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LatinX Community Advocate

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

PURPOSE
To provide outreach and sexual assault advocacy services to the LatinX community in Southern Maine.

ACCOUNTABILITY
The LatinX Community Advocate is accountable to the SART Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural with a strong understanding of the LatinX community is required.
  • Bachelor 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 and issues facing the LatinX community 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.
  • Reliable Transportation.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
OUTREACH
  • Develop and maintain relationships with law enforcement agencies, emergency departments, the district attorney’s office and other service providers through on-going communication and in-service trainings.
  • Develop outreach specific to the LatinX community. Create on-going communication and collaboration with other social service providers.
  • 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.
  • Identify and convene and Advisory Committee to support the creation and sustainability of services available in the LatinX community.
  • Maintain a familiarity with services available to survivors of sexual assault in York and Cumberland Counties.
DIRECT SERVICE
  • Provide follow-up assistance and support to LatinX victims and concerned others as needed with regard to the criminal justice process, including updated information on progress of the investigation.
  • Assist LatinX victims in obtaining necessary social/community services and provide relevant information to providers when requested by the victim, or concerned others as appropriate.
  • Help LatinX victims file for victim’s compensation when appropriate.
  • Assist LatinX victims in obtaining necessary legal representation. 
  • Provide adequate support to overcome the barriers Latinos face to allow them to access systems such as: criminal justice, legal advocacy, emotional support or safety planning.
  • 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 crisis and support line.
TRAINING
  • Assist in development of training modules in cooperation with Advisory Committee 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 Coordinator.
  • Participate in agency events and programs.
  • Assist the SART Program Coordinator 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.
Social Work/Services
Full-Time
Portland Area

Application Details

Please email your cover letter and resume to Chris at chris@sarsonline.org and Yvette at yvette@sarsonline.org.
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