SART Coordinator

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Standing Together to End Sexual Assault

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Salary: $25/ hour
Benefits: Health Care Insurance, Employee Retirement, Vacation and Sick Leave
Supervisor: Crisis Intervention Lead

A. SART Coordination

1. Take a lead role in the planning and coordinating of SART efforts in the community with the goal of improving the quality of response to and services for sexual assault survivors.
2. Provide initial in-person response to SART clients during on-call shift coverage.
3. Provide follow-up services to SART clients including in-person and over the phone contact, accompaniment and advocacy services.
4. Maintain SART program client files and ensure compliance of services as required by CAL OES.
5. Participate in monthly Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Case Management meetings and SART protocol meetings.

B. Client Services

1. Provide appropriate crisis counseling, follow-up, advocacy, and accompaniment services to Crisis Intervention Program clients through an empowerment model.
2. Provide long-term counseling to Spanish speaking clients as needed.
3. With the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff, cover open shifts and serve as staff back up to the 24-hour hotline.
4. Perform the duties of hotline coordination, volunteer management, and client case management during on-call shifts.
5. Meet regularly with Crisis Intervention Coordinating Staff and Program Director to conduct case management services and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of services provided.
6. Coordinate referrals to the Long-Term Counseling Program by communicating directly with the Long-Term Counseling Supervisor.
7. Attend weekly Long-term Counseling supervision meetings in order to obtain feedback on case management and to process issues that arise from working with Crisis Intervention Program clients.
8. Maintain a positive working relationship with law enforcement, medical personnel and other community professionals to ensure successful delivery of services to clients.

C. In-Service Training

1. With the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff, ensure the implementation of trainings to SART partners and first responders.
2. With the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff, provide in-service trainings to community agencies on issues related to sexual assault.

D. Other Responsibilities

1. Perform the duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff.
2. Research the subject of sexual assault and participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to expand knowledge of related issues and maintain a current knowledge base.
3. Prepare statistical data from services provided for reports needed by funding sources.
4. Act as spokesperson on behalf of STESA when necessary.
5. Contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork, mutual respect and empowerment among staff and volunteers.
6. Attend staff meetings and the annual Board/Staff retreat when required.
7. Perform other duties as required to advance the goals of STESA.


• BA required, preferably in psychology, sociology, human resources or related field.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
• Completion of Crisis Intervention Training within 3 months of hire and Long-term Counseling Training within 1 year of hire (STESA will provide this training).
• Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
• Experience in the development and coordination of trainings.
• Experience in training staff and volunteers.
• Working knowledge of and sensitivity to issues related to sexual violence.
• Knowledge of issues pertinent to marginalized communities.
• Experience in working effectively with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work effectively with professionals who interface with survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.
• Accessible by telephone and live within range of the response service area.
• Willingness and ability to work unusual and varied hours.
• Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Ability to drive safely and in compliance with all applicable laws while on STESA business.

Physical Activities

1. Sit for 80% of the working hours.
2. Type at a computer keyboard while seated at a desk.
3. Lift and carry for brief periods up to 25 pounds from the floor to shoulder level.
4. Bend, stoop and stand while filing in binders and files.
5. Twist and reach while at a desk or computer terminal.
6. Maintain physical and mental composure while dealing with emergencies, crisis situations and deadlines.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties.

STESA will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant or Staff Member in accordance with applicable law. If you think you may require an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of your job, immediately notify your supervisor or STESA’s Associate Director of this need and describe the requested accommodation.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment
STESA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, discharges, provides benefits, and undertakes other personnel actions without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, disability, or other characteristic protected by applicable statute. The discrimination precluded by this policy includes any discrimination against an individual because that individual is perceived to have any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived to have any of the foregoing characteristics.


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