The purpose of this position is to support the mission goals and objectives of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The Graduate Assistant for the Confidential Advocate Program (CAP), through Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, will support the CAP\u2019s mission of advocacy, resource development, and collaborative programming.
Reporting to the Confidential Advocacy Program Manager the Advocacy Graduate Assistant position is a leader in the development and implementation of survivor/victim support services. This position will develop, implement, and improve the essential functions of a confidential advocacy program focused on responding to sexual violence and harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence at OHSU. The position will provide coordinated crisis response and ongoing advocacy support services in order to ensure the well-being and safety of victims/survivors of violence. Major functions of the position include case management, crisis intervention, empowerment-based advocacy, expertise with regards to all the legal and administrative options, resources, and referrals for survivors/victims of these forms of violence, such as individual and community based intervention services, criminal justice and judicial processes, medical advocacy, and academic support, and volunteer management.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm