This is a temporary, full-time position which is grant funded. The current funding expires on July 31, 2018.
Responsibilities: 70% Survivor Support: Responsible for providing crisis intervention, options, referrals, information and psychoeducation to students of the University community who experience crime, violence, or abuse. Provide emergency assistance in the immediate aftermath of violence, abuse or traumatic experience and necessary short-term support and related follow up services. Responsible for on-going individual case management, assessment to identify both immediate and long-term needs, rights, options and appropriate referrals for survivors. Provide criminal/civil justice advocacy and support services including orientation and accompaniment for the making of police reports, forensic medical exams, interviews, court filings and hearings (including injunctions/orders of protection), and all facets of the trial process (including depositions, trial, victim impact statements, sentencing, release procedures). Provide education to survivors on their rights and responsibilities. Coordinate cases, serving as a liaison between the survivor, law enforcement, public safety, Title IX staff, social services, community-based organizations, professors, other campus departments and officials, employers, landlords, and other agencies.
15% Community Outreach: Connect with stakeholders across campus to build relationships with faculty, staff, and most importantly, students. Participate in SAVP office outreach and education when not providing advocacy services. Promote advocacy services to the campus community.
15% Leadership / Administrative Support: Provide consultation to faculty, staff and administration regarding individual students, policies and procedures. Partner with other departments and off campus agencies to streamline access to both emergency and non-emergency resources. Maintain confidentiality as well as confidential database and accurate records of services and referrals to ensure comprehensive quality care for survivors. Ensure cultural competence, and respond effectively in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population; and understanding the needs of traditionally under-served communities, including students of color, LGBTQ students, and international students. Participate in mandatory training and continuing education to maintain certification. The Survivor Advocate may be required to report to campus on short notice for extended periods of time in response to emergency and critical incidents related to student experiences of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and abuse.
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Bachelorâ™s degree. Two years of professional work experience in victim/survivor advocacy, sexual assault first responder, crisis intervention and / or crisis counseling. Training experience in sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Ability to remain calm and respond to individuals in crisis and emergency situations, and to handle graphic and sensitive situations. Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality; well organized and detail oriented with ability to prioritize competing demands. Demonstrated ability to work with clients of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, sex, gender, gender-expression, and SES status, with a commitment to social justice.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skills: Masterâ™s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field. Professional licensure. Three or more years of experience. Familiarity with on and off campus support, reporting/adjudication options. Experience working in a complex organization with an understanding of larger institutional goals and objectives. Knowledge of the Department of Educationâ™s Office of Civil Rights/Title IX, VAWA/Clery Act, The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and law enforcement and court procedures (criminal/civil). Experience working with college students and a strong interest in higher education.
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five co...lleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student organizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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