Hospital Response Crisis Advocate
The Contract On-call Hospital Response Crisis Advocate is responsible for providing and coordinating crisis intervention services as scheduled on an on-call basis. Position provides in-hospital advocacy and crisis intervention as well as information and referrals for anyone seeking support as survivors of sexual assault through SACASAs crisis intervention program: Sexual Assault Response Service (SARS).
Following CODAC and SACASA policies/procedures and special terms and conditions of relevant grants, Contractor will:
- Provide direct crisis intervention and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault (primarily face-to-face in a hospital setting, occasionally over the phone):
- Coordinate SARS calls and responds to offsite locations to provide advocacy, crisis intervention, information, resources, and referral services to survivors of sexual assault.
- Coordinate services as needed with other members of the crisis services program to ensure continuity of care.
- Create plan of action with survivors including coordination with community resources.
- Thoroughly and accurately document services provided within 72 hours of intervention in Electronic Health Record or as otherwise directed by Supervisor.
- Follow appropriate mandated reporting requirements.
- Maintain hospital inventory and ensure that Crisis Services department equipment is in working order for day-time coverage.
- Provide after-hours SARS back-up/relief services based on availability in support of the On-Call SARS Crisis Advocates.
Contractor is expected to
- Be available for on-call shifts a minimum of 2 shifts per week.
- Provide their on-call availability to Supervisor at least 30 days prior to the start of the month (example: provide on-call availability for month of September by the preceding August 1).
- Attend at least 75% of scheduled advocate meetings.
Skills / Requirements
- A minimum of a High school or equivalent required, Bachelors preferred
- High School or equivalent Minimum 2 years experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field, preferably providing crisis intervention.
- Bachelors - Minimum 1 year experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field, preferably providing crisis intervention.
- First Aid
- Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance, required
- Valid Arizona Drivers license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle. Drivers license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
- Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.
- Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
- Bilingual a plus.
- Extensive knowledge of community resources.
- Extensive knowledge of behavioral health challenges which include knowledge of the impacts of mental illness, domestic violence, and the dynamics of addictive behavior.
- Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access, etc., importing/exporting data to/from applications.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing