Medical-Legal Crisis Reponse Advocate

78370 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Medical/Legal Crisis Response Advocate is responsible for providing medical and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. This position is responsible for providing legal advocacy to victims/survivors of sexual assault, including but not limited to accompaniment for survivors to police stations, throughout the court process, and to obtain an Order of Protection; assistance with filing for victims of crime compensation and referrals for other services; discussing alternatives to the criminal justice system and/or providing referrals for any work-related issues. The legal advocate liaisons with uniform police officers, sex crimes detectives and the District Attorney’s Office. In addition, the Medical/Legal Crisis Response Advocate provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and appropriate referrals/linkages to sexual assault victims/survivors and their significant others through the emergency department of partner hospitals, telephone crisis calls, and walk-in requests. As requested, this position will also assist survivors in navigating medical follow up needs such as reproductive options, STI/HIV follow up testing and medical billing reimbursement. This position is part of the on-call staff rotation providing 24- hour crisis response to affiliated hospitals.

Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent in a related field.

  • Bilingual (Written and verbal fluency) in Spanish/English strongly preferred; Bicultural strongly preferred

  • Ability to objectively advocate for the needs/rights of others

  • Positive attitude and proactive approach to problem solving a must.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional organizational, documentation and data tracking skills

  • Previous experience providing advocacy services to crime victims is strongly preferred.

  • Previous experience working on women’s and/or human rights issues, addressing sexual violence/gender‐based violence, and working with diverse populations including LGBTQ communities strongly preferred.

  • Ability to respond in a timely manner to Partner hospitals, Redlands Community Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center.

  • Completion of a 52-hour Crisis Response Training within 30 days of hire is required; previous completion of the training is very strongly preferred.

About the Company

Partners Against Violence provides support for Survivors of sexual assault and violent crime in the Inland Empire. All our services are confidential and available at no cost to Survivors, their significant others, and family members. We are partners committed to building healthy relationships, families, communities, and generations that are free from violence.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@partnersav.org. No phone calls, please.

Persons of color and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply. Partners Against Violence is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.