CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS
JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Crisis Services Director
PURPOSE: To attract and retain a diverse volunteer base for all services and activities. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers.
To assist victims of sexual and domestic violence 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; Patience with and empathy towards victims.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and issues pertaining to the empowerment of women and children; bilingual (preferably English and Spanish).
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
Helpline, Intern and Volunteer Management
- Recruit, train and supervise helpline advocates, including scheduling.
- Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and interns.
- Network with appropriate academic programs and faculty at Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College to develop partnerships and recruit volunteers and interns.
- Network with social, civic, and other organizations to develop partnerships and
- Organize training and in-services for volunteers, interns, and helpline staff.
- Respond to day-time crisis calls.
- Work with clients at the Shelter ensuring the procedures and policies are being followed and confidentiality is maintained.
- Make appropriate resident and helpline caller referrals to community agencies.
- Provide secondary advocacy services to residents in shelter.
- Accompany clients to court for PFAs or other matters, to the hospital for medical
treatment and to law enforcement agencies as needed.
Administrative/Continuing Education Duties
- Attend professional training and continuing education opportunities when
possible and at the request of your supervisor.
- Participate in staff meetings and supervision.
- Document contacts and other imperative information using internal client database.
- 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:
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.