Victim Advocate

DIVISION: Victim Services

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Client Services Program Manager

SUPERVISES: None

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Full-Time (40 Hours Per Week)

SALARY RANGE: Hiring Range $21.65-$25.33 Per Hour.

Summary

Rural Resources Community Action is looking for a Victim Advocate. This position is full- time (40 hours per week) with benefits and located at our Colville, WA office. As a Victim Advocate, you will provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and case management services for general crime victims and/or victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or child abuse and neglect. This individual will complete initial eligibility and lethality assessments, develop safety plans and work with clients to understand and work towards client’s desired outcomes; provides on-going support, resources, and case management as requested. A Victim Advocate advocates for the clients and provides legal rights and responsibilities information relative to legal proceedings. While providing support, advocacy, and coordination with other social services for clients.

Salary & Benefit information

The hiring range for this role is $21.65-$25.33 per hour. The full salary range of $21.65-$36.06 per hour represents the low and high end of the total salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience & qualifications. After the successful completion of our six-month training period, you will receive a 4% step increase.  As a regular employee, you may receive an additional 4% step increase on your annual anniversary with RRCA. Other benefits may include Paid Time-Off, a 403 (B) and/or Roth IRA retirement savings plan with a company match of up to 6%, a life insurance policy for $12,000 while you are employed, access to our Employee Assistance Program, Medical (3 Plan Options), dental, vision insurance, and other auxiliary insurance programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

A Victim Advocate will need knowledge of the impact of crimes on victims, including but not limited to dynamics of domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, and/or child abuse, crisis intervention and advocacy principles and practices, criminal and civil judicial procedures in both Superior and District Courts. The qualities we are looking for include the ability to work flexible hours, establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, agency staff, community officials and the general public, maintain client confidentiality, analyze and evaluate client needs; provide robust, compassionate, flexible response to changing situation and barriers.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need a Bachelor’s degree in related area of study; two years’ experience working in a social service agency, one of which must be in crisis intervention and advocacy counseling of victims or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

BENEFITS

Rural Resources Community Action offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to read more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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