The Center for Survivors is a Confidential Program at Michigan State University. The Michigan State University Center for Survivors Crisis Clinician will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to sexual assault survivors. The Crisis Clinician provides short-term crisis intervention, support and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct; serves as a consultant to campus partners and community members working with sexual assault victims; provides direct service to clients by providing in-person crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, advocacy services and follow-up contact. Provides Back up Coverage to the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI)/Medical Advocacy volunteers. The Crisis Clinician has ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities to maintain records regarding work with clients and to protect client confidentiality in accordance with guidelines set by VOCA/VAWA, MSU, the State of Michigan, and other professional associations.
•Conducts crisis appointments, initial contact for clients who seek services Center for Survivors in crisis.
•Provides crisis intervention in-person, via the hotline, via crisis chat, and at the Sexual Assault Healthcare Program.
•Provides support and resources via the telephone to survivors during business hours.
•Provides information about reporting options, health care options, and advocacy services at the Center for Survivors (Criminal Justice, Title IX, institutional, personal and academic) to survivors of sexual assault.
•Provides individual short-term crisis counseling services to adult survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault as well as adults sexually abused as children.
•Coordinates referrals to services at the Center for Survivors, on campus and in the community when necessary.
•Follows up and tracks referrals to ensure quality of care according to the individual client’s needs.
•Provides support to volunteers signed up for Crisis Chat, Hotline, and Medical Advocacy shifts.
•Assists in facilitating training for new Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) volunteers and Volunteer Medical Advocates once per semester.
•Assists survivors with completing Michigan Crime Victims Compensation applications.
•Completes other miscellaneous VOCA Grant, University, and program documentation as needed.
•Maintains collaborative relationships with campus and community partners.
•Completes other duties as specified and assigned.
•Maintains client confidentiality
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of graduate study beyond a Bachelor's degree, such as a Masters in Social Work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience providing advocacy and counseling to survivors of sexual assault; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and state licensure as a social worker or professional counselor.
Demonstrated competency and expertise in providing services and building relationships with diverse populations. More than three years of experience providing crisis intervention, advocacy and/or counseling to survivors of sexual assault. Experience providing victim advocacy services in a university and/or college setting. Experience with data collection and reporting. Understanding of sexual victimization and natural responses to trauma. Awareness and experience using an intersectional lens with a focus on multiculturalism, diversity, equity and inclusion. Demonstrated empathy and supportive communication skills. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work responsibilities. Ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries.
Ability to work collaboratively with other clinicians and victim service responders. English language proficiency; bilingual desired though not required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Criminal justice advocacy and support requires some off site duties at local courts and law enforcement offices. This position requires access to a reliable form of transportation and possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
Some evenings and weekends may be required to provide departmental programming.
Description of End Date
Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 10/26/2021 at 11:55 PM
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