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Domestic Violence Specialist

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support provides Crisis Advocacy and Support to Primary and Secondary Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking in the Greater Nashua Area. Our Mission is to cultivate communites free from violence as we support victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our Support Line and also during the day in our Nashua, NH and Milford, NH offices. We also have an emergency shelter and now provide transitional housing to women and children who do not meet the criteria of other housing programs.


The Domestic Violence Specialist will work in conjunction with The Division of Youth, Children and Families (DCYF) in order to provide information and referrals to clients who are experiencing domestic violence. Benefits offered by Bridges are Health and Dental Plans and an employer sponsored short and long term disability insurance.

Requirements:
  • Relevent employment experience, college degree, or course work.
  • Effective communication skills and desire to work on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Ability to intervene in crisis situations and ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Successful completion of thirty-five (35) hours of agency training is required.
  • A valid driver's license and automobile insurance are required.
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in weekly agency staff meetings and regular supervision sessions at Bridges and DCYF.
  • Assist in coordinating services where domestic violence is occurring in child abuse and/or neglect cases.
  • Provide consultations, referrals and support when deemed appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Report statistical information.
  • Be available at Bridges and DCYF on a halftime basis at each office; this is flexible given the needs of the crisis center.
  • Facilitation and development of support groups.
  • Keep supervisors at Bridges and DCYF current on the status of collaborative efforts:  training, education, public awareness programs, and any other support programs made available.
  • Participate in agency fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in On Call rotation.
  • Promote the agency’s mission.  Adhere to expectations consistent with Bridges definition of cultural competence.  These expectations seek to clarify the knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices that would need to provide culturally and linguistic competent services to the diverse populations of the Greater Nashua area.
  • Attend training programs and use practices that promote culturally competent services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to the following:

Jennifer Wylie, Program Director

Outreach@Bridgesnh.org

Salary Range:

$37,050.00

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: July 8, 2021

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