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Overnight & Weekend Survivor Advocate

Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES)


Urbana, IL

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Job description

Overnight & Weekend Survivor Advocate

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) is seeking a compassionate individual to advocate on behalf of sexual assault survivors ages 3 through adult in local hospital emergency rooms and to offer crisis intervention to their family members. Applicants must have at least six months of paid or volunteer experience in a social service setting, use of a personal cell phone, reliable transportation, and the ability to arrive at Urbana hospitals within 45 minutes. This is a part-time, on-call position, and the advocate gets paid whether they are called to the hospital or not.

On-call shifts for Night/Weekend (N/W) Advocates run from 6:00 pm-8:00 am Mondays through Fridays, and around the clock Saturdays and Sundays. Each Medical Advocate is responsible for covering 50% of the required shifts as either primary or backup. Medical Advocates are free to go about their daily lives while on-call, with the understanding that they must be able to leave immediately for the hospital upon receiving a call.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 considerations:

Advocates are still going to hospitals, but all hospital protocols are followed, and masks and hand sanitizer are provided.

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