University of Toronto Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator Full Time in Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator
Toronto, ON

The knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision. Occasional travel to. Concerns, and flexibility and decision making in fluid…

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre is mandated to conduct intake, accept disclosures and reports of sexual violence, and to provide support to individual members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence, including faculty, staff, and students. The Centre is the first point of contact for members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence to obtain academic support, support in the workplace, or other accommodations and services.

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator provides counselling to clients with a wide range of concerns stemming from their experience of being exposed to sexual violence and its impact on functioning in the post-secondary context as a student, staff, or faculty. The incumbent will also provide education and training to members of University community with respect to how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and how to support complainants.

The Coordinator provides triage services to support and stabilize client, referrals to internal services (e.g. accessibility services, health services, housing, etc , and to external services (e.g. financial, legal, police, hospital, community organizations, etc) for members of the entire University community in accordance with the provisions set-out in the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy.

The SVPR Coordinator conducts screening/triage around sexual violence cases; screening urgent/crisis phone calls and walk-in visits; monitoring client flow and adherence to requests for applicable accommodations, supports or resources; case management of urgent and/or complex cases that may include situations of high risk or critical incidents in collaboration with members of the High-Risk team; developing and facilitating community referrals and referring to the University or outside community; and under the Director’s leadership, develops and delivers education and prevention workshops related to sexual violence across all three campuses.

Graduate level university degree in a related field (e.g. social work, psychology, public health, criminology, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and police policy and procedures.


Minimum seven (7) years related experience preferably in a Sexual Assault Care Centre, Community Mental Health setting and/or Outpatient mental health unit where the incumbent has performed client intakes/assessments, crisis counseling, brief or short-term counseling for persons impacted by sexual violence. Extensive experience with mental health illness, behavioral issues, anger management and conflict resolution; skills in working with university-aged young adults and individuals in crisis an asset. Demonstrated understanding of the impact of sexual violence on intersectional identities when providing trauma-informed care and support. Experience in training and/or running groups.


PC and related office equipment, (computer, fax, telephone, e-mail, internet).


Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness; Experience working within a post-secondary environment supporting students, faculty and staff an asset. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and senior academic administrators about issues facing students in crisis and make recommendations; Able to exercise patience, tact, judgment and discretion; Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty in ways that build confidence and trust; Able to work in a highly diverse community with students from varied backgrounds and a variety of age groups, presenting with a range of difficulties and personal issues.

Relationship management and organizational skills. Ability to deal with senior University Officers in a manner which facilitates cooperation. Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to act calmly under pressure and to deal effectively and efficiently with stressful and emergency situations . Ability to produce detailed and comprehensive reports. Inherent in this role are the knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision making, ability to analyze and assess presenting mental health concerns and collaborate with the medical team in the management of these mental health concerns, and flexibility and decision making in fluid situations with unpredictable outcomes.

Occasional travel to another campus is required.

Travel : Limited
Notes : Typical work hours are 8:45am to 5:00pm. Overtime required in managing incidents, as well as on-call for critical incidents during off-peak hours.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-12
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