Assault Prevention Program Director (UCLA)
UCLA is California's largest university and a model for public institutions of higher education with a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service.
CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education) is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community.
Is This Job for Me?
In alignment with the Student Affairs mission and direction; as well as the mission of the CARE Program, the Program Director assumes responsibility for the direction of the program; and establishes and prioritizes short and long range goals and measureable outcomes for program implementation, growth, and assessment. Furthermore, the Program Director assumes responsibility for the day to day planning, management, and coordination of CARE Programs and Services. Specifically, the incumbent develops and oversees trauma-informed and culturally relevant advocacy services and alternative healing programs. In addition, the director oversees the development and implementation of educational programs, workshops and presentations designed to target an increasingly diversified student population. The Program Director is knowledgeable about federal, state and campus policies and procedures, and provides consultative services regarding response to and prevention of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking across campus. The CARE Program Director serves as a clinically trained advocate, prevention educator, resource coordinator and University spokesperson for campus-wide gender violence issues related to students, staff, faculty and the UCLA community.
(Note: This position is called CARE Program Director internally)
What Are the Details?
The incumbent possesses a broad knowledge of federal, and state law, as well as university policies and procedures related to Title IX, and SVSH more broadly. The incumbent has a strong theoretical and clinical foundation in sexual violence/sexual harassment, particularly in university settings. The incumbent also has specialized clinical expertise and knowledge of the effects of sexual assault on victims, survivor recovery, medical and legal procedures. The CARE Program Director is expected to act in a professional manner consistent with True BRUIN Values and directly responsible for supervision of staff and the education of students, staff and faculty.
The Director works collaboratively with various campus partners, including the Title IX Office, to ensure implementation of campus-wide sexual violence mandates. The CARE Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The Director provides supervision to up to seven professional staff, student interns, and dozens of student peer educators and volunteers. The Director provides backup advocacy support as needed.
- Masters degree in Counseling, Public Health, Social Welfare, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with individuals and groups in stressful situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively, with supervision, under conditions of high stress and rapidly changing situations and circumstances.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills and sensitivity in addressing cultural, ethnic, and individual diversity and potentially vulnerable special needs populations
- Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of FERPA, HIPAA, and all other applicable laws and ethic pertaining to mental health and higher education.
- Knowledge of developmental issues in University populations.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Knowledge of basic computer skills, e.g. Windows, Word.
- Ability to work independently at an off-site location during scheduled evening hours (6-10 p.m. or 5-9 p.m. on an occasional basis.)
- Possession of ABPP in counseling or clinical psychology.
- Minimum of 5 years in a university mental health or counseling program.
- Minimum of 1 year experience directing an APA accredited doctoral internship program.
- Demonstrated ability to provide empirically supported treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment.
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Keywords: Title IX, Assault Prevention, CARE, University, SVSH, FERPA, Social Worker, Counseling, Public Health, Social Welfare, ABPP, clinical psychology, mental health, American Board of Professional Psychology, Prevention