We are currently hiring for aa advocate in our SE region (Robinson), two counselors for our NW region (Charleston), a part-time medical advocate for our NW region (Charleston), and a community prevention educator in our SE region (Robinson).

(October 13, 2023)

Position Title: Advocate

Department: Advocacy

Reports to: Director of Advocacy (SE Region)

Primary Work Location: Robinson, IL with regular travel within Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Edwards Counties required

Number of Positions Open: 1

Employment Type: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefits: PPO, Dental, Vision, Cafeteria Plan (IRA Contribution), 15 Holidays, 4 weeks Vacation – 5 weeks after 5 years, and 12 Health Related Leave Days, mileage reimbursement

Salary Range: $36,000 – 38,000

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Established in 1977, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault

survivors (and significant others) through non‐judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, public education, medical and legal advocacy in Coles, Cumberland and Southern Clark Counties in Illinois. The first satellite office was established in Robinson in 1996 in order to serve Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland Counties. In January of 2018, the second satellite office was opened in Olney, IL, in order to support the expansion of services into Wabash and Edwards Counties, as well.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide on-call coverage for assigned and rotating shifts as part of the 24-hour crisis hotline. This involves evenings and some weekends.
  • Provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals via the SACIS Office through telephone and in-person contacts.
  • Adhere to agency and departmental documentation submission requirements.
  • Attend all staff/supervision/case consultation meetings, attend advocacy in-services, and participate in staff development activities.
  • Participate in meetings/training for local and statewide sexual assault coalitions, institutional partners, and other agencies, as assigned.
  • Advocacy Duties
  • Respond to requests for advocacy services as assigned
  • Provide services to walk-in clients
  • Complete intake paperwork and appropriate advocacy paperwork.
  • Provide medical advocacy during daytime office hours when necessary.
  • Provide court support to clients when necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention, when necessary.
  • Maintain advocacy files.
  • Abides by the SACIS Policies and Procedures and the ICASA Service Standards
  • Case Management Duties
  • Work with clients in caseloads to develop strengths-based, goal-orientated service plans to support clients on their path to stability, self-sufficiency, and integration
  • Complete client intakes and assessments.
  • Provide assistance with life skills, advocacy, and other direct services as necessary.
  • Adhere to the agency’s policies and procedures to assure client safety and confidentiality.
  • Participates in providing “on call” services on the 24-hour crisis hotline as a part of a staff rotation.
  • Provide support and resources for clients.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with support networks, government resources, and community resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS or equivalent in a related field preferred. AS/AA with related work experience required.
  • One year of experience in crisis work, case management, social work or a related field required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher preferred
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to objectively advocate for the needs/rights of others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Access to transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance for effective service delivery
  • Ability to arrive at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson to be with a survivor within one hour of a call from the hospital
  • Previous experience working on human rights issues, addressing sexual violence/ gender-based violence, and working with historically oppressed communities strongly preferred
  • Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault training within 60 days of hire is required; the previous completion of the training is strongly preferred
  • Attend a minimum of 15 hours of training per year after the first year of employment which will include 3 hours of training related to privilege, oppression, racial justice, equity, and/or inclusion.

Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. SACIS understands that historically oppressed populations are statistically less likely to apply to positions if they don’t meet all of the preferred criteria above. We would like you to know that SACIS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual, gender and/or romantic expression, national origin, or disability in its procedures and policies. Please apply if you are passionate about ending sexual violence and believe you would be a great addition to our team. If you feel that our criteria listed above are limiting and/or inequitable, please contact us so we can learn more about ways to improve.

Submit a cover letter and resume to: SACIS

Attn: Mickie Owens (mickie.caisa@sacis.org)

DATE: As Soon As Possible

SACIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted September 29, 2023

Position Title: Counselors/Therapists (full‐time, exempt)

Reports to: Director of Counseling

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Established in 1977, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is an independent, not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors (and significant others) through non‐judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy Coles, Cumberland and Southern Clark Counties in Illinois. SACIS provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.

