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Summary: The Safe Office Counselor/Advocate provides comprehensive response and prevention efforts for issues of sexual and relationship violence affecting students on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The Safe Office Counselor/Advocate focuses both on assisting with the development and delivering of sexual and relationship violence, harassment prevention programming, and outreach, and providing confidential individual counseling, crisis response, support, and consultation to Reynolda Campus students who have been affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/intimate partner violence, and/or stalking. The Counselor/Advocate works closely with campus constituents to facilitate trauma-informed care for the Wake Forest student population.
- As a leading presenter, develops and delivers psychoeducational outreach presentations to Reynolda Campus students related to sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence, harassment, and stalking.
- Provides confidential individual and group counseling, support, advocacy, and consultation to students related to issues of sexual or domestic/intimate partner violence, and/or stalking by using their expert knowledge and experience concerning these matters.
- Serves as a facilitator by interpreting and understanding the needs of the students and referring them to campus (e.g. Student Health Service, University Counseling Center, University Police, and Title IX Office) and community (e.g. city police and emergency department medical professionals) resources, as needed.
- As a mental health professional, educates students by providing information and assistance regarding reporting options for sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence, harassment, and stalking.
- Collaborates with the University’s Counseling Center, Title IX Office, and other campus groups and professionals whose mission is to provide health, prevention, and/or response related programs.
- Trains and mentors student groups (e.g. PREPARE) and leaders invested in sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention efforts, by increasing their knowledge, skills, and awareness.
- Maintains timely confidential mental health records related to client contacts consistent with state law, ethical guidelines, and office policy for mental health professionals.
- Participates in on-call rotation for 24-hour crisis response to all Reynolda Campus students.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Master’s degree in mental health profession (e.g., Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work).
- Provisionally-licensed and/or certified in relevant profession (must be licensed within one year of hire).
- Knowledge of gender related issues and other cultural influences of sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence and stalking.
- Understanding of applicable privileged communication laws, and the ability to manage confidential information and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations.
- Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration, parents and external agencies.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and ability related to crisis response for sexual assault and domestic/intimate partner violence prevention, and stalking with college-age populations.
- Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills including public speaking, internet communications, and use of relevant technologies.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work and think independently and contribute to a team oriented work environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and program for a diverse student population.
- Skill in conducting research and program evaluation.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Minimum two years of demonstrated expertise in the prevention of and response to sexual assault and domestic/intimate partner violence.
- Established independent license/certification as mental health professional.
- Responsible for own work.
- May assist with supervision of part-time responders, trainees, and/or graduate assistants.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.