1 person is interested
Crime Victim Services Volunteer Advocate
1 person is interested
St. Peter's Crime Victim Services Support and Advocacy Program provides 24-hour support to victims and survivors of interpersonal crimes. These services are made possible by a valued team of volunteers. All volunteers will go through a 40+ hour training and will have the support of staff to ensure they are confident in their ability to provide support to survivors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
- Ability to remain calm in a crisis situation
- Ability to conduct self-evaluation and employ positive learning
- Must be conscientious about completing and submitting all appropriate paperwork in timely manner
- Must be conscientious about covering or getting a substitute for shifts when unable to be on duty for emergency reasons only
- Ability to assume responsibility and demonstrate independent judgment
- Utilize designated procedures for working with the police, hospital and program staff.
- Utilizes designated procedures to work with victim.
- Active listening, crisis intervention, and support skills.
- Encourages victims to make own decisions and regain control.
- Provides information to victim and family regarding hospital, police and court procedures.
- Provides information and/or referral on options available for therapy, self-protection, and continued support by our program.
- Complete appropriate forms and paperwork for office records.
- Follow all program procedures outlined in the Volunteer Manual.
- Maintain client confidentiality at all costs.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About St. Peter's Health Partners Crime Victim Services
2215 Burdett Ave., 5 Tower, Troy, NY 12180, US
St. Peter's Crime Victim Services' mission is to reduce the incidence and trauma of all crimes through person-centered emotional support, advocacy, medical and legal assistance, and community-based prevention efforts.
The Support and Advocacy Program provides voluntary and confidential services at no cost. These offerings include counseling, therapy, medical/legal advocacy and accompaniment, and assistance filing Office of Victim Services compensation claims.
Multiple locations Troy, NY 12180
August 3, 2021
- Crisis Intervention
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers are expected to commit at least 6 months to the agency by taking a minimum of 3, 12-hour overnight and weekend shifts a month.
- Volunteers are expected to attend monthly in-service training to meet per the continuing education requirements of the NYS Department of Health.