CAPE Counselor and Advocate (Student Services Professional
Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of
California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
Special Working Conditions: Incumbent may be required to provide
after-hours support as needed.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in
this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms
possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal
records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a
conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the
background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is
discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered 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.
The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding
the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff,
administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as
maintaining higher education access and attainment for our
students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to
reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at
CSU Vaccination Policy
. Questions about the COVID-19
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Application Deadline & Salary
The application review date begins Thursday, June 23, 2022, and the
position will remain open until filled.
The salary range for this classification is $4,691 - $6,683
Under the general direction of the Center for Advocacy, Prevention
and Empowerment (CAPE) Associate Director, the CAPE Counselor and
Advocate is responsible for providing direct counseling, advocacy,
and coordination of services for students concerning issues of
sexual assault/abuse, intimate relationship abuse, and stalking
(interpersonal abuse) with the goal of reducing the impact to the
individual and the campus community.
Experience: Possession of this knowledge and abilities is typically
demonstrated through the equivalent of three (3) years of
progressively responsible professional student services work
experience or three (3) years of progressively responsible
professional experience providing direct services to
survivors/victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence
and/or stalking. One year in the program area to which assigned may
be preferred but is not required.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work,
or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of
experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or
clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for
the three years of experience for positions with major
responsibility for a professional career or personal
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or
university in a related field, including or supplemented by
upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques,
interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group
behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends
of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the
policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which
assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques;
general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such
knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the
specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working
knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt
effective courses of action; advise students individually and in
groups on complex student‑related matters; determine appropriate
courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged
with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or
sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and
explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student
organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid
conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses
of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex
assignments without detailed
instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with a variety of individuals.
Two years of experience providing direct counseling and advocacy
services to survivors of sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner
abuse, and stalking; Two or more years of experience as a sexual
assault and/or domestic violence counselor/advocate.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Public Administration, Counseling,
Social Work or related field including or supplemented by
upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques,
interviewing, and conflict resolution.
Completed certification for Sexual Assault Counselor and defined in
California Evidence Code § 1035.2 and/or Domestic Violence
Counselor as defined in Evidence Code § 1037.1 (or comparable
certification from another state and willingness to obtain
California certification within first 12 months of
Required Certification: Valid Driver's License
70% Advocacy and Support
- Provides confidential and privileged counseling, crisis
intervention, information, and advocacy services to student
survivors of sexual assault, dating/ domestic abuse, and stalking
to address well-being and minimize disruption to academic
- Assists survivors in obtaining medical care, emergency housing,
food, clothing, transportation, and referrals to local rape crisis
and domestic violence counseling centers to minimize the impact of
- Accompanies survivors, at their request and with their
permission, and be with them as a support person through on and
off-campus reporting, counseling, administrative, legal, medical,
and academic-related meetings to facilitate access to these
- Helps obtain off-campus court-issued restraining orders and
assists survivors in developing and maintaining safety plans to
minimize future incidents of violence.
- Assists survivors seeking reasonable academic
- Provides appropriate follow-up and coordination of services to
support survivors at all phases of their empowerment
- Develops relationships and partners with support services and
initiatives to increase the retention of students who have been
affected by interpersonal abuse.
- Stays up to date with policies that impact survivors and
advocacy services, and advises the Associate Director on any
changes to improve the effectiveness of the program. Essential Edit
20% Education and Outreach
- Serves as a subject matter expert on sexual abuse/assault,
intimate relationship abuse, and stalking (interpersonal abuse)
response and prevention.
- Provides presentations and workshops about the direct impact of
interpersonal abuse and how to support survivors.
- Assists CAPE staff with training and education
- Represents CAPE and CSUDH on campus and community coalitions
and workgroups that address interpersonal abuse.
- Assists with the development and production of the CAPE
website, publicity, and other marketing materials, including social
media to promote the mission and purpose of CAPE and its programs,
services, and events.
10% Other Duties
- Participate in professional development
- Support campus-wide initiatives and serve on committees as
- Other duties as assigned.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed
to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.
California State University Dominguez Hills 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.
For more information or definition of these terms, please
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources
Office at (310) 243-3771.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at https://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/clery/crime-stats/
, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon
appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to
work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking,
Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on
University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article
Applications Close: Open until filled
To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/509525/cape-counselor-and-advocate-student-services-professional-iii