YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For over 160 years, YWCA has been a leader in addressing the most challenging issues of the day, including women’s rights, safe labor laws, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, violence prevention, and health care reform. At YWCA of Central Virginia, our employees work to combine programming and advocacy to move the needle on three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, health and safety, and empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls.
Join us as we work on the front lines tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time. Our staff is creative, collaborative, smart, dedicated and inspired as we seek to build a world where all girls and women are empowered to safely reach their full potential.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
YWCA of Central Vigina provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Current Employment Opportunities
The YWCA of Central Virginia is seeking a full-time Victim Advocate to work with our Sexual Assault Response Program team. The Victim Advocate will be responsible for providing direct services to any victim/s of sexual violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking in the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Room, as well as providing case management services to victims whose assaults occur within the SARP service area. The Victim Advocate will be responsible for case management services to approximately 100 primary and secondary victims of sexual violence. The Advocate will also be responsible for engaging the community in prevention work which may include public presentations to youth, adults, businesses and allied professionals.
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS FULLY GRANT FUNDED. While it is anticipated that continuation funding will be available, it is not guaranteed.
- An understanding of and belief in the mission of the YWCA of Central Virginia which is to eliminate racism and empower women. All team members must have a commitment to promote racial equity and social justice advocacy.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, counseling, social services/social work, sociology, criminal justice, or human services field is required.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention skills, understanding of the needs/dynamics of sexual assault victims, and the ability to maintain confidentiality is required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task and follow through with minimal direction.
- Attention to detail and being highly organized is a must.
- Impeccable professionalism that will be displayed when working with other team members, other YWCA staff members and volunteers, primary and secondary victims, and the public and the public at-large.
- Ability and willingness to work assigned on-call shifts to provide crisis response to Lynchburg General Hospital as part of work requirements.
- Access to reliable personal transportation and the ability to respond to a crisis call by arriving at the Emergency Department within 30 minutes of receiving it. Advocate must have valid drivers license and be able to operate a motor vehicle themselves.
- Ability to work with compassion and patience in a traumatic and frantic emergency room environment.
- Completion of YWCA SARP volunteer training in advance of hire.
- Master’s degree in psychology, social services/social work, sociology, public health, or human services field.
POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS
- This is a full-time position. Victim Advocate will work traditional daylight shift (9-5pm Monday-Friday) but will also be responsible for assigned on-call shifts to respond to the emergency department which could be scheduled during evening, weekends, or holidays. As an exempt team member, Victim Advocate will not receive any pay differentials nor compensatory time for on-call shifts.
- This position is eligible for benefits including the opportunity to buy into group health insurance (medical, dental, vision), provided life insurance and short-term disability, and the opportunity after two (2) years to join the YWCA USA Retirement Program.
Pay Scale and Hours: $32,500- $35,568 depending on experience and availability of funds. This position is supported by grant funding and therefore there is no ability to negotiate the pay range. A successful background check is required and will be run post-offer. Please note that certain crimes will invalidate any offer of employment due to grant funding regulations.
Please apply via Indeed only – no phone calls or emails.