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CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Available positions are listed below. Check back for other employment opportunities or consider an SOS volunteer positionOpenings at SOS are also submitted to KansasWorks.

JOB TITLE: Outreach Coordinator for Morris/Chase County

REPORTS TO: Crisis Services Director

PURPOSE:  To increase the safety of victims of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and dating violence through enhanced community awareness and education.   Outreach Coordinator will participate in community meetings, collaborate with the inter-agency/multi-disciplinary groups, volunteer recruitment, organize and/or facilitate training for county partners and provide direct victim advocacy. Victim services must reflect the Mission and Vision of SOS as well as adhere to the Accreditation Standards and Principals through Kansas Coalition of Domestic and Sexual Assault.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or proven experience. An ability to network with community professionals and represent the agency in a positive and professional manner. An ability to work with a variety of people and have a client-centered orientation. Good organization, communication, and presentation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An understanding of sexual and domestic violence and issues pertaining to the empowerment of women and children.  Bachelor’s Master’s degree in a related field.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

This position may at times be requested by the Crisis Services Director, the Executive Director or her designee to assume other tasks and responsibilities necessary to reflect a cooperative atmosphere in the unit or SOS as a whole.

  • Provide victim advocacy to victims in crisis, providing short and/or long term support, providing referrals and resources which meet the needs, providing advocacy to systems by assisting with necessary forms, medical care, court appearances, etc. and providing transportation as necessary.
  • Participate in the inter-agency or multi-disciplinary group to provide education domestic and sexual violence and stalking as well as how VAWA impacts our work with victims and community partners. Establish and maintain a productive and collaborative relationship with these teams/groups.
  • Provide continuouscommunity presentations to both adults and youth throughout each year.Provide professional training to local systems (i.e., law enforcement, social service agencies, schools, etc.). Provide community awareness by displaying brochures, displaying posters, displaying contact information for victims needing assistance in public places or events throughout the county/community.
  • Provide leadership to volunteers and interns by assigning work such as, but not limited to, helping with child care, and displaying materials in appropriate places.
  • Enter client data into the client database by the fifth of each month for the purpose of reports and analysis.
  • Participate in weekly case staffing.
  • Attend monthly staff meeting for all Crisis Services staff. Attend SOS all-employee monthly staff meetings.
  • Attend approved professional training and continuing education opportunities when possible and provide an in-service to Crisis Services staff or all staff, if appropriate.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation. Assist with coverage at the Shelter when requested.
  • Engage in future planning for the growth of Crisis Services and SOS and implement goals in your community.
  • Remain cognizant of your grant goals, objectives, and reporting.

Status:  Full-time/Non-Exempt

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email to TinaRae Scott.

OR by mail to:
SOS, Inc.
c/o TinaRae Scott
221 W Main St
Council Grove, KS 66846

JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate for the Underserved

REPORTS TO: Crisis Services Director

PURPOSE: To assist underserved victims of sexual and domestic violence, mainly the elderly, persons with disabilities, and human trafficking for all SOS counties served. Assist in any of the following ways: crisis support, referral, case planning, information, and resources acquisition.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ability to work with a variety of people, including those of different races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds; Good communication, time management, and advocacy skills as well as empathetic, client-centered orientation; Ability to represent the agency in a positive and professional manner; Bachelors degree in a related field or related work experience; patience with and empathy towards victims.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and issues pertaining to the empowerment of all victims/survivors; bilingual (preferably English and Spanish); Masters Degree in an appropriate field.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Serve as the first responder to these underserved victims.
  • Provide short-term one-on-one support to these underserved individuals both in and outside the shelter. Support may be in the form of counseling, teaching life skills, or assisting with employment opportunities.  Provide safety planning and education to clients.
  • Make appropriate referrals to community agencies and assist with resources acquisition.
  • Offer continued or follow-up services as necessary and/or requested.
  • Provide transportation for clients when necessary, or assist clients in making transportation arrangements.
  • Conduct strengths needs assessment with sheltered clients and non-sheltered clients and co-create a service plan with the client including goal completion.
  • Ensure that sheltered victims are met with at least once weekly to explore their needs for
  • Work with clients to give them guidance and moral support, providing them with tangible options. Help clients develop and maintain a safety plan.
  • Accompany clients to court for protection from abuse (PFAs) or other matters, to the hospital for medical treatment and to law enforcement agencies as needed in order to provide support.
  • Work with clients at the Shelter ensuring the procedures and policies are being followed and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Provide on-call relief with other staff on a rotating basis.
  • Network with community agencies and systems who work with these underserved populations.
  • Enlist the help of community partners to identify these underserved victims.
  • Document contacts and other imperative information using appropriate intake and exit documentsper agency policy and procedures. Enter updated information into client database.
  • Attend professional training and continuing education opportunities when possible and at the request of your supervisor.Attend KAVA.
  • Participate in staff meetings and supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor or the SOS Executive Director, including complying with grant goals, objectives, and reports.

Status:  Full time/Non-Exempt

HOW TO APPLY

SOS offers employees a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email to Connie Cahoone.

OR by mail to:
SOS, Inc.
c/o Connie Cahoone
P.O. Box 1191
Emporia, KS 66801

Click here for an Employment Application.

My career with SOS showed me that by helping others learn about their strengths, I became stronger.

-SOS Staff member

SOS serves six counties in East Central Kansas. A challenging, rewarding organization to work for, SOS employees have these qualities:

  • commitment to client confidentiality
  • professionalism in person and online
  • humor under pressure
  • interest in continuous improvement

THE MISSION OF SOS

To improve the lives of those affected by sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.