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Family Violence Prevention Specialist-Telework

HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services

HAVEN, formerly known as A Safe Place and SASS officially merged in July of 2015 becoming the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH. We are dedicated to addressing public health through violence prevention and improving the well-being of children and families. Preventing abuse and providing support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence can lead to healthier and more secure children and adults. Our mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. Through a 24-hour client service support program and a Safe Kids Strong Teens K-12 Prevention education program, this organization provides services to individuals and families throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties.


HAVEN Family Violence Prevention Specialist – Telework

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Family Violence Prevention Specialist (FVPS) works in tandem with our Client Services Team to provide trauma informed advocacy to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the FVPS acts as a Liaison to the Division of Child, Youth and Families (DCYF) working to improve interventions with families experiencing a co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect in order to maximize their safety and well-being.

FVPS - Direct Client Services: (20 hours per week)

  • Provide direct service advocacy to clients on 24 hr. crisis line during office hours.
  • Accompany clients to courts, child advocacy centers, police stations, and hospitals.
  • Provide clients appropriate resources and referrals to other agencies.
  • Provide on-call staff backup for night, weekend and holiday coverage on a rotating basis with other staff.
  • Other duties as needed.

   FVPS - Liaison with DCYF (20 hours per week):

  • Works in a collaborative partnership with DCYF caseworkers to identify domestic violence in families where allegations of child abuse/neglect have been made.
  • Provides ongoing, confidential advocacy and support to DV victims and their families.
  • Provides consultation to DCYF throughout the duration of domestic violence related cases.
  • Provide consultation and training to DCYF caseworkers
  • Accompany clients to DCYF court hearings.
  • Attend relevant agency, DCYF and Coalition meetings and trainings.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout Rockingham County (mileage provided).

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree and related experience.

SKILLS:  Crisis intervention and trauma informed advocacy skills, strong communication skills, and experience in a social service environment preferred. Must be culturally sensitive and able to work non-judgmentally with wide range of personalities and backgrounds.  Must complete 30-hour advocacy training prior to the provision of direct services.

KNOWLEDGE:  Understanding of issues relating to sexual and domestic violence and challenges of a community-based crisis center. Knowledge of local community resources.

TRAITS:  Flexible, adaptable, professional, compassionate, dedicated, maintain healthy boundaries, passionate about the issue of sexual and domestic violence; able to work independently and collaboratively with our client services team and community partners.

A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance required.  Completion of Criminal and Driver’s Record Check required for hire.

From Haven’s inception, Diversity & Inclusion have always been key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

STATUS OF POSITION

Reports to: Family Violence Prevention Supervisor

Location: Western Rockingham County, Portsmouth and Remote

Hours per week: 40

Status:  Benefits Eligible – Non-Exempt $17-$21/per hour

How to Apply:

Interested candiates should send cover letter and resume to Tina A. Holmes, Office Manager at tina@havennh.org 

Salary Type: Hourly
Salary Minimum: 17.00
Salary Maximum 21.00
Job Location:

Portsmouth

Date Added: August 3, 2022

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