BENEFITS

Medical (PPO), Dental, and Vision covered at 90% by employer. Generous Holiday (15 days), Vacation (20 days/year in the first four years, 25 in the fifth year and beyond), and Sick time (12 days/year, accrual up to 60 days).

Salary Ranges: Bachelors $38,000 – $42,000, Masters $50,000 – $52,000, With potential for additional compensation based on experience, licensure, performance and commitment to the position.

Now offering a $1,000 sign on bonus.

Therapists and Counselors are supported in maintaining clinical licensure through reimbursement for licensure fees.

Paid lunch hour.

Opportunity for ongoing education, CEU support.

We are engaged in creating a healthy work life balance.

You will be part of a supportive and collaborative team that values your contribution and respects your expertise.

Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. SACIS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide individual and family counseling, and support/empowerment groups for victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others.

Maintain a caseload of counseling clients appropriate to level of employment and program needs.

Assess/screen individuals to determine appropriate level of intervention and services.

Promptly respond to requests for counseling services and maintain intake and referral records.

Participate in regular supervision, consultation, program, and staff meetings.

Develop and maintain a network of community members and service providers.

Identify and participate in community events, forums, and meetings as necessary to maintain the agency’s awareness of issues impacting residents and the visibility of the agency’s services.

Collaborate with staff and interns from the Prevention & Training, Advocacy, and Counseling departments, in order to enhance the effectiveness of the agency’s services.

Maintain accurate records for client intake, counseling, non-client crisis intervention, information/referral, and other services/activities.

Provide counseling services at SACIS Charleston counseling office, as well as other organizations that provide us with confidential spaces.

Provide crisis intervention counseling in area schools, when necessary.

Participates in an on-call staff rotation for the SACIS 24-hour crisis hotline.

Abides by the SACIS Policies and Procedures and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault Service Standards.

Performs other duties/responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Counseling Services.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, School Counseling, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, or closely related field required.

While licensure such as LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC is preferred but not required, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent counseling and client assessment skills

Excellent documentation and organizational skills

Positive attitude and proactive approach to problem solving

Comfort with giving and receiving honest, constructive feedback

Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team

A team player with a collaborative attitude who is dedicated to actively engaging in our mission

Previous experience addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence and working with diverse populations (BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIA+) communities is desired

Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault training by an Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault member center within 60 days of hire is required (and provided by SACIS); previous completion of the training is strongly preferred

General business hours with some flexibility for evening appointments/events as necessary

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a cover letter and resumé with three professional references to Director of Counseling, Elizabeth Amerman via email (elizabeth@sacis.org)

Selected candidates will be interviewed by a committee of SACIS staff and/or Board of Directors’ members.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible

SACIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted September 27, 2023

Position Title: Medical Advocate (Overnight, On Call)

Department: Advocacy

Reports to: Director of Advocacy (NW Region)

Primary Work Location: Coles County, IL

Number of Positions Open: 1

Employment Type: Part-time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Wages

$37.75 per overnight shift with a guarantee of 19 shifts per month.

An additional $17 per hour for time spent on a call at the hospital.

Mileage reimbursement at a rate of $0.625 per mile from your home to the hospital and back.

Benefits: This position does not come with any benefits, however it does come with ongoing training opportunities in the areas of survivor services and advocacy. We also pay the hourly rate for attending the required 40 hour crisis intervention training.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Established in 1977, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors (and significant others) through non‐judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, public education, medical and legal advocacy in Coles, Cumberland and Southern Clark Counties in Illinois. The first satellite office was established in Robinson in 1996 in order to serve Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland Counties. In January of 2018, the second satellite office was opened in Olney, IL, in order to support the expansion of services into Wabash and Edwards Counties, as well.

