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Violence Intervention Project strives to employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, which mirror the populations we serve. We comply with laws prohibiting discrimination in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff or discharge on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability—either mental or physical—or sexual orientation. Violence Intervention Project is an equal opportunity employer and the EEO applies to all employees and applications for all personnel actions. People of color and bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.

  • Placements may require some evening/weekend hours (depending on program).
  • Receipt of application does not guarantee placement.

Current Job Opportunities

Overnight Advocate – usually one 14-24 hour shift a week, most people can fit this in with a regular day job; weekday shift starts at 5:30 pm and ends 8:00 am next day, with sleep time ( 11:00 pm – 7 am) in between.

Night Advocate is responsible for the following (but not limited to):

Advocacy services to shelter clients including, but not limited to, completing intake and departure forms, providing supportive listening. The Night Advocate provides VIP crisis line support for both Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims; performs some cleaning duties.

Other Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Attend and participate in mandatory training sessions and VIP meetings.
  2. Complies with mandatory client confidentiality and report criteria as defined by law and VIP policies and procedures as applicable.
  3. Keep Director informed of job related problems and other information relative to assigned job duties.
  4. Contributes to a positive work attitude within VIP by working cooperatively with others and conducting oneself as a team player.
  5. Performs related work as apparent or assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Belief in non-violence
  • Willingness to challenge societal norms that condone perpetual violence;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, active listening and individual counseling skills;
  • Ability to be an effective advocate for and support to victims of domestic violence
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with victims, staff, system providers, and others in the community
  •  Ability to pass a criminal background check

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  director@violenceintervention.org.


Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate

Position Summary: Provides advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; works as a part of the VIP team to sustain a successful agency that provides ongoing services to battered persons and works to educate the community and facilitate needed systems change.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide supportive listening, making referrals, goal setting and appropriate follow-up.
  • Strive to know ALL available resources for clients whose needs are varied and extensive; such as social services, housing, medical, clothing, food, employment, etc.
  • Work in a successful professional relationship with the ‘network of communuity agencies’ able to assist VIP’s clients.
  • Attend required court hearings and assist client with legal advocacy – preparing and filing orders with Court system and follow-through with clients.
  • Facilitate shelter placement if needed – intake paperwork, coordinate with shelter advocate or work with other shelter placement.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, group training sessions, self-directed trainings, regional and state meetings; attend meetings on behalf of VIP as assigned by Director.
  • Fulfill on-call duties.
  • Assist in maintaining building security; maintenance of office space.

Other Areas of Responsibility:

  • Complies with mandatory client confidentiality and report criteria as defined by law and VIP policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Effectively communicate with VIP Executive Director on matters related to this position, clients served, team process and other information relative to assigned job duties.
  • Travel Requirements – attend client meetings, court, regional and state meetings and other meetings to be determined.
  • Contributes to a positive work atmosphere by conducting oneself in a manner that fosters good relations with clients, co-workers, supervisor and community contacts such as other service providers and donors.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Education and Experience (VIP will provide training and education for the right candidate)

Required: 

    • Belief in non-violence, and willingness to challenge societal norms that condone perpetual violence.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, active listening and individual counseling skills.
    • Ability to be an effective advocate for and support to victims of domestic violence.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with victims, staff, system providers, and others in the community.
    • Having own transportation and valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
    • Ability to work on an on-call schedule.
    • Must be able to independently handle diverse work issues on a daily basis.  Requires the ability to set priorities and work schedule; also adjust to changes created by last minute assignments and deadline requests.

Preferred:

  • Two years post-high school education in criminal justice, social services or related area.
  • Two years work experience as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or related work.

This position requires sitting, standing, bending, lifting, stooping and reaching with sufficient manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment; conduct room searches; assist with donation drop-offs and similar activities.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  director@violenceintervention.org.

 


Parenting Time Coordinator

SUMMARY

Violence Intervention Project operates a Parent Time Center, Umbrella Tree, which provides court-ordered and voluntary supervised visitation and supervised exchanges for non-custodial parents. The PTC Coordinator is responsible for providing these services. This is a FT position generally 40 hours per week. Regular hours may include daytime, evenings and weekend hours. 

JOB FOCUS I: Supervised Visitation and Exchanges

  • Conducts intakes and orientations with new clients using Umbrella Tree
  • Schedules and conducts visits and exchanges in collaboration with both non-residential parent and residential
  • Communications with parents and when needed, other family members, foster parents, case workers, court administration, Guardian Ad Litems, and others regarding scheduling, documentation and other
  • Develops PTC policies and procedures with approval Executive Director and VIP Board of Directors.
  • Prepares and maintains an environment that is child-friendly and safe both physically and emotionally; overall, creating a secure and friendly setting for visits and exchanges to take
  • Logs entries in the families’ files after each visit 
  • Provides reports to County Human Services per contractual arrangements.
  • Keeps the Executive Director aware of any problems or concerns regarding parenting time visits and
  • Maintains collaborations with child protection, the judicial system, advocates, family law attorneys, and others that may be interested in collaborating with Umbrella
  • Networks with human services agencies, attorneys, judges, probation officers, schools, to promote parent time center services.
  • Continues professional development by attending appropriate workshops and trainings.

OTHER:

  • Participates in VIP staff meetings and VIP group
  • Comply with mandatory client confidentiality and reporting criteria as defined by law and VIP policies and procedures as
  • Contributes to a positive work attitude within VIP by working cooperatively with others and conducting oneself as a team
  • Performs related work as apparent or

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to respond appropriately to the unique problems encountered by children/youth who have witnessed violence
  • Ability to respond to children/youth in crisis
  • Ability to work with people from diverse racial, cultural, social and economic
  • Good written, communication and organizational
  • An understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and post- separation violence
  • Ability to multiple task and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to listen, supports, and remains non-judgmental
  • Possess excellent time management and organization

Qualifications Prerred but not required:

  • Previous experience in working with children and/or human services roles
  • Post-secondary education in the areas child development, social services or education

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  director@violenceintervention.org.