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Victim Advocate Counselor, Multicultural Specialist

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Join our advocacy and counseling team at CU Boulder! The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides advocacy and trauma focused short-term counseling to university students, staff and faculty who are impacted by disruptive and disturbing life events, typically crime and policy violations. The Victim Advocate Counselor, Multicultural Specialist will work on a team to provide free and confidential short-term counseling, advocacy, support and information to members of the university community.

This position will specifically focus on supporting underrepresented students, staff, and, faculty and will collaborate with campus departments to provide support to OVA clients while ensuring that issues of equity and social justice are considered in all advocacy, counseling, and training services. This position will provide training in multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma to OVA staff and will give presentations about our response services, topic areas, and how to support survivors.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) works towards a safer, more socially just, and supportive campus community by providing culturally relevant trauma response and prevention services. OVA is in the division of Student Affairs in Health and Wellness Services .

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Advocacy and Counseling
  • Provide confidential entry-point and follow-up services including trauma focused short-term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals, accompaniment, information on system-wide operations (criminal, administrative, medical, academic, and civil options), victim outreach, on- and off-campus service coordination, decision-making, and support to students, staff, and faculty.
Collaboration, Outreach, and Education
  • Collaborate with the OVA team on projects, such as the delivery of trainings and educational materials.
  • Provide multicultural outreach, training and consultation on trauma, with a focus on serving the needs of diverse, historically marginalized, and underrepresented populations, including African American/Black, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQ+, international, undocumented, and veteran populations.
  • Participate in weekly case consultation and staff meetings.
  • Record client interventions and statistics by completing case notes, release of information forms, and documentation.
What You Should Know
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Work hours include mostly in-person work with the possibility to work a few days per month virtually. At times there may be more remote days related to fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks based on the academic calendar.
  • This position is required to carry an on-call cell phone a few days a week for emergency response during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement .
    • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer
  • The salary range for this position is $60,638 - $75,056 annually, dependent on years of being independently clinically licensed.
  • Onboarding Assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines.
  • Our outstanding benefits include:
    • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days, and 11 holidays per year.
    • Access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • A 10% employer contribution retirement plan.
    • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
    • Opportunity for career growth!

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements
Be impactful. Be supportive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field.
  • Clinically licensed in the State of Colorado (LPC, Psychologist or LCSW) or transferable to the state of CO by date of hire (August 2022).
  • Two years of clinical experience providing direct client services.
  • Two years of experience providing advocacy and crisis intervention.
  • Experience with a trauma-informed approach to clinical and advocacy services, including working with issues related to gender-based violence, such as sexual assault, partner abuse, stalking, experiences of bias, and discrimination.
  • Experience and interest in working with people from multicultural backgrounds and marginalized populations.
  • Experience providing training and consulting on multiculturalism and the intersection of trauma.
What You Will Need
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and a diverse range of constituents.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and a proven dedication to social justice and inclusive excellence.
  • Knowledge of victims’ rights, Title IX and/or Title VII.
  • Organization skills and attention to detail.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience working in a university or college setting.
  • Experience in conducting sessions in another language besides English, such as Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 13, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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