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This is a 3-year grant funded position and will not continue beyond 9/30/2024
Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.
UW Bothell is located on a shared campus with Cascadia College, which enrolls approximately 2,000 students. Cascadia is the newest college in Washington state's community and technical college system, and takes great pride in our learning environment, as well as our focus on environmental stewardship and global awareness. Cascadia College has earned a national reputation for excellence, with an integrated learning model and more than 70% of its students moving on to four-year programs. Our co-location with the University of Washington Bothell gives us access to the best community college library in the state.
UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Part Time (50%) Survivor Advocate.
Under general direction and supervision of the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program Manager, provide advocacy services, information, consultation, and referrals to students at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. Provides direct support to students who have been impacted directly or indirectly by sex- and gender-based violence and harassment, including sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation.
The Advocate will provide impacted students (hereafter referred to as survivors) with emotional support, help them explore options, accompany them to appointments, assess for risk factors, support the development of safety plans, advocate on their behalf for supportive measures, and connect survivors with other resources and support services. The Advocate serves as a critical confidential resource on behalf of the University of Washington. Per RCW 28B.112.030
Direct Support to Survivor:
•Receive referrals from campus-based and community partners, as well as from survivors directly. Respond to these referrals in a timely manner while prioritizing the survivor’s safety and privacy. •Assess and document eligibility for services based on the survivor's affiliation (current student, UWB or Cascadia alum, student on another UW campus when the respondent attends UW Bothell or Cascadia, or unaffiliated but the respondent attends UW Bothell or Cascadia). •Explain reporting options and rights information to survivors, such as their rights to file a complaint with their institution, make a police report, seek medical care, seek protection orders/university no contact directives, and request supportive measures. •Offer and explain supportive options to survivors, including connecting with counseling services, requesting supportive measures, accessing culturally-specific services, and accessing referrals to community-based agencies. •Monitor cases and provide follow-up assistance as necessary, keep survivors apprised of the status and disposition of cases, refer individuals to other criminal justice agencies and/or community-based agencies to receive supportive services, and assist with connection to crime victim programs. •Conduct risk assessments, provide related psychoeducation, and assist survivors with making and adjusting safety plans. •Accompany survivors to investigative meetings related to the Title IX process and other university complaint processes. Accompany survivors to court appearances and meetings with police officers, detectives, prosecutors, and other persons in the criminal justice system as needed. Accompany survivors to medical and forensic examination appointments. •Serve as liaison between the survivor, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and organizations providing emergency housing, counseling, crime victim's compensation, and other campus and community systems. •Coordinate with other campus and community advocates and related resources to coordinate care, receive and provide case consultation, and ensure process fidelity. •Use the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program’s database to securely document case activity such as information and referrals provided, case history information received, and risk assessments. •Maintain records of contacts to produce monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. •Maintain required confidentiality of case information and records.
Contribution to the University of Washington and Cascadia College:
•Prepare written correspondence and reports as needed and contribute to campus reports such as the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (aka Clery Report) and Title IX Annual Reports. •Serve on institutional committees and work groups to advance services, policies, and procedures pertaining to Title IX, safety and care, and resolution for survivors. •Coordinate as necessary with the Office of the Title IX Coordinator, Safe Campus, and other key partners at both institutions regarding safety assessments, supportive measures, and legal or regulatory issues. •Contribute to ongoing review of services related to trends and best practices in violence prevention and intervention.
•Provide information to the institutions and surrounding community regarding the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program. •Attend ongoing training, stay abreast of laws and issues affecting crime victims, and disseminate information as appropriate. •Develop relationships with key personnel at UW Bothell and Cascadia College and cultivate knowledge of the unique features, resources, and processes available through each institution. •Maintain communication and interaction with the institutional community and general public; partners in the criminal justice system; and partners in victim services throughout the city, county, state and country for the purpose of information sharing and victim referrals.
•Bachelor's degree in social work, public health, education, or related field •At least three years’ experience working with survivors of gender-based violence in the advocacy field and/or legal system, or equivalent
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of violence prevention and intervention, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking issues, and strong theoretical and practical understanding of interpersonal violence •Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications, including public speaking •Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment •Knowledge of and commitment to intersectional women's and gender issues including gender-based violence, equity, diversity and social justice •Basic computer skills •Strong organizational and time management skills
•Master’s degree in social work, public health, education, or related field •Two years’ experience providing advocacy services in a campus environment •Demonstrated experience providing culturally-relevant support to marginalized populations •Familiarity with Title IX and other laws and regulations related to violence prevention and response in a higher education setting
WORK ENVIRONMENT: •The functions of this position generally require a significant amount of office work, both in-person and via phone/video calls. However, there is field work that requires meeting survivors at varying locations, traveling to meetings with other social services organizations throughout the county, and appearing in city and county courts. •Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary to provide accessible support to students. •This position is part-time at 20 hours per week. A regular working schedule will be determined after hire in collaboration with the hiring manager.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.