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Bilingual Therapist for Sexual Assault Survivors Program

Job Description (Part Time with possibility of Full Time)

Raksha Inc., whose mission is to promote a stronger and healthier community through free and confidential support services, education and advocacy is seeking a Bilingual/Multi-lingual Therapist for a Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Survivors Program. This position will be responsible for designing a program aimed at addressing Sexual Assault in the South Asian community and providing therapeutic and advocacy services.  This position will also work with another staff person to coordinate community wide multi-lingual, culturally appropriate community outreach and education for the South Asian community in metropolitan Atlanta and Georgia.  Issues to be covered will include but are not limited to addressing  Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Incest, immigration, and sexual assault in marriages as well as dating relationships.

Position Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage Raksha’s helpline, client-related calls, and emails
  • Abide by Raksha’s and State of Georgia’s  confidentiality and mandated reporting policies
  • Provide and document advocacy, support, referrals, and home visits to clients
  • Assist clients in accessing social services, medical services, and legal assistance including writing letters for immigration relief
  • Provide court accompaniment and interpretation as needed
  • Provide individual and family counseling to children and adults
  • Facilitate monthly support groups for sexual assault survivors (Children and Adults)
  • Train new peer support volunteers on sexual violence
  • Assist in grant reporting
  • Assist in maintaining and updating resource files/folders
  • Assist in creating and updating client service protocol and policies related to survivors of sexual violence
  • Provide training and supervision to new staff members and interns
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and treatment team meetings
  • Attend trainings and minimum of 10 continuing education hours related specifically to sexual assault and trauma
  • Attend outside supervision with a licensed professional once a month
  • Network with social service organizations locally, nationally, and internationally

Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s Degree in social work/counseling related field
  • State of Georgia Licensure required
  • Licensure preferred (e.g. LCSW, LPC)
  • Fluency in a South Asian language (preferably Bangla, Hindi, Gujarati, and/or Urdu)
  • Willingness to engage with diverse South Asian communities and religious groups
  • Understanding of issues related to sexual violence against adults and children
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and organization skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to handle crisis situations
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft office, internet research, social media)
  • Leadership qualities and public speaking desirable
  • Team-oriented
  • High self-awareness and willingness to seek support around self-care
  • A minimum  2-year commitment

Salary commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

 Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to:

Raksha Inc., ATTN: Sexual Assault Therapist Position

P.O. Box 12337, Atlanta, GA 30355 email: jobs@raksha.org

Raksha Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.

Bilingual Sexual Assault Services Coordinator

Job Description (Part Time with the possibility of Full Time)

 

Raksha Inc., whose mission is to promote a stronger and healthier community through free and confidential support services, education and advocacy is seeking a Multi-lingual Coordinator  for a Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Survivors Program. This position will be responsible for designing a program aimed at addressing Sexual Assault in the South Asian community and providing outreach and advocacy services.  This position will also work with a Therapist to coordinate community wide multi-lingual, culturally appropriate community outreach and education for the South Asian community in metropolitan Atlanta and Georgia.  Issues to be covered will include but are not limited to addressing Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Incest, immigration, and sexual assault in marriages as well as dating relationships.

Position Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage Raksha’s helpline, client-related calls, and emails
  • Abide by Raksha’s  and State of Georgia’s  confidentiality and mandated reporting guidelines
  • Provide and document advocacy, support, referrals, and home visits to clients
  • Attend grant required Office of Violence Against Women trainings
  • Assist clients in accessing social services, medical services, and legal assistance including immigration
  • Provide court accompaniment and interpretation as needed
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate monthly support groups for sexual assault survivors (adults and children)
  • Train new peer support volunteers sexual violence
  • Assist in grant writing and reporting
  • Assist in maintaining and updating resource files/folders
  • Assist in creating and updating client service protocol and policies related to survivors of sexual violence
  • Provide training and supervision to new staff members and interns
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and treatment team meetings
  • Attend trainings and continuing education related specifically to sexual assault and trauma
  • Create sexual assault specific outreach and education materials (including PSA’s, brochures and tear sheets)
  • Conduct presentations in South Asian community
  • Conduct focus groups with community members and develop social marketing campaigns.
  • Network with social service organizations locally and internationally

Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Criminal Justice or related field
  • Fluency in a South Asian language preferably Bangla, Hindi, Urdu and/ or Gujarati
  • Willingness to engage with diverse South Asian communities and religious groups
  • Understanding of issues related to sexual violence against adults and children
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and organization skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to handle crisis situations
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Social Media and  Internet Research)
  • Leadership qualities and public speaking desirable
  • Team oriented
  • High self awareness and willingness to seek support around self care
  • Minimum 2 year commitment

Salary commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

 Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to:

Raksha Inc., ATTN: Sexual Assault Services Coordinator Position

P.O. Box 12337, Atlanta, GA 30355 email: jobs@raksha.org

Raksha Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.

 

Legal Intern

Raksha is seeking an unpaid intern to be a legal advocate for our clients and to assist clients with a range of legal needs and referrals(i.e. immigration issues, TPOs, divorce, custody issues, etc.).  Primary duties center on the client.  The Intern will liaise with supervising attorneys from local firms and organizations in areas of immigration, civil/legal issues, divorce, and custody issues.  Interns will also be working/collaborating with court based advocates throughout Metro Atlanta. The Intern will also accompany clients to court, work with attorneys, assist with research, writing, preparing client statements, and assist with preparation of client and supporting affidavits for court.

The Intern will be requested to work approximately 10 hours per week with flexibility in scheduling and work throughout the Summer. Start dates are flexible.  Access to transportation is critical as intern will accompany clients to court and legal meetings throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.

This Internship is appropriate for a first year student, but may be modified to suit for 2nd or 3rd year students.

Proficiency in a South Asian language is required.

Strong oral and written communication skills are required

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter which includes a statement of interest. Applicants should possess a desire to work with immigrant populations and/or with survivors of domestic/sexual violence.  All applicants must pass a background check prior to beginning the internship.

Applicants may apply online.

Contact:

Guneeta Singh

guneeta@raksha.org

Raksha, Inc.

P.O. Box 12337

Atlanta, GA 30355

Phone:  404-876-0670

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