Employment Opportunities

Want to join a dynamic team of professionals working to support survivors of sexual violence and to end it from happening in the first place?  Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s anti- sexual violence and human trafficking agency, has two positions currently open. We are looking for the right candidates for our full-time Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator and full-time Court Advocate positions.

Deadline for submission is 12:00 am Sunday, November 15, 2020.  Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF format to apply@ourvoicenc.org.  Our VOICE is an EOE.  No phone calls please.

Note: Our VOICE is interviewing candidates on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply prior to Nov. 15th.  

 

 

Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator   

Position Status: Full -time (37.5 hours)

Responsible to: Program Director, Associate Director 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Join the dynamic team at Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s rape crisis and prevention center, supporting people in the community ages 13+ who have been impacted rape, sexual violence or human trafficking. The Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator’s role is to recruit, train, supervise, and support all agency volunteers, advocates, and interns, coordinate the after-hours crisis line, and support Our VOICE presence at community events. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for filling volunteer needs to the best of their ability, matching prospective volunteers with the appropriate role, and providing support and appreciation to ensure volunteer retention. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruit and Train Volunteers

  • Promote volunteer opportunities and trainings through community outreach, media postings, and direct inquiries. 
  • Screen and interview volunteer and intern candidates
  • Develop curriculum and related materials for all volunteer trainings
  • Train all volunteers for specific roles

Schedule and Supervise Volunteers

  • Maintain calendar for after-hours crisis line coverage by staff and advocates
  • Coordinate volunteers for all agency outreach and community events 
  • Work with staff to coordinate volunteers for specific needs as they arise 
  • Supervise all volunteers and interns
  • Maintain database for tracking and scheduling volunteers and volunteer opportunities

Support Volunteers

  • Provide follow up and emotional support for advocates after crisis line shift
  • Provide logistical support for all volunteers
  • Implement best practices for volunteer retention 
  • Organize on-going appreciation events and other recognition efforts for all volunteers

Coordinate After-Hours Crisis Line

  • Serve as point of contact for after-hours coverage
  • Collaborate with Mission Health Forensic Team to ensure supportive advocacy for survivors 
  • Occasionally provide direct support to volunteers and clients outside of work hours and without notice

All-Staff Responsibilities 

  • Provide coverage and support of Our VOICE’s 24-hour crisis line, including some after-hours and weekend shifts. 
  • Provide medical accompaniment and/or crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, as needed. 
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area 
  • Commitment to Our VOICE’s mission and values 
  • Openness to working directly with survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations including adolescents and adults of different ideological backgrounds
  • Ability to work flexible hours; flexibility to adapt to urgent volunteer or client needs 
  • Have a working knowledge of crisis-intervention
  • Capacity for processing and providing emotional support 
  • Good written, interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Independent, self-motivated worker 
  • Experience with program coordination or group supervision

PREFERRED SKILLS: 

  • Bilingual
  • Experience working in sexual violence response
  • Experience with volunteer program coordination or training and supervising volunteers
  • Demonstrated program management skills 

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary range $32,175.00-$35,000.00.  Ties with the local community a plus but not required. 

Revised (July 2020)

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume in PDF format to rvoice@ourvoicenc.org

 

Court Advocate

Position Status:  Full-time (37.5 hours)

Responsible to:   Program Director, Associate Director 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The goal of the Court Advocate is to provide clients with accurate and impartial information about the realistic possibilities of their participation in the civil and criminal justice systems. The Court Advocate is to inform clients of their rights and to offer clients a sounding board and support as they make decisions related to reporting or the paths they seek to pursue justice.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide intake to court advocacy and coordinate client contacts
  • Appraise clients of general legal recourses for crimes of sexual violence
  • Support clients in filing blind reports for sexual violence charges
  • Support clients in filing for Victim’s Compensation
  • Support clients in filing traditional victim reports for sexual violence charges
  • Attend court sessions related to 50c and appropriate 50b filings and hearings
  • Participate in Title IX investigations
  • Provide court-based follow-up to clients based on the needs of their cases
  • Coordinate case management with Our VOICE’s Client Services Coordinator
  • Provide on-call staff back up monthly and on an as needed basis
  • Build relationship with law enforcement, court systems personnel, and partnering agencies to ensure seamless service delivery for clients 
  • Provide community agencies with information regarding Our VOICE services generally, and court advocacy services in particular
  • Maintain professional rapport and communication with all referral agencies
  • Serve as agency representative on appropriate committees and task forces, including the facilitation of the Buncombe County Sexual Assault Response Team 
  • Maintain client files and statistical database
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics for reports
  • Receive and document all referrals
  • Other duties as assigned

All-Staff Responsibilities 

  • Provide coverage and support of Our VOICE’s 24-hour crisis line, including some after-hours and weekend shifts. 
  • Provide medical accompaniment and/or crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, as needed. 
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area 
  • Commitment to Our VOICE’s mission and values 
  • Openness to working directly with survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations including adolescents and adults of different ideological backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s Degree or in human services or criminal justice related field
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Knowledge of sexual violence and related issues
  • Considerable knowledge of community resources and structure, particularly regarding law enforcement and court-related structures
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Bilingual abilities preferred

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary range $33,000.00-$36,000.00.  Ties with the local community a plus but not required.  Revised (November 2020) 

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume in PDF format to rvoice@ourvoicenc.org