PRN Bachelor's Clinician (Victim Advocate)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PRN SACET Victim Advocate. 

SUMMARY

The PRN SACET Victim Advocate answers the 24/7 crisis hotline and provides crisis intervention services after-hours and weekends. Works closely with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) regarding sexual assault victims requesting a forensic exam. Responds with the SANE to hospitals in 7 counties over the East Tennessee region to provide accompaniment to victims during the exam process and to complete intake documentation for victims to receive ongoing advocacy support. Responsible for referral-related activities to link clients with needed services, and provides clothing and resources to victim at the time of intake. Collaborates with SANE program, hospitals and law enforcement on behalf of the client. Completes all necessary documentation in accordance with funding guidelines and policy and procedures. Travel is required; a valid driver's license and access to transportation is necessary for this position.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Must have a bachelor's degree and basic knowledge in health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science field with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, crisis intervention, and mental retardation. Working knowledge of sexual assault services preferred.

Experience: Knowledge/front line service delivery in sexual assault services is preferred.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. This position requires a valid driver's license.

Physical: Normal/corrected eyesight.  Hearing within normal range. Uses computer, calculator, copier and general office equipment. Valid driver's license. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. This position requires certification in CPR. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.