December 12, 2016

Community Job Posting: SafeCampus Response Specialist – University of Washington


Category: Employment

The mission of the University’s SafeCampus program is to help prevent and address violence and its impact on campus through awareness, prevention, support, triage, outreach and education. The SafeCampus program is part of the UW Human Resources organization and serves as UW’s coordinating office for threat assessment and violence prevention activities across the UW.
We have an outstanding full time opportunity for a “SafeCampus Response Specialist.”

The Response Specialist has primary responsibility for answering and responding to calls to the SafeCampus telephone lines during regular business hours and provides high-level confidential support to the Program Manager and the Violence Prevention Assessment Team.

Key services of the SafeCampus program include:
-Serving students, staff, and faculty on all three UW campuses, the two medical centers, and anywhere else the UW does business
-Responding to calls to the SafeCampus telephone line that provides for centralized reporting of Behaviors of Concern (behaviors which might indicate the propensity for future violence toward self or others) or UW Prohibited Behaviors, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
-Connecting individuals with appropriate UW or community resources
-Coordinating and facilitating violence prevention assessment meetings that bring together a collaborative team to review a situation and develop a coordinated response
-Conducting case management activities to assure implementation and to monitor effects of coordinated response plan and to inform plan modification
-Supporting and coaching supervisors/administrators/faculty in their response to Behaviors of Concern or UW Prohibited Behaviors
-Enhance partnerships among UW programs to maximize collaborative response measures and responsiveness to victims of violence and individuals with concerns regarding potential violence
-Providing education and outreach to cultivate awareness and promote prevention efforts

This position has primary responsibility for responding to the SafeCampus phone line during regular business hours including effective triaging of concerns and assisting callers in identifying immediate actions that can be taken to lessen or eliminate the risk of violence. This role requires the ability to conduct effective and complete intake of concerns, to assist callers in varying degrees of distress in identifying effective next steps, and in assessing threat level to determine the level of response needed.  In addition, the individual in this position needs to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the University in order to credibly represent the program and cultivate cooperative and complete case follow up.

Dimensions and Impact:
The success and effective operation of the SafeCampus Program is critical to the UW’s reputation as a prepared and responsive educational institution.  The unit was developed in response to a campus tragedy and strives to provide services that aim, to the extent possible at a public institution, to prevent or substantially contain the risk of similar tragedies in the future and to ensure that individuals with concerns about potential violence get connected with appropriate services and resources.


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