Careers – Rape Crisis Advocate, On-call
Job Classification: Regular Part Time, On Call
Salary: $15 per hour
Department: Rape Crisis Program
Reporting Manager: Rape Crisis/LGBTQ+ Program Manager
Location of Job: Safe Harbor locations (Ventura, Simi), or safe locations approved by our SART Team
To Apply: Email Resume and Cover Letter to email@example.com, Attn: Human Resources
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Rape Crisis On-Call Advocate is a member of the Rape Crisis Center that provides direct client advocacy to
survivors of sexual violence through our 24-hr Rape Crisis Accompaniment Calendar. On-call Advocates respond to
accompaniment calls to our Safe Harbors or locations approved by our Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) within
one hour in order to provide support to victims of sexual violence. Advocates will work closely with SART, including
forensic nurses, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and other community partners. A Rape Crisis
Advocate has strong advocacy skills that embrace understanding, compassion, and experience working with
Fundamental Job Requirements
• Participate in our 24-7 Rape Crisis Accompaniment Calendar in order to provide advocacy and emotional
support to survivors of sexual violence in need of support with forensic exams, interviews, and filing police
reports. Advocate must respond to calls within ONE hour of receiving notice of the accompaniment.
• Provide support during the hours of Monday through Friday from 5PM-8AM (overnight shift) and Saturday
and Sunday from 8-5PM or 5PM-8AM. Advocate will work with our SART Coordinator to select a shift(s)
that works for them.
• Advocate for client needs with law enforcement, district attorney’s office and other outside agencies
• Provide referrals, assessments, crisis intervention, advocacy, follow-up services for victims of
sexual/intimate partner violence; follow-up must happen within 72 hours.
• Tracks and submits monthly demographics and statistics tied to advocacy services to the SART
Coordinator in a timely manner.
• Works collaboratively with SART Coordinator and Rape Crisis Program Manager to prepare and distribute
sexual assault prevention/intervention materials to the community when applicable.
• Performs other duties as assigned by Rape Crisis Program Manager.
• Advocate will work with SART Coordinator in order to determine a shift that works with their schedule.
• Shift options include Monday through Friday from 5PM-8AM (overnight shift) and Saturday and Sunday
from 8-5PM and 5PM-8AM.
• Shifts begin and end 30 minutes before the actual shift. For example, the 5PM-8AM, begins at 4:30PM
and ends at 7:30AM. The shift from 8-5PM begins at 7:30AM and ends at 4:30PM.
• Being available for the complete shift is an essential requirement.
• This position is eligible for overtime benefits.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.
• Must obtain Domestic Violence Counselor certification that meets the requirements under California
Evidence Code 1037.1 within one year of hire date.
• Must obtain Sexual Assault Counselor certification that meets the requirements under California Evidence
Code 1305.2 within one year of hire date.
• Must complete our LGBTQ 101 Training within 6 months of hire date.
• Must demonstrate advocacy and crisis counseling skills.
• Must have strong communication skills both written and verbal.
• Regularly expanding knowledge base on topics of gendered violence, impacts of sexual assault, and more
by reading literature, blog and news posts, etc. is expected.
• Ability to speak English fluently is required.
• Must have the ability to communicate with clientele over phone, electronically, and in-person.
• Central air and heating is available in the main office and can be controlled by staff.
• May be required to stand, sit, stoop, bend, and lift/move up to 20 lbs.
• Coalition for Family Harmony may accommodate to these physical requirements upon request.
• Must be able to demonstrate working effectively with and showing respect to all survivors of violence,
including those from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, sexual preferences and/or
identities, gender identities/expression, and political backgrounds.
• Must complete our agency’s LGBTQ+ 101 Training within 6 months of hire date and our assessment tool in
order to ascertain knowledge base before working with LGBTQ+ clients.
• Ability to communicate and write clearly and professionally is required.
• Must demonstrate ability to navigate crisis and problem solve independently, using best judgment.
• Must maintain a positive, friendly, and welcoming attitude with staff and clients within the organization.
• Must utilize assertiveness, professionalism and non-violent communication when speaking with clients,
staff, or community partners.
• Staff is expected to take the initiative during down time to identify and work towards program needs.
• Must pass extensive background check. Travel is required for this position. Modes of transportation
expected for this position to utilize are by automobile or airplane when applicable. The option to
telecommute (or to perform essential job duties at home) is assessed on a case-by case basis by Reporting
Manager and, if necessary, by members of the Leadership Team.
Coalition for Family Harmony provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to
educate the community regarding violence against women, children and men; to prevent the cycle of violence.