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Victim Advocate 

Description

What are we looking for in a Victim Advocate?

Victim Advocates are part of our Aspen Victim Advocacy program in Yakima, which provides support, information, and referrals to individuals who have experienced sexual violence or other crimes. The Victim Advocate works closely with clients as they progress through the medical and legal systems, providing advocacy-based counseling, referrals, and safety planning in a sensitive and supportive manner. Victim Advocates also facilitate group sessions and assist with training and mentoring volunteers. Regular communication with law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, and victim witnesses is part of this position, so a collaborative attitude is a must. The Victim Advocate should possess exceptional communication skills, be comfortable working with those in crisis, and be committed to encouraging and empowering others. This position requires participation in the rotation for after-hours crisis coverage.

Victim Advocate duties may include:

  • providing advocacy-based counseling to victims of sexual assault & other crimes with the goal of empowering clients through options and choices
  • consulting with law enforcement, prosecuting attorney, and victim witness personnel to provide effective advocacy for the victim
  • assisting clients through the medical & legal system by providing help with forms, procedures, transportation, and support during court appearances
  • providing information and referrals about legal & medical services, DSHS, housing, and education & employment programs
  • coordinating with partner agencies and referral sources to develop & maintain a statewide standard of service
  • training, mentoring, and supporting Aspen volunteers
  • providing on-call coverage for the crisis program as needed
  • assisting with planning and delivering community education & outreach related to sexual violence, other crimes, prevention, and Aspen services
  • maintaining accurate documentation and data collection

 
Position Requirements

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, gender & women's studies, or related field.

Other Credentials Required: Driver's License, Vehicle Liability Insurance

 
Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
 
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or hr@comphc.org

Pre-employment drug screening is required.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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