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1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 230     Anchorage, AK 99503     ​star@staralaska.org     TAX ID:  92-0071466

Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Alaskans by Providing Options, Support and Information to Survivors of Sexual Violence.

 

Job Title: Direct Services Advocate

Reports to: Direct Services Manager

Key Relationships:

STAR staff and volunteers, SART nurses, A.P.D. staff and AK CARES staff, District Attorney staff

Position Summary:

Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support for all victims and their families of sexual violence through one-on-one personal support sessions, crisis line coverage, medical and court accompaniment and group facilitation.

Qualifications:     

Education/Experience:

  • 1 year of social service work experience and Bachelors Degree in related field or,
  • 2-3 years social service work experience with 1 year of work experience being primarily crisis intervention related and Associate Degree, or
  • 3-5 years social service work experience with 3 years of work experience being primarily crisis intervention related


Preferred Experience:

  • 2 years of support group facilitation experience
  • 2 years of educational group facilitation experience
  • 2 years experience providing individual support to victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or domestic violence
  • 2 years experience providing educational presentations to adults and children on the dynamics of sexual violence
  • 2 years experience providing medical accompaniment to victims of sexual assault and/or sexual abuse


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sexual assault, child sexual abuse and victim services as well as skills in crisis intervention and group dynamics is preferred. 
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be proficient in computer use.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented. 
  • Must be able to work with team-based decision making processes, and have the ability to identify and problem solve.
  • Must possess the ability to work with culturally diverse clients, staff and volunteers.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  


Special note:

  • Must be able to respond to hospitals and advocacy centers within 45 minutes of dispatch.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and insured vehicle.
  • Attend a 40-hour crisis line training within 6 months of hire.
  • Rotating on-call and back-up coverage (including holidays) is required.


Level of Responsibility:

Maintains contacts of a confidential nature throughout the agency and outside the agency.
May be required to use independent judgment in interpreting agency rules and policies.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Utilize knowledge of sexual trauma to assist victims in individual sessions, support groups, and crisis response scenarios.
  • Conduct lethality assessment, safety checks, and safety planning.
  • Report suspected abuse of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Assess the needs and provide support to secondary victims.
  • Assess the needs of clients and make appropriate community referrals.
  • Provide victims with legal advocacy for appropriate civil and criminal matters.
  • Fulfill training orientation as required by the Counsel on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
  • Assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of STAR and assist in maintaining liaison relationships with the Anchorage support community.
  • Attend agency meetings and consultations as scheduled and required
  • Maintain accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Represent STAR in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Stay current on issues relating to sexual assault and issues affecting sexual assault victims.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Hours:    40 hours a week.  Flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


To apply for any of these positions at STAR, please email your cover letter, resume and three references to star@staralaska.org.

STAR regularly has interns in Direct Services, Prevention and Education, and Events and Marketing.  If you are interested in becoming a STAR intern, please submit your cover letter (expressing which department you would like to intern in) and resume to star@staralaska.org. Resumes will be reviewed and a member of the STAR staff will follow up with you. 

Interning at STAR

Are you interested in making a positive difference in your community and people’s lives?  Do you want to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment with a supportive team of professionals?  Then consider coming to work for Standing Together Against Rape (STAR).  

STAR offers a bright, dynamic and progressive work environment for the right individual. Benefits after ninety days include medical, vision and dental.

​STAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment at STAR

Interested in becoming a member of the STAR team? See openings below!