CARE Advocate

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CARE Advocate Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201909066245 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $50,000 - $98,600 Position Information In alignment with CARE's mission and values of social justice and diversity/inclusion, the CARE Advocate will provide trauma-informed, confidential and privileged support, assistance and advocacy to students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual and relationship violence. Advocacy includes assistance in coordinating services and healing support with on campus departments including Counseling Centers, Student Services, Student Affairs Case Management, Title IX, the local police department, coordination of legal advocacy, medical advocacy and other assistance/local community services as needed. The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $98,600, however it is currently budgeted up to $72,500. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or related field OR equivalent work experience. Required Is a qualified psychotherapist under the California evidence code, or has a master's degree in counseling or has one year of counseling experience with six months rape crisis experience. Required
Certifications Certification Requirement California Certification for Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Training. Required California Certification for Domestic Violence Advocates. Required
Conditions Condition Requirement A sexual assault counselor who has 40 hours of state mandated training and is supervised by a qualified counselor. Required Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Minimum of 5 years of experience providing assistance and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence AND/OR educational training around issues of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking prevention and intervention in a college setting. Required Previous work experience in a college/university advocacy role. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must be able to provide services, advocacy and crisis intervention during non-business hours as appropriate. Required Able to maintain confidentiality within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations. Required Incumbent must report to a qualified counselor as defined by California Evidence Code section 1035.2(a)(1). Required Must pass a background fingerprint screening. Required
Minimum Requirements Strong experience with computer programs used in the university such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, case tracking systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position.
Experience in public speaking in front of diverse audiences.
Exercises professional judgment and the flexible use of advocacy skills.
Able to effectively use professional skills, objectivity and insight in effectively advocating for the complainant.
Ability to recognize complex cases that may require transferring to an advocate with more experience.
Ability to work with individuals who have experienced a sexual or domestic violence issue.
Strong skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to work with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities.
Ability to work effectively within and outside of the university system in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs.
Preferred Qualifications Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 10/12/2019
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