The newly created Oregon State University Advocacy Center for Survivors of Violence is seeking a full-time Advocate. The advocate will provide confidential and privileged support, assistance and advocacy to members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, sexual harassment and stalking. SARC provides assistance in a trauma informed manner, addressing the complex impact of violence on the person and the community. The advocate would be collaborating with the university and the community to formulate strategies to best serve the survivor's interest in immediate and long term resolution of their situation.
The Advocate will assist the Associate Director of SARC in efforts to influence campus change by providing leadership in policy, training, and provision of services directed at supporting survivors. This position will also educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in ending interpersonal violence and providing survivor centered responses to disclosures of violence.
Typically requires Masters of Counseling or Masters of Social Work (MSW) or related field from an accredited program. Obtain licensure in the state of Oregon within 18 months of employment, or as a Social Worker in the state of Oregon within 6 months of employment.
-Masters degree in a relevant field such as social work, counseling, psychology, or related fields
-Minimum of 2 years professional experience in sexual violence/interpersonal trauma or counseling related field
-Ability to recognize complex cases that may require transferring and/or consultation
- Strong skills in assessing emotional distress and react appropriately; including assessment for more intense psychological treatment and referrals
- Exercises professional judgment and the flexible use of advocacy skills
-Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in responding to interpersonal trauma and campus-related sexual violence
-Possess or obtain within one year of hire relevant state wide certifications regarding advocacy training
-Possess a driver's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and creating inclusive environments
-Demonstrated ability to navigate complex university environment in creation of policies, trainings, and resources related to sexual violence.
-Strong ability to work effectively within and outside of the university system in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs.
-Demonstrated ability to effectively: -use independent judgment -make professional ethical decisions -supervise employees -create recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning
-Demonstrated ability to work with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUSTANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSUSTANDARD 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
-A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position requires ability to drive students to off campus appointments. This position will require after hours work including responding to after hours call service that are of significant level of concern.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.