University of British Columbia
Staff – Non Union
M&P – AAPS
AAPS Salaried – Administration, Level C
Sexual Violence Response Specialist
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office tendersglobal.net VP Students
$6,677.33 – $10,433.50 CAD Monthly
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Posting End Date
October 11, 2022
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Feb 28, 2024
This is a part-time position for 40% FTE. Please note that the expected salary will be prorated to 40% FTE
Job Description Summary
The Sexual Violence Response Specialist provides crisis intervention, support, and case management for members of the UBC Community who have experienced sexual violence. The incumbent works from an intersectional feminist and trauma informed perspective to empower survivors of sexual violence by reducing the impact of trauma and secondary victimization through the coordination of support and accommodations with key campus and community stakeholders. This position supports the successful implementation of UBC s Policy No. 131, Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct by ensuring survivors can exercise autonomy and make informed decisions in a safe and supportive environment.
The Sexual Violence Response Specialist reports to the Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and works collaboratively as a member of a team of professionals, playing an integral role in crisis intervention, support, and case management for UBC Community members who have experienced sexual violence. The Sexual Violence Response Specialist collaborates with key campus and community stakeholders to coordinate support and accommodations for survivors of sexual violence.
Plays a central role in the operation of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, providing crisis intervention, support, and case management for members of the UBC Community who have experienced sexual violence, or those who are supporting survivors of sexual assault.
Provides crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, advocacy, and ongoing support for survivors of sexual violence.
Identifies, accesses, and coordinates appropriate academic and non-academic accommodations for survivors of sexual violence.
Provides advice, consultation, and accompaniment to campus resources including UBC Counselling Services, UBC Student Health Services, and UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program.
Provides advice, consultation, and accompaniment to local hospital, police, court and other community resources including the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), Vancouver Rape Relief and Women s Shelter (Rape Relief), Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) and BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, and others.
Consults and collaborates with key campus and community stakeholders to increase safety and coordinate supports including academic and non-academic accommodations.
Facilitates and participates in case management meetings. Provide additional advice and guidance to the university staff, advisors, and/or faculty involved in the case as required.
Partners with key campus and community stakeholders to develop and implement referral and intervention protocols that; i. expedite access to support and accommodations, ii. facilitate the continuity and coordination of care and, iii. address systemic barriers in order to increase safety and support.
Provides direction on the interpretation and application of relevant policies and procedures including UBC Policy No. 131, Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct, Policy No. 3, Discrimination and Harassment, and Policy No. 14, Response to At-Risk Behaviour.
Provides direction and consultation on reporting, investigations, and alternative dispute resolution processes, as well as clarifying the differences between criminal process and UBC s investigatory process.
Responds to allegations regarding acts of retaliation relating to a Disclosure, Report or Investigation of sexual violence and provides information about, assistance with, and referral to the appropriate faculty, staff or student disciplinary process.
Manages accurate case records and prepares supporting documentation and reports as required.
Interprets university policy regarding sexual violence and misconduct, identifies areas for improvement, makes recommendations for change, and participates in review and revision of systems and protocols as appropriate.
Performs other duties as required.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Exercises professional judgement in the provision of sexual violence response services, and acts as a cooperative team member in the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office. Poor professional judgment or practice may create undue hardship for survivors of sexual violence and/or serious public relations or legal liability for the University.
Works independently within established case management practice guidelines, University policy and procedures, and relevant Federal and Provincial legislation. Works within a model of collegial consultation and collaboration, under the direction of the Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office.
May supervise practicum students, student employees and volunteers.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.Master s degree preferred.A minimum of 5 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.Excellent working knowledge of, and experience supporting survivors of sexual violence using feminist, trauma-informed and harm reduction models of practice.
Excellent working knowledge and experience working with diverse or marginalized populations recognizing the diversity of survivor experience due to sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, radicalization, age, family status, religion, faith, ability, disability, national or ethnic origin, Indigeneity, immigration status, socioeconomic status, class and language. Demonstrated cultural competencies and intercultural communication skills to support work with a diverse community.
Excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation, protocols and best practices.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goal.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to plan ahead, direct the work of others, and ensure deadlines are met.
Ability to take direction, lead others and to function as an effective team member.
Ability to manage projects and multi task while paying attention to details.
Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Group facilitation knowledge, skills and experience is an asset.
Some evening and weekend work may be required, as well as some travel.
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