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SART Advocate

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

PURPOSE
To provide support, information and resources to victims of sexual violence as they interact with the criminal justice system and maintain SART services.

ACCOUNTABILITY
The SART Advocate is accountable to the SART Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, public health, criminology, social work or social welfare is preferred.
  • Equivalent life or work experience will be considered.
  • An understanding of sexual assault issues is required. 
  • Experience working with or within all or some of the following systems: law enforcement, medical, social services or legal.
  • Experience in crisis and/or other advocacy services.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including public speaking and meeting facilitation.
RESPONSIBILITIES

OUTREACH

  • Develop and maintain relationships with law enforcement agencies, emergency departments, the district attorney’s office, detention facilities, and other community service providers through on-going communication and in-service trainings.
  • Raise awareness of and access to our services in the community.
  • Create and/or participate in opportunities for collaboration with community service providers.
  • Participate and serve as SARSSM representative on local committees, conferences and/or board meetings.
  • Maintain a familiarity with services available to survivors of sexual assault in York and Cumberland Counties.
DIRECT SERVICE
  • Provide telephone and/or in-person crisis support services to victims and family members following a sexual assault. This includes providing Level 1, Level 2 and staff back-up duties on the hotline.
  • Provide follow-up assistance and support to victim and concerned others as needed regarding the criminal justice process, including updated information on progress of the investigation.
  • Assist victims in obtaining necessary social/community services and provide relevant information to providers when requested by the victim or concerned others as appropriate.
  • Help victims file for compensation when appropriate.
  • Facilitate outreach groups to various populations, including incarcerated and homeless women.
EVALUATION & TRAINING
  • Utilize evaluation tool in conjunction with SART members, victims and concerned others.
  • Assist in development of training modules in cooperation with SART members and SARSSM staff.
  • Provide educational presentations and training programs in the community.
OTHER
  • Maintain relevant records and provide reports as required by funding and SARSSM requirements and as directed by SART Program Manager.
  • Participate in agency events and programs.
  • Assist the SART Program Manager as requested.

This position may require evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.

Additional Job Information

Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.
Full-Time
Portland Area

Application Details

Please send your cover letter and resume to Chris Donahue at chris@sarsonline.org.
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