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Volunteer / Intern / Work Study / Student Hourly Positions

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled, which can extend into early fall.  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Our various positions are available to undergraduates, graduates, and community members.  Volunteers are welcome and opportunities for internships and training are available through many of our services. We provide extensive training in a supportive, personal atmosphere. We hire new staff/volunteers each year in the spring for the following academic year.   

Professional Positions

Rape Crisis Advocate

Under general supervision of the Co- Director for Counseling and Rape Crisis Services, the Rape Crisis Advocate will work with the Center for Women and Community (CWC) counseling team and provide short term peer counseling, crisis intervention, and medical and legal advocacy to survivors, non-offending family members, and significant others. This is a grant-funded position with reappointment beyond 6/30/2020 dependent on funding availability.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide short term peer counseling; crisis intervention; medical, legal and academic advocacy; safety planning and, case management for survivors.
  • Co-facilitate support and discussion groups.
  • Assist in providing outreach on behalf of the CWC Rape Crisis Services. Maintain working relationships with range of campus stakeholders.
  • Prepare, analyze and maintain administrative and program records and statistics; participate in site visits and program reviews.
  • Participate in CWC organizational and departmental staff and clinical meetings and trainings. Assist CWC counseling staff in training and supervision of CWC volunteers.

For More Information, and to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/504690/rape-crisis-advocate.
Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of February 10th, 2020 in order to ensure consideration.

Bilingual Senior Rape Crisis Advocate

Under general supervision of the Co- Director for Counseling and Rape Crisis Services, the Senior Rape Crisis Advocate will work with the Center for Women and Community (CWC) counseling team and provide short term peer counseling, crisis intervention, and medical and legal advocacy to survivors, non-offending family members, and significant others. This is a grant-funded position with reappointment beyond 6/30/2020 dependent on funding availability.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide short term peer counseling; crisis intervention; medical, legal and academic advocacy; safety planning and, case management for survivors. Responsibilities include meeting and communicating with other service providers about clients. Provide counseling services off site at community partner agencies.
  • Organize and facilitate support and discussion groups with campus and community partners.
  • Develop and maintain outreach on behalf of the CWC Rape Crisis Services. Establish and maintain working relationships with range of campus and community stakeholders. Provide consultation and training to partners on issues of direct service for survivors.
  • Prepare, analyze and maintain administrative and program records and statistics; participate in site visits and program reviews.
  • Participate in CWC organizational and departmental staff and clinical meetings and trainings. Assist CWC counseling staff in training and supervision of CWC volunteers. Participate on relevant campus and community committees and task forces, as assigned.

For More Information, and to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/504450/bilingual-senior-rape-crisis-advocate.
 

Teen Crisis Intervention Specialist

Under the general supervision of the Center for Women & Community (CWC) Co-Director for Counseling & Rape Crisis Services, works effectively with CWC counseling team and provides short term peer counseling, crisis intervention, medical and legal advocacy to adolescent survivors, non-offending family members and significant other.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides short term peer counseling, crisis intervention, medical, legal and academic advocacy, and case management for adolescent survivors residing in Hampshire County.
  • Responsibilities include meeting and communicating with other service providers about clients.
  • Maintains systems for obtaining parental consent for services, or documenting “mature minor” status.
  • Organizes and facilitates support groups addressing issues common to adolescent survivors.
  • Develops and maintains outreach on behalf of the CWC Specialized Teen Services program.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with a range of community stakeholders.
  • Maintains protocols for support referrals with community programs, agencies, and institutions.
  • Provides consultation and training on issues of direct service provision for teens.
  • Assists CWC education staff in developing training curriculum.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and maintains administrative and program records and statistics; participates in site visits and program reviews.
  • Participates in CWC organizational and departmental staff meetings, clinical meetings, and trainings.
  • Assists CWC counseling staff in training and supervision of CWC volunteers.
  • Participates on relevant community committees and task forces, as assigned.
  • Provide night & weekend on-call coverage, as scheduled by CWC Co-Director of Counseling and Rape Crisis Services.

For More Information, and to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of three professional references to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/503413/teen-crisis-intervention-specialist.
 

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

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