This is a job listing for Victim Services, Inc.
VS is seeking to contract with at least 2 (two) individuals to fill the role of Emergency Response Advocate. The Emergency Response Advocate position focuses on ensuring that survivors calling the VS hotline after hours and over the weekend receive trauma-informed and victim-centered crisis response services. This position will serve both Cambria and Somerset Counties and be responsible for providing crisis intervention over the hotline. In addition, they will respond to the emergency room to support sexual assault survivors through the forensic rape exam and provide medical advocacy and support to domestic violence survivors in the emergency room. They will also provide legal advocacy and support to survivors of all violent crimes when called upon by local law enforcement. Finally, they will assist domestic violence survivors who are seeking safety by helping to place them in our safe house. Schedule is based on shifts and number of shifts is flexible. Ideal candidates will be passionate about serving survivors of violence. Extensive and ongoing training in working with survivors of crime will be provided.
- High School Diploma or Equivalent – training, work history, and life experience considered
- Passion for helping survivors of violence
- Proficient computer skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Reliable, personal transportation
- Act 33, 34 and 114 clearances
Ideally, we are seeking individuals who are able to function somewhat independently and have the capacity to be compassionate yet resilient in the face of continued exposure to trauma. Self-care is a priority and will be an ongoing part of employment at our agency. Successful candidates must demonstrate dedication and passion for serving survivors of violence in our community.
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Clinical Director, Erika Brosig, at email@example.com before Friday June 11, 2021. For questions, call 814-288-4961.
Victim Services Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants.
Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and people of color are encouraged to apply.
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