The Center for Survivors is a Confidential Program at Michigan State University. The Michigan State University Center for Survivors Advocate will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to sexual assault survivors. The Advocate provides short-term crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct; serves as a consultant to campus partners and community members working with sexual assault victims; provides direct service to clients by providing in-person and virtual crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, advocacy services and follow-up contact. Provides Back up Coverage to the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) volunteers. The Advocate has ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities to maintain records regarding work with clients and to protect client confidentiality in accordance with guidelines set by VOCA/VAWA, MSU, the State of Michigan, and other professional associations.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following duties.
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 empowerment. Provides support to volunteers signed up for Crisis Chat, Hotline shifts and medical advocacy. Assists in facilitating training for new Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) volunteers and Volunteer Medical Advocates once per semester. Assists survivors with completing Michigan Crime Victims Compensation applications. Coordinates referrals to services in the community when necessary. Participate in a shared case management system that supports collaboration and consultation. Provides crisis intervention, resources, and referrals to walk-in clients during regular office hours. Completes other miscellaneous VOCA Grant, University, and program documentation as needed. Maintains collaborative relationships with campus and community partners. Completes other duties as specified and assigned. Follows up and tracks referrals to ensure quality of care according to the individual client’s needs. Maintains client confidentiality. Maintains a database of referral resources and community services in surrounding communities.
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, and experience facilitating training and presentations for large groups; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred. Demonstrated competency and expertise in providing services and building relationships with diverse populations of clients. More than two years of experience providing crisis intervention, advocacy and/or counseling to survivors of sexual assault. Experience providing victim advocacy services in a campus setting. Experience with data collection and reporting. Understanding of sexual victimization and natural responses to trauma.Experience with crisis intervention. Awareness and experience using an intersectional lens with a focus on multiculturalism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated empathy and supportive communication skills. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work responsibilities. Ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries. Ability to work collaboratively with other clinicians and victim service responders. English language proficiency; bilingual desired though not required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
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.
usually 8-5 but some evenings and weekends
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded through 09/30/2022 from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding eligibility ends on 07/27/2021 at 11:00 PM
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