Crisis Response Advocate/Resident Counselor
This position will provide advocacy for sexual assault and/or domestic violence victims and will act diplomatically and respectfully toward victims, significant others, police, and hospital staff, while providing emergency medical accompaniment to all of the local hospitals in York County and other medical facilities as appropriate. The advocate will be available to offer support to the victim and family at the hospital and will remain with the victim throughout the medical examination, evidence collection, and police interviews. This position will listen and provide support to callers in crisis and/or in need of information, offer referrals, and resources to crisis line callers. The educational qualifications include a High School diploma or GED. Prior experience with individuals affected by domestic violence or sexual assault is beneficial, but not required. The individual in this role must complete PCAR/PCCD/PCADV advocate training within three months of employment. This training is provided by YWCA York. This position is typically scheduled to work variety hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends and overnight.