Victim Advocate Counselor II - 530950

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on November 14, 2023
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Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.


Victim Advocate Counselor II – 530950


Job Summary:

Provides direct counseling, advocacy and case management services to FIU student victims of violence. Participates in a rotation to provide crisis intervention services as needed including evenings and weekends, remotely or in-person. Accompanies students to court or other formal proceedings, rape treatment services, and other related appointments if desired by student. Participates in University outreach and prevention programming and maintains relevant community linkages.

  • Provides confidential direct services related to victimization (especially sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, hazing and hate crimes), including crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, case management, accessing university and community resources.
  • Provides walk-in emergency assessments, crisis intervention, and intakes for students. Provides consultations to family members and campus community constituents.
  • Completes intake summaries, psychological assessments, emergency evaluations, progress notes, and termination summaries according to the established policies and procedures.
  • Participates in after hours rotation and provides crisis intervention to the FIU community including daytime and evening/weekend as needed.
  • Provides counseling and social services to individuals and groups. Focuses on trauma informed clinical services to include a wide range of personal concerns related to victimization, interpersonal conflicts, students' goals, needs, values, attitudes, educational or career choices within a multicultural/diverse university environment. Meets the immediate and long-term service needs of the individuals.
  • Accompanies and transports students to hearings and appointments  related to victimization and student retention, including rape treatment services, domestic violence court, Title IX proceeding and other relevant meetings and locales.
  • Provides advocacy and case management coordination and support in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff psychologists, counselors, and university health services, FIU PD Residential Life, and colleges and other campus units and community providers.
  • Participates in CAPS and Student Health and Wellness committees, especially those concerning interpersonal violence.
  • Provides direct psychological services to University students including individual and group counseling; conducts clinical assessments and formulates diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Performs other related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work or related mental health provider discipline and two (2) years of experience in serving victims of trauma, sexual assault, and/or relationship violence.
  • Mental Health License - Florida


Departmental Requirements:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Desired Qualifications:

  • Advocacy and case management experience.


Job Category:  Administrative


Advertised Salary: $60,000-$65,000

Work Schedule:

Begin time: 8:30AM
End time: 5:00PM


Working Conditions:

  • Operating University Vehicles (all types)


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check


Other Information:

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the University


For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID # 530950


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