POSITION DETAILS

In this position, the right candidate will be accompanying survivors of sexual assault during their time at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Emergency Department, should the survivor welcome your presence (SACIS is called automatically by the hospital). This includes providing information on survivor rights and services (the sexual assault forensic exam is free, for example). All of this will be explained in a 40 hour training with our regional credentialing body then direct training with our advocacy staff. We are looking for candidates who are compassionate and can adhere to very strict confidentiality guidelines. The ability to maintain strong emotional and practical boundaries to protect the agency and our clients is essential.

One medical advocate will be hired and will work 15 days per month as negotiated with the supervisor. The medical advocate will be available on weeknights and on weekends to respond to all medical calls to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Emergency Department in Mattoon, IL. The advocate will be paid for shifts whether or not on site medical advocacy is required/provided during the course of the month. The advocate must be able to respond within 60 minutes to calls to the hospital.

NOTE: The new staff member will be required to undergo a forty-hour training program to meet the requirements to be covered by confidentiality related to the provision of services for sexual assault victims. Any applicants who have already completed the 40 hour Volunteer Training Program have already completed this requirement.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit a cover letter and resumé to Ky Newsome (ky@sacis.org). References may be requested at a later time. Selected candidates will be interviewed by a hiring committee.

STARTING DATE: ASAP

Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. SACIS understands that historically oppressed populations are statistically less likely to apply to positions if they don’t meet all of the preferred criteria above. We would like you to know that SACIS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual, gender and/or romantic expression, national origin, or disability in its procedures and policies. Please apply if you are passionate about ending sexual violence and believe you would be a great addition to our team. If you feel that our criteria listed above are limiting and/or inequitable, please contact us so we can learn more about ways to improve.

SACIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted October 13, 2023

Position Title: Community Prevention Educator (full‐time, exempt)

Location: Primarily Crawford, Lawrence, and Jasper counties, office based in Robinson (where we are known as CAISA)

Reports to: Director of Prevention and Volunteer Services

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Medical (PPO), Dental, and Vision covered at 90% by employer. Generous Holiday (15 days), Vacation (20 days/year in the first four years, 25 in the fifth year and beyond), and Sick time (12 days/year, accrual up to 60 days)
  • Salary Ranges: Bachelors $38,000 to $40,000/year
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid lunch hour
  • Opportunity for ongoing education, CEU support
  • We are engaged in creating a healthy work life balance
  • You will be part of a supportive and collaborative team that values your contribution and respects your expertise

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Established in 1977, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is an independent, not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors (and significant others) through non‐judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy in Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, southern Clark, Edwards, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, and Wabash Counties in southeastern Illinois. SACIS provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with Director on prevention supervision and overall direction/ efforts
  • Coordinate coverage for education programs
  • Conduct sexual victimization awareness and prevention programs in area public schools for children and parents
  • Conduct programs for university and adult community participants
  • Conduct one on one educational programing for youth and parents
  • Contact appropriate people to arrange programs
  • Prepare and ensure all materials for programs are current and accounted for
  • Conduct public education program evaluations
  • Conduct evaluation of professional training programs
  • Complete end of month documentation for programs, contacts, and other monthly activities
  • Tabel at resource fairs, career fairs, internship fairs and other relevant events
  • Complete referrals to other programs as necessary
  • Participate in providing “on-call” services as part of staff rotation
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling when necessary
  • Maintain individual statistical records of programs and services provided
  • Abide by SACIS policies and ICASA standards
  • Attend a minimum of 12 hours of training per year

 REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher preferred
  • Strong computer skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to objectively advocate for the needs/rights of others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team
  • Exceptional organizational and record‐keeping skills
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Regular access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance for effective service delivery
  • Previous experience addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence and working with diverse populations (BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIA+) communities is desired
  • Completion of a minimum of 40‐hours of sexual assault training within 60 days of hire is required; the previous completion of the training is very strongly preferred
  • Attend a minimum of 12 hours of training per year after the first year of employment.

Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. SACIS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit a cover letter and resume. Darien Prevost (caisa@sacis.org). References may be requested later.
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed by a committee of staff and/or Board of Directors members.

STARTING DATE:  December 1, 2023 or later.

SACIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted October 13, 2023