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Family Violence Prevention Specialist

Crisis Center of Central NH

The Family Violence Prevention Specialist position is expected to support the mission of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.

The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire has been serving Merrimack County since 1978. As a nonprofit, we provide services to victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, stalking, and child abuse. The mission of the Crisis Center is to work towards the end of domestic and sexual violence in Merrimack County. We do this through empowerment, advocacy, education and community collaboration.

Services are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, income or physical abilities. Advocates can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free and confidential services.


Job Description: Family Violence Prevention Specialist   (FVPS)                       FLSA: Non Exempt

Responsible to: Program Director & Executive Director

Date: October 2020

Position Objective:

Assisting families and individuals experiencing domestic and sexual violence who are involved with the Division of Child, Youth and Families (DCYF).  The FVPS works in conjunction with DCYF to provide information, referrals and advocacy. Manages all data, reporting and activity tracking for grant compliance. Responds with back-up coverage for all victim services as assigned or necessary for the agency. For purposes of this job description – victims are referred to as “participants”.

 

Qualifications:

College degree and/or equivalent of at least 2 years’ experience in public speaking, training, social work, or related human services field. Must have experience working within the Child Protection system. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer, and organizational skills. Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence.

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Organizational skills
  • Communications skills
  • Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of participants and staff
  • Creating a culture of emotional support and empowerment.
  • Adherence to professional ethics
  • Ability to travel

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and read. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and temperature may vary and smells can be irritating.

Requirements:

College degree and/or equivalent of at least 2 years’ experience in public speaking, training, social work, or related human services field. Must have experience working within the Child Protection system. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer, and organizational skills. Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence.

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Organizational skills
  • Communications skills
  • Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of participants and staff
  • Creating a culture of emotional support and empowerment.
  • Adherence to professional ethics
  • Ability to travel

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and read. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and temperature may vary and smells can be irritating.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in coordinating services where domestic violence is occurring in child abuse and/or neglect cases.
  • Provide consultations, referrals and support to CPSW’s and their 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, stalking and human trafficking, especially within the family systems.
  • Keep survivors at the Crisis Center of Central NH and DCYF current on the status of collaborative efforts: training, education, public awareness programs, and any other support programs made available.
  • Perform duties as outlined in Family Violence Prevention Specialist grant, secured by the NHCADSV and CCCNH.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Maintain participant confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensure that all participant information is documented in the agency data tracking system in timely manner and is accurate and correct.
  • Completing intakes of participants seeking services and maintain file to meet agency standards as well as grant provider standards.
  • Entering all information into agency data tracking system, within seventy-two hours of intake or by the last date of the month whichever comes first.
  • Ensure all forms needing signatures are required by grant providers are signed and dated for every participant seeking services.
  • Ensure that safety plans are completed and signed by every participant seeking services and updated as grant providers require.
  • Ensure all services plans are completed on all participants as grant providers require.
  • Ensure all appropriate referrals made to participants are documented in file and are followed up for satisfaction of services.
  • Conducting individual sessions as requested by participants and no less than one time a week or as needed.
  • Assess all calls into the agency for hotline potential and properly document all calls for service or information.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings to work within community bridging gaps in service.
  • Attend injunction court, dependency court, family and/or criminal court.
  • Accompany participants to hospitals for needed exams and/or rape kit upon request by participant or other agency.
  • Accompany survivors to court, meetings with legal aids, social workers, law enforcement or any other organization or person requested by survivor.
  • Provide community education and professional trainings as requested.
  • Relate effectively and productively within the community.
  • Participate in community awareness events.
  • Ensure referral sources are up to date.
  • Attend departmental and full staff meetings and retreats.
  • Adheres to CCCNH Policy and Procedures.
  • Participates in all monitoring of programs by outside agencies.
  • Work directly with participant as needed to assure their needs are being met.
  • Performs all duties assigned.

Facilities:

  • Ensure environment is free of hazards for all participants.
  • Ensure all participants’ basic needs are met.
  • Clean facility as needed for the health and safety of participants and other staff.
  • Set appropriate alarms and keep doors locked and confidential files secure.
  • Help monitor facility maintenance.

Training:

  • Attends all workshops and trainings as requested and approved by direct supervisor.
  • Ensures that all yearly training requirements are met.
  • Ensures all training hours are documented in the agency data tracking system.
  • Ensures all certificate copies are forward to Operations & Resource Coordinator to be filed.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and understand policies, procedures, and documentation. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from participants, management, and staff. Ability to effectively present and communicate information to participants, management, and staff.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Able to anticipate needs and/or problems based on current events and/or situations and to develop solutions.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to info@cccnh.org

Salary Range:

$16.95/hour

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: October 9, 2020

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