Send completed applications to Kateisha Moreno, Program Manager at program.manager@atvp.org.

Job Description:

The ID Sexual Violence Advocate will provide a variety of direct services in Whitman and Latah Counties, under the direct supervision of the Idaho Program Lead Advocate.

1.) 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]

2.) 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 Idaho Program Lead; [E]

3.) Reach community and student members proactively through outreach activities in Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho 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]

4.) 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]

5.) Maintain agency/client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy; ensure security of client records and the office area; [E]

6.) 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]

7.) Participate in staff, and case conference meetings; and other internal meetings as directed by the Idaho Program Lead; [E]

8.) Participate in educational sessions (including self-directed study) for purposes of professional development to ensure current knowledge and skills and compliance with statutory/accreditation/ program standards mandates; [E]

9.) Participate in the agency back up rotation for after-hours support to the hotline. [E]

10.) Participate in community outreaches and presentations as directed by WA SA Program Lead Advocate.

11.) Other special projects as assigned [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.

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