SART Coordinator

Job Title:          Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator

Program:          Sexual Assault Response Services (SARS)

Reports To:      Program Director
  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Services or a minimum of two years’ experience in related field preferred;
  • Two years’ minimum experience in victim services and a knowledge and understanding of sexual violence;
  • Two years’ minimum experience in a position involving the provision of victim services, peer counseling, equivalent social skills and program administration;
  • One-year experience as a hospital advocate, providing information and support services before, during and after the medical forensic examination;
  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and victimology;
  • Knowledge of trauma informed supportive services for sexual assault victims of all ages;
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to all forms of harassment, dating violence and sexual assault;
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the unique circumstances of underserved populations and to survivors of sexual assault;
  • Experience working in a leadership capacity;
  • Possess the ability to speak in a variety of public settings to small or large crowds;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well in a crisis situation;
  • Serve as a stable non-judgmental role model;
  • Work independently and be able to make decisions when necessary;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Ability to be accountable to peers and community;
  • Bilingual Preferred.
  • Serve as an advocate minimum two shifts per week;
  • Provide crisis intervention to sexual assault victims;
  • Be present with the victim at the hospital before, during and after the medical forensic examination and police report;
  • Provide care, support and advocacy to those who report incidents of sexual assault or interpersonal violence;
  • Provide advocacy and resources to victims of sexual assault;
  • Make appropriate referrals and community resources to victims;
  • Assist with safety planning and provide guidance;
  • Be present at the trial to lend support to the victims and their families, when needed;
  • Develop rapport and maintain regular contact with victims to assess their need for supportive services and/or make modifications to reporting options, safety planning and service referrals;
  • Ensure victims/survivor confidentiality and safety at all times;
  • Facilitate quarterly Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings;
  • Conduct trainings for SART;
  • Spearhead activities/events for Sexual Assault and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Months;
  • Maintain survivor supplies (i.e. food, clothing, etc.);
  • Maintain informational brochures/resources for clients at Forensic Service Unit (FSU);
  • Attend monthly FSU meetings;
  • Utilize SART toolkit;
  • Maintain program documentation;
  • Ensure effective working relationship between FSU nurses and SARS advocates;
  • Complete and submit SART reports;
  • Attend informational trainings pertaining to SART program;
  • Keep current on proposed legislation;
  • Ensure program’s policy and procedures are met and make any updates when necessary;
  • Advocate for program;
  • Develop strategic plan to keep members reenergized, enthusiastic and motivated for change;
  • Maintain polling surveys for training;
  • Research topics, locate and connect with experienced trainers for meeting presentation;           
  • Identify challenges/barriers, and document needs to ensure program meets required services;
  • Work with community partners (Law Enforcement, Hospitals, DCFS, District Attorney’s Office, Victims Assistance Programs, County Health/Mental Health Departments, Courts, etc.) to provide comprehensive information and referral crisis services;
  • Provide public education presentations and trainings for the agency or community.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment contingent on drug screen and fingerprints), 40-hour Domestic Violence training and CPR/First Aid certification.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, holidays and/or on call status)

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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