Reporting to the Community Support Manager, the Community Support Advocate (Stanford North) provides advocacy support to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in North Santa Clara County, including Stanford University.
Client Service: Provides direct advocacy, crisis counseling, safety planning, case management, community referrals to members of the North Santa Clara County and the Stanford community impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence both in-person and on the phone using a strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed approach Advocates for survivors with outside agencies and community organizations, including, but not limited to, Stanford University: Stanford Staff in the Confidential Support Team, Title IX Office, Residential Education, Employee Labor Relations, Stanford Police, or other University entities identified by survivor North Santa Clara County: Local law enforcement, SAFE nurses, and the District Attorney’s Office
Provides support throughout all stages of the criminal justice and/or University reporting process, including investigation and disciplinary proceedings, accompaniment to law enforcement and district attorney interviews, and court.
Manages a caseload of survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence; assess advocacy service needs; arrange, coordinate and monitor the delivery of individualized services.
Provides conflict resolution, when needed.
Identifies barriers to services and advocate for service provisions with the University and/or external service organizations to eliminate those barriers.
Conducts intakes, on-going screenings and assessments of survivors need, and connects survivor with internal and external resources to meet changing needs
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Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. Must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity. Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 65-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided).