Employment

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Full-Time Positions

Advocate/Volunteer Supervisor

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) is seeking an experienced individual to provide advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, primarily within the court system (civil and criminal) and the medical system. This position is also responsible for coordinating approximately 25 volunteers for the 24-hour rape crisis hotline.

Successful candidates will have at least one year of experience working with diverse populations in a social service setting and exemplary organizational skills. Excellent communication skills and a team-focused orientation are required; supervision (staff or volunteer) experience desirable. This position requires a bachelor’s degree; the agency will provide content training on sexual violence and legal advocacy. 

RACES is committed to the well-being of its staff and provides a competitive benefits package, support for self-care, and opportunities for professional growth and development. RACES is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

Counselor

RACES (Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services) is seeking a counselor to provide mental health therapy to survivors of sexual violence age 3 and up. Successful candidates will have at least nine months of counseling experience with both adults and children, excellent communication skills, the ability to work with a diverse population, and a team-focused orientation. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field and experience working with marginalized communities preferred.

RACES is committed to the well-being of its staff. Counselors’ caseloads are capped, and RACES provides a competitive benefits package, support for self-care, and opportunities for professional growth and development. Opportunities for licensure-related supervision for Social Workers and Psychologists are available. Salary minimum of $37,000 per year. 

RACES is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

Prevention Educator 

RACES (Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services) is seeking a compassionate individual to provide sexual violence prevention education programming to students Pre-K through 12th grade in a classroom setting during school hours (7:30 am-4 pm), or at our Urbana office during normal business hours. This is a year-round position. 

Candidates must be able to work with students in a group setting, and with individuals in crisis—both in-person and over the telephone hotline. Successful candidates will have six months’ experience working with diverse populations in a school or social service setting and exemplary organizational skills. Excellent communication skills and a team-focused orientation are a must. This position requires a bachelor’s degree; the agency will provide content training on sexual violence and specific prevention programs to be used. Successful candidates must have public speaking or teaching experience. Must have reliable personal transportation.

RACES is committed to the well-being of its staff and provides a competitive benefits package, support for self-care, and opportunities for professional growth and development. RACES is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

Part-Time Positions

Overnight & Weekend Survivor Advocate

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) is seeking a compassionate individual 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, and the advocate gets paid whether they are called to the hospital or not.

On-call shifts for Night/Weekend (N/W) Advocates run from 6:00 pm-8:00 am Mondays through Fridays, and around the clock Saturdays and Sundays. Each Medical Advocate is responsible for covering 50% of the required shifts as either primary or backup. Medical 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, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 considerations:

Advocates are still going to hospitals, but all hospital protocols are followed, and masks and hand sanitizer are provided.

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 and the advocate gets paid whether they are called to the hospital or not.

Positions are available for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and on-call shifts run from 8 AM-6 PM. Medical 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, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. The closing date is Monday, August 2, 2021.

RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races, and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 considerations:

Advocates are still going to hospitals, but all hospital protocols are followed, and masks and hand sanitizer are provided.