Salary is $50,000. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 497259
The Violence Prevention and Support Coordinator (VPSC) is a key contributor to Boise State University's efforts in preventing and responding to violence. This individual serves on a coordinated community response team, designs and facilitates interactive educational programs, and provides specialized, brief, no-cost, confidential support. Support services include case management, advocacy, resources and referrals, and reviewing rights and options.
The Violence Prevent and Support Coordinator engages in:
Develops, implements, and coordinates university-wide programs that focus primarily on awareness, prevention, intervention, and risk reduction of stalking, sexual assault, and relationship violence, and promotes healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, and bystander intervention. This is done in partnership with the Gender Equity Center team and in coordination with the Coordinated Community Response Team to ensure alignment of messaging and efforts.
Implements and facilitates University-wide training for front-line service providers.
Develops ongoing training for student employees.
Researches best practices and engages in ongoing professional development.
Serves on the Coordinated Community Response Team to advance the university’s strategic plan for responding to and preventing stalking, sexual assault, and relationship violence.
Provides administrative direction, leadership and daily supervision of violence prevention and support programs and other similar direct services both within the Gender Equity Center and across campus.
Supervises the development of Gender Equity Center’s violence prevention programs, and markets, and assesses programs.
Serves as acting director in absence of the Gender Equity Center director.
Meets with student groups/constituents to give/receive feedback.
Provides direct crisis intervention and advocacy services to students and consultations to faculty or staff responding to students in crisis. (This position does not do counseling, including diagnosis or treatment.)
Interviews clients to assess their situations, review rights and options, to determine what services may meet their needs.
Serves as a liaison between clients and organizations with which they may request advocacy.
Maintains case history records and prepares reports.
Provides consultations on programs/initiatives with campus departments and student groups.
Engages in on-going relationships with on and off campus agencies to increase effectiveness and coordination of services.
Other Duties as Assigned
Bachelor’s Degree degree in a mental health background or related field and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Licensure as confidential mental health professional in the state of Idaho. Examples include: social worker, counselor, psychologist.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a similar field and 3 years of experience in gender based violence (stalking, sexual assault, relationship violence) support services
A large percentage of students who seek support through this position report an experience of trauma and identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC). Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in serving LGBTQIA+ individuals, BIPOC, and individuals who have experienced trauma.
Demonstrated success in educational program design and implementation
Experience in grant writing
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Skilled in providing crisis intervention, case management, resources and referrals, and advocacy.
Skill in building interactive educational programs and engaging in programmatic assessment.
Understanding of systems and familiarity with micro and mezzo practice.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Experience documenting case notes.
Experience in sorting through ethical dilemmas.
Knowledge of the causes of violence and knowledge of effective violence prevention efforts.
Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city. We offer an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity.
Research and creative activities advance new knowledge and benefit students, the community, the state and the nation. As an integral part of its metropolitan environment, the university is engaged in professional and continuing education programming, policy issues, and promoting the region’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.
Boise State University aspires to be a research university known for the finest undergraduate education in the region, and outstanding research and graduate programs. With its exceptional faculty, staff and student body – combined with its location in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area, the university will be viewed as an engine that drives the Idaho economy, providing significant return on public investment.
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