O2 Employment Services, Northern California’s leader in staffing and recruitment, is working with a local non-profit to find their next DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD SERVICES SITE LIAISON.
The Domestic Violence Specialist is the liaison between their facility and Shasta County Children’s Services (CS). The Domestic Violence Specialist provides emotional support and domestic violence counseling and education to adult CS clients who have experienced domestic violence, provides consultation and education regarding domestic violence issues to CS staff, and participates in all CS staffing meetings as scheduled.
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
FT Monday-Friday (Some weekends may be required as needed) ; $17 DOE
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Provide education, consultation, and support to parents and caretakers identified by CS regarding the effects of domestic violence on children and the importance of protective factors so that they may better understand these issues and provide appropriate protection of and support for their children.
- Collaborate with CS staff to support and problem solve for and with CS clients experiencing domestic violence. Encourage CS clients to work positively with CS to complete their case plans while pursuing ongoing safety for their children.
- Accompany CS staff on home visits as requested.
- Prepare for, attend, and participate in CS case staffing meetings and assist with development, coordination, and implementation of case plans as appropriate.
- Coordinate and facilitate on-site educational Discovery Group for parents and caretakers referred by CS staff.
- Prepare for, attend, and participate in daily CS Red Team Meetings.
- Prepare for, attend, and participate in monthly contract meetings between CS supervisors and Client Services Director.
- Write and submit quarterly Program Report for CS supervisors.
- Present “Domestic Violence 101” to new CS staff and facilitate on-going growth and development of CS staff knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and its impact on and caretakers and their children.
- Act as a liaison between CS staff and other agencies that provide services to parents and caretakers impacted by domestic violence.
- Act as a liaison and coordinate services between CS staff and the non-profit.
- Maintain availability of brochures, pamphlets, posters, and other educational materials related to domestic violence at CS offices.
- Attend and participate in CS training as scheduled to maintain up-to-date knowledge base of CS rules, regulations, and protocols.
- Ensure clients of all ages are provided with a safe, therapeutic environment for healing, recovery, and growth by adhering to department philosophy and procedures at all times.
- Reinforce, affirm, and model positive parenting techniques for adults and their children; this includes direct contact with, and supervision of, children as needed.
- Assist with identification of and written applications for grants as directed and/or approved by the Client Services Director.
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:
- Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and in-service training, as scheduled.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Maintain accurate records and documentation of all services provided and input all appropriate information into ServicePoint database as required.
- Write and submit monthly Program Report.
- Provide clients with crisis intervention counseling, personal advocacy, peer counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, and appropriate community referrals as needed.
- Participate in community meetings, committees, organizations, and boards as assigned and/or approved by the Client Services Director.
- Uphold organizational values in all internal and external actions.
- Other duties as assigned by the Client Services Director.
ADA Job Characteristics
Work environment is primarily in an office setting. Local travel (driving) may be required to attend off-site meetings, as needed. Lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back or open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb a ladder or stairs, or use an elevator. Sit frequently and/or stand when filing, using copier, etc. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes; utilize desk calculator, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range and communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
- Associate degree in Human Services, Psychology, Adult Education, or a similar field preferred, and at least two years of relevant work experience with a social services agency serving individuals who have experienced trauma.
- Knowledge of domestic violence, child abuse, community advocacy, and agency networking.
- Knowledge of social casework objectives, principles, and methods, and caseload organization and management.
- Knowledge of principals and techniques of interviewing and recording in social casework.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to speak effectively in public and facilitate large and small group discussions as needed.
- Ability to work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds in an empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental way.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
- Ability to represent professionally on agency business, including willingness to adhere to agency dress code policy.
- Ability to practice balance and self-care while meeting the demands of a crisis center and maintaining a challenging caseload.
- Free from any personal involvement with domestic violence and/or sexual assault within the past 12 months.
- Successful completion of 66-hour domestic violence and sexual assault Crisis Intervention Counselor training (post-hiring requirement).
- Ability to provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof of vehicle insurance.
- Ability to pass a background investigation, including willingness to be fingerprinted and undergo pre-employment drug testing.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE FAMILIAR WITH THE STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROTECTIVE FACTORS (“PROTECTIVE FACTORS”):
Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families approach. Center for the Study of Social Policy research supports the commonsense notion that the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes when the Protective Factors are present and robust in a family. The five Protective factors are:
- Parental Resilience – The ability to cope with and bounce back from all types of challenges.
- Social Connections – Friends, family members, neighbors, and other community connections who provide emotional support and concrete assistance to parents.
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development – Accurate information about raising young children, appropriate expectations of their behavior, and knowledge of alternative discipline techniques.
- Concrete Support in Times of Need – Financial security to cover day-to-day expenses and unexpected costs; formal supports like TANF, Medicaid, and job training; informal support from social networks.
- Children’s Social and Emotional Competence – A child’s ability to interact positively with others and communicate their needs emotions effectively.
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