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RVAP - Temporary Rural On-Call Direct Services Advocate

Company: Iowa State Job Bank
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

RVAP - Temporary Rural On-Call Direct Services Advocate Posting ID123544DepartmentRape Victim Advocacy Program/Student LifeJobcodeTemp Prof Short Term MonthlyWorking TitleRVAP - Temporary Rural On-Call Direct Services AdvocateDetailsPOSITION SUMMARY: The Division of Student Life; Rape Victim Advocacy Program is seeking a Temporary On-Call Direct Services Advocate to coordinate and provide medical, legal, personal, and system advocacy, and other direct services to sexual assault victims/survivors in RVAP's southeast Iowa service area. Must be able to take call shifts on a rotational basis with other staff members and respond as quickly as possible (generally within 60-75 minutes when responding in-person, and within 20 minutes with responding via telehealth) to medical and law enforcement locations throughout Des Moines, Henry, Lee, and Van Buren counties.Duties to include:Records information on call sheets in a timely manner.Provides confidential advocacy and crisis counseling to victims/survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and gendered violence.Provides on call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis with other rural on-call staff members outside normal office hours.Assists with long and short term agency projects.Participate in assessment and planning of program and services.Collaborates with community agencies to increase access to services for underserved and marginalized communities.Completes annual continuing education requirements (1 yearly meeting and two 1 hour trainings on a topic related to sexual violence work).Provides direct services to clients including crisis line, medical, legal, personal, and system based advocacy.Provide on call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis.Submits timesheets and other required forms and vouchers to RVAP main office as required by procedure.Complete all department program logs, timesheets, forms and other documentation for assigned areas by established deadlines.POSITION BASICS:Hourly Rate/Range: $25 per shift plus, plus $16.91 hourlyWORK SCHEDULE:Hours: Varies depending on the number of advocacy callsShift: On call shifts are 5:00 pm to 8:00 am Work Week: Works mostly nights and one weekend per monthAdditional Hours: As neededBUILDING A CAREER AND A LIFE AT IOWA: At the University of Iowa, we recognize the important relationship between productive careers and quality personal lives. Please reference the resources on our web page that are designed to assist you to successfully build a career and build a life: (QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or GED with at least 6 months of experience in human services or related field.Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and respond quickly and effectively to challenges and deadlines.Experience with standard office computer applications.Ability to complete RVAP Advocate training within the first six months of employment.Available transportation to respond to advocacy calls. Demonstrated knowledge and application of the communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals, groups, and diverse backgrounds in a constructive and collaborative manner.Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity and inclusion.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSDemonstrated work experience (typically 6 mo-1year) providing counseling and /or advocacy to survivors in a rape crisis center or similar setting.Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilize various methods to deliver learning solutions for desired training outcomes.Work experience in a confidential environment.Bi-lingual skills in a foreign language.The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for

Keywords: Iowa State Job Bank, Iowa City , RVAP - Temporary Rural On-Call Direct Services Advocate, Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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