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Medical Advocate/Rape Crisis Counselor

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ORGANIZATION: Resilience

  • 631 people are interested
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Volunteers are needed to work with survivors of sexual violence in hospital emergency departments throughout Chicago. Volunteers are required to commit to sharing 288 hours on-call with Resilience (a minimum of 24 hours per month for one year). Our volunteers become certified Rape Crisis Counselors (after completing 60 hours of training) and will sign up to be on-call for at least two 12-hour shifts per month. Volunteers will provide crisis counseling, support, medical/legal advocacy, information and referrals to sexual assault survivors in any of our contracted hospital emergency departments throughout Chicago. Volunteers must complete intensive 60-hour training to serve as a Volunteer Medical Advocate in the state of Illinois. Training sessions are held 3-4 times per year.

Please consult our website at www.ourresilience.org/get-involved/volunteer/ for more information about upcoming training dates and deadlines for applying to becoming a volunteer.

Due to rise of COVID-19 in our community, all of our trainings are now offered virtually. Volunteers are provided face masks, hand sanitizers and alcohol wipes in our to provide in-person services at our partner hospitals.

For more frequently asked questions, check out https://www.ourresilience.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-faq/. You are also welcome to email volunteer@ourresilience.org - we'd love to connect with you!

2 Shifts

  • 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
    On-Call to our 16 partner hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area.
  • 07:00 PM to 07:00 AM
    On-Call to our 16 partner hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Resilience

Location:

180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

Resilience is an independent, not for profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provide public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to affect positive change in policies and public attitudes towards sexual assault.

Description

Resilience provides sexual assault survivors with crisis counseling, support, medical/legal advocacy, information and referrals in 15 Chicago hospital emergency departments. We also provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as prevention education and professional training.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60601

(41.88399,-87.61971)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24 hours per month on-call for 12 months
  • 60-hour Rape Crisis Counselor training

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