Mental Health Provider - Survivor Services Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Dec 9th, '20


Jan. 4, 2021

Start Date:

Feb. 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Dec 9th, '20

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  • Full Time

Under the supervision of a Mental Health Leadership Team Member, the Mental Health Provider - Survivor Services Specialist, will provide trauma-focused counseling and victim advocacy services to UW-Madison student survivors of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and/or stalking.

Principal duties:

Direct Clinical Service (60%):

1) Provides individual and group counseling to student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and/or stalking.

2) Provides safety planning and crisis de-escalation to student survivors

3) Participates in the provision of brief consultation, information and referral, and advocacy during drop-in hours. Use an empowerment model to provide clear and timely information so that students are able to make informed decisions.

4) Provides advocacy services to survivors. Advocacy services may include: Assisting victims through reporting and investigation processes, informing victims of their rights and options, attending appointments and/or hearing meetings with the victim upon request. These services will be provided to any UW-Madison student survivor, whether the crime occurred on or off campus and whether or not the survivor chooses to file a police or university report.

5) Serves as a resource, referral agent, and support person for students survivors and their support systems

6) Serves as a resource on Title IX, Clery, and UWS Chapter 17 processes and rights, State of Wisconsin victim rights, reporting options, and other services a victim may access on campus or in the community.

7) Provide additional clinical services within Mental Health Services depending on experience and agency need.

Prevention, training, and campus and community partnerships (15%)

1) Attends and participates in campus events focused on sexual violence and related topics, to serve as a support person for attendees who are in need of emotional support

2) Provides training, technical assistance, and consultation with members of the university community on issues related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking dynamics, victim resources, and victim-centered approaches

3) Works with campus and community partners to assess survivor needs and campus strategies that best address those needs

4) Participates in the Dane County Community Coordinated Response Teams (CCRs) on sexual assault and domestic violence

5) Supports primary prevention efforts in partnership with UHS Violence Prevention staff

6) Supports efforts at UHS to respond to the needs of survivors

Administrative Duties (25%)

1) Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical and advocacy interactions and consultations;

2) Involved in the development and implementation of programs and services related to focus area.

3) Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, HIPAA, and FERPA;

4) Attends staff and workgroup meetings;

5) Attends relevant professional development activities;

6) Serves on internal and external committees;

7) As resources allow, represents UHS on the UW-Madison Campus, in the Madison community, and with local, regional, and national professional organizations; and

8) Other duties as assigned.


Mental Health Services at University Health Services: MHS is located at 333 East Campus Mall on the seventh floor of the recently-constructed student services tower in the University Square Complex. We are part of an integrated University Health Services which provides medical and prevention services to UW-Madison students. This multi-use building is also the home for the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Student Activities Center, and retail stores on the first floor. MHS has inviting provider offices, as well as several large group rooms available for group therapy sessions, case conferences, consultation, staff meetings, and other professional activities. In recent years UHS has been recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the country.

UW-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk nation has called Teejop (“day-JOPE”) since time immemorial. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 40,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offer 136 undergraduate majors, along with 148 master's degrees programs and 120 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 28 national championships. Go Bucky!

Madison: Madison is the vibrant state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a population of 260,000 (650,000 in the metro area), Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Milwaukee, 270 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 150 miles northwest of Chicago. With its strong economy, unique natural beauty, exciting nightlife and restaurants, and dynamic recreational offerings, Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work, get an education, play, and raise a family. Wisconsin's beautiful capital city offers both small town charm and a range of leisure and cultural opportunities usually found in much larger communities.


Required: Minimum of one year experience providing counseling

For Counselor, Social Worker and Psychologist titles: License to practice independently in the State of Wisconsin preferred. License to practice independently required within two years of hire.

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Preferred: Two or more years of experience providing trauma-focused counseling to survivors of dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and stalking. Unpaid experience providing counseling may be applied to this requirement if clinical supervision was received during that time, as well as experience providing advocacy services in a community based victim services agency.

Strongly preferred experiences of the candidate include:

1) Knowledge of best practices in trauma treatment.

2) Knowledge of issues and dynamics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and stalking

3) Experience in an interdisciplinary college mental health setting

4) Experience providing trauma-focused counseling to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and/or stalking.

5) Experience providing victim advocacy or case management services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and/or stalking.

6) Demonstrated understanding of how sexual violence disproportionately impacts individuals who hold marginalized identities.

7) Knowledge of Title IX and Clery guidance and regulations, specifically as they pertain to victim rights and prevention education efforts.

8) Experience providing group therapy and/or non-clinical group-based interventions

9) Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality & health disparities; and a commitment to continued development of cultural competencies

10) Experience in consultation and collaboration with campus and community partners.

11) Experience educating campus and community partners on issues related to sexual violence and primary prevention

12) Experience participating in multidisciplinary teams including medical providers, and/or prevention staff, and/or academic faculty/staff.


$52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

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