University of Florida in Florida

Deadline July 14, 2014
Date Posted July 8, 2014

Job Description: The University of Florida Police Department invites applications for a vacant Coordinator, Human Services position for our Victim Advocate Office. The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows; not all inclusive. Shares the responsibilities for developing, implementing, and coordinating activities related to the Victim Services Program. Activities will service the entire university community (students, faculty and staff). Additional responsibilities include assuring that 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week support and services are available for victims of actual or threatened violence, including but not limited to battery, assault, sexual batter, (date rape, acquaintance rape, stranger rape), attempted sexual battery, and domestic violence. Also assists victims of harassment such as stalking, hate crime, etc. Informs and assist victims as needed in following criminal and administrative proceedings. Meet the immediate needs of victims including transportation, safe housing, immediate medical needs and academic assistance. Assure that a rape crisis counselor is on call to meet victims of sexual battery at treatment center and informing her or him of options, rights, available services and provide immediate counseling support. The same on-call crisis counseling will be available of other types of violence.
Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelors Degree, Crisis intervention skills, knowledge of Criminal Justice System, Victim Services Practitioner Designation. Knowledge of Victimization Issues. General understanding of Florida Laws; skills in public speaking; knowledge of university community and Judicial Affairs; general computer skills.
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