Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator

Santa Barbara
Full Time

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Standing Together to End Sexual Assault


Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) is looking for an individual to contribute positively and be part of a supportive and collaborative team. The SART coordinator provides support, information and referral as well as advocacy services to sexual assault survivors and their significant others including family and friends. The ideal candidate communicates with clarity and compassionately to respond to the client’s immediate needs. The SART coordinator is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team that unites its’ members to provide supportive and trauma-informed services to survivors of sexual assault and to develop policies that will improve a coordinated system of care. This position interfaces with law enforcement, healthcare personnel, and community partners with diplomacy and tact while advocating for the needs of clients. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge of the issues related to sexual assault and is willing to learn about trauma-informed practices to support survivors of sexual assault in their healing. At STESA, each staff person is valued and considered an integral part of the organization.

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Benefits: Health Care Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, and Employee Retirement through SIMPLE IRA
Supervisor: Program Director

Description of Duties

  • Take a lead role in the planning and coordinating of Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) efforts in the community to improve the quality of response to and services for sexual assault survivors.
  • Provide initial in-person response to SART clients during on-call shift coverage.
  • Provide follow-up services to SART clients including in-person, over-the-phone, or via telehealth contact, accompaniment, and advocacy services.
  • Maintain SART program client files and ensure funder compliance of services.
  • Participate in monthly SART Case Management meetings and SART protocol meetings.
  • Provide appropriate crisis counseling, follow-up, advocacy, and accompaniment services to Crisis Intervention Program clients through an empowerment model.
  • Provide long-term counseling to Spanish-speaking clients as needed.
  • With the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff, cover open shifts and serve as staff back up to the 24-hour hotline.
  • Perform the duties of hotline coordination, volunteer management, and client case management during on-call shifts.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with law enforcement, medical personnel, and other community professionals to ensure the successful delivery of services to clients.
  • With the Crisis Intervention Coordinating staff, provide in-service trainings to community agencies on issues related to sexual assault.
  • Prepare statistical data from services provided for reports needed by funding sources.
  • Contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork, mutual respect, and empowerment among staff and volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings and the annual Board/Staff retreat when required.
  • 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.
  • Is computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to drive safely and in compliance with all applicable laws while on STESA business.

Physical Activities

This job requires the employee to:

  • Sit for 80% of the working hours.
  • Type at a computer keyboard while seated or standing at a desk.
  • Lift and carry for brief periods up to 25 pounds from the floor to shoulder level.
  • Bend, stoop, and stand while filing in binders and files.
  • Twist and reach while at a desk or computer terminal.
  • Maintain physical and mental composure while dealing with emergencies, crises and
  • Ability to communicate effectively with these persons both in person and over the telephone.

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

How to apply
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Submit online employment application at https://sbstesa.org/careers, include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Forward documents to Arcelia Sencion.

You may also mail your materials to the attention of the associate director to 433 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

STESA is an equal opportunity employer

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