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Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator

Company: Child & Family Services
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator Please note that a cover letter and resume must be included with your application in order to receive consideration.Position Summary: -The Erie County Domestic Violence High Risk Team (Erie County HRT or HRT) was established to improve coordinated community response efforts to reduce domestic violence homicides and near-fatal assaults in Erie County with a targeted focus on offender accountability. The High Risk Team Coordinator leads the efforts of the team which includes facilitation of monthly multidisciplinary meetings and daily monitoring of high risk cases.Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Lead the efforts of the Erie County High Risk Team by engaging with standing members and invited guests on a routine and regular basis to foster discussions and collaboration between and amongst systems with the goal of ending domestic violence.
  • Convene and facilitate monthly meetings of the Erie County High Risk Team including preparing the agenda, obtaining necessary reports in advance from other team members, taking and distributing minutes and other meeting organizational tasks.
  • With a focus on systems' response, communicate with criminal justice-based members in between meetings regarding victim safety and offender accountability interventions.
  • Work collaboratively with HRT Advocate, whose responsibilities focus on support and intervention strategies with community DV Advocates who are the primary referral source for HRT cases, to ensure appropriateness of referrals and effective communication between survivors, advocates and criminal justice-based members.
  • Work with HRT members to develop and implement written policies and procedures including referral protocols and confidentiality guidelines while fostering appropriate information sharing within the group.
  • Maintain statistical and demographic information about HRT activities and cases
  • Remain current on the validated Danger Assessment tool, risk assessment and lethality assessment trends through ongoing connection to and communication with the Domestic Violence Institute, Jackie Campbell, Ph.D., and other NYS High Risk Teams.
  • Provide training on lethality assessments to all stakeholders
  • Identify barriers and obstacles within the domestic violence service delivery system and work to create interventions or solutions to such barriers.
  • Identify and engage C&FS staff, in particular Haven House DV advocates, and other domestic violence stakeholders within the community and provide information about the value of the HRT.
  • Develop and manage a system for coverage of the 24/7 domestic violence hotline including the training and supervision of other staff and students that have hotline coverage responsibilities, and personally respond to hotline calls.
  • Develop and implement a domestic violence training program and conduct presentations and trainings on a monthly basis for various professional and community member audiences.
  • Develop and conduct trainings and other educational programming focused on systemic reform, and participate in community collaborations, and social change activism to end domestic violence. -
  • Model and practice sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity in all interpersonal interactions.
  • Maintain and submit all required documents to comply with the Vehicle Safety and Usage Policy
  • Other duties as required.REQUIREMENTS:
    • Both a resume and cover letter must be included with your application
    • Either
      • Bachelor's degree in social work or similar degree and a minimum of 5 years of paid experience in the family violence or criminal justice field.
      • Master of Social Work Degree (MSW).
      • Demonstrates a commitment to empowering domestic violence survivors using a trauma informed, equity, and strength-based lens. Prior domestic violence experience strongly preferred.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs including Excel and ability to enter accurate information into case record management system (database).
      • Valid New York State driver's license and access to reliable vehicle for travel to and from meetings on a frequent basis. (Some meetings take place in areas that are not accessible by public transportation).Environmental/Working Conditions:
        • Abide by a smoke-free work environment;
        • Varied working locations with travel between meetings.Diversity Statement: -Within our agency and in the communities that we serve, C&FS is committed to diversity and inclusion with race equity at the center. Every day we work to promote safety, health, and wellness. We will not stop until Black, indigenous and people of color are free from racism and experience peace, prosperity and well-being.Child & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer: - Child & Family Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or familial status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Child & Family Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Prevention, Intervention, Education and Advocacy

Keywords: Child & Family Services, Buffalo , Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator, Other , Buffalo, New York

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