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Volunteer Rape Crisis Helpline Counselor

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ORGANIZATION: Victims Assistance Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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DESCRIPTION:

The Volunteer Rape Crisis Helpline Counselor is supported by the Survivor Response Program Manager at Victims Assistance Services. The Rape Crisis Helpline Counselor provides crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referrals, safety planning assistance, and support to clients utilizing the VAS' 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline during non-business hours. VAS employs helpline software to answer Hotline calls when the office is closed. On-call Hotline Volunteers receive a call from the software on their phone when there is a caller on the crisis line. Four shifts per month for 12 months required.

RAPE CRISIS COUNSELOR (RCCV)

Volunteers must:

1) Successfully complete a thirty-hour New York State Department of Health (DOH) course

2) Complete annual competency assessments

3) Attend monthly supervision meetings via Zoom.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - ADMINISTRATIVE:

The RCC will commit to the program for at least one year by submitting on-call shifts, responding to calls while on-shift, and completing all call documentation.

  1. Commit to the Rape Crisis Program for at least one year,
  1. Submits at least four available, full, on-call shifts per month, including one shift on one of the major holidays per year by the 25 th of each month to the SRPM.
  2. Responds to all calls during scheduled shift.
  3. Submit all helpline forms completed during coverage period to VAS by 11 AM the following business day.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - IMPLEMENTATION:

The Rape Crisis Helpline Counselor shall:

  1. Provide crisis intervention
  2. Assess for safety and needs of the caller
  3. Serve as a mandated reporter
  4. Provide appropriate referrals for follow-up care for all clients and referrals to Victims Assistance Services
  5. Document in an objective and comprehensive manner information required by VAS on individual helpline forms.
  6. Maintain confidentiality of records and communications

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM EST
    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
  • 05:00 PM to 09:00 AM EST
    5 PM- 9 AM 7 days per week
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About Victims Assistance Services

Location:

2269 Saw Mill River Road/Bldg. #3, Elmsford, NY 10523, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Victims Assistance Services is to provide free comprehensive support and clinical services to all crime victims, to provide educational activities to prevent victimization and re-victimization, and to raise the awareness of government, law enforcement, health care providers, schools, the criminal justice system throughout Westchester County about the unique needs and strengths of crime victims.

Description

Victims Assistance Services was established in 1981 to provide free, confidential assistance to victims of crime, their families, friends and survivors throughout Westchester County. Our skilled counselors, social workers and advocates aid those who have suffered from rape, incest, homicide, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, theft and terrorism. VAS services include crisis intervention, counseling, therapeutic services, safety planning, emergency financial assistance, court preparation and accompaniment, help in the replacement of documents, assistance with funeral arrangements, assistance with filing claims to the New York State Crime Victims Compensation Board, and referrals for long term treatment. VAS offers ongoing support groups for survivors of rape, incest and homicide, provides caring expert, forensic medical exams through the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE), facilitates a 24-Hour Crisis HELPLINE, and reaches out to the community with educational crime awareness programs. All services are free of charge.

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

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Child Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Complete 30 Hours of training, followed by 12 month commitment to volunteering at least 4 shifts per month. Attend 10 volunteer meetings during 12 month volunteer period for continuing education and peer support.
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