The Survivor Advocate will provide response and advocacy services to students who are survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence. The Survivor Advocate will be responsible for case management and direct service to victims of gender-based violence, crisis intervention and emergency response, with after-hours on-call duties.
This is a full-time, renewable position that is funded by the Ohio Attorney General's Office VOCA Grant (Victims of Crime Act).
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field. 2 years of relevant work experience, may include graduate practicum/internship experience. Eligible for licensure in Ohio.
Volunteer or paid experience as an advocate. Ability to work with diverse populations. Previous experience in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Advocacy- 45% -Provide immediate crisis support, information, safety planning, and referral to student victims, their family, friends, and co-survivors. -Serve as the primary for an on-call crisis response for student survivors of gender-based violence. -Upon request and with permission, accompany survivors as a support person. This may include: medical exams, law enforcement interviews, meetings or hearings with Title IX or student conduct, court meetings or hearings, meetings with faculty, etc. -Provide direct service case management to students impacted by gender-based violence through coordinated services with relevant on and off campus departments and agencies. -Maintain ongoing relationships with campus and community-based agencies in an effort to increase effectiveness and coordination of services. -Provide assistance with victim compensation fund requests and the VINE system.
Educational Programming & Outreach- 45% -Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating gender-based violence awareness programs. -Organize campus and campus-community events to bring awareness, support survivors, improve access to information and resources, etc. -Develop appropriate resource guides and information packets for students. -Serve as an information resource for students, faculty, staff, and community regarding the serves of the office.
Additional Requirements- 10% -Monitor state and federal laws pertaining to gender-based violence. -Contribute to ongoing effectiveness assessments. -Support the grant-writing process for new and renewable funds. -Serve on a variety of committees that support gender-based violence survivors, improve awareness, and improve response. -Maintain boundaries to ensure that the duties performed remain within the scope of the VOCA grant that funds the position.
May include nights and weekends, on-call for crisis intervention.
Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is until September 30, 2018, renewable, contingent upon funding.
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