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 We have 2 positions open at the Sexual Assault Resource Agency - Prevention Training Specialist and Outreach Advocate.

 

Position Title:    Prevention Training Specialist

Reports To:        Director of Prevention

Salary Range:    Commensurate with experience and existing pay/benefits scales at SARA, exempt position

Position Summary:  As part of the Prevention team at SARA, the Prevention Training Specialist is responsible for partnering with team members to ensure the most effective prevention programs are carried out to make the greatest impact possible. The Prevention Training Specialist is responsible for specific primary prevention programs, as assigned by the Director of Prevention. For each program assigned, the Prevention Training Specialist is responsible for partnering with the Director of Prevention to finalize timelines and action steps, which s/he is then responsible for carrying out. Steps will most often include establishing a baseline for evaluation, building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, providing resources and training, evaluating the outcomes, and monitoring the project until it achieves the stated outcomes.

 

Submit cover letters and resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Closing date is COB on October 26, 2018.

 

Essential Functions

  • Program Coordination
  • Parent and Community Member Engagement and Training
  • Professional Training
  • Community Mobilization and Social Norms Marketing
  • Adolescent Education
  • Monitoring Growth

 

Crisis Intervention:

  • Provide referral to Child Advocate/community resources to address disclosures by children, identifying any needed follow up for school personnel.
  • Provide crisis intervention, support and referral services on the hotline as needed throughout the day, in collaboration with the rest of the staff.
  • Participate in on-call rotation to advocate for crisis clients in the Emergency Department. This includes day-time availability and on-call hours from 5 pm – 9 am.

 

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports and grant reports to Director of Prevention.
  • Document direct service and outreach activities in VAdata.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, including Prevention Team meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff on collective projects.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention or Executive Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge related to key risk and protective factors, especially regarding social norms around consent, bystander intervention, and sexual harassment.
  • Knowledge of and/or sensitivity to issues of sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and carry oneself professionally in client service relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out long-term projects.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking and/or training.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with adolescents.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds.

 

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and/or two years of relevant working experience preferred.

This position may include occasional evening and weekend hours. Employee must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Employee must submit to a criminal and child abuse background check at least every three years and must demonstrate proof of legal ability to work in the United States. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

Disclaimer - This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Position Title:             Outreach Advocate

Reports To:                 Community Outreach Director

Salary Range:             Commensurate with experience and existing pay/benefits scales at SARA, exempt position

Supervises:                  Volunteers specific to this program

Position Summary:  Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the outreach program and services to victims of sexual violence with an emphasis on underserved populations who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Closing date is COB on October 31, 2018.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  1. Client Services
  • Provide supportive services to adults and teens, primarily underserved populations, who have experienced sexual violence and are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration. Services include crisis intervention, individual and group psycho-education support, information and referrals, and advocacy with allied professionals.
    • Identifying needs, providing appropriate services and/or referrals, and monitoring client progress.
    • Respond to any requests for services related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
    • Coordinate volunteers who will supplement services to this underserved population.
    • Review, evaluate, and revise and/or expand services to ensure effective response to underserved populations in SARA’s service area.
    • Prepare statistical reports for sexual assault program requirements.

 

  1. Training and Advocacy
  • Maintain a positive, professional communication flow with individual allied professionals as appropriate regarding response to people who have experienced sexual violence, specifically those who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration.
  • Identify underserved populations and establish and nurture relationships with allied professionals and community organizations instrumental in facilitating connections with people who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Serve as SARA’s representative at any PREA-related meetings.
  • Contribute to on-going community-driven initiatives to address the needs of traditionally underserved victims of sexual violence in each of SARA’s service areas.
  • Provide education and training to allied professionals on the impact of sexual violence, developing an effective response, and available community resources.

 

Crisis Intervention:

  • Provide crisis intervention, support and referral services on the hotline as needed throughout the day, in collaboration with the rest of the staff.
  • Participate in on-call rotation to advocate for crisis clients in the Emergency Department. This includes day-time availability and on-call hours from 5 pm – 9 am.

 

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Document activities in VAdata.
  • Prepare reports and grant reports to Community Outreach Director.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff on collective projects.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Community Outreach Director or Executive Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and/or sensitivity to issues of sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities working with incarcerated individuals.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communications.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds.

 

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and/or two years of relevant working experience preferred.

This position may include occasional evening and weekend hours. Employee must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Employee must submit to a criminal and child abuse background check at least every three years and must demonstrate proof of legal ability to work in the United States. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

 

Disclaimer - This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

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About SARA

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

Communities Served

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serve:

  • City of Charlottesville
  • Albemarle County
  • Louisa County
  • Nelson County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Greene County

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