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NONAPPROPRIATED FUND POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate
BUSINESS TITLE: Victim Advocate Program Specialist (Sexual Assault)
JOB CODE: 090159
JOB SERIES: 0101 PAY LEVEL: NF-4
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Serves as a primary, initial point of contact for adult victims of sexual assault and as an advocate for the expressed interest of victims. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) reports directly to the Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and assists the SARC in coordinating the services that victims receive to include:
- Providing direct and indirect services to eligible adult victims of sexual assault;
- Facilitating care through information, referrals, and non-clinical support;
- Developing rapport and maintaining regular contact with victims to assess their need for supportive services and/or make modifications to reporting options, safety planning and service referrals;
- Accompanying victims through medical and investigative procedures, court/administrative proceedings, and related processes, as requested by the victim;
- Regularly consulting with the SARC;
- Providing non-medical case management;
- Ensuring comprehensive care until the case is adjudicated and/or supportive services are terminated to ensure;
- Attending the Case Management Group meeting(s) when a case is presented involving a victim supported by the SAPR VA to ensure system accountability and victim access to support services; Supporting the victim by advocating on his or her own behalf to include assisting the victim in contacting appropriate military and civilian legal officers for personal legal advice and assistance;
- Independently assessing high risk situations;
- Using initiative, experience, and judgement to manage and complete ongoing assignments;
- Supporting data entry requirements;
- Ensuring confidential handling and maintenance of all written, electronic and verbal communication related to victim care;
- Facilitating or assisting with briefings and trainings, classes to commanders, units and other military agencies/personnel on sexual assault prevention and response;
- Assisting the SARC with interfacing with military and civilian agencies to identify relevant resources and means of accessing appropriate services;
- Promoting awareness of sexual assault prevention in the community by performing outreach activities in the preparation for and implementation of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the SAPR program; and
- Assisting the SARC with administrative duties as required.
Handles sensitive information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. Safeguards sensitive information and prevents unauthorized reading, printing, retaining, copying or dissemination of information, messages, or correspondence in accordance with rules and regulations such as those covered by the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191, and DoD Directive 6025.18. Notifies the higher level supervisor and senders immediately when proprietary information has been released and advises on how to properly recover, and/or protect information. Evaluates confidentiality and reporting requirements that could cause inappropriate release or disclosure of victim’s identity and/or personal information, and issues that may require an evaluation of the possibility of legal action and the affect of potential adverse administrative action by the USMC or other agencies.
Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager; staffing the 24/7 Support line duty as needed; regularly checking email to respond to crises; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities; and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or perform work.
This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.
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