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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.
WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE. Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Permanent)
POSITION LOCATION: J9
MD #: 1320-06
Serves with the JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) as the designated specialist of victim support services who coordinates and oversees local implementation and execution of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Programs. Ensures overall local management of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA). Provides collateral duty victim advocate support by providing advice, guidance or victim services question clarification. Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault. Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct 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 crisis situation presents. Maintains contact with clients through follow-up support for ongoing needs related to coping with sexual assault incident(s). 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. Works with the JFHQ SARC to support state National Guard (NG) units in the completion of required training and may conduct training as needed. Conducts educational training workshops/seminars about the prevention of sexual harassment in coordination with Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) and State Equal Employment Managers (SEEM). Conducts prevention and response training on sexual assault about identifying victim services, defining sexual assault; determining safe and confidential ways to seek assistance; safety planning; protective orders; bystander intervention techniques, identification, reporting, intervention, treatment services for victims of sexual assault, command responsibilities; DoD and Service specific regulations and policy, State laws; and the sharing of information pertinent to victim empowerment and enhancing life skills. Ensures victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures, and that victims understand the processes involved and that Personal Indentifying Information data will be collected, reported, and maintained only for unrestricted report cases. Accompanies victims and provides support in securing medical treatment for injuries; safe shelter; protective orders; court hearings; support before, during and after trials; appointments; educational services; transportation; financial services and follow-up assistance. Conducts command consultations. Refers victims to other community services as required to include DoD Safe Helpline services, and individual support to victims at the point of their service. Understands and anticipates the nature of the position requiring off duty hour support to include a 24-hour rotation for advocacy services to victims. Serves on the Sexual Assault Review Board (SARB) or Case Management Board. May serve on community boards and committees representing the SAPR and SHARP Program. Addresses victim services as they relate to sexual assault. Serves as the point of contact in coordinating victim care from initial report to resolution of victims health and well-being, providing assistance and liaison to and for victims of sexual assault and referrals to civilian agencies for those victims of spouse abuse; serves to educate personnel within the states ARNG and ANG units regarding the most effective responses to sexual assault on behalf of victims and at-risk individuals. Maintains strict regulatory confidentiality of information at all times. Contacts unit commanders to obtain assistance and support in advocating for the financial and other needs of victims. Assists the JFHQ SARC in conducting SAPR/SHARP related community activities to include but not limited to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Originates and publishes news/media articles of interest regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness. Ensures other collateral duty state SAPR VA/SHARP training, completing the background check requirement, and receiving provisional certification. Maintains an up-to-date information and referral resource handbook. Keeps the JFHQ SARC and the victims commander informed of client progress in unrestricted reporting cases and drafts related program correspondence for review and approval by JFHQ SARC and Brigade. Performs other duties as assigned.