Victim Service Coordinator

444 North Arrowhead Avenue suite 101, San Bernardino, CA 92401, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Victim Service Coordinator is responsible for providing advocacy, support, and resources to victims of crime and their significant others. This position helps to address and overcome barriers in receiving support services. The Victim Service Coordinator is responsible for providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and appropriate referrals/linkages to victims/survivors and their significant others. In addition, this position is responsible for providing advocacy to victims, including but not limited to in-person accompaniment to police stations, throughout the court process, and to obtain an Order of Protection; and referrals for other services; and/or providing community referrals. This position is part of the agency's Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program working to provide support to survivors and reduce harm in detention facilities.

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 crisis calls.

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

  • Must be able to pass background checks as required by correctional facilities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

About the Company

Partners Against Violence (formerly San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors throughout San Bernardino County and East Riverside County. Established in 1975, we now serve more than 4,500 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones annually through our offices. 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.