Advocate Sexual Assault Tues-Sat 9AM-6PM – The Crisis Center – Tampa, FL

The advocate provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocates for the client’s on-going needs during the recovery and judicial period. Assists clients with victim impact statements, crime victim compensation forms and filing for injunctions. Provides accompaniment to court, law enforcement interviews, and medical appointments. Substantial focus is placed with working with minority and underserved populations. The advocate performs duties of considerable difficulty requiring initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the Crisis Center’s Sexual Assault Services Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health or other social sciences related field AND one year advocate and/or crisis counseling experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • Must possess reliable transportation and a valid Florida Driver’s license.


  • Provide comprehensive victim services to all clients requesting advocacy
  • Obtain and maintain Victim Services Practitioner Designation through the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Complete 30-hour self-study training through the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
  • Provide community outreach and prevention services focusing on minority and underserved populations
  • Attend DV and SV Task Force monthly meetings
  • Have knowledge of changes in statutes and policies affecting victims’ rights
  • On-call response for sexual assault exams
  • Accompany clients to legal and medical appointments
  • Assist clients with completing the Victim Compensation application process
  • Assist clients file for injunctions for protection through the Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Maintain updated information for Hillsborough County resources
  • Attend all SAS department meetings
  • Have knowledge of safety planning
  • Develop positive working relationship with other agencies
  • Have knowledge of and comply with the policies and procedures of the Crisis Center and all partnering agencies
  • Know and apply with HIPAA regulation

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