Sexual Assult and Domestic Violence On-Call Volunteers


(34.930164,-81.02373)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

104 Oakland AveRock Hill, SC 29730

About

Title: SA/DV On-Call Advocate

Purpose:To provide medical accompaniment, to clients and/or family members of sexual assault victims.

Supervisor(s):Sexual Trauma Coordinator Suze Joseph, Domestic Violence Coordinator DeNea Means, Volunteer Coordinator Shelby Lewis

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Completion of 25 hours of Volunteer Training Program and SA/DV advocate training.
  • Completion of shadowing of sexual assault accompaniment with trained SA staff and/or volunteers.
  • Ability to remain non-judgmental and non-directive.
  • Advocacy skills for victims in crisis.
  • Signing and adhering to confidentiality pledge.
  • Access to reliable transportation and phone service.
  • Adherence to the philosophy, goals and policies of Safe Passage.
  • National child abuse and criminal clearances.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide hospital accompaniment, to clients and/or family members of sexual assault victims and domestic violence victims.
  • Report all client information to the Safe Passage staff the next working day after contact with client.
  • Provide resources to other personnel such as medical, legal, investigative during any phase of the hospital accompaniment process and thereafter.
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff.
  • Contact supervisor regarding mandated reports of child abuse or suicide attempts.

Learning Opportunity:

  • Gain in depth knowledge of current SA/DV trends in York and Union counties.
  • Receive working knowledge of services provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse at Safe Passage.
  • Gain experience in mentoring SA/DV clients and assisting victims during emergency situations.
  • Learn the rights of SA/DV victims and gain working knowledge of how rape kits are conducted and processed.
  • Develop familiarity with responsibilities of victim service providers.
  • Network with community partners and government personnel.
  • Work to create a culture of change pertaining to violence against adults and children.

Time Commitment: Minimum two twelve hour shifts per month.

Availability: Open, volunteers pick their own schedule monthly.


Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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