Ensures overall local management of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA). Provides collateral duty victim services question clarification. Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy services contacts to ensure 24/7 availability. Provides comprehensive advocacy services to individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault. Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct a risk assessment, and provide emotional support, crisis intervention, prevention awareness and education to victims. Assesses the need for immediate victim response and develops a plan for assistance. Adheres to policy and procedures in ensuring protected information is kept confidential under the restricted reporting policy. Aids the JFHQ SARC to develop and implement an appropriate plan of action when a in crisis situations presents. Maintains contact with clients through follow-up support for ongoing needs related to coping with sexual assault incident(s). Conducts safety planning. Under the direction of the JFHQ SARC, initiates the notification process with agencies such as law enforcement, safe shelters, and state command to ensure safety and well-being for the victim, affected Family members, and the community when victims have selected the option for an unrestricted report. Assess safety concerns (if victim declines services) and when appropriate, provides information on victim services and resources available through civilian agencies. Recognizes symptoms of emotional distress or social disorganization which may require immediate professional intervention and refers cases to appropriate professional medical and/or social services staff. Possesses knowledge of local services and support for victims of harassment or assault and provide clients with information, referrals and applicable resources available through the military and local communities. Informs individuals of reporting options, their rights and responsibilities as a victim.
Other Significant Facts:
1. Must undergo initial and periodic job suitability and credentialing assessments.
2. Must obtain and maintain current required certifications in self-aid buddy care and first aid.
3. The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
4. The position is designated for drug testing.
5. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
6. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
7. The work may require the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle: if so, and an appropriate valid driver's license is mandatory.
8. May require travel in military and/or commerical aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
9. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours.
10. May be required to wear special protective clothing such as coats, boots, vests, gas masks, and/or helmets and may be exposed to high levels of noise such as aircraft engines.
11. This position may be designated mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty to normal times when the unit is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.
Incumbent is able to receive the applicable Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program (D-SAAC-P) for SAPR and SHARP requirements and maintain accreditation through meeting annual refresher training requirements.