Job Vacancy CAPE Counselor and Advocate (Student Services Professional III) California State University, Dominguez Hills

Job title: CAPE Counselor and Advocate (Student Services Professional III)

Company: California State University, Dominguez Hills

Job description: Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Special Working Conditions: Incumbent may be required to provide after-hours support as needed.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Application Deadline & Salary Information

The application deadline is Thursday, June 23, 2022.

The salary range for this classification is $4,691 – $6,683 monthly.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) Associate Director, the CAPE Counselor and Advocate is responsible for providing direct counseling, advocacy, and coordination of services for students concerning issues of sexual assault/abuse, intimate relationship abuse, and stalking (interpersonal abuse) with the goal of reducing the impact to the individual and the campus community.


Experience: Possession of this knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three (3) years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience providing direct services to survivors/victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and/or stalking. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with major responsibility for a professional career or personal counseling.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed

instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of experience providing direct counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner abuse, and stalking; Two or more years of experience as a sexual assault and/or domestic violence counselor/advocate.

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Administration, Counseling, Social Work or related field including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution.

Completed certification for Sexual Assault Counselor and defined in California Evidence Code § 1035.2 and/or Domestic Violence Counselor as defined in Evidence Code § 1037.1 (or comparable certification from another state and willingness to obtain California certification within first 12 months of employment.

Required Certification: Valid Driver’s License


70% Advocacy and Support

  • Provides confidential and privileged counseling, crisis intervention, information, and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual assault, dating/ domestic abuse, and stalking to address well-being and minimize disruption to academic success.
  • Assists survivors in obtaining medical care, emergency housing, food, clothing, transportation, and referrals to local rape crisis and domestic violence counseling centers to minimize the impact of victimization.
  • Accompanies survivors, at their request and with their permission, and be with them as a support person through on and off-campus reporting, counseling, administrative, legal, medical, and academic-related meetings to facilitate access to these options.
  • Helps obtain off-campus court-issued restraining orders and assists survivors in developing and maintaining safety plans to minimize future incidents of violence.
  • Assists survivors seeking reasonable academic relief.
  • Provides appropriate follow-up and coordination of services to support survivors at all phases of their empowerment journey.
  • Develops relationships and partners with support services and initiatives to increase the retention of students who have been affected by interpersonal abuse.
  • Stays up to date with policies that impact survivors and advocacy services, and advises the Associate Director on any changes to improve the effectiveness of the program. Essential Edit Remove

20% Education and Outreach

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on sexual abuse/assault, intimate relationship abuse, and stalking (interpersonal abuse) response and prevention.
  • Provides presentations and workshops about the direct impact of interpersonal abuse and how to support survivors.
  • Assists CAPE staff with training and education programming.
  • Represents CAPE and CSUDH on campus and community coalitions and workgroups that address interpersonal abuse.
  • Assists with the development and production of the CAPE website, publicity, and other marketing materials, including social media to promote the mission and purpose of CAPE and its programs, services, and events.

10% Other Duties

  • Participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Support campus-wide initiatives and serve on committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Advertised: 08 Jun 2022 Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close: 23 Jun 2022 Pacific Daylight Time

Expected salary: $4691 – 6683 per month

Location: Carson, CA

Job date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:21:12 GMT

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