Victim Advocate in the Women's Center

Position ID: 37279
Location
Institution: 
Georgia College and State University
College/Div/School: 
Women's Center
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Victim Advocate
Job Description: 

 

Position Information
Business Title Victim Advocate
Home Department Women's Center
Employment Type Regular (Continuous)
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time
Appointment Staff (10-Month)
Time Limited? No
Work Schedule

15 hours per week, typically Monday – Friday. This position will serve in an on-call rotation.

Work Hours per week 19
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Victim Advocate provides survivor-centered support services to victim-survivors of power-based interpersonal violence (sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence), as well as their significant others and allies, to respond to the immediate emotional and physical needs of victim-survivors and assist with managing practical problems created by the victimization. The Victim Advocate will serve as part of the Project BRAVE team.

Under the supervision of the Women’s Center Director, the Victim Advocate will work closely with the Victim Service Coordinator to provide crisis counseling and advocacy for campus victim-survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence by working with campus and community partners, including Campus Police, Student Affairs, Title IX, Housing, Counseling Services, Milledgeville Police Department, Oconee Regional Medical Center, Baldwin County Solicitor General, and Baldwin County District Attorney.

The Victim Advocate will assist Women’s Center and Project BRAVE staff with developing and providing outreach and training to the campus community, help publicize the advocacy services offered on campus and in the community, coordinate volunteer advocacy services, and assist with data collection and other administrative tasks.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Victim Advocate provides survivor-centered support services to victim-survivors of power-based interpersonal violence (sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence), as well as their significant others and allies, to respond to the immediate emotional and physical needs of victim-survivors and assist with managing practical problems created by the victimization. The Victim Advocate will serve as part of the Project BRAVE team.

Under the supervision of the Women’s Center Director, the Victim Advocate will work closely with the Victim Service Coordinator to provide crisis counseling and advocacy for campus victim-survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence by working with campus and community partners, including Campus Police, Student Affairs, Title IX, Housing, Counseling Services, Milledgeville Police Department, Oconee Regional Medical Center, Baldwin County Solicitor General, and Baldwin County District Attorney.

The Victim Advocate will assist Women’s Center and Project BRAVE staff with developing and providing outreach and training to the campus community, help publicize the advocacy services offered on campus and in the community, coordinate volunteer advocacy services, and assist with data collection and other administrative tasks.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Advocate
Job duties performed for the above function

Provides direct services to victim-survivors in response to reported incidents; provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, resource-referral, and accompaniment in a non-judgmental manner, maintaining confidentiality. This position is included in the after-hours on-call rotation.
Provides advocacy support and referrals for the victim-survivor’s friends and family in order to support efforts towards recovery. Assist student to understand all medical (e.g. hospital, SANE exam), legal (e.g. obtaining a protective order, participating in a criminal case), safety (i.e. University-issued No Contact Notice), campus (e.g. Title IX investigation and conduct process), and mental health options and resources; support student throughout process; and provide accompaniment to and support for student all processes and resources accessed.
Provides assistance to victim-survivors working with various campus entities to provide campus-based services, serving as an advocate in the student conduct process, various campus offices including the Office of Student Affairs, GC Public Safety, Office of Legal Affairs, Title IX, and Counseling Services.
The Victim Advocate also works on behalf of the victim-survivor’s interests in the court system, the prosecutorial system, medical care, and other community partners.
Develop, coordinate and continually assess safety plan for student victim-survivor.
Maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
Ensure advocacy and crisis intervention services are culturally inclusive and sensitive to the needs of marginalized populations.

Key Function Outreach
Job duties performed for the above function

Assists with the delivery of workshops and training programs to educate various campus populations on the services offered by advocates.

Assists with awareness-raising activities to inform our campus community about the availability of advocacy services.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

High school diploma
Experience working with issues of power-based interpersonal violence
Experience providing direct services to victims of crime or experience providing counseling or advocacy

List any other requirements

The successful candidate will need to complete the Office of Victims of Crime online Victim Advocacy Training within 1 month of hire if not already completed.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferences
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Bachelor’s degree
1-3 years experience in victim advocacy/counseling

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S0482
Desired Start Date 10/08/0017
Open Date 09/07/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Counseling Services - Personal (Admin code)
Student Affairs (Admin code)
Women's Studies
Degree Levels: 
Bachelors
Associates
High School/GED
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II