Job Title: Victim Advocate- Student Advocacy Center
Department: Student Advocacy Center
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Temporary
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Victim Advocate, OAG Crime Victim Advocate Grant, will help facilitate and coordinate the execution of recommended services from the Independent Licensed Counselors at Columbus State Community College. The role uses support skills as the defined by the responsibility and at the direction of the plan of care outlined by the Independent Licensed Counselors. This position reports to the Enrollment Management & Student Services Administrator II and works in collaboration with Columbus State Counseling Services.
Provides direct services as conduits to wraparound services for students, faculty, and staff who are victims of a sexual assault or sexually-oriented crime. Provides information on victimization; crime prevention; victim's legal rights and protections; criminal justice process; and emotional support to victims. Assists victims with safety planning; victim compensation applications; court and parole board submissions. Assists with finding shelter and transportation; arranging funerals; and notifying victims of inmates' release or escape.
Intervenes and acts as an advocate, on behalf of the victims, with creditor, landlords and employers. Provides referrals for other services for victims. Keeps accurate records and maintains confidentiality and privacy, as required.
Provides advocacy training sessions for students, faculty, and staff. Produces advocacy awareness resource materials for distribution to both Columbus and Delaware campuses.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Attends all required meetings and training. Other duties as required.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials
Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: standard office procedures and practices; office administration; business English word usage, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation; business and legal formats; sexual and relationship violence-related issues, including support services and prevention/risk-reduction initiatives. Skill in: excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customer service; professional listening and crisis intervention; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets; proofreading standard business correspondence and other written documents; customer service; office organization; creating functional report formats; verbal and written communications; performing mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions. Ability to: conduct educational programs and training workshops; maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries; develop community coalitions and outreach to the community; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, telephone users and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgement; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; effectively communicate information in oral and written forms; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner and telephone etiquette; originate correspondence; work independently.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or closely related human services field with at least two years' professional experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Internal Number: req2588_1562328888
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.