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NEW – Direct Services Internships available

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) is offering paid internship opportunities for caring individuals who are interested in supporting our therapy, advocacy, and crisis intervention services. Internships will be available from February 2023-June of 2023 and will be open until filled. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Be available on-site at RACES’ office to answer hotline and medical calls during a set schedule during normal business hours (8:30am-5pm, M-F). Services for medical calls include:
    1. Meeting survivors at the emergency department, or other medical facilities as requested.
    2. Explaining procedures to help survivors prepare for interview and exam.
    3. If the survivor chooses, remaining with the survivor during any or all of the following: medical interview, physical exam, and evidence collection.
    4. Helping survivors understand their rights under the Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Act.
    5. Assisting survivors with understanding hospital discharge and medical follow-up instructions.
    6. Providing other follow-up as needed and appropriate.
    7. Providing crisis intervention with significant others when not attending to the needs of the survivor.
  2. Conduct outreach to community partners to increase awareness of RACES’ services.
  3. Be present on-site from 5-7pm at least once a week.
  4. Provide support for counseling group services including:
    1. Materials preparation.
    2. Attendance at group sessions.
  5. Other duties as assigned.
    1. May include court accompaniment
    2. May include some hotline coverage outside of standard work hours

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. This position is open until filled. RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Part-time, temporary (February-June 2023). Minimum of 15 hours per week. Must complete an Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault 40-hour crisis intervention training prior to providing services to clients. This training will be provided by RACES, as needed.

Pay: $15/hour

 

Weekday Survivor Advocate

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) is seeking compassionate individuals 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. Advocates get paid $30 per day that they are on call whether they are called to the hospital or not and an additional hourly rate for time spent advocating at the hospital.

Positions may be taken as full or half shifts and are available for Mondays from 1-6pm, Tuesday from 8am-6pm, and Fridays from 8am-1pm. Full day on-call shifts run from 8 AM-6 PM. Weekday Survivor 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, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. This position is open until filled. RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $30.00 per day

COVID-19 considerations:
Advocates are still going to hospitals, but all hospital protocols are followed, and masks and hand sanitizer are provided.