Youth Survivor Advocate


Youth Survivor Advocate

@ Hearts of Hope: Center for Sexual Trauma

The Youth Survivor Advocate provides specialized case management and support services to youth aged 12-17 who have experienced sexual violence and to their families. Responsibilities include conducting individualized client assessments and intakes, providing education and referrals, routinely conducting client follow-ups, and tracking all cases throughout the legal process. Services are offered in collaboration with other internal departments, law enforcement agencies, and other community partners. The Youth Survivor Advocate is an active resource and agent in client referral for the agency’s group services and contributes time and expertise to the agency’s public education, outreach, and fundraising activities. The Youth Survivor Advocate also participates in the 24-hour staff on-call rotation, answering the crisis line and providing emergency room accompaniment when necessary.


The Youth Survivor Advocate is a professional position. Qualified candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of the effects of interpersonal violence and sexual assault; a record of successfully exercising discretion and good judgment; ability to maintain client confidentiality and clear professional boundaries. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a human services field, Masters Degree preferred. Work experience in victim advocacy or closely related practice and direct practice with crime victims or survivors of interpersonal violence is preferred.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should email their resume and 2 professional references to Thorough background checks are conducted on all candidates.

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: November 23, 2021
Application Deadline: December 23, 2021