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Victims' Advocate/Case Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a grant funded position with a limited term funded by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women for the period of September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.

Position Details

Classification Information

Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Counselor II
Pay Band / Salary Grade 4
Employee Class WA
EEO B

Position Information

Working Title Victims' Advocate/Case Manager
Position Number WA0016
Anticipated Hiring Range $21.00 per hour
Position FLSA Non-Exempt
Level Indicator Employee
Organizational Objective / Goal

To strengthen the coordination of interagency and inter-departmental services and expand services available to members of the University of Mary Washington.

This is a grant funded position with a limited term funded but the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women – September 1, 2017- September 30, 2019.

General Description of Position

The Victims’ Advocate/Case Manager will serve as an interagency employee for UMW and two community service providers with 1/3 of time spent providing confidential, direct services for members of UMW and 2/3 time spent assisting community service providers to provide seamless services for UMW members across the Fredericksburg community. This position will have office hours at Empowerhouse (local domestic violence agency), RCASA (local sexual assault crisis center) and UMW. Direct services may include: advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, coordination of services, referrals, outreach and other forms of support. The incumbent will also develop and disseminate a resource guide for the greater community and facilitate its translation into Spanish.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Provide confidential services for UMW students, which can include: advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, coordination of services, referrals and outreach
• Assist survivors with both immediate and long-term needs including safety concerns, services, and information regarding the adjudication and reporting process
• Develop and implement case management for student victims to assist with safety, acquisition of confidential treatment and advocacy/support, facilitation of adjudication and reporting, and coordination of on and off campus services.
• Develop and disseminate a resource guide for victims and survivors that provides information about campus and community based resources, contact information and available services. Translate or facilitate the translation of the resource guide into Spanish.
• Serve as a member of the UMW Coordinated Community Response Team
• Assist 2 community service providers and UMW with services and programming as needed.
• Work with community service provider staff to coordinate services for students and provide seamless support for survivors of stalking, dating, sexual and domestic violence.
• Attend agency specific training at each of the 2 community service providers.
• Gain a comprehensive understanding of services available at the 2 community service providers and write a protocol for internal use of the recommended way to access specific services as needed, including 24-hour service access.
• Arrange for cross training of offices that play a role in serving students on the specific issues of reducing sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking; create a written schedule of specific training.
• Share confidential information when releases are in place to facilitate the seamless coordination and delivery of services to students.
• Create a written cross agency procedure (developed in partnership) for student requests for assistance with specific victimization needs such as accessing transportation to make reports, receive services, or other services to assist in overcoming barriers to service.
• Assist Project Coordinator and Project Director in ensuring compliance with the grant award, including providing aggregate data; submit fiscal and progress reports in a timely manner; assist in the completion of other grant activities, as needed.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, women’s studies, public health or related field.

Required Experience

Direct service experience in the field, including a combination of advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, case management and outreach.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in applicable field

Preferred Experience

Experience in college or university setting;

Fluency in Spanish.

Statement of Economic Interest No

Physical Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lbs.) Occasionally
Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs.) Not Applicable
Heavy lifting (more than 50 lbs.) Not Applicable
Pushing/pulling Occasionally
Standing Occasionally
Sitting Frequently
Bending Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Climbing Occasionally
Reaching Occasionally
Repetitive motion Occasionally
List other physical requirements, including frequency

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Category Wage
Posting Date 09/08/2017
Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant

This is a grant funded position with a limited term funded by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women for the period of September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.

Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3