Advocate- Cleveland, OH

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Tiffany Kish

May 22, 2024, 6:54:36 PMMay 22
POSITION TITLE:               Advocate
DEPARTMENT:                    Advocacy Team
REPORTS TO:                      Manager-Advocacy
CLASSIFICATION:              Regular, Full-time
The Advocate is primarily responsible for providing trauma informed crisis intervention and ongoing support, and advocacy to survivors mainly in the judicial and civil systems, but also the medical and academic systems. The Advocate provides a broad range of services to empower a survivor including, but not limited to: educating and facilitating the survivor’s decision making, serving as a liaison between agencies, accompanying/staying with the survivor during court appointments, and conducting safety planning. The Advocate will also assist with providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and other community professionals.
  • Provide survivor assistance in the judicial, medical and academic systems to survivors and co-survivors
  • Coordinate with detectives with scheduling and coordinating survivor interviews
  • Accompany clients to police interviews, grand jury, meetings with prosecutors, court proceedings, and Title IX hearings
  • Provide survivor assistance for clients from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Juvenile Court, and Cleveland Police Department Sex Crime and Child Abuse unit, local police departments, and Case Western Reserve University
  • Provide back-up survivor assistance in Lake, Ashtabula, and Geauga Counties
  • Provide follow-up and referral services to clients
  • Assist with training hotline and volunteer advocates
  • Assist with trainings for community members, including roll call, in-service, grand jury, etc.
  • Serve as an active member on the Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Build relationships with other professionals, including police departments, prosecutor’s office, probation/parole, other SART members, etc.
  • Provide back-up coverage of 24-hour support line as needed. Provide emergency line coverage as needed
  • Maintain justice advocacy statistics in database (Apricot)
  • Participate in coalitions directly related to advocacy, survivors and the criminal and civil justice system
  • Submit monthly reports of activities using database (Apricot)
  • Associates’ degree in law enforcement, paralegal, social services or related field; Bachelor’s  preferred
  • With an Associate’s degree, 5 years of work experience in a related field providing direct services to the community in a human services program; 2 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training to meet the essential functions of the position
  • In order to meet the needs of CRCC, this position requires work to be performed at any of CRCC locations and at locations within the community  
  • Work is performed onsite at a CRCC location as required, and may be performed remotely (i.e. at home) the balance of the time with supervisor approval
  • Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  In addition, the incumbent may be required to work outside of normal working hours/days 
This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of CRCC.
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity/expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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