Summary: The Safe Horizon DV Shelter Program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV Survivors and their children. We are committed to providing these services with empathy, compassion, professionalism, non-judgement, and respect. Our spaces respect survivors’ right to self-determination and focus on giving families and individuals the space, both emotional and physical, to heal from the victimization and trauma they have experienced.
The Coordinator Special Projects & Children’s Initiatives will be responsible for managing a range of programmatic tasks related to shelter programming and operations including in-kind donations, shelter holiday drives, training, committee work, and providing support, guidance and assistance to the childcare workers and their supervisors working in DV shelter locations.
- Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients. Coach and guide staff in their client practice that reflects these approaches.
- Manage in-kind donations (including holiday drives) to the shelter program by coordinating with donors, facilities, development, and shelter staff
- Maintain relationships with existing donors and cultivate relationships with new donors in coordination with development department
- Manage administrative projects as assigned and as needed to support the DV Shelter Program
- Represent Safe Horizon and/or DV Shelter Department in meetings, committees, conferences, media workgroups
- Attend meetings, conferences and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions
- Develop community linkages and resources to support the shelter division
- Support shelter childcare staff in developing child care program curriculum, monthly lesson plans, schedules and instructional materials (e.g. language arts, multicultural awareness, art, music, physical development, etc.) for the purpose of providing educational and recreational activities in the child care center by holding monthly childcare worker and quarterly childcare supervisor meetings
- Develop policies and practices to ensure the shelter environment is physically and emotionally safe for both staff and children and that the childcare centers provide inclusive, developmentally and culturally appropriate learning experiences and activities;
- Provide technical assistance to childcare staff and supervisors as assigned or requested
- Develop policies and procedures to assist in the delivery of services to children in shelter that incorporate trauma informed practices
- Facilitate meetings for childcare staff and supervisors that enhances practice, policies and provides a space to discuss vicarious trauma
- Train assigned staff for the purpose of providing necessary information in the areas of program policies and procedures, work methods, techniques and the use of various tools to assist the children in the child care center.
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working with children and/or young adults in a clinical or educational environment.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project coordination
- Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience
Knowledge and Skills:
- Understanding of child development principles and of curriculum development for multi-age groups;
- Ability to work cooperatively as a team member;
- Good oral and written communication skills;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Power Point
- Knowledge and sensitivity to domestic violence, child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse;
- Strong organization skills
- Must be able to become certified in child/infant CPR and first aid
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment
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