Crisis Therapist - Victim's Navigator
: Staff - Full-Time
Provides short-term victim supportive crisis services, response assistance, and process information related to students who have experienced stalking, rape, dating/relationship violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and other crises.
Provides strength-based and trauma-informed support services to survivors of crises that present at SHS.
Establishes rapport to facilitate connecting students with campus and community resources; such as counseling, support groups, academic withdrawal, accommodations, and community victim advocates.
Identifies and forms appropriate community partnerships for the delivery of continued support and advocacy services, and acts as a campus liaison for these partnerships
Provides training and consultation with and for members of the university on issues related to sexual assault, survivor support, intimate partner violence, and stalking dynamics, victim rights and resources, and victim-centered/trauma-informed approaches. This may include primary prevention, awareness, and survivor support education campaigns on campus through existing programs such as Orientation, programs for residence hall communities, athletic teams, fraternities, and sororities, as well as developing new trainings as needed.
Utilizes knowledge of Title IX and Clery Act guidance and regulations, specifically as they pertain to victim rights and prevention education efforts.
May accompany students to the hospital, police station, university or community meetings, as part of their navigator role and as they see fit, consistent with their professional guidelines and University Policy.
Masters or advanced degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
Licensed mental health worker in the state of Utah without the need for supervision, or able to be independently licensed within one year of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of victim services, legal, medical, law-enforcement, social welfare systems.
Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of students and or families in crisis.
Good communication (written and verbal) and assessment skills to facilitate the provision of training and consultation services with and for members of the university.
Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and attend to detail while developing quality service provision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with faculty, staff, students, administration, and the general public.
Demonstrate trauma-informed clinical skills.
Demonstrate the ability to handle various crisis situations.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Multicultural competency related to job tasks.
Basic skills in the operation of computers and related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and the ability to learn other related programs used at SHS.
One year experience providing direct service in field of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; victim services; and/or training and technical assistance services.
Familiarity with Title IX/Clery guidance and regulations.
Able to be a Utah State Certified Victim Advocate. (i.e., 40 hour Utah Victims Assistance Academy)
Occasional walking, standing, continuous sitting, talking, hearing and some fine hand manipulation.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
$41,804 - $55,739
STA79118 Student Health Services Staff
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Please include three references within the application. References may be contacted at any time during the search process.
To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/8131
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.