Position:  Victim Advocate; Full time.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Provide responsive and supportive advocacy to those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To clients:

  1. Responsible for providing responsive and supportive advocacy to those impacted by DV/SA; assessing needs, making referrals to other human service agencies or providers, providing accompaniment to court and appointments.
  2. Possessing extensive knowledge of safety planning and the resources available in the service area. Utilizing a holistic approach to safety planning.
  3. Plan and facilitate supportive individual and group opportunities for survivors.
  4. Participate in the planning and implementation of activities for survivors during awareness months
  5. Identify positive solutions for clients that are strength-based, trauma-informed, and gender-specific. Monitor client’s ongoing physical and emotional needs and work within the team to make sure goals and needs are consistently met; utilize case management to develop and monitor progress.

To the agency:

  1. Participate in the on-call schedule providing the 24-hour access point for services provided for the agency.
  2. Complete job-related paperwork (client contact sheets and training forms) in a timely and accurate manner
  3. Participate in the training of new CCI advocates and help ensure they are prepared to provide highly responsive trauma informed services.
  4. Participate in developing and maintaining advocacy process descriptions and resource guide.
  5. Actively, assertively, and thoughtfully participate in staff meetings on a regular basis.
  6. Work collaboratively as a team to ensure that there is adequate coverage in our offices.
  7. Recognize and build on the cultural diversity of our clients and co-workers; actively foster positive working relationships with staff; work in a caring and helpful manner with clients and staff.
  8. Attend training as required by the agency, funders, and state training.
  9. Follow CCI’s policies on confidentiality; support the agency’s values.
  10. Represent the agency positively in the public.
  11. Respect the program and agency resources (time, equipment, supplies, energy, and mileage); organize time and efforts to meet work demands.

To the community:

  1. Establish and maintain good relationships with the social service, legal and educational communities; market the programming provided by CCI.
  2. Collaborate with other community entities and agencies on a regular basis with the goal of completing outreach activities each week.
  3. Participate in educational presentations in the public sector, including training for law enforcement, schools, and non-profit agencies; participate in the implementation of community awareness activities regarding survivors and their needs.
  4. Continually develop and maintain current knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma informed care through ongoing training, books, videos, and consultations in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, cultural awareness, and other related areas to reduce barriers for victims and decrease the possibility for re-victimization.

Qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree is not required for this position, however, individuals with relevant work experience, or education beyond high school is a minimum requirement. Certificates or associate degrees in subjects such as social work, human services, gerontology, or one of the social or behavioral sciences will meet requirements.
  2. Required to have experience with at least two of the following skills: conducting interviews, employing problem-solving techniques, handling crisis intervention matters, multi-tasking, and using proper case management and referral procedures.
  3. Required to attend basic domestic/sexual violence orientation training and attend at a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education annually.
  4. Required to have a valid driver’s license and to submit to a criminal background investigation.
  5. Position requires active listening skills, effective written and oral communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, healthy client/advocate boundaries, effective time management skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with the team.

Location:  Based in Jasper, Indiana; service area includes Crawford, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, and Spencer Counties.

Posted:  Applications with resumes accepted beginning January 16, 2019, until close of business on March 29, 2019.

 

 

Position:  Prevention Specialist; Full time.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • Owner of programming aimed at primary prevention activities that lead to social norm changes that ultimately end interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence.
  • Drive CCI Volunteer Program; maximizing the effectiveness and utilization of volunteers for the agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To Team:

  • Own programming that addresses the needs of audiences regarding prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault including content, leave behinds and evaluation process. Drive evaluation efforts; review data from evaluations for trends gaps and opportunities.
  • Assist with preparation, evaluation, and/or facilitation of Natural Helpers retreats and ongoing trainings with participating schools.
  • Collaborate with other team members to identify opportunities or gaps in prevention education services.

To Agency:

  • Own CCI Volunteer Program. Maximize the recruitment, training and ongoing engagement of volunteers.  Ensure accurate documentation of volunteer’s activities are maintained as required.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge base and healthy passion for our mission. Positively and professionally represent the agency in the communities we serve.
  • Actively and thoughtfully participate in staff meetings and agency outreach planning.
  • Recognize and build on the cultural diversity of our clients/participants and co-workers; actively foster positive working relationships with staff; work in a caring and helpful manner with participants/clients and staff.
  • Attend training as required by the agency, funders, and state.
  • Complete job-related paperwork (volunteer tracking, training forms, etc.) in a timely an accurate manner.
  • Follow CCI’s policies and procedures.
  • Respect agency/program resources (time, equipment, supplies, and energy); organize time and efforts to meet work demands.
  • Sharing in the responsibilities of maintain the agency and furthering our mission.
  • Assist in identifying funding sources, grant writing and reporting as appropriate.

To Community/Clients:

  • Stay well informed and educated on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and methodologies of Primary Prevention.
  • Provide opportunities aimed at empowering adults and community members on how to create a safe and healthy environment. Insure content is evidence based, informed or a best practice and is current and fresh.
  • Identify target allies and collaborate with key community stakeholders through networking and participation in value-added activities that lead to social norm changing.

Qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree is not required for this position, however, individuals with relevant work experience, or education beyond high school is a minimum requirement. Certificates or associate degrees in subjects such as social work, human resource management, or one of the social or behavioral sciences will meet requirements.
  2. Position requires the employee to be emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to the needs, maturity level and culture of the audience. Must be able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain good working relationships with clientele and co-workers.
  3. Required to attend basic domestic/sexual violence orientation training and attend a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education annually.
  4. A valid driver’s license and a criminal background check required. Must be willing to travel as needed.
  5. Position requires an outgoing approach to network and cultivate relationships.
  6. Position requires a strong desire to help others, effective communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, public presentation skills, and the ability to manage time effectively.
  7. Position requires knowledge and experience in both teaching to groups and working one-on-one with individuals.
  8. In-depth knowledge of interpersonal, domestic, and sexual violence, child abuse, anti-bullying/relational aggression, technology safety, and other topics as determined.
  9. Capacity to relate to varying age levels as well as the ability to facilitate working with groups, individuals, volunteers, and staff.
  10. Be culturally competent and sensitive to community diversity.
  11. Have a working knowledge of social media and traditional communication/marketing tools. Computer and technology literacy required – email, Word, internet basics, training technology, cell phones, etc.
  12. Have flexible schedule with the capacity to work some weekends and evenings.

Location:  Based in Jasper, Indiana; service area includes Crawford, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, and Spencer Counties.

Posted:  Applications with resumes accepted beginning February 13, 2019, until close of business on March 29, 2019.

To Apply: 

  1. Click here for application.
  2. Print and complete application,
  3. Email completed application along with resume describing qualifications, to:  kathy.gutgsell@crisisconnectioninc.org or mail to:

Kathy Gutgsell
Crisis Connection
P.O. Box 903
Jasper, IN 47547

All candidate inquiries and materials will be treated confidentially.

Organization Background

Crisis Connection, Inc. (CCI) is a private nonprofit corporation incorporated within the State of Indiana in 1987.  CCI is a grassroots agency that grew from the establishment of a hotline to a multi-service agency in collaboration with community partners.  CCI provides direct client services – crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy – to persons affected by domestic and sexual violence, and educational services – Primary Prevention, School Curriculum, and Batterer’s Intervention Program.

Agency Mission

We promote individual accountability and respect to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, prevention education and collaboration with community partners.

Crisis Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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