Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocacy (VA) Support Specialist

Commander Navy Installations
  • Post Date: April 26, 2017
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Job Overview

The purpose of this position is to serve as the primary initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault and works closely with the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at NSA Bahrain to ensure comprehensive care for victims throughout their care process. Provides 24/7 support for victims’ immediate needs, assesses all safety concerns, and provides information on resources that are available. Serves as an advocate for the expressed interests of victims with all intervening agencies to include law enforcement, chaplains, medical, and legal. Will be required to complete in-person DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program SAPR Victim Advocate training.


The SAPR VA Support Specialist works under the program oversight of the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at NSA Bahrain for sexual assault cases and is supervised by Installation SARC. Briefs the SARC to apprise them of SAPR service provision. Serves on the SAPR watchbill as a primary, initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault and as an advocate for the expressed interests of victims. Assists the SARC in coordinating the services that victims receive from various agencies including medical, legal, mental health and investigative services. Facilitates care and provide referrals and non-clinical support to the adult victims of a sexual assault. Provides information and facilitates referrals for services tailored to the client’s needs and safety. Attends Sexual Assault Case Management Group meetings on behalf of victims to ensure the victim’s needs are met. Provides SAPR training on prevention and response processes as directed. Supports data collection efforts as required.


Occasional Travel

May be required.



Relocation expenses authorized.

Job Requirements




To qualify, you must possess one of the following:

Completion of a four year degree in behavioral health, social science, or criminal justice and two years of experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral health or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; OR

An appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above.

A current Victim Advocate certification under the D-SAACP is preferred. The selectee will be required to obtain Victim Advocate certification under the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP).

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Must have knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and victim advocacy and care. Knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy (DON) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is preferred.

Must have the ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims; must have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Must have the analytical ability and skill in interpersonal relationships. Must have the ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement and legal personnel on behalf of victims

Must be skilled in written and verbal communication. Must have demonstrated the ability to provide effective trainings and briefings.

Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.


Q – Nonsensitive

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Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Special Requirements:This is an 18-month (unaccompanied) or 24-month (accompanied) tour located in Manama, Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is comprised of a number of Islands totaling 253 square miles and occupies a central location in the Arabian Gulf. To learn more about the Kingdom of Bahrain please go to

Special Benefits: Applicants recruited from the United States are entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA), Post (Hardship) Differential (PD), and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). The current work week is Sunday thru Thursday. Employees hired from the continental U.S. receive Sunday Premium Pay, computed at 25% of basic hourly rate for hours worked on Sunday. In addition, selectees are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at then click on foreign per diem rates.

The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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  • NationalityAmericans
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