How can you help? ... Volunteer to be a phone and hospital advocate.
Be part of a team
La Piñon advocates participate in 40 hours of training and choose their shifts on a monthly basis. Shifts are from 5-7 hours. Female and male advocates are needed. We plan training events 3 times a year. La Piñon does not discriminate against any person on the basis of religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. Call for our current schedule.
Advocate Job Description (Level 2)
La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services Of Southern New Mexico
WORK DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Responsible to Executive Director/Advocate Coordinator
Telephone Crisis Interventions
Provide information and referral, emotional support and service linkage
Kid Talk, a warm-line for children (additional training required)
SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) and Face-to-Face Crisis Intervention:
Meet victim at SANE Unit for an exam or Face-to-Face which would be case specific
Provide emotional support for victim and family
Provide information to victim and family concerning services available to them
Provide information concerning law enforcement and the legal process
Serve as an advocate for the victim with law enforcement & the medical community
Prevention and Outreach
Aid the community educator in presentations or outreach events concerning agency services and sexual assault myths, statistics, prevention, discussion and awareness issues
Participate in agency fundraisers
Must be 18 year of age or older
Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
Ability to be caring , supportive and non-judgmental
Ability to work in a client driven environment
Ability to part of a first response team
Must have access to a car
Four on-call shifts per month (shifts range from 5-7 hours).
Commitment for at least 1 year of on-call service, Kid Talk advocacy, and/or Prevention and Outreach participation,
OR 6 months for Internships
Successfully complete a 40 hour training on sexual assault issues and first response for Crisis Intervention
Successfully complete the Kid Talk training on child and teen issues
Personal and professional growth and experience (resume builder)
Experience in crisis intervention and crisis coordination
Experience in community education & increased knowledge in sexual assault issues
Experience working with law enforcement, other social services agencies, medical community, the Third Judicial District and others.
La Piñon will be holding its next volunteer victim advocate training September 6-13 2014. If you are interested in becoming a victim advocate, please contact us .