Serves as a Sexual Assault Program Advocate; provides short-term crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault; serves as a consultant to campus partners and community members working with sexual assault victims; provides direct service to clients by providing in-person crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, advocacy services and follow-up contact. Provides Back up Coverage to the Crisis Line and Medical Advocacy Services. Assists in facilitating training for new Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) volunteers once per semester. Provides court advocacy, law enforcement advocacy, institutional advocacy in compliance with Title IX, personal advocacy, and academic advocacy to survivors of sexual assault using empathy and an empowerment. Provides support to volunteers signed up for Crisis Chat and Hotline shifts. Assists survivors with completing Michigan Crime Victims Compensation applications. Coordinates referrals to services in the community when necessary. Follows up and tracks referrals to ensure quality of care according to the individual client’s needs. Maintains a database of referral resources and community services in surrounding communities. Advocates participate in a shared case management system that supports collaboration and consultation.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience providing advocacy, crisis intervention, and supportive services to survivors of relationship violence, stalking and/or sexual assault; experience with crisis intervention training; previous experience working with sexual assault survivors, demonstrated competency and expertise in outreach and service provision with diverse populations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Criminal Justice Advocacy requires some off site duties at local courts and law enforcement offices. This position requires access to a reliable form of transportation and possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred. More than three years of experience providing advocacy and crisis intervention services to survivors of sexual assault; experience providing sexual assault advocacy services in a university or college setting; experience with building and maintaining relationships with a multi-disciplinary team; & experience with data collection and reporting; understanding of sexual victimization and natural responses to trauma; experience with crisis intervention training; previous experience working with sexual assault survivors, demonstrated competency and expertise in outreach and service provision with diverse populations; excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to demonstrate empathy, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills; ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries; ability to organize and prioritize; and the capacity to function as a team player. Criminal Justice Advocacy requires some off site duties at local courts and law enforcement offices. This position requires access to a reliable form of transportation and possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
Required Application Materials
Position funded by Victim of Crime Act grant. Grant year runs Oct 1-Sept 30.
some evenings and weekends
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for 9 months, from date of hire, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding Eligibility Ends on 2/18/20 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 637354
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