Job Details

Multicultural Advocate & Community Outreach Specialist

Rape Crisis Center Madison, WI WI
Position Title: Multicultural Advocate & Community Outreach Specialist
Position Code: MACOS
Position Type: Full Time Regular
Remote Type: N/A
Opening Date: 11/18/2021
Salary Range: $38,800 - $46,500 based on experience
Position Location: Madison, WI, WI
Position Opening Date: 11/18/2021
Position Closing Date: 1/14/2022 12:00:00 AM
Benefits:

Generous benefits package, including:

  • Employee health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Holidays and paid time off!
Total Hours Per Week: 40

POSITION SUMMARY

The Multicultural Advocate and Outreach Specialist (MAOS) works with marginalized survivors of sexual assault, primarily African American and Black, to ensure RCC is meeting their needs with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility. This position is responsible for personal, medical and legal advocacy for survivors of sexual assault as well as outreach and education to African American, Black and other marginalized communities.  The MAOS is also responsible for cultivating positive interactions with marginalized and underserved populations in Dane County. All RCC employees must be committed to providing services with and to a variety of cultures with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility. All employees must complete the RCC Helpline training.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach & Education 45%

Under the Supervision of Co-Executive Director - Outreach:
  • Develop and maintain relationships within communities that have been underserved by RCC and other sexual assault service providers.
  • Provide technical assistance to RCC regarding policies and procedures to ensure culturally responsive practices. 
  • Design and provide sexual assault support-related consultation and training on sexual assault, to professionals working with marginalized and/or underserved clients.
  • Participate in intra-agency and community meetings and work groups that impact or could impact the crises intervention needs of underserved and marginalized survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
  • Provide outreach and culturally specific education on sexual assault and RCC services to marginalized and underserved communities through networking, tabling, presentations and community programming in schools, community centers, and other programs that serve marginalized or underserved communities.
  • Provide outreach on sexual assault and RCC services to marginalized and underserved communities through presentations and networking throughout the community. 
  • Meet regularly with Senior Director of Education to assess educational needs of marginalized communities and to develop strategies for meeting those needs.


Advocacy, Crisis Counseling and Referrals  45%

Under the Supervision of Co-Executive Director - Client Services:
  • Provide culturally accurate, trauma-informed, best-practices crisis intervention and short-term emotional support to African American, Black and other marginalized victims of sexual assault and or childhood sexual abuse, as well as their support networks. 
  • Provide legal and medical advocacy and short-term case management to African American, Black and other marginalized victims of sexual assault including, but not limited to, providing sexual assault victims with accurate, up-to-date information regarding involvement with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Title IX services, the criminal justice system, Crime Victim’s Compensation and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) funding, Restraining Orders, forensic medical exams, and general medical care related to the aftermath of sexual assault. 
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention services by phone and in-person to survivors across the spectrum of sexual violence, as well as their support people and other community members.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with organizations and agencies such as law enforcement, districts attorney’s office, forensic nurse examiner program, community organizations, mental health professionals, outside resources, and culturally specific programs targeted for marginalized populations to support current clients through any advocacy or case management needs. 
  • Provide support, information, and referrals to callers on the RCC Helpline for two 4-hour shifts each week. 
  • Maintain a client caseload of no more than 10 clients. This can vary based upon needs of clients. Direct Service Client contact not to exceed 12 hours per week including a weekly 2-hour shift at Madison College Goodman South Campus. 

Program and General 10%

  • Ensure Senior Directors are regularly briefed in a timely manner on client service trends, RCC programs and activities with which the MAOS is involved.
  • Work with Senior Directors to develop and implement short and long-range program goals that further RCC’s strategic plan.
  • Participate in staff meetings (including Direct Service weekly meetings, Outreach and Education bi-weekly meetings, monthly all staff meetings, weekly supervision meetings with Supervisors alternating between Direct Service and Outreach and Education), in-services, and maintain regular contact with staff and supervisors.
  • Maintain a strong, working knowledge of current laws, policies and procedures related to educational accommodations for victims, as well as laws for victim rights, and basic criminal and civil proceedings, especially as they impact marginalized survivors of sexual violence. 
  • Weekly, accurately document services provided to clients in the RCC database and/or other methods. 
  • Weekly, accurately document presentations, tabling, and outreach activites through the submission of demographics reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Lived experienced and culturally identifies in the African American or Black community.
  • The ability to work for and within multicultural communities with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility.
  • Equivalent experience or a bachelor’s degree in social work, related field.
  • Commitment to supporting RCC’s values of serving all survivors in Dane County, and an understanding of privilege and oppression and its impact on client needs and services.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • Commitment to serving people affected by sexual violence through a client-centered, trauma-informed service approach.
  • Comfort and skill facilitating presentations and trainings.
  • Access to private transportation.

Benefits:

Generous benefits package, including:

  • Employee health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Holidays and paid time off!