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Health & Wellness is a department in Student Life that focuses on working with students to support their academic careers by building relationships and plans for success. Health & Wellness is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. We provide intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and work with faculty/staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom or beyond. Health & Wellness is also a campus leader in providing evidenced based education and training.
The department of Health & Wellness has an outstanding opportunity for a Student Advocate.
The Health & Wellness Student Advocate provides advocacy and consultation on issues related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. This position resides in the department of Health & Wellness within the Division of Student Life. The advocate's primary work is the direct support and advocacy for UW students around issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment, as well as consultation and collaboration with faculty and staff on these same issues.
Characteristic duties and responsibilities:
Intervention: Provide advocacy, consultation, information, and referral services to students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Review resources and reporting options for students, and create plans including safety measures and facilitate connections to support and reporting services.
Collaboration: Work with the Health & Wellness (H&W) team to provide comprehensive support for students including connecting to services within H&W, the larger campus and in the community. Work with the H&W team to provide education to the campus community on topics related to interpersonal violence as well as other H&W topics.
Consultation: Provide consultation to staff, faculty, and administrative units, regarding issues within the purview of the advocate, including but not limited to: how to respond to students in crisis and how best to make referrals to Advocacy services on and off campus. Liaise with campus, community and statewide groups as appropriate.
Support Health & Wellness Mission: Contribute to the overall mission and work of H&W in advocacy, outreach, and education. Collaborate on departmental projects and serve on University committees.
Data Collection and Records Keeping: Manage database of student cases, update and run reports as needed or when requested by director of Health & Wellness. Submit data to the University Police to be included in the Jeanne Clery Act annual Safety and Security Report.
Education and Training: Assist in the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide prevention and educational programming and activities consistent with evidence-based practices. As time allows, assist in training and education efforts targeted at students, faculty and staff.
Administrative: Participate and assist in office duties as assigned by the director including but not limited to office customer service, upkeep, and records retention.
Research: Review current research and incorporate effective evidence based practices into intervention services. Conduct research and assessment pertaining to the work of Health & Wellness on campus.
Reporting: The position formally reports to and receives supervision and case consultation from the director of Health and Wellness.
| Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Public Health or related field plus two years of experience providing sexual assault and/or relationship violence services to the public, preferably in a college or university setting. Candidates must also demonstrate the following specialized knowledge, skills or experience: |
In-depth knowledge of current literature and trends regarding interpersonal violence
Experience with or knowledge of reporting and judicial processes for interpersonal violence
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Excellent writing and professional speaking abilities
Ability to make independent judgments, apply discretion, maintain privacy, and consult when appropriate
Proficiency with computers
Ability to listen and respond empathetically and professionally
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with other departments and administrative units
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Master's degree preferred |
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.