Employment Opportunities

 

As a member of our team you will experience the joy of helping victims navigate through some of the most difficult times of their lives – whether by helping them work through the complex shelter and court systems, helping kids resolve conflicts without violence or providing administrative support. Our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package and training. Safe Futures is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Child and Family Services Advocate and Camp HOPE Coordinator

November 2022

Job Description: The Child and Family Services Advocate and Camp HOPE Coordinator, advocates on behalf of residential and community children to meet children’s educational, social, and developmental needs. The Child Advocate and Camp HOPE Coordinator plans and facilitates Camp HOPE and Pathways activities, recruits program participants, and volunteers and build relationships with children, their families, volunteers, and community partners. In collaboration with case managers and advocates, the Child Advocate and Camp HOPE Coordinator creates an atmosphere of cultural sensitivity, cooperation and trust with children, families, the community, and the agency.

Reports to: Director of Crisis Counseling and Camp HOPE
Position Status: P/T, Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and prioritize with clients (and when appropriate with their children) basic, educational and parenting needs.
  • Conduct regular case management meetings to monitor progress, identify obstacles and barriers
  • Advocate, collaborate, and coordinate services for children and their caregivers within Safe Futures
  • Advocate with community partners such as DCF, medical, dental, mental health, and other services on behalf of family’s needs
  • Advocate and support parents and students in accessing education services; assist in school enrollment, secure transportation.
  • Provide information for parents and guardians, and unaccompanied youth about the rights of the homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act.
  • Provide information and support based upon best practices in parenting, child development, psycho-education, client defined advocacy, and trauma informed services.
  • Assist parents in developing safety plans that include their children (involve children when appropriate).
  • Provide parents, caregivers, and children with information about the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking.
  • Provide