Sexual Violence Project Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $60,000

Published

11/09/2018

Start Date

11/26/2018

Application Deadline

11/23/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Position:                  Sexual Violence Project Coordinator

Department:             Non-Residential 

Location (s):            All Locations

Reports To:              Director of Nonresidential Programs

Classification:         Full Time – Non Exempt


The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) partners with Latinx communities to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP operates three community-based social service programs, two residential shelter and housing programs, a 24/7 hotline, an economic justice program, and a robust communications and outreach team.


The Sexual Violence Project Coordinator is a compassionate leader with a demonstrated commitment to providing trauma-informed and survivor-centered practices with survivors of sexual violence. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing and conducting trainings for clients and professional staff, co-facilitating therapeutic groups and providing short-term counseling services. The Project Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of a digital storytelling, culturally-relevant healing modality for Latinx survivors of sexual violence, many of whom are immigrants. This role will facilitate focus groups to gain critical insight for survivor-informed program development. The Project Coordinator will collaborate with human resources, administrative, and other program staff to inform improve VIP’s overall response to sexual violence in our communities. The ideal candidate embraces values of diversity, cultural humility, teamwork, and community empowerment. This is an excellent opportunity to combine clinical, program management and training skills in a supportive, community-centered, and survivor-focused organization. The Project Coordinator is directly supervised by the Director of Non-Residential Programs.


Essential Functions:

Ø Coordinating with nonresidential and residential programs to identify survivors of sexual violence for the first phase of the project;

Ø Facilitating focus groups with survivors of sexual violence;

Ø Working with Program Directors and the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance to determine program goals and program structure;

Ø Creating a survivor-informed curriculum that includes a digital healing modality;

Ø Designing and facilitating the curriculum with survivors of sexual violence;

Ø Providing comprehensive short-term individual counseling services with a trauma and strength-based perspective to help clients cope and heal from the experience of sexual violence;

Ø Providing clinical consultations on sexual violence cases for VIP staff;

Ø Conduct trauma related agency-wide trainings to VIP staff on the various forms of sexual violence;

Ø Working collaboratively with other program(s) and agency staff to improve delivery of services including resource development, and special projects as needed;

Ø Keep supervisors informed of new developments; best practice and trends in the program's operation and be alert to changing community needs;

Ø Remain abreast of new developments and changes in policies and practices impacting survivors (immigration, sexual violence, poverty, etc.);

Ø Ensuring all VIP participants obtain Crime Victims Assistance information and assistance with compensation claims.

Ø Conduct trauma related outreach and educational workshops to raise awareness of intimate partner and sexual violence in Latinx communities;

Ø Develop and maintain strong relationships with community partners and service providers;

Ø Attend agency and department meetings and other external community meetings, task force meetings etc., related to sexual violence and gender based violence; 

Ø Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; including Promoting VIP services at all public functions;

Ø Establish and maintain formal linkages with community agencies to connect survivors to legal, mental health, parenting, and bilingual resources;


Data Collection & Entry:

Ø Work with Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance and Director of Non-Residential Services to ensure timely delivery of all grant reports;

Ø Manage budget and program oversight, ensure compliance with all program requirements and prepare interim and final grant reports in coordination and communication with the Director of Non-Residential Programs and the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance;

Ø Ensure proper maintenance of documentation requirements (including logs, case notes, statistical and narrative reports, etc.);

Ø Maintain up-to-date data entry of all groups and outreach/training conducted and direct services provided;

Ø Evaluate program effectiveness/efficiency to ensure highest standards of excellence in services and full compliance with policies, procedures and contractual obligations;

Ø Provide periodic review, evaluation, cost analysis and modification of the program to meet client needs as well as funding source requirements;

Ø Report language access issues as they occur to Director of Non-Residential Services.


Additional Functions:

Ø Prepares and/or review agency and program wide quantitative and qualitative data;

Ø Work closely with Development Department in providing programmatic information for support of grant(s) application(s);

Ø Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines;

Ø Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and produce a quality work product;

Ø Perform other tasks as required, including any related administrative duties as needed;

Ø Responsible for short-term and long-term planning.


Requirements:

Ø Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field plus two (2) years post graduate clinical experience;

Ø LMHC, LMSW or other clinical license preferred;

Ø At least two (2) years, experience providing counseling and other clinical related services to survivors of gender-based violence;

Ø Experience with advocacy-based counseling and/or other empowerment-based models;

Ø Familiarity with therapeutic modalities such as CBT, Exposure Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing preferred;

Ø Minimum of one (1) year of program and grant management experience;

Ø Fluency in Spanish and English (written & verbal);

Ø Experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment;

Ø Familiarity with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization;

Ø Must be passionate about intersectional social justice issues impacting survivors of trauma;

Ø Knowledge of and a deep demonstrated commitment to working against domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, trauma, victimization and gender-based violence;

Ø Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, religious, class, disabilities, and cultural backgrounds as well as people of all gender identities and sexualities;

Ø Familiarity with conditions and issues impacting immigrant and Latinx communities;

Ø Experience with workshop and/or group facilitation and training and/or presenting to individuals and groups;

Ø Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including collaboration with professionals across disciplines & bringing self-awareness and accountability to the workplace;

Ø Ability to travel on public/reliable transportation;

Ø Strong verbal, written, leadership, communication and documenting skills;

Ø Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times;

Ø Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times;

Ø Good sense of humor a huge plus.


General Requirements:

All staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of the Violence Intervention Program, Inc., which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment. All full-time staff are expected to work 35 hours per week, with a flexible schedule between 8am to 8 pm. However, due to the nature of VIP's service, you may be expected to be available as needed.

Level of Language Proficiency

Ø Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field plus two (2) years post graduate clinical experience;

Ø LMHC, LMSW or other clinical license preferred; 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

resumes@vipmujeres.org
http://www.vipmujeres.org

Qualified candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter & resume with salary requirement to: resumes@vipmujeres.org.


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