Job Requisition Number: 26065. The PATH to Care Center leads efforts to transform UC Berkeley into a community that is free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking through prevention, advocacy, training, and healing. We collaborate with the campus community to make social change with the goals of preventing, intervening in, and responding to harassment and violence, eliminating oppression, and creating the culture and environment we all aspire to and deserve.
The PATH to Care Center serves staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the campus. This confidential department is a new campus unit (4 years in operation) and is comprised of 12 full-time staff and a number of graduate and undergraduate student staff members and student leaders. The department is organizationally positioned within the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor.
Part-time Advocates work alongside on the Survivor Support Team to coordinate and implement survivor/victim support services, including 24/7 crisis response. Advocates will work 20-40% appointments (i.e. 8-16 hours per week as determined with supervisor) and are responsible for shifts as part of the on-call 24/7 rotation. Advocates provide phone and in-person crisis intervention, accompaniments, and resource support. These positions will implement and improve essential functions of a confidential department focused on preventing and responding to sexual violence and harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
Advocates will provide a coordinated response to victims/survivors of sexual violence and harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Major functions of the position include case management, crisis intervention, empowerment-based advocacy, and expertise with regards to all of the legal and administrative options, resources, and referrals for survivors/victims of these forms of violence. The advocate will evaluate summary data to identify trends to better inform outreach and response efforts.
•Administer confidential and privileged, comprehensive, empowerment-based and trauma-informed crisis intervention, on-going advocacy, and support services to those that experience sexual harassment and violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. •Administer and develop survivor-centered advocacy. Provide support to those who have experienced complex trauma. Assist survivors in developing and maintaining a safety plan. •Provide immediate response (on-call, including nights and weekends) crisis intervention, resource information and referrals. •Manage multiple, complex cases and function as liaison between survivors/victims and campus and community resources. Coordinate campus and community resources to support individuals. •Provides assistance with various campus entities to increase access to campus-based services, in various campus offices, including: the Office of the Dean for Students, the UC Police Department, other specialized counseling services within the University, and investigation and adjudication systems as appropriate. •Provide assistance accessing and navigating the court system, the District Attorney’s office, medical care and may assist with other activities such as providing support, including emergency housing, food, clothing, transportation and referrals to local resources as necessary. Interviews related parties to obtain pertinent information. •Administer advocacy support and referrals for the survivor/victim’s friends and family in order to support efforts towards recovery. •Implement culturally-relevant services, support, and resources. •Infuse social justice and multicultural competence into every aspect of the development and implementation of services. •Implement best practices and techniques in accordance with California law (civil and criminal) and campus policies in a non-judgmental manner, maintaining confidentiality as defined by applicable professional codes, laws and policies. •Maintain confidential case files. Collect and maintain baseline statistics. Review data and trends as determined; provide appropriate reports. Uses reporting data to improve advocacy and outreach efforts. •Advise community on trauma-informed response skills. Serve as a general resource and provide consultation to students, staff, and faculty seeking information and services. •Develop and maintain positive, productive, and effective relationships with local, community-based organizations to assist with advocacy and referral efforts. •Collaborate with other campus departments, student organizations, student leaders, and community agencies to support the success of campus activities including education, prevention, outreach, and survivor support efforts.•Demonstrated ability to work with and effectively support individuals who have experienced sexual or domestic violence, sexual harassment, and/or stalking. Strong skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and responding appropriately •Experience with crisis intervention, advising, peer counseling, trauma response, and/or advocacy to those harmed by violence. •Broad knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression, gendered violence, and sexual and intimate partner violence, on a university campus. •Demonstrated experience managing complex and difficult decisions when university policy is ambiguous, there is latitude for usage of judgment, or the client’s reaction to advocacy methods may be less predictable. Ability to recognize complex cases that may require transferring to an advocate with more experience. •Experience exercising professional judgment and the flexible use of advocacy skills; able to effectively use professional skills, objectivity and insight in effective advocacy services. •Demonstrated experience effectively using independent judgment and making professional decisions and recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning in effectively advocating for the survivor/victim. •Demonstrated ability to work with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities. •Experience in speaking, training, and facilitating curriculum and services in front of diverse audiences. •Experience working independently and as a collaborative team member. •Interpersonal skills and political acumen to work effectively within and outside of the university system in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs. •Experience cultivating and sustaining ongoing collaborative relationships with a wide array of constituents (staff, faculty, students, community members, and with campus and community organizations) in order to accomplish goals. •Ability to change focus and manage interruptions effectively; answer immediate victim/survivor requests. •Interpersonal communication skills, including conflict management, assertiveness, consensus/team building, group facilitation, and cultural awareness and sensitivity. •Communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. Experience writing reports, manuals, protocols, and/or grant writing. •Comprehension of group dynamics, facilitation of group participation, and problem solving. Ability to use listening skills and communication to involve others. •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. •Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or related field OR equivalent work experience and/or training. •As a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor who has at least 65 hours of state mandated training and is supervised by a qualified counselor. •California Certification for Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Training •California Certification for Domestic Violence Advocate •Must be able to provide services, advocacy, and crisis intervention during non-business hours as appropriate. Incumbent must be able to respond and present to campus within 45 minutes. The ability to arrive at campus or other crises scene on- or off- campus is required. •Must be able to maintain confidentiality within the bounds of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and professional codes. •Incumbent must report to a qualified counselor as defined by California Evidence Code section 1035.2(a)(1).
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