Job Title: Counselor (Victim Advocate)- Student Life
Department: Student Life
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Externally Funded
Employment Status: Externally Funded
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm and hours outside normal working schedule as necessary.
End Date(if applicable): 9/30/2018
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
The Victim Advocate position will serve the Columbus State Community College population.
1) Provides direct services as conduits to wraparound services for students, faculty and staff who are victims of a sexual assault or sexually-oriented crime.
2) Provides a holistic approach, addressing two aspects of victim assistance:
a. Immediate reporting and response services to address the incident and its aftermath and help the
victim move forward; and
b. Counseling to explore their situation and what needs the victim may have to create a safer and more
3) Provides advocacy training sessions for students, faculty, and staff, along with producing advocacy awareness resource materials for distribution to both Columbus and Delaware campuses, students, faculty and staff.
4) Performs other related duties as required.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally stands and walks and frequently sits. The employee frequently converses verbally with others in person and on the phone and regularly uses close vision while operating the computer. The employee occasionally lifts or exerts force on items up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of sexual and relationship violence-related issues, including support services and prevention/risk-reduction initiatives; Familiarity with best practices related to policy development and victim advocacy; Knowledge of needs of college students and student development theory; Knowledge of sexual and relationship violence-related issues, including support services and prevention/risk-reduction initiatives; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Proficient computer skills; Training in professional listening, problem-solving, and crisis intervention skills; Ability to conduct educational programs and training workshops; Ability to work with a diverse population of students and colleagues; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries; Ability to multi-task and fulfill deadlines under pressure; Ability to develop community coalitions and outreach to the community.
Masters in Social Work or Public Health or equivalent degree in a human science field and at least two years' of experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Student Affairs on a college or university campus; event planning experience; experience in a campus gender violence program.
Additional Information: Applicants must include both a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Cover letters should address the candidate's experience in Student Affairs on a college/university campus, event planning, and in a campus gender violence program. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered as incomplete and will not be accepted.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.