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CRIME VICTIM SERVICES, INC. SAFELINE/CALL-OUT ADVOCATE ANNOUNCEMENT Title: Safeline/Call-Out Advocate Location: To be done remotely and not in any specific office location Work load: Overnight, weekend, and holiday coverage in week-long shifts Reports to: Executive Director Salary: $80 per regular week-long shift, $115 per week-long shift containing holiday(s) About the agency: Crime Victim Services, Inc. (CVS) is a non-profit agency that provides advocacy services to victims of all crime (domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crime) in Brown County and sexual assault services in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Sibley Counties. Position Summary: CVS operates a 24-hour Safeline crisis line for sexual assault, domestic violence, and general crime that is operated remotely via cellular phones. Safeline/Call-Out Advocates will cover overnights (5 p.m.-8 a.m.), weekends, and holidays in week-long shifts. Advocates must be available to both answer the hotline and participate in call-out response to hospitals and law enforcement centers in our 4 county service area. There will be two Safeline/Call-Out Advocates staffing at a time and always with a staff member available to those Advocates via phone at any time. Must complete 40-hour sexual assault advocate certification training provided by CVS. A successful Safeline/Call-Out Advocate must be reliable and able to respond to calls immediately. Requirements and other considerations: Applicants must have, or be currently pursuing, a bachelor’s degree in a related field: human services, criminal justice, corrections, social work, women’s studies, or social sciences field. Experience in the field of victim services and a knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and related issues is strongly preferred. Bilingual abilities preferred. Applicants must have the ability to work with people in crisis in a non-judgmental manner. Must be caring, supportive, a good listener, have healthy boundaries, and able to work with both females and males in crisis of any age. Ability to work independently and as a team member required. Must complete and pass a criminal background check. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, provide proof of auto insurance, access to a reliable vehicle, and must live within a 30 mile radius of Mankato. Application deadline: priority consideration will be given to those applications received by January 14, 2011. Please send (1) employment application, (2) cover letter, (3) resume, and (4) contact information for three references to: ExecutiveDirector@CrimeVictimServicesMN.org Or by mail to: Crime Victim Services, Inc. ATTN: Lauren Pilnick, Executive Director PO Box 251 New Ulm, MN 56073
"Crime Victim Services Position - Minnesota Alliance on Crime"