Career Opportunities at YFAC

Our Mission: The mission of the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse by providing a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution.

If you would like to be considered for any available position, please email your resume to Jami Tiefenthaler.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)

Reports to: YFAC Director, Yavapai County Attorney

Purpose of Position: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is a Family Nurse Practitioner with specialized training to provide comprehensive care to the sexual assault victim (adult and pediatric), who has demonstrated competency in performing a medical–forensic examination and who has the ability to provide expert testimony for the criminal justice system.

Responsibilities:

Medical assessment to include:

  • History
  • Physical exam (Head to toe exam with documentation of all injuries)
  • Completion of sexual assault evidentiary examination kit (DPS) or physical examination (without DPS kit)
  • Still photo documentation
  • STD prevention
  • Pregnancy risk evaluation and interception
  • Referrals for additional support and care as indicated
  • Preparation of medical-forensic report.

Weekend/Night Call-Out Responder

Purpose of Position: Provide weeknight and/or weekend on call response to victims of sexual assault and/or child abuse to assist Law Enforcement and/or Child Protective Services professionals needing the resource of the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center. On call periods are flexible and will be arranged according to time available.

Responsibilities:

  • Open the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center facility in response to the immediate needs of Yavapai County Law Enforcement Agencies or Child Protective Services.
  • Summon allied professionals in accordance to protocol.
  • Coordinate activities to best serve the needs of the victim and the professionals.
  • Gather and record information from the victim and professionals.
  • Maintain an environment necessary to make the victim feel safe and minimize further trauma.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Compassion and empathy for victims and their families.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Yavapai Family Advocacy Center Protocol.
  • Knowledge of Yavapai County Child Abuse Investigation Protocol.
  • Familiarity with the criminal justice system.
  • Familiarity with local community resources.
  • Knowledge of victimology.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Be able to respond within thirty (30) minutes.

Victim Advocate

Full-time position: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Director of Yavapai Family Advocacy Center

Responsibility Summary:

The Victim Advocate’s job is to provide advocacy and case management services to adult and child victims of sexual assault and abuse, and family violence who are referred to the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center.  The Victim Advocate assists with crisis intervention, makes referrals to appropriate social service organizations and is a member of the multidisciplinary team.   The Victim Advocate will deliver culturally sensitive and well-coordinated care as well as maintain statistical information and perform related work as required.  The Victim Advocate must possess the skills and demeanor to interface with adult and child victims, families and the other professionals who form the multidisciplinary team. The Victim Advocate will provide community awareness presentations and trainings.

Primary Responsibilities:              

Advocacy

  • Meet with victim and family upon arrival at YFAC and help prepare them for the forensic interview and investigation.
  • Meet with victim and/or family to assess needs, discuss safety issues, provide crisis counseling and legal advocacy, answer questions, offer information and provide community resources.
  • Provide on-going case management and consistent follow-up and availability for the victim.
  • Assist victims with information about the Crime Victim Compensation Program.
  • Provide Crime Victim Rights information.
  • Collect information from the non-offending caregiver and others as needed, provide support and guidance, and assist families with completing required forms.
  • Work closely with and make referrals to the YFAC mental health counselors and medical professionals to make appropriate referrals for their psychological and physical needs.
  • Assess families for needs and make referrals to appropriate social service organizations.
  • Maintain professional connections with law enforcement, prosecution, CPS, medical, mental health counselors and other allied professionals in the community.
  • Maintain up to date victim resource literature.
  • Provide support for evaluation and outcome processes.
  • Be attentive to victim and child’s safety issues while at YFAC.

Programs

  • Facilitate population focused support groups.

Trainings

  • Facilitate Mandatory Reporter Trainings to area schools, daycare centers, preschools, and other organizations who have the responsibility of caring for children.

Agency support

  • Provide community awareness/outreach presentations on agency programs.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled team meetings and case reviews.
  • Assist in Volunteer Training and recruitment.
  • Participate in YFAC & PCA Arizona staff meetings.
  • Assist with fundraising activities.
  • Attend and participate in staff development trainings.
  • Comply with the YFAC policy and procedures.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of techniques and principles of crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of community resources and social service agencies
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and law enforcement procedures
  • Ability to manage reactions of persons in crisis
  • Ability to establish and maintain working and professional relationships in a multi-agency team atmosphere
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and written
  • Factual report writing skills
  • Knowledge of data collection and statistics
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment
  • Willing to work flexible hours, may include late night, weekends, some on call time required
  • Strong team building, problem solving, organizational, and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple cultures and the cultural impact on the delivery of services a must.
  • Training or experience in working with people with disabilities and people with mental health disorders preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Yavapai County court system, area social service system, and victim’s rights preferred.

Qualifications:

Minimum education requirement of a Bachelors Degree in social or behavioral science, criminal justice or a closely related field and/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in social services, behavioral science, criminal justice,  victim advocacy, counseling, or social work.