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Victim Advocate

Victim Advocates work to reduce the severity of trauma and victimization for survivors and their families in the aftermath of sexual assault. This position provides crucial support and advocate services to survivors of sexual assault, empowering them to navigate the legal, medical and emotional challenges they may face. This position works with children and their families that come in to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC).

General Responsibilities

  •  Respond promptly to crisis situations, offering immediate support and empathetic listening to survivors of sexual assault.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call support as part of a rotating schedule to ensure that victims of any crime have the assistance when needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention, information, and support to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault, including clients of the CAC.
  • Accompany clients to medical examinations, police interviews, court proceedings, andother appointments, offering emotional support and information as allowed by grant requirements.
  • Assist clients in understanding their rights and available resources.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential case records, documenting interactions and services provided to clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention, information and referrals to crisis line clients and walk-ins.
  • Participate in community services the respond to sexual assault.
  • Assist in sexual assault support groups as requested.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations to coordinate comprehensive services for clients.
  • Conduct community outreach and educational programs to raise awareness about sexual assault, prevention strategies and available resources.
  • Complete all reports as required by grant contract and by supervisor, including data and statistics.
  • Maintain quality assurance standards set by MDHHS, and assist with preparations for quality assurance audits.
  • Participate on violence prevention coalitions.
  • Assist in the coordination of all Copper Shores events, activities, volunteer coordination and other special events as identified/defined.
  • Attend trainings, meetings, and other related activities as they relate to the position or for professional growth and development.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’ degree in a human services field.
  • Experience in or knowledge of crisis intervention, training and program development
  • recommended.
  • Previous experience in victim advocacy, preferably with a focus on sexual assault.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and prioritize the safety and well-being of survivors.

Time Commitment

40 hour a week flexible work schedule with a rotating on-call schedule. This is a non-remote position located in our Houghton, MI office.

Position Classification, Wage Scale and Other Benefits

Full Time, non-Exempt hourly.

Copper Shores is committed to offering a competitive compensation and benefit package
including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage along with a supplemental life and
disability coverage; 401k contribution, paid time off, and an hourly rate of $17.00 per hour.

At Will Employment

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation acknowledges that the Employee’s employment is and shall continue to be at-will, as defined under applicable law. If the Employee’s employment terminates for any reason, the Employee shall not be entitled to any payments, benefits, damages, awards or compensation other than as provided by this Agreement, or as may otherwise be established under the Company’s then existing employee benefit plans or policies at the time of termination.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, or any other protected status.

Application Process

Mail or email cover letter and resume to:

Natasha Berg
Human Resource Director/Compliance
Copper Shores Community Health Foundation
400 Quincy Street
P.O. Box 299
Hancock, MI 49930

Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain posted until filled.

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