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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 802924
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: General University Items
Department: Center For Survivors 40001108
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Temporary

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The Center for Survivors is a Confidential Program at Michigan State University. The Michigan State University Center for Survivors Therapist will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to sexual assault survivors.

The MSU Center for Survivors therapist provides direct service to a diverse student population. The Therapist will provide comprehensive therapy services to victims of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; will facilitate individual counseling and group services and provide occasional advocacy and crisis intervention services; and serves as a consultant to campus partners and community members working with sexual assault victims. The Therapist has ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities to maintain records regarding work with clients and to protect client confidentiality in accordance with guidelines set by VOCA/VAWA, MSU, the State of Michigan, and other professional associations.

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of graduate study beyond a Bachelor's degree, such as a Masters in Social Work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience providing advocacy and counseling to survivors of sexual assault; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and state licensure as a social worker or professional counselor.

Job Responsibilities
•Provides individual therapy to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault survivors.
•Completes intake sessions with new clients and documents the session.
•Provides information about reporting options, health care options, and advocacy services at the Center for Survivors (Criminal Justice, Title IX, institutional, personal, and academic) to survivors of sexual assault as needed.
•Assists survivors with completing Michigan Crime Victims Compensation applications.

Coordinates referrals to services at the Center for Survivors, on campus and in the community when necessary.
•Follows up and tracks referrals to ensure quality of care according to the individual client’s needs.
•Completes VOCA Grant, University, and program documentation as needed.
•Maintains collaborative relationships with campus and community partners.
•Maintains client confidentiality
•Completes other duties as specified and assigned.
•Provides support to volunteers signed up for Crisis Chat and Hotline shifts.
•Assists in facilitating training for new Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) volunteers and Volunteer Medical Advocates once per semester.
•Completes other duties as specified and assigned.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:
A. Demonstrated competency and expertise in providing services and building relationships with diverse populations
B. More than three years of experience providing crisis intervention, advocacy and/or counseling to survivors of sexual assault
C. Experience providing victim advocacy services in a university and/or college setting
D. Experience with data collection and reporting.
E. Understanding of sexual victimization and natural responses to trauma
F. Awareness and experience using an intersectional lens with a focus on multiculturalism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
G. Demonstrated empathy and supportive communication skills
H. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
I. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work responsibilities
J. Ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries
Ability to work collaboratively with other clinicians and victim service responders
L. English language proficiency; bilingual desired though not required

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Submit resume and cover letter via MSU Careers.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Work Hours

Work hours are variable and require some nights and weekends.


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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