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Safe Passage seeks a Sexual Trauma Advocate

May 4, 2023

This position serves York and Union Counties.

Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative and not inclusive. Individual assignments may vary).

  • Provide support services to adult and youth victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
  • Provide crisis intervention through the 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group psychoeducation.
  • Provide hospital accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
  • Provide availability for 15 days of on-call coverage per month.
  • Conduct intakes, medical and legal accompaniment, referrals.
  • Provide advocacy using Trauma Focused Advocacy and utilizing tools such as danger assessments and safety planning.
  • Complete all DCVC applications and follow up for qualified victims.
  • Assist sexual trauma clients in interactions with criminal justice professionals, the Crime Victims’ Compensation Board and/or private attorneys.
  • Assist Sexual Trauma Coordinator with statistical analyses, including identification of trends.
  • Advocates and collaborates with systems including criminal justice professionals and other social service organizations.
  • Act as an education resource to police and criminal justice professionals through training and education programs.
  • Keep abreast of changes in laws affecting Safe Passage service population and of Mandated Reporting requirements.
  • Creates community connections in order to facilitate providing education related to sexual violence and rape.
  • Provides community education, including multi-session education events, to community groups and school aged children around the issues of sexual violence and rape and prevention.
  • Accurately completes and maintains required documentation and case records.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service trainings, and specialized training and meetings as assigned.
  • Completes assignments related to data entry for the sexual assault education program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Completion of four years of college-level coursework or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above; must have demonstrated ability to provide trauma-informed services in crisis situations; must possess excellent communication skills and be computer literate; must have awareness and interest in the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other relevant issues on Safe Passage service population.

Licenses/Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license.  Must have access to a vehicle with valid insurance. Criminal Background History and Child Abuse Clearances.

Knowledge of: (at entry)

  • Exemplary customer service skills, including dealing effectively with the public, donors, volunteer Board and other community volunteers, and other agency representatives both in person and over the telephone;
  • Teamwork and developing consensus;
  • Creative and innovative techniques for performing assignments;
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; business correspondence formatting;
  • Time management;
  • Computer applications related to the work including Microsoft Office Professional Applications;
  • Standard office administrative practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment.

Skills in: (at entry)

  • Performing basic research and preparing reports and recommendations; overseeing projects or programs;
  • Organizing own work, coordinating projects, setting priorities, meeting deadlines and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction;
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines;
  • Communicating effectively with co-workers, superiors, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
  • Must complete a minimum of 26 hours of domestic violence/sexual assault advocate training and all other agency trainings as assigned.

To apply, resumes can be sent to