Victim Advocate

Job description

Position Number 998905

Functional Title Victim Advocate

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

The Victim Advocate/Case Manager is a full-time, 12-month position housed in the newly created Campus Violence Response Center, reporting directly to the Title IX Coordinator and the Director of the Counseling Center. The position provides crisis response,
advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to victims of all forms of campus
violence, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking,
sexual harassment, theft, and robbery. The position will assist with personal, legal,
academic, medical, Title IX, and other types of advocacy as needed to bring UNCG and community resources to bear in order to maximize student retention and success. The position will support and advise student victims throughout the various stages of
reporting and adjudicating complaints.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Refer students to appropriate ongoing support and counseling services;
• Maintain proactive outreach and follow up with victims;
• Work collaboratively with campus, community, and statewide groups to better
coordinate efforts to support victims;
• Keep abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety;
• Identify good practices used by higher education institutions and community
survivor resource organizations;
• Manage a data base of student cases;
• Provide support and information to secondary victims including family members, loved ones, friends, and roommates, consistent with state and federal laws;
• Assist in the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide crime as well as
consultation to faculty and staff prevention and awareness programming
consistent with evidence-based practices;
• Collaborate, conduct, and coordinate training for students, faculty, and staff
through individual presentations and those conducted by other departments on campus including the Counseling Center, UNCG Police Department. Title IX,
Housing and Residence Life, Dean of Students and Academic Departments,
particularly as it relates to development of appropriate training and delivery of that training;
• Contribute to the overall mission and work of the Campus Violence Response
Center in both victim response and education;
• Collaborate on campus projects and serve on University committees;
• Promote the visibility of services throughout the campus community; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in the social sciences and 2 years of related experience required. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
• Must demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to situations with tact, sensitivity and flexibility
• Must demonstrate the ability to listen, empathize, provide information, empower victims, create a safety plan, and act as a liaison between students and other providers
• Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with multiple on and off-campus agencies to aid in coordinating effective responses for clients
• Must demonstrate significantly strong verbal and written communication skills
• Must demonstrate the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
• Must be able to act independently and to balance advocating for multiple clients, responding to crisis and walk-in traffic, and developing and delivering programs for students, faculty and staff
• Must demonstrate a strong understanding of best-practices relating to duties of the position and the ability to independently make sound decisions based on best practices, laws, policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in social work, counseling, or related field
• N. C. Victim Advocate certification or equivalent advocacy experience and/or certifications
• Experience working with college students or adolescents
• Experience working with law enforcement and court settings
• Experience in crisis response or advocacy work
• Experience with public speaking and program development
• Experience working with diverse populations

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $40,000 - $45,000

Org #-Department Chancellor's Office - 68801

Job Open Date 05/09/2018

For Best Consideration Date 05/22/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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