Survivor Advocate (SSP IV)/ Counseling

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Survivor Advocate (SSP IV)/ Counseling & Psychological Services
California State University, San Bernardino

Employment Status: Full-time, Probationary, "Exempt" position.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some early morning, evening or weekend hours may be required, as needed to travel, participate in program events/activities.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 20, 2020.

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate will provide emergency and ongoing support services and assistance to students and employee victims/survivors/complainants who are victims of Sexual Assault (SA), Domestic Violence (DV), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Stalking by assessing their needs, identifying appropriate referrals and plans of action.

Typical Activities
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Direct Services
  • May accompany individuals to meetings with University Police, local law enforcement, Title IX and other meetings with University administrators related to the complaint, medical/counseling appointments and treatments, civil and criminal court appointments, and meetings regarding interim measures and remedies as needed.
  • Facilitates individuals in writing civil and domestic violence restraining orders.
  • Act as an advisor during all stages of investigations, hearings and other meetings with the Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development.
  • Assists individuals in filing Victim Compensation paperwork.
  • Works with diverse student groups, organizations, academic and other campus departments regarding student health needs, issues and problems.

Campus/Community Relations
  • Serves on campus-based sexual violence task force committees/teams.
  • With the leadership of the Title IX Office, collaborates to develop and provide campus-wide awareness and outreach activities, including activities highlighting social justice issues and their intersections with SA/DV/IPV.
  • Provides leadership in the dissemination of sexual violence prevention and awareness activities and programs.
  • Provides informational teaching and public speaking to academic classes, student clubs and organizations.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with campus departments and community members and organizations related to sexual violence issues, educational and advocacy programs.
  • Provides assistance to faculty on issues involving student SA/DV/IPV.
  • Maintains a close, collaborative relationship with local rape crisis and/or treatment centers to assure 24-hour coverage of services.
  • Coordinate VOICE volunteer student peer program including recruitment and training of new peers, and ongoing supervision and training of peer group.
Advocacy Program Coordination & Assessment
  • Develop survivor advocacy services annual goals and objectives.
  • Annually review survivor advocacy services mission and ensure mission is in alignment with university mission, particularly around areas of social justice.
  • Develop learning and process outcomes and adopt or create assessments to measure program efficacy.
  • Coordinate services with other staff who perform advocacy duties on campus.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports as well as reports for any grant-funded activities.

Campus- and System-Wide Service:
  • Serves on campus and system-wide committees and work groups and participate in relevant conferences and trainings to enhance services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.
  • A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job-related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
  • Completion of sexual assault advocate certification program.

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.
  • This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification:
  • Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge.
  • General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
  • Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions.
  • Advise diverse students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters.
  • Determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature.
  • Reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas.
  • Plan, coordinate, and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations.
  • Analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of others and gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account issues of diversity, the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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