SASP Advocate (Sexual Assault Service Program)

SASP Advocate

The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Job Summary:

The SASP Advocate will be responsible for providing comprehensive services to victims/survivors of sexual assault. Using a trauma informed approach the SASP advocate will provide a continuum of services including crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment; law enforcement support and advocacy through criminal justice process. The SASP advocate will be responsible to help address gaps in services while providing case management for those affected by sexual assault.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

· providing crisis intervention services and referral

o referrals to be received through existing 24-hour hotline service

· Accompany and advocate through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings

· Provide crisis intervention and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members

· Provide short-term individual and group support services

· Connect clients to other programming, including court advocacy, LEAs and housing opportunities

Skills and Abilities Required:

· Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field

· Understanding of sexual assault issues

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to deal effectively in stressful situations and to handle crisis as they arise

· Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

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