Crisis Counselor/Advocate Hotline Independent Contractor
Role and Responsibilities:
This position reports directly to the Client Information/Grant Management and Special Initiatives Supervisor and will be responsible for responding to victims of sexual violence and other crimes in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania during assigned hotline shifts. The assigned hotline shifts are scheduled outside the agency’s normal business hours, weekends, and holidays. Response to the hotline includes but is not limited to, in-person hospital and police court accompaniments for victims of crime. This position requires flexible availability during assigned hotline shifts and the capacity to work remotely.
Provide direct services via a crisis hotline to crime victims in Montgomery County
Provide crisis intervention, supportive crisis counseling, information, and appropriate referrals to connect individuals with relevant services who have been affected by violent crimes in our community
Provide in-person hospital accompaniment to emergency medical examinations resulting from rape, upon contact with hospitals serving Montgomery County
Execute in-person police interview accompaniment when requested by a police department in Montgomery County.
Ability to answer crisis hotline calls promptly or within three rings
Ability to accompany a victim at a hospital within one hour of the request
Ability to organize and process case notes in a timely manner
Ability to provide crisis response and support requested via hotline on assigned weekday hours, assigned weekends, and assigned holidays
Must attend agency meetings and case consultation as needed
The following skills will assist in the success of the applicant in the position:
Qualifications and Requirements:
Successful completion of VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/ Victim Advocate Training (provided).
Candidate must reside within the Philadelphia Tri-County area: Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia, Bucks or be able to respond to area hospital within an hour of a request for accompaniment.
Criminal Record, Child Abuse history, and FBI clearance background check required.
Valid driver's license, vehicle and valid automobile insurance are required.
*Spanish language skills a plus.
Send a resume and cover letter to Lauren Uhl at firstname.lastname@example.org.