Responsible To: VP of Shelter Operations
- Act as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children.
- Complete client contact, goal setting and outcome documentation in Apricot database
- Facilitate a weekly “Family Issues” group.
- Collaborate with the Children’s Therapist and Full-Time Childcare Provider on children activities and issues.
- Collaborate with the Full-Time Childcare Provider to organize and implement at least one monthly event for children during the summer and every other month during the school year to be held outside of the shelter.
- Coordinate and provide transportation for children’s activities.
- Obtain donated tickets for children’s events.
- Maintain bulletin boards and Children and Family Resource Manual by providing up to date resources.
- Collaborate with moms and schools to ensure timely enrollment.
- Oversee the distribution and stock of children’s birthday gifts. Inform the advocates of gifts available.
- Report statistics as requested by the Grants Manager.
- Participate in the Holiday Store Program/Committee.
- Facilitate Back to School Supply Program.
- Participate in COMVAC-Children’s Committee.
- Participate in the on-call rotation.
- Attend monthly all-staff meetings, weekly client review and weekly advocate’s meetings.
- Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of childhood developmental stages and working with special needs children. Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with domestic violence, women’s and children’s issues, and a willingness to be an advocate in all of these areas; a working knowledge of children’s programming and implementation; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people; proven ability to work well with volunteers; possession of good communication skills; ability to represent the agency by projecting a professional demeanor and appearance, including the qualities of enthusiasm, assertiveness, creativity and flexibility; alternative methods of nonviolent child discipline; able to work under substantial stress and handle frequent crisis situations. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Experience with children and a BSW or a degree in Education or Early Childhood Education or related degree preferred. Must not have any unresolved emotional issues regarding employee’s own past experience with abuse of any kind.
Please send the application (found at www.safehome-ks.org under Information/Careers), resume and cover letter to SAFEHOME at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 913-432-9302, Attn. Human Resources.