Department: Intervention Program
Supervisor: Intervention Coordinator
Location: On Call from home
Hours: Weekend Back up Responder 24/7 Friday 5pm- Monday 8am (Explained below)
Employment Status: $15.00 an hour per call or response time. You are only paid when you respond. You will receive $12.50 shift stipend for being available to respond to in-person or crisis calls.
Summary: Work as an integral part of the Women’s Crisis Support Team in providing advocacy and support after hours and weekends to victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking, through our 24/7 crisis line and in person advocacy.
- Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License and Auto Insurance.
- Must complete WCST 40 hour mandatory training within first few weeks of hire
- Applicants must live in Josephine County, and must be able to respond within twenty minutes to Three Rivers Community Hospital and Grants Pass Public Safety requests for in-person advocacy.
Represent the mission, values and philosophy of Women’s Crisis Support Team to program participants, staff, and to the general public.
- Answer the 24/7 crisis line providing phone advocacy
- The Back-up Advocate will respond to requests for emergency in-person advocacy for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault on a 24/7 basis during their shift.
- Respond to our local hospital or GPPSD call for advocacy within a 20 minute time frame
- Help victims develop a safety plan,
- Accessing all needed resources and information for victims,
- Helping victims obtain paperwork and help with Temporary Restraining Orders, Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, and Stalking Orders while on scene or if it is emergency and they need to go to court the following day for court.
- Provide transportation for the people we serve,
- Appropriately manage confidential information
- Model appropriate advocacy skills to volunteers.
BACK-UP EXPLANATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The back-up advocate responder is weekend and holiday shifts. You will be provided with a schedule each year from January through December.
- If you are unable to fulfill a shift, it is your responsibility to find another advocate to fill the shift for you or trade a shift with you even if it is only for a few hours. If you have another job and would like to work the back-up advocate shift, it is your responsibility to make sure the lines are covered and someone is available to respond to Law Enforcement, Hospital, On Scene and Shelter.
- The responsibilities of the back-up advocate are to be available on call 24/7 from Friday at 5pm through Monday morning at 8am.
- The back-up advocate will problem solve, debrief and back up the evening/weekend shelter staff, volunteers, clients or the answering service as questions or problems arise.
- The back-up advocate is responsible for responding on scene with law enforcement or at the hospital for sexual assault. When responding with law enforcement, back-up advocate needs to respond within 20 minutes.
- Before your back-up advocate shift, you will need to be prepared by having a back-up advocate notebook available with all the important data and resources needed to perform the job.
To apply, please visit our website: www.wcstjoco.org to download the application. Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to 560-A NE F St. #430 Grants Pass, OR 97526
No Phone Calls Please