Domestic Violence Outreach Coordinator

Employer: Center for Women & Families

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The DV Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including court advocacy, case management, and groups. They will provide our outreach communities in Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham, Henry, and Trimble counties with education focused on awareness and prevention. The DV Legal Coordinator will build strong relationships in these communities to enhance work done by The Center for Women and Families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Client Services:

  • Provide case management and supportive services to victims of domestic violence in our outreach communities and provide crisis intervention by phone.
  • Attend DVO hearings/criminal court hearings with survivors.
  • Facilitate groups for non-residential clients. Identify ideas for new groups and develop curriculum for those groups
  • Provide follow-up services to on-going clients in our outreach communities.
  • Support CWF clients/staff as needed.
  • Review and respond to referrals, both in house and from the outreach communities.
  • Provide collaboration/liaison between agency, courts, clients, and community; develop a knowledge of resources in each of the outreach communities.

Community Engagement

  • Collaborate with community partners to promote positive relationships with Center staff and clients.
  • Identify community members to serve on Advisory Committees in outreach counties and support supervisor in facilitating the committees.
  • Build volunteer bases in outreach counties.
  • Collaborate with the Sexual Assault Services team to increase community awareness of sexual assault and CWF resources throughout our outreach service region.
  • Establish good working relationships with law enforcement, victim advocates, County and Commonwealth Attorneys, court clerks, judges, and all court personnel.
  • Ensure CWF educational material is up-to-date and widely distributed in the outreach counties.

Training:

  • Mentor new and seasoned CWF staff on prevention approaches, models and programs. Serve as a bridge with colleagues, teams, and community to integrate violence prevention strategies into agency’s client services.
  • Regularly review and make recommendations to new hire training curriculum to ensure it stays current with Center processes and policies.
  • Facilitate New Advocate Training modules as part of 40-hour training for new staff and volunteers.
  • Provide community, school education and training, on subjects such as healthy relationships, bullying prevention, and intimate partner violence.

Documentation:

  • Maintain daily written, verbal and electronic communication
  • Record client interactions in appropriate databases
  • Use collected client information to support continuous improvement and examine programs and outcomes
  • Participate in any grant performance issues

DV Team/Centerwide Initiatives:

  • Record client interactions in appropriate databases. Collect and record data relevant to Center services to assist with identifying program outcomes and goals.
  • Participate in agency data workgroup to analyze data collection and enhance the agency’s capacity to make data-driven decisions.
  • Participate in the interview and hiring process for the DV team and other teams as requested.
  • Participate in cross-team collaboration, share skills, keep others in the agency informed of the DV non-residential program services.
  • Attend staff meetings, agency meetings, case reviews and assigned community meetings.

Salary Range: $35,000 - $50,000

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.

Competencies:

•      Ability to facilitate cooperation among individual and groups

•      Attitude of growth and learning

•      Self-starter

•      Confidence in decision making

•      Conflict mediation skills

•      De-escalation skills

•      Organizational skills

•      Developed sense of empathy

•      Critical thinking skills

•      Ability to remain calm during challenges

•      Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

•      Ability to identify problems and offer creative solutions

•      Ability to set and maintain boundaries

Other

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.

How to Apply:

To Apply: Please apply directly to The Center for Women and Families by going to our website (thecenteronline.org > About > Employment > Now Hiring) at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=EB6442DCF4D64989C0ACC14C9409E441&jpt=