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Blackburn Center: Systems and Campus Advocate

DESCRIPTION: The Systems and Campus Advocate is responsible for supporting college campuses and health care systems in providing an appropriate and informed response to victims of sexual assault and domestic/dating violence; and engaging college campuses in the primary prevention of gender-based violence. This is a non- exempt position as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Intervention activities on college campuses:  support an appropriate and informed response to students who are victims of domestic/dating violence or sexual assault through activities on college campuses and trainings for faculty and staff.
  • Medical systems advocacy:  support an appropriate and informed response to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault who are seeking medical support:
    • Develop protocol for response to victims within healthcare systems
    • Develop a strategy, and materials, for health care systems training.
    • Provide ongoing training to health care systems.
    • Provide advocacy/accompaniment services for victims of crime to medical proceedings.
  • Primary prevention activities on college campuses:  provide implementation support to a project that engages college students in the primary prevention of domestic/dating violence and sexual assault:
    • Support a review of campus policies to enhance gender equity.
    • Provide support for implementation of campus-wide and classroom-based activities that invite students and faculty to challenge the social and gender norms that perpetuate gender-based violence.

QUALIFICATIONS include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience in public speaking and development/provision of trainings.
  • Experience in counseling, preferably with individuals in crisis, desired.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license; ability to travel throughout Westmoreland County.
  • Ability to deal with crisis and conflict in a professional, positive, and effective manner.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, and function both independently and as a team member.
  • PA and FBI Criminal Record Checks and Child Abuse History Clearance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to the program philosophy of the agency.
  • Understanding of the issues Blackburn Center addresses in the community.

Please submit resume to:      Education/Outreach Program Manager

                                                 P.O. Box 398

                                                 Greensburg, PA 15601