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ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER RECRUITER/TRAINER

Department: SVSS Advocacy
Location: Addison, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is seeking a BI-LINGUAL ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEER RECRUITER/TRAINER, based at our Patterson & McDaniel Center, located at 2055 W. Army Trail Road in Addison, IL 60101. This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Coordinator of Advocacy Services; salary is commensurate with experience. If you would like more details about the YWCA and its mission, "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women," please check out our website at www.ywcachicago.org.

POSITION PURPOSE: To ensure that sexual assault victims are supported with optimal resources, including an effective volunteer contingent, to enable them to make informed decisions regarding a broad range of assault-related issues.

POSITION IMPACT:  Sexual assault victims receive the direct services they need that have an immediate and long-term impact on both their quality of life as well as their future possibilities. In addition, this position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, progressive social enterprise, led by a visionary leader, while interacting with supportive team members who are committed to engaging in mission-driven, purposeful work.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement and coordinate the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers for the 24-hour Crisis Hotline and Medical Advocacy services and prevention education
  • Manage the on-call calendar of volunteer shifts
  • Make sure that the training, development and support of Volunteers serves to encourage their vested concern for the program and their continued involvement with the YWCA
  • Ensure that program deliverables are met or exceeded
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events or programs, including co-facilitating volunteer meetings and in-services
  • Develop and manage professional training for medical, criminal justice and social service personnel to enhance the likelihood of non-judgmental services being provided to victims

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major area of study in social work, human services, or a related field from an accredited university/college
  • Minimum of six months – one year of experience working in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or other trauma-related services
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to meet insurance standards
  • Demonstrated ability to respond within one hour to reach the individual in crisis within the hospital network serviced by the YWCA
  • Initiative-driven, with a proven ability to work autonomously, while complying with clearly defined service requirements
  • Ability to work in a team environment, sharing cases as needed, covering co-workers on their cases when they are out or unavailable, and taking on-call rotation and covering the Hot Line as needed

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