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Bilingual/Bicultural Advocate

Company: Rape Crisis Center
Location: Madison
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailPosition Title: Bilingual/Bicultural AdvocatePosition Code: B/BAPosition Type: Full Time RegularRemote Type: N/AOpening Date: 9/9/2021Salary Range: $38,800 - $46,500 based on experiencePosition Location: Madison, WIPosition Opening Date: 9/9/2021Position Closing Date: 12/15/2021 12:00:00 AMBenefits:Benefits:Benefits:Generous benefits package, including:

  • Employee health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Holidays and paid time off!Total Hours Per Week: 40Position SummaryThe Bilingual Advocate works to provide crisis and short-term counseling and advocacy services in English and Spanish, and helps facilitate community members' access to the Rape Crisis Center's sexual assault victim/survivor services. This Advocate also works to develop, strengthen and maintain relationships with the Latinx community through participation in community groups and providing outreach and education in Spanish. As with all RCC employees, the Bilingual Advocate must be committed to providing services with and to a variety of cultures with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility. All staff must complete RCC's Helpline Training.Duties and ResponsibilitiesBilingual and Bicultural Competency
    • Maintain linguistically and culturally competent service provision.
    • Assist the agency in building and maintaining high quality linguistically and culturally competent services for the Latinx community.
    • Enhance public perception of agency's bicultural services through linguistically and culturally competent outreach, network, community involvement, collaboration, and service provision.
    • Develop and implement short and long range program goals that further RCC's strategic plan, in conjunction with the Director of Client Programming.
    • Provide crisis and short-term counseling and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence whose preferred language is Spanish.Crisis Intervention and Advocacy
      • Provide crisis and short-term counseling services by phone and in-person to sexual assault victims/victims of childhood sexual abuse, as well as their support people.
      • Provide accurate and up-to-date information and referrals to callers and clients.
      • Provide legal and medical advocacy and accompaniments to victims of sexual assault. This includes providing sexual assault victims with accurate information regarding involvement with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, Crime Victim's Compensation, restraining orders, forensic medical exams, general medical care related to the sexual assault and other advocacy needs to help them focus on healing from the assault(s).
      • Must work collaboratively with community organizations and agencies such as law enforcement, District Attorney's Office, and Forensic Nurse Examiner Program.Outreach
        • Participate in community meetings and work groups related to crisis intervention and counseling of Spanish-speaking victims of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
        • Provide sexual-assault-related training to professionals working with Spanish-speaking clients.
        • Provide sexual-assault-related presentations to youth and various other community programs.Program and General
          • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services, maintain regular contact with staff and supervisor, document services provided, and assist in office operations.
          • Other duties as assigned.Benefits:Benefits:Benefits:Generous benefits package, including:
            • Employee health insurance
            • Dental
            • Vision
            • 401k
            • Holidays and paid time off!

Keywords: Rape Crisis Center, Madison , Bilingual/Bicultural Advocate, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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