Bilingual ADVOCATE
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

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Post Date: Jun 21, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: competitve
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Norristown
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This position requires the Advocate to be fluent in Spanish.

The Bilingual Advocate, who reports to the Supervisor of Direct Services, is responsible for providing information, outreach, accompaniment, and support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. Additionally, the Bilingual Advocate is responsible for other information-gathering activities necessary to facilitate early intervention/outreach to crime victims and their families. This position will require both in-person and remote working.

A.        Accompany clients to court, hospitals, police stations, and District Justice's offices.        
B.        Assist the Direct Services Supervisor with outreach to the District Justice offices, hospitals and police stations and other related systems.
C.        Provide support services to clients such as filing Victim's Compensation Claim Forms, assisting with Victim Impact Statements, VINELINK registration, case status updates and providing crisis intervention when necessary.
D.        Direct victim outreach about services through permission slips by police departments, hospitals, and other community referrals.
E.        Maintain client records/case notes.
F.        Provides court orientation services to clients.
G.        Assist the Direct Services Supervisor in research projects.
H.        Provide and maintain outreach to the community through networking and meetings to share information.
I.        Attend assigned relevant community meetings.
J.   General:

1.        Crisis intervention as required.
2.        On-call evening and weekend hotline rotation answering hotline calls, providing crisis intervention, and in-person hospital and police accompaniment for sexual assault victims
3.        Record keeping in accordance with ETO and other agency data collection and reporting requirements, intake monthly reports and client number assignment.

        Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field. The Bilingual Advocate is required to complete VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/Victim Advocate training. Criminal Record, Child Abuse History and FBI Clearance background checks required. Valid driver’s license, vehicle and valid automobile insurance required. All employees are At-Will employees. EOE
Education: Bachelor’s Degree(required)

Benefits: After a three month period benefits will be available ( medical including dental and vision and vacation, sick and personal leave)