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Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training

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Location
City
Long Beach Twp
Postal Code
08008
Country
USA
Sponsoring Agency
Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate program of St. Francis Counseling Service
Event Contact
Contact Name
Meghan McAleer, LSW
Contact Phone
609-494-1554
Contact Email
mmcaleer@stfrancislbi.org
Description

Position Description: Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate

A Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) is often one of the first points of contact a survivor has when reporting an assault. In some cases, it is the first time a survivor is disclosing their sexual assault to anyone. A CSVA assists survivors and their loved ones by providing crisis intervention, emotional support, essential information, and referrals.  For this reason, advocates are of critical importance to supporting survivors’ needs. 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Reside in Ocean County
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for accompaniments throughout the county
  • Confidence in providing direct service to survivors
  • Consent to criminal background check
  • Willingness to improve knowledge of sexual assault and systems
  • Respect and commitment to serve all individuals in the community, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, faith or spiritual practice, income, or ability

Responsibilities:

  • Complete required 40+ hour training, facilitated by sexual assault program in New Jersey
  • Maintain confidentiality through all interactions with survivors and loved ones
  • Provide understanding of trauma to survivors, loved ones, and community members
  • Offer immediate support to callers of 24-hour hotline, delivering compassion, empathy, validation, information and education
  • Assist survivors in making informed decisions and supporting them as they navigate medical and legal systems
  • Serve as survivor-focused member of Sexual Assault Response Team at hospitals, police stations, prosecutor’s offices, courts, etc.
  • Attend regular ongoing education and volunteer meetings

Term:

  • A commitment to one year of service
  • Availability to take shifts consistently each month

 

Classes meet Monday nights September 9- December 16, 2019 from 6pm-9pm. 

Registration Form
States-Territories
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4700 Long Beach Blvd
State
NJ