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Medical Advocate/Rape Crisis Counselor

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Resilience

  • 406 people are interested
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Volunteers are needed to work with survivors of sexual violence in emergency departments. Volunteers are required to commit to sharing 288 hours on-call with Resilience at a minimum of 24 hours per month. Our volunteers become a certified rape crisis counselor ( after completing 60 hours of training) and will sign up to be on-call for at least two 12-hour shifts per month. Opportunities are available for people of all gender identities. The volunteer will provide crisis counseling, support, medical/legal advocacy, information and referrals to sexual assault survivors in any of our 16 contracted hospital emergency departments throughout Chicago. Volunteers must complete intensive 60-hour training to serve as a medical advocate volunteer/rape crisis counselor in the state of Illinois. Training sessions are held four 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 various hospitals safely.

For more frequently asked questions, check out https://www.ourresilience.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-faq/.

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 organization dedicated to the empowerment and healing of sexual assault survivors. We also work toward the elimination of sexual violence in our society.

Description

Resilience provides sexual assault survivors with crisis counseling, support, medical/legal advocacy, information and referrals in 14 Chicago hospital emergency departments. We also provide individual, group and family counseling, as well as prevention education and professional training.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women

WHEN

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

WHERE

180 N Michigan AveSuite 600Chicago, IL 60601

(41.88551,-87.62489)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • 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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