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Initial Review Date (IRD): 06-28-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to diverse students on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Comprising a variety of Clinical Services, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Laboratory, and X-ray, SHS also has an onsite retail pharmacy, offering both prescriptive pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products. Other SHS departments include CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) and the Condom Co-op; Patient Support Services, and Student Insurance Programs. Student Health Services employs approximately 120 staff including Physicians, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Radiologists, and other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health Services (SHS) values staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.
This CARE Advocate position is a temporary, one-year contract position.
Under the supervision of the CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education) Director, the CARE Advocate will provide crisis counseling and advocacy for campus victims/survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, by working with campus and community partners.
The Advocate's scope of work will include a specialized focus on alternative healing programming and resources for survivors. With guidance and direction from the Director and CARE team, the Advocate will provide individual and group program activities that support intersectional healing approaches, community building, and healing outside of formal processes.
The CARE Advocate will assist CARE staff with developing and providing targeted outreach and training to the campus community and help publicize the advocacy services offered on campus and in the Santa Cruz community. The CARE Advocate will also have the opportunity to support student interns and will assist with data collection and administrative tasks.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $55,100 - $68,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Administers confidential and privileged, comprehensive, empowerment-based and trauma-informed crisis intervention, on-going advocacy, and support services to those that experience sexual harassment and violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
Manages a caseload to provide need-based assistance to survivors, supporting access to education, holistic self-care and healing, and emotional and physical safety.
Advises on trauma-informed response skills. Serves as a general resource and provides consultation to students, staff, and faculty seeking information and services.
Provides assistance to clients working with various campus entities to provide campus- based services, serving as an advocate in the student conduct system, various campus offices including the office of the Dean for Students, the UC Police Department, and other specialized counseling services within the University.
Manages multiple cases and functions as liaison between survivors/victims and campus and community resources. Coordinates campus and community resources to support survivors including emergency housing, food, clothing, transportation and assistance. Assesses for and provides appropriate accommodations and supportive measures.
Other Duties, as assigned.
20% - Education and Outreach
Identifies and develops strategies to reach diverse communities, particularly underserved populations.
Assists with the development and delivery of workshops and training programs to educate various University populations on the services offered by Advocates.
Develops and facilitates programming, educational workshops, and group activities with an intersectional lens in order to support survivors and their healing process including psychoeducational support groups.
Other Duties, as assigned.
10% - Administration and Student Supervision
Maintains confidential case files so that baseline statistics and trends can be determined and reported.
Uses reporting data to improve advocacy efforts and outreach services.
Other Duties, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or related field
Complete State of California Certification as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor within 6 months of hire; if applicant is not certified, unit will support training through local resources.
Complete State of California Domestic Violence Counselor within 6 months of hire; if the applicant is not certified, the unit will support training through local resources.
Ability to work with individuals who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, dating/domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, or sexual harassment
Ability to recognize complex cases that may require transferring to an advocate with more experience and provide effective warm transfer of cases
Ability to effectively use professional skills, objectivity and insight in effectively advocating for the survivor
Demonstrated ability to work with people of various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities, using an intersectional approach
Experience in public speaking in front of diverse audiences
Ability to exercise professional judgment and the flexible use of advocacy skills
Strong skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and ability to react appropriately
Ability to work effectively within and outside of the University system in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs
Excellent interpersonal, cultural competency, and conflict resolution skills
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated effectiveness in interacting with students, staff, and faculty of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to independently prioritize and complete work under multiple, competing deadlines and frequent interruptions
Strong experience with computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, case tracking systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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