The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments regarding the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As our communities prepare for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), sexual assault programs are preparing as well. The health, safety and well-being of survivors, sexual assault center staff, volunteers and community members are our focus.
GNESA staff will be working remotely until further notice; however, we will continue working on a daily basis to support survivors through supporting sexual assault centers statewide. We understand that this is a challenging time for survivors and the centers that support them. Communities as well as centers may have to find creative ways to support survivors during this time. GNESA supports our centers efforts in navigating this challenging terrain.
At this time, GNESA has cancelled or rescheduled our in-person trainings, meetings and technical assistance projects to decrease the risk of infection. We will continue to operate through online services, email and phone calls. Please feel free to reach out to us via 404-815-5261 or email@example.com for more information.
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DUE TO COVID 19, MOST IN-PERSON TRAININGS HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO LIVE ONLINE TRAININGS. THESE TRAININGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY AND WILL REQUIRE PARTICIPATION DURING THE ENTIRE TRAINING. AS THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, GNESA WILL FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND WILL MAKE CHANGES TO TRAINING IF/WHEN NECCESSARY. SOME TRAININGS REQUIRE IN-PERSON LEARNING AND WE WILL OFFER THOSE TRAININGS ONCE WE FEEL THAT IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. PLEASE CONTACT GNESA WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
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Job Summary and Purpose
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide outreach to sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities serving underserved and marginalized populations.
- Connect sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities to resources, providing referrals and consultation.
- Conducts needs assessments and evaluations with sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities to ensure that centers and communities have the capacity to provide services to underserved and marginalized communities.
- Assess barriers facing victims and work with sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities to develop and or implement needed services and resources for underserved and marginalized populations.
- Provide service linkages and support systems to sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities to ensure identified needs are met for underserved and marginalized populations.
- Coordinates all logistics for trainings both in-person and virtual for sexual assault centers, sexual assault response teams, multidisciplinary teams and communities in adequately addressing the needs of underserved and marginalized populations.
- Identify partners throughout the state that can collaborate to support victims from underserved and marginalized populations within communities throughout the state of Georgia.
- Presents at trainings, meetings, conferences, etc. regarding underserved and marginalized populations.
- Completes all paperwork in reference to the position and grant requirements as well as GNESA’s policies and procedures.
- Engage with diverse audiences through multiple social media channels by creating, posting, and sharing high-quality, compelling, and relevant content regarding ending sexual violence.
- Work with website creator to build and maintain GNESA’s website.
- Must be able to pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment, and education verifications
- Must have a valid driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and a reliable mode of transportation to be able to drive to meetings, events, and trainings
- High School Diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate)
- Must be familiar with the challenges facing underserved and marginalized populations
- 2 years of experience working with underserved and marginalized populations
- Experience in working with victims of crime. Working with victims of sexual violence preferred.
- Working with victims of violence (specifically sexual violence preferred)
- Working with underserved and marginalized communities
- Trauma informed care
- Best Practices in working with victims of violence
- Client focused ideology
- Fluent in both writing and speaking in English and other languages
- Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate orally and in written English as well as other languages.
- Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
- Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
- Ability to use computer to input and retrieve routine data
- Mission - focused, prompt, collaborative/team player, self-starter, adaptable.
- Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree
Note: Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Employment at the Georgia Network Against Sexual Assault is on an "at-will" basis. Regardless of the date or method of payment or salary, employment may be terminated at any time by the employer or employee with or without cause. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. No supervisor, manager, or other person, irrespective of title or position, has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter into any employment contract for a definite period of time with you. Any agreement with you altering your at-will employment status must be in writing and signed by the Executive Director of the Georgia Network Against Sexual Assault.
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