Reports To:  Lead SV Advocate

Position Summary [Purpose and Scope]:  This position provides direct services to victims of sexual assault.  Maintains accurate and timely documentation in accordance with FCASV, FCADV, VOCA and agency requirements.

The position is with Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center, Inc (SPARCC) state certified Domestic and Sexual Violence agency. Full time position, 40 hours a week with office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Position would be on-call at a minim of 5 days a month. Home office would be 2139 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34237.

Benefits:  Benefits will be provided to this position which will consist of @ 100%; Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance after 1st 30 day calendar month and a matching program in our 403(b) Retirement plan after 1 yr of employment.  Employees have the option to purchase dependant health insurance coverage.  All full time staff receives 11 paid Holidays.  All full time staff will accrue PTO per pay period based on numbers of years of employment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault and document service management and referrals, in accordance with FCASV, DOH, and VOCA requirements

  • Provide telephone crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault

  • Provide advocacy services at hospitals to sexual assault victims

  • Facilitate support groups as assigned

  • Provide direct service outreach to increase victims seeking services from SPARCC

  • Participate in trainings to meet continuing education and certification requirements

  • Keep Supervisor apprised of activities, informally and by written word

  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned

Education or Equivalent: Bachelor’s Degree in social work/mental health or related human services field; related work experience may be substituted for education.  Prior experience in working with target population and program management.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and personal computer skills.  Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and related community resources.  Significant knowledge and commitment to feminist, domestic violence, and sexual violence doctrines.  Must pass Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal background check, be eligible to work in the U.S., have reliable transportation and a valid Florida driver’s license.  Upon hiring: must pass CORE Competency Training for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; pass and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification;  and document 16 hours of approved continuing education annually, with at least 8 hours in trainings related to sexual assault.

Physical Requirements: Position requires physical ability to lift approximately 25 lbs., sit or be on feet for extend periods of time, bend freely, and reach objects over head.  Must be able to converse on a telephone and use a keyboard effectively.

Agency Requirements:  All Employees of SPARCC are expected to demonstrate a commitment to: promoting diversity and equality; professional ethics and standards; flexibility and teamwork; and protection of confidentiality.

  • I pledge my commitment to the SPARCC values of Advocacy, Choice, Compassion, Empathy, Empowerment, Honesty, Hope, Mentoring, Peace, and Respect.

  • I will strive to practice these principles daily in my work in order to create an atmosphere where clients and staff are heard and responded to appropriately.

  • I agree to be held accountable for my actions and agree to hold co-workers accountable in order to create a responsible environment.

  • I recognize that providing and supporting quality client services is the priority and my actions, attitude, and involvement should positively impact every client’s experience.

Compensation:  Hourly range $17 /per hour 

Relocation Expense:  SPARCC does not provide relocation expenses.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPARCC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information or any other protected category.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume to  msmith@sparcc.net electronically as a WORD Document attachment promptly for consideration.  Resume MUST BE submitted electronically as a WORD Document attachment with "SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATE" in the subject line. Resumes not submitted as an attachment; will not be considered.