Confidential Victim Advocate (Case Worker) at Indiana University

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Job Description:



Department Information

Indiana University Public Safety pursues IU's commitment to providing the greatest degree of safety for all members of the IU community, consistent with the university's mission and environment, applicable legal and professional standards, and available resources. IU Public Safety directly oversees the IU Police Department, University Environmental Health and Safety, and Emergency Management and Continuity with a team of approximately 300 dedicated staff on a 24/7/365 operational basis across all campuses.

Job Summary

This position works with the Indiana University Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides direct services and acts as central point of contact for students who have experienced sexual, physical or other misconduct.

  • Conducts situational analysis and provides assistance and counseling to improve clients' social and psychological conditions.

  • Assesses safety concerns, provides an overview of campus resources, and provides immediate and ongoing assistance to students in need.

  • Helps guide students through procedures for various issues (requesting grade changes, withdrawing from classes, housing concerns, academic or administrative appeals) and provides assistance to ensure that students receive interim measures.

  • Assists students with establishing a support network of family, friends, and community resources and creating personal development plans.

  • Identifies and connects students to campus and community resources (direct or indirect referrals); accompanies students to informal or formal meetings with instructors or administrators as needed/requested.

  • Reviews university policies and procedures with students. Reviews procedures for investigations, judicial hearings, appeals, etc.

  • Maintains case records in a secure and confidential manner, maintains statistics and administers ongoing program evaluations.

  • Serves as a member of the sexual violence prevention and advocacy team, providing outreach and raising awareness about prevention and advocacy services provided by the department.




  • Bachelor's degree in counseling or social work


  • Master's degree in counseling or social work



  • 1 year of experience working with survivors or sexual or physical assault, preferably in a counseling or advising capacity



  • Proficient communication skills

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism

  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$56,649 per year.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution

  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options

  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting

  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options

  • Tuition benefit for IU classes

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Social Work
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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

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