Hospital Advocate

Employer: Center for Women & Families

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Hospital Advocate PRN is responsible for providing medical advocacy and support in hospital and clinic settings to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence across the Center for Women and Families service region.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide trauma-informed medical advocacy services to clients affected by sexual assault and intimate partner violence, including:
  • accompany victims during forensic exams
  • assess client needs and concerns and provide case management through practical assistance and coordination of services
  • ¬†provide brief supportive counseling, safety planning, and information on coping to victims and their loved ones
  • provide referrals and follow-up services
  • crisis counseling by phone and walk-in counseling
  • develop and maintain professional relationships with hospital staff
  • Fulfill ongoing assigned programmatic duties such as:
    • maintain timely case records and statistics per agency and funder guidelines;
    • support the ongoing operation of CWF by assisting in occasional coverage for groups, crisis line, shelter staffing, client desk, and other client services as assigned;
    • comply with State reporting guidelines for abuse and neglect; and
  • Maintain job-related knowledge, expertise, and skills by:
    • actively engaging in supervision;
    • staying current on job-related research and publications;
    • successfully completing KCADV Level I Certification within first year of CWF employment and maintaining certification for duration of employment with CWF;
    • participating in agency or external trainings in order to maintain a minimum of 12 hours of annual continued education (CE), of which 6 hours must include training relevant to the provision of Rape/Sexual Abuse services
    • attaining¬† CPR/First Aid certification within first year of employment and kept current thereafter; and
    • completing a training on Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens within the first 30 days of employment and keep current thereafter.

Salary Range: < $35,000

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.

Competencies:

  • Developed sense of empathy
  • Attitude of growth and learning
  • Self-starter
  • Confidence in decision making
  • Conflict mediation skills
  • De-escalation skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to remain calm during challenges
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify problems and offer creative solutions
  • Ability to facilitate cooperation among individual and groups

 

Other  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to The Center for Women and Families by going to our website at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=EB6442DCF4D64989C0ACC14C9409E441&jpt=