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Part Time Sexual Assault Campus Educator/Advocate

Focus area: University of Idaho

Position Open: 11/21-until filled

ATVP is a not for profit organization that serves both Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho, offering direct services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, along with community education programming. We are seeking a temporary part-time sexual assault campus educator/advocate who will provide a variety of direct services, as well as public education (including prevention) and outreach under the direct supervision of the Associate Director.

  • All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding support to survivors.
  • ATVP is an equal opportunity employer and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place.
  • All applicants, if hired, will receive 45 hours of pre-service advocacy training as well as a minimum of 30 hours of yearly ongoing training. Ongoing training includes yearly attendance at a state-wide conference and access to national live webinars.
Position:Temporary Part-Time Sexual Assault Campus Educator/Advocate
Reports to:Associate Director
Terms:Temporary. Non-exempt. (20 hours per week). Some eves and weekends.
For the right fit and qualified individual, the position can be increased to a full-time (40 hours per week) employment opportunity with health, vision, and dental.
Starting Rate:$15. 45-$16.90/hour, DOE
Benefits:Paid holidays, vacation and sick. Employee Assistance Program available.
Location:ATVP Moscow Office / UI Campus Office
Start Date:Immediate

Application Information

The job description is provided below, please read it carefully. The following materials are required for application and will be considered an example of your communication skills and evaluated as part of the screening process.

The application consists of:

  1. Cover Letter. Please indicate if you are seeking part-time or full-time employment.
  2. Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
  3. Chronological work/education experience Resume.
    1. Whether paid or volunteer
    2. Hours worked
    3. Reason for leaving each position.

All items must be submitted for applications to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled with a first review on November 29, 2021.

Send completed applications to Andrea Piper-Wentland, Acting Director @ ATVP, PO Box 37, Pullman, WA 99163, OR Email completed applications as PDF files to asst.director@atvp.org

Sexual Assault Campus Educator/Advocate

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Serve as ATVP’s University of Idaho Campus Advocate by providing direct services and collaborating with UI campus grant partners on educational and awareness programing.
  2. Provide safety planning, case management, education, referrals and support victims and survivors of sexual violence or domestic violence in the community as well as residing in the shelter.
  3. Research, analyze and assess formal curriculum/implement as appropriate.
  4. Develop and present sexual assault and domestic violence educational programming to include youth prevention summer camps, coordinated campus advocacy services, community educational presentations and community outreaches.
  5. Represent the agency and its constituents at community meetings/task forces.
  6. Rotate availability for night, weekend and holiday coverage of and response to emergency staff back up.
  7. Communicate effectively with a wide spectrum of people.
  8. Documentation of services and statistical data entry.
  9. Maintain on-going training hours in accordance with agency standards.
  10. Maintain agency and client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy.
  11. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with ATVP’s mission statement.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. An understanding, and agreement with ATVP’s mission statement.
  2. Familiarity with sexual violence dynamics.
  3. Ability to be diplomatic and tactful while maintaining a strong victim advocacy perspective.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  5. Strong self-motivated worker.
  6. Ability to embrace a team philosophy.
  7. Confident computer skills.
  8. Ability to pass criminal background check.
  9. Current driver’s license and insured vehicle and willingness and ability to provide outreach services across Latah County, Idaho.
  10. Proof of COVID-19 immunization
  11. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  12. Ability to lift 20lbs and navigate stairs.
  13. Must be a resident of Whitman or Latah County.

Desired Background

  1. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish or Asian Languages and English.
  2. Two years prior advocacy experience in the family/sexual violence field.
  3. BA in relevant field – e.g., social work, education, criminal justice.

Job Description

The Sexual Violence Campus Advocate will provide direct services to victims and survivors of sexual violence, and as back up to other Moscow office staff, to domestic violence victims and survivors, as well as provide related community outreach, education and prevention, under the direct supervision of the Associate Director:

  1. Provide direct services, including personal advocacy, crisis intervention, support and appropriate referrals to primary and secondary victims of sexual violence, (and to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking, and other crimes as back up to other advocacy staff per agency procedures) including the assessment of individual needs and options, emotional support, basic legal advocacy, and medical advocacy; facilitate clients’ awareness of the affective, behavioral, and cognitive effects of their experience and enhance their ability to cope/adjust; provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter intakes, and medical support advocacy on evenings/weekends to clients on the hotline or in-person as back-up in rotation with all other direct service staff;[E]
    1. Services will be provided in Latah County, including at the University of Idaho ATVP campus office. [E]
  2. Be an active member of the agency education/prevention team working collaboratively to assist in the development and implementation of the agency education and prevention plan as directed by the AD.
  3. Research, develop, modify, and conduct primarily evidenced based (or promising practices) educational programming and strategies that address sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner, teen dating and stalking. This may include presentations traditional community outreaches, social media outreaches and community development. [E]
  4. Reach community and student members proactively through outreach activities in Moscow, University of Idaho and Latah County to provide information, resources, and support in a multitude of contexts including: activities:
    • Stalking Awareness Month
    • Teen Violence Awareness Month
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Month [E]
  5. Parctipate in the UI Campus large Coordinated Community Response Team and work collaboratively with the Dean of Students’ office and the Women’s Center under the DOJ Campus Grant project[E]
  6. Maintain agency/client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy; ensure security of client records and the office area; [E]
  7. Maintain agency files, including the updating and filing of all ROC’s and other client paperwork, and statistical record keeping in a timely and organized manner; [E]
  8. Participate in staff, and case conference meetings; and other internal meetings as directed by the AD; [E]
  9. Participate in educational sessions (including self-directed study) for purposes of professional development to ensure current knowledge and skills and compliance with statutory/accreditation/ program standards mandates; [E]
  10. Participate in the agency back up rotation for after hours support to the hotline. [E]

Other special projects as assigned, which may include (but is not limited to) advocate coordination and training, mailings, research, organizing printed materials, etc.). [E]

NOTE: Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required. Availability of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and minimum required auto insurance are required to be able to fulfill job responsibilities. This position includes service hours in the public offices. This position will be part of the after-hours response team and as such, residency in either Whitman County, WA or Latah County, ID is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.