Victim's Advocate and Prevention Educator (Exempt)

Location
Carson, California
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Ref
Recruitment 3091
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information  

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Special Working Conditions: 

This position works variable hours depending on the needs of the students, staff and faculty.  There will be occasional evenings and weekends including emergency on-call hours.  

Salary Range and Max Salary  

The application deadline is: Monday, July 3, 2017.
The salary range for this classification is: $4,796 - $6,841 monthly.  

Conditions of Employment  

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.  

Campus Marketing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.  

Department Marketing Statement  

Department: Division of Student Affairs

CSUDH is committed to providing emergency and ongoing support and resources to students, staff, and faculty who are survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. To support this commitment, CSUDH offers the dedicated services and support of our Victims Advocate and Prevention Educator.  

Major Duties  

Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President of Student Life/ Dean of Students, The Victims Advocate and Prevention Educator will be the primary contact for students, faculty and staff who are victims/survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment providing immediate response and confidential advocacy as defined in the California Evidence Code § 1035.2.   In addition to providing advocacy services, the Victims Advocate and Prevention Educator will develop and deliver on-going prevention education and awareness-raising programs aimed at preventing sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.  

Qualifications  

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education:  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.

Preferred Education:  Master's degree or equivalent in social work, education, counseling, psychology, health education or a related field.
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor and Domestic Violence Counselor as defined in California Evidence Code § 1037 (or comparable certification from another state and willingness to obtain California certification within first 6 months of work).

Required Experience:  Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.

A masters degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.

Preferred Experience:  1-2 years of experience as a Sexual Assault Victims Advocate providing rape crisis counseling and experience providing prevention education in a higher education setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
- The purpose and history of sexual assault and domestic violence victim¿s advocacy
- Root causes of and risk factors for sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and sex or gender-based discrimination
- Options and rights of victims/survivors, including on and off-campus resources
- Trauma-informed practices to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence
- Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and other state and federal laws
- CSU policies related to sex and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking
- Best practices in primary prevention (such as those utilized in MVP, Bringing in the Bystander, and Green Dot)
- The importance of adapting prevention education programming to ensure that it is culturally relevant

Skills in:
- Crisis intervention
- Threat assessment
- Facilitating dialogues about masculinity, sexism, social justice, prevention, and intersectionality
- Individual and group counseling techniques
- Use of electronic media to provide outreach and engage college students

Abilities to:
- Use trauma-informed practices to support individuals after sexual or domestic violence
- Maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive information
- Work effectively with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities
- Provide culturally relevant trainings to diverse audiences
- Develop relationships with on and off campus community partners
- Provide appropriate support and accurate information in crisis situations
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Motivate and train volunteers
- Create evaluation tools to better understand trainings and programs
- Establish and maintain appropriate, professional boundaries with colleagues and students
- Rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operations, functions, and programs

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
General office equipment such as a computer, printer/copier, shredder etc.

Certification:  Valid Driver's license
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor as defined in California Evidence Code § 1035 or comparable certification from another state and willingness to obtain California certification within first 6 months of work.  

Responsibilities  

The California State University (CSU) is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking. (CSU Executive Order 1095)

60% - Advocacy as defined in Executive Order 1095:
Provides confidential victim advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, dating/ domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment on a walk-in basis and by appointment. The Advocate may accompany victims/survivors/complainants, at their request and with their permission, and be with them as a support person throughout all stages of the Universitys investigation and discipline proceedings, including acting as an advisor at any related meeting or hearing.
- Provide crisis intervention, support, and follow-up services
- Discuss rights and options, including the right to report to the CSUDH Title IX Officer and to the police and the right to access medical, legal, and support services
- Accompany survivors to meetings for CSUDH Title IX investigations, medical exams, interviews with police (on and off campus), court hearings, etc.
- Assist survivors throughout CSUDH Title IX and Police reporting and investigation processes
- Provide safety planning to ensure the safety and well being of survivors
- Notifies appropriate CSUDH staff when there is an active or ongoing threat to an individuals or the community
- Assist survivors in seeking reasonable interim remedies, including but not limited to academic support, adjustments to course schedules, changes in University-based hosing and work schedules, and no contact orders
- Serve as liaison with Title IX Officer and Investigators, local rape crisis centers, police departments, staff at local hospitals, and district attorney offices
- Stay up to date on state and federal laws regarding sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment
- Serve on the CSUDH Campus Coordinated Response Team (CCRT) and Title IX Case Management team as requested
- Submit an annual report to the CSUDH President and Title IX Officer, including the number of survivors assisted and additional information required by Executive Order 1095, 1096 and 1097
- Update MOU with local rape crisis center(s) as needed to ensure 24/7 advocacy for students, faculty, and staff
- Create and maintain a clear and plainly written website for victims to anonymously obtain necessary information regarding sexual violence

40% - Prevention Education and Outreach:
- Coordinate campus-wide outreach to educate students, staff, and faculty about survivor rights, options, and resources
- Implement and evaluate a primary prevention education program utilizing best practices, including bystander intervention and defining healthy masculinity
- Coordinate and evaluate ongoing awareness-raising activities throughout the year, specifically including events for the following months:
  - Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
  - Stalking Awareness Month - January
  - Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April
- Provide presentations, workshops, and trainings to classes, student organizations, departments, and groups as requested
- Facilitate a Survivor Support Group in collaboration with Student Health and Psychological Services
- Develop marketing materials and a communications strategy to promote available resources, options, and prevention programs (such as posters, brochures, websites, and use of social media)
- In collaboration with the Title IX Officer, CCRT, and institutional research staff/faculty, implement a campus-wide climate survey, analyze the data, communicate the results and modify/develop educational/outreach programs to create a safer climate
- Collaborate with the Title IX Officer and others to provide training to potential campus first responders (Housing staff, Resident Assistants, Advisors, CSUDH Police, and others) on how to respond to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment
- Provide education and resources on risk reduction (which may include but is not limited to self-defense training)
- Actively engage affinity groups and centers, including the Womens Center, Black Resource Center, Toro Dreamers Center, and Pride Center to provide outreach and culturally relevant programming
- Explore grant opportunities that would support prevention education  

To Apply, please visit:  http://www4.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/  

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Closing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit, http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf  http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/dhpd.htm, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.