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Resource Advocate - Alexandria
The Resource Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide advocacy services to clients
  • Answer STAR’s hotline, business line, and office door during business hours
  • Document all client interactions in STAR’s EmpowerDB client database
  • Respond to hospital call outs during business hours 
  • Conduct community outreach and training as requested
  • Participate in weekly advocacy team meetings
  • Provide backup coverage, as scheduled 

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Non-exempt)

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: Advocacy Interns, as requested

Salary:  Base pay range is $16.00; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. 

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Resource Advocate - Baton Rouge
The Resource Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide advocacy services to clients
  • Answer STAR’s hotline, business line, and office door during business hours
  • Document all client interactions in STAR’s EmpowerDB client database
  • Respond to hospital call outs during business hours 
  • Conduct community outreach and training as requested
  • Participate in weekly advocacy team meetings
  • Provide backup coverage, as scheduled 

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Non-exempt)

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: Advocacy Interns, as requested

Salary:  Base pay range is $16.00; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. 

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Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney performs a variety of duties involved in providing legal assistance and representation to sexual assault survivors. 

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide sexual assault victims with comprehensive legal consultations, representation and referrals
  • Conduct safety plans with all survivors
  • Document all client interactions in STAR’s EmpowerDB client database
  • Attend court, return client calls, and draft legal documents as needed

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Exempt)

Reports to: Managing Attorney

Supervises: Legal Interns, as requested

Salary:  Base pay range is $45,000 – $55,000; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. 

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Alexandria
The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must work at least two (2) weekends a month; a weekend consists of 5 shifts. Weekends begin on Fridays at 5:00pm and end on Mondays at 8:30am. Position is part-time to be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Baton Rouge
The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - New Orleans

The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Internship Opportunities

STAR’s internship program supports the agency mission through graduate and undergraduate internships and offers a collaborative, supportive and creative learning environment with many opportunities for students to work autonomously with the guidance of a supervisor, integrate theory and practice, and develop new projects and initiatives within a non-profit, social service organization. Individuals interested in interning at STAR can click here to apply.

What You Should Know About Our Internships
  • Internship hours can be part-time and schedules are flexible. The minimum number of hours may be established by individual school requirements.
  • Each student intern will have administrative supervision from a staff person in their field of study. For graduate internships, clinical supervision is available for those requiring LCSW supervision in social work or LPC supervision in counseling.
  • Undergraduate internships must be at least 1 semester in length. Some positions may require longer commitments.
  • Graduate internships must be at least 2 semesters in length, ideally 3 consecutive semesters.
  • For internships involving direct services, STAR’s 40-hour CORE Advocacy Training is required. It is expected that interns complete this training prior to beginning their internship.
  • Most internships are available year-round.
  • Applicants must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and finger printing.
  • There may be more than one student in each internship position at any given time as the number of internships available varies depending on the program and position.
  • Students are required to submit a professional cover letter and resume and attend an interview to be considered for an internship position.
  • Internships are in high demand and the number of internships available may be limited. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that students begin the application process as early as possible.
  • Internships are unpaid.
 

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment. Accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process may be provided upon advance request.

Capital Area Branch
5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Central Louisiana Branch
1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 70301
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Greater New Orleans Branch
123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Capital Area Branch

5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 615-7093 
Fax: (225) 615-7236

Central Louisiana Branch

1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 625-7592 
Fax: (318) 625-7593

Greater New Orleans Branch

123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office: (504) 407-0711 
Fax: (504) 509-6368

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