Associate Director of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention for Diversity and Inclusion - Georgetown University Health Education Services
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The Associate Director of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention for Diversity and Inclusion provides direct confidential health and mental health counseling clinical services to students experiencing the impact of trauma in their lives, most likely in 1:1 setting in Health Education Services. Services provided are primarily for sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and stalking. Close communication with campus partners for program development and implementation is required (expert communication and education skills are essential). The Associate Director will develop and implement new initiatives, education and training to respond to the needs of students, with a focus on outreach to marginalized communities. The incumbent will work collaboratively with other health professionals in Health Education Services, campus partners, and a variety of off campus resources. This position reports directly to the Director of Sexual Violence Response and Prevention Services within Health Education Services.
Sexual violence is a common problem on college campuses, with an estimated 30% of students experiencing unwanted sexual contact. Response to students is complex work, requiring specialized trauma training and expertise and the ability to know and navigate both university as well as off-campus systems of treatment, support, and adjudication. Care provided by an experienced licensed health professional such as a Clinical Social Worker takes into account the needs of the whole person and the transaction of the person with her or his environment. Understanding the environment within which a student is functioning, the clinician can empower the student to advocate for themselves as well as facilitate connecting with other resources on campus. Outreach education and training are an essential component of this position in order to ensure that the university community is aware of resources for students. Primary prevention is enhanced by working with student groups to develop culturally relevant and promising programs that are guided by evidence based prevention strategies, best practices, and student involvement. Navigating the impact of sexual violence and other trauma is best when expert clinicians provide confidential multi-dimensional services. As a part of the work of providing inclusive and culturally relevant services to all students in both the areas of direct services and primary prevention, it's critical that an intersectional approach is implemented in both response and when developing educational strategies, trauma-informed trainings, etc.
Responsibilities of the Learning Skills Specialist include but are not limited to:
Provides direct confidential counseling services on all matters of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and related trauma impacting mental health. Provides crisis response to students; referring them to appropriate resources for health care, law enforcement, and legal services.
Develops ways to engage marginalized student populations to increase awareness and utilization of services and advocacy through systems. Supports marginalized communities through education, outreach, training and direct services.
Builds relationships and bridges with all communities, especially the most vulnerable.
Develops and expands new and existing programs and provides or develops programs at the request of current students.
Works collaboratively with other health professionals in Health Education Services and on campus to coordinate care and resources.
Works collaboratively with the Title IX office to provide training and education for the Georgetown community.
Supports the work of the Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE) through partnership and collaboration with program's advisor.
Supports the work of large scale programs like Bystander Education and training for all first year students and collaborates when needed.
Promotes a trauma-informed campus through programming, training, and education. Tailors training and educational programs to meet the needs of student organizations and their culture.
Ensures that best practices and latest research is being incorporated in a survivor-centered and trauma-informed way when delivering direct service and educational programs.
Coordinates with other strategic partners regarding expanded and enhanced cultural competency and sexual assault and trauma informed training for professional staff on campus.
Participates in continuing education in the area of interpersonal violence and trauma, training; shares knowledge with others in the community.
Works with the Engelhard Project to continue integrating the work of student wellness into academic coursework.
Supports other Health Education Services' programs as needed.
Assists with supervision for student workers in HES.
Licensed health professional (Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, etc.). Cross cultural competency.
Experience with diverse populations, intersectionality, multiple allyships.
Experience on college campus or community agency providing confidential counseling services to college survivors of interpersonal violence.
Experience providing direct services and educational programs to diverse populations and marginalized communities.
Group facilitation skills experience preferred.
Experienced educator, two to three years of higher education experience preferred.
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