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Project Advocate/Specialist

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Project Advocate/Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all programmatic activities of the Crime Victims with Disabilities Project. Primary responsibilities for this position will include directing activities of multi-disciplinary teams, providing outreach to people with disabilities and programs that serve them, and providing technical assistance to victim services and criminal justice programs regarding individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial harmonious working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Bachelors degree in criminal justice, health care or rehabilitation field from an accredited institution of higher education

* A minimum of three years of experience in either disability services or victim s services

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
Yes

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY
Must have a current professional license in the discipline they posses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Master s degree in criminal justice, health care or rehabilitation field from an accredited institution of higher education

* A minimum of five years of experience in either disability services or victim s services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Knowledge of disability service system in Arkansas

* Knowledge of victim services field in Arkansas

* Skill in navigating group interactions when complex and emotionally charged topics are discussed

* Skill in all Microsoft applications

* Ability to work on a diverse team

* Ability to respond with trauma-informed model of supports

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

* Grasping

* Reaching

* Stooping

Frequently

* Driving

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Hearing

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

* Walking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Little Rock, AR - Partners for Inclusive Communitites

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
$48,000 - $53,000 (commensurate with education and/or experience)

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
01/21/2020

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)
09/30/2020

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Roberta Sick
sick@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN LITTLE ROCK, AR.

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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