Volunteer Sexual Assault Hospital Advocate
YWCA Oklahoma City
*YWCA OKC follows all CDC guidelines. This opportunity can be virtual or in person.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION:
Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy and referrals for resources to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault (SA) in social service, legal, law enforcement, hospital and medical settings and/or any safe and appropriate site as needed by the client.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist in maintaining advocacy and crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault in the social service, legal, law enforcement, hospital and medical settings and/or any safe and appropriate site as needed by the client.
- Provide support and information regarding hospital and police procedures.
- Work with hospital staff, SANEs and law enforcement to ensure the best possible care to clients.
- Assist clients in accessing additional resources and/or safety planning as needed, including information regarding Victims Compensation.
- Assist in maintaining 24 hour coverage for monthly schedule.
- Help provide debriefing for volunteer crisis advocates during coverage hours.
- Complete all required agency forms and/or documentation required by licensing and funding sources.
- Attend orientation for new employees and scheduled in-service training and complete ongoing annual training requirement.
About YWCA Oklahoma City
2460 NW 39th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, US
YWCA Oklahoma City is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and children, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
YWCA associations are the bedrock of the organization. They are in almost every community nationwide, and their services range from Childcare and Job Training, to Violence Prevention and Leadership Training. YWCA staffers, volunteers and friends are your neighbors, family members, co-workers and friends.