I hope that everyone had a great weekend! We have a few updates this week. But first, here’s an adorable kitten picture of what we all wish we were still doing on Monday mornings:
Caller Inappropriate for Our ServicesThe
CI team has officially decided that the repeat caller, D, is
inappropriate for our services. If you take a call from him, you may end
the call yourself or transfer to CI staff so that we can end the call.
For more information about this caller, please review the abusive caller
binder or read the small white board on the desk in the Crisis Line office. If you have further questions or concerns about this caller, please don’t hesitate to talk with a CI staff member.
New List for Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Identity ResourcesWe wanted to make sure that everyone had access to the digital version of this resource as well as the paper copy in the resource binder. We hope this resource makes referrals around these issues a little easier!
Job Opening in ChildcareRise and Shine Childcare at Middle Way House is looking to hire a Childcare Assistant. Childcare assistants help with providing high-quality care for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years and assist with maintaining a safe, clean, facility. Must be available to start immediately with shifts Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45 am until 1 pm as well as Wednesday afternoons from 12 pm to 3 pm. More hours may become available at the end of the spring semester.
Interested candidates must be available year-round (including school breaks). Must be able to pass a national background check as well as a drug test. Additional training and requirements to be completed after hiring. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Win a Copy of the Book “Queering Sexual Violence”!One of our team members has generously donated an extra copy of the book Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement, edited by Jennifer Patterson, and we’d love to give it away to an interested volunteer! For those who are interested, please answer the following trivia question, and email it to email@example.com by the end of the day, Thursday, 2/14/2019. If you guess the right answer, we will put your name into a raffle to win! The winner will be announced in the next update email and they will be able to pick the book up from the CI office.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What does the acronym SANE stand for with regard to sexual assault?——————————————————————————————–
Spring 2018 Crisis Line and OSA Schedule– January 7th- May 5thPlease remember: Only two volunteers can sign up for an in-office shift at once.
Crisis Line Online Resources!We now have a working online folder of Crisis Line resources!!
For those of you who prefer to pull things up on a computer when your
helping a client, or prefer reading reminders online you can use the
link below. 🙂 If you prefer hard copies, and using the binders in the
office, don’t worry! This online folder is not meant to replace those
resources, it’s just in addition! Let a CI staff member know if you have
Crisis Line Online Resources
CL Resource MaintanenceThis
tool is a google sheet that I will include in these emails every week.
Please feel free to click on the link and begin adding your requests!
Let a CI staff person know if you have any questions about this!!
CL Resource Maintenance Sheet
–What should you do as soon as you walk into the CL office?
soon as you arrive, you should sign in (this is very important – we get
funding for every volunteer hour logged, and this is how we know you
were actually there!!)
- You should also write your name on the marker board directly outside of the CL office! It helps everyone get to know you. Feel free to draw something fun on there too!!
- Check the white board for any updates, or important information.
- Make sure you know if anyone is on the pending list, and familiarize with the ‘current resident’ clipboard.
- Read through the past few days of calls in the call log book to catch up on what’s going on!
–I’m not coming in for my shift.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and ask if someone can take your shift, be sure to include the shift day and time.
- If it’s the day of your shift, call shelter and let them know that you won’t be in, AND do #1.
consider if there is any way to avoid this conflict, particularly if
you don’t have a shift partner. Our services does NOT function in the
ideal way if we do not have crisis liners.
Staff needs to be available to help residents with their individual
needs, assist walk-ins, respond to OSA requests, train new volunteers,
etc. We absolutely depend on our crisis line to keep things running smoothly. If there’s any way that you can adjust things to avoid missing your shift, please do so.
-I can cover a shift that someone emailed the google group about!
You’re a lifesaver! Please copy the whole group on your response to them so that everyone knows the shift was covered.
Upcoming Events2019 Latino Sexual Assault ForumIvy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)Thursday, February 21st, 2019