Under general supervision of the Crime Victim Services Coordinator, the Crime Victim Services Advocate will serve as a liaison between the victim of crime and campus police. The advocate will provide counseling and support services to clients and assist with issues as a result of victimization. This is a working field position. The advocate will assure victims understand and are afforded their rights and are kept updated on the progress of cases.
Provide victim centered services for victims of family/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment through all phases of the criminal justice process. Coordinates work activities within the Department, other agencies, victims and the public to ensure smooth and timely service delivery. Provide field follow ups of current and former students at the request of the Police Department, Student Conduct or the Behavioral Intervention Team. Communicating relevant information about the follow up to officers, investigators or other staff members. Communicate with sworn personnel or other staff members regarding the status of an investigation or other pertinent issues related to the law enforcement / criminal justice process. Coordinate campus resources, accommodations and safety planning as appropriate with student affairs, Title IX Coordinator and Human Resources. Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to victims of violent crimes. Promote awareness of victim services and provide education and training to the Police Department, the public, community groups, other agencies and other segments within the University community. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling or a related social science field. Current Mental Health License. Two to four (2-4) years of documented work experience working with crime victims in a law enforcement, social services organization, or in a health care setting or the equivalent experience. Valid Texas Driver's License.
Criminal justice system and community social services and resources. Knowledge of crisis counseling practices, procedures, methods and techniques related to the identification, interviewing, crisis intervention and support of victims and/or witnesses of domestic violence or criminal activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13360
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.