Sexual Assault Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (HART) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: FORT BEND COUNTY WOMENS CENTER INC

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Respond to requests for sexual assault hospital accompaniment that come in to the hotline from partnering hospitals.
  • Quickly respond to a call when contacted by a hotline advocate, whether you can meet to the request or not.
  • Arrive at the hospital to provide accompaniment within an hour of receiving the call from the hotline.
  • Educate to clarify the process of forensic examination and explain the rights of the victims.
  • Establish safety plan of client once they leave the hospital; facilitate placement of client into residential center if it is not safe for the client to return home.
  • Obtain client information and incident status from the survivor, family/friends of the survivor, or police if available, record all information in "HART Folder Face Sheet’.
  • Offer encouragement and support.
  • Greet clients in a friendly and respectful manner.
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanor.
  • Abide by the core values of: Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork.
  • Maintain survivor confidentiality at all times.
  • Effectively communicate with clients and team members.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Multi-Tasker with good organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Can fit in with team dynamic or work alone in absence of supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility in schedule.
  • Satisfactory completion on background check and drug screening.
  • Completion of 40-hour OAG Direct Service Training.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • An enthusiastic personality is a MUST! We assist those struggling to achieve self-sufficiency. It is a rewarding job, but one that requires a great deal of optimism.
  • By volunteering in this role, you’ll be empowering individuals experiencing homelessness to take a significant impact on their journey and rebuild their lives.
  • Works with clients in a non-judgmental manner while employing victim centered, strengths based, and trauma informed perspective.
  • Support client self-determination.

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About FORT BEND COUNTY WOMENS CENTER INC

Location:

PO BOX 183, RICHMOND, TX 77406, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist ALL survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and self-sufficiency, while striving to prevent violence against women.

Description

Our goal is to help survivors in the Greater Houston area heal from the abuse they have experienced, equip them with the emotional, psychological and practical skills and resources they need to move forward and to restore their hope in a safe future, free of abuse and fear.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

501 E Hwy 90 AltRichmond, TX 77406

(29.58722,-95.7523)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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