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Domestic Violence Specialist

Crisis Center of Central NH

The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire (CCCNH) has been serving Merrimack County since 1978.  As a nonprofit, we provide services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, stalking and child abuse.  The mission of our organization is to empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Services are confidential and free and are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, income or physical abilities.


The Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS) is an advocate who works in collaboration with the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence when there is a co-occurence of child abuse or neglect.  The DVS provides confidential advocacy to the non-offending parent and his/her children.

Requirements:

Relevant college degree and/or work experience. Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written, and the desire to work on topics of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. Ability to intervene and de-escalate crisis situations and maintain strict client and guest confidentiality is essential. A valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and successful completion of 30 hours of pre-service training is required.

Responsibilities:

The Domestic Violence Specialist will work in conjunction with DCYF in order to provide information, referrals and advocacy to clients who are experiencing domestic violence. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in coordinating services where domestic violence is occurring in child abuse and/or neglect cases.
  • Provide consultations, referrals and support when deemed appropriate to CPSWs and clients.
  • Provide safety planning to families experiencing domestic violence and/or child abuse and or neglect.
  • Provide ongoing education and training to DCYF on the subject of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, especially within the family systems.
  • Keep supervisors at Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and DCYF current on the status of collaborative efforts: training, education, public awareness programs, and any other support programs made available.
  • Document all direct service related activities. Record client statistical and biographical information. Record referrals if any and maintain related agency documentation.
  • Advocate for clients in multiple settings including courts, hospitals, police departments, and several social service agencies.
  • Provide limited transportation for clients.
  • Collaborate with other staff to enhance service delivery and skills.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other service providers in Merrimack County.
  • Participate in outreach and fundraising events as requested
  • Attend trainings and professional development activities.
  • Adhere to expectations of providing culturally competent, trauma informed services to all guests and clients of the Crisis Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  

How to Apply:

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to paula@cccnh.org by June 14th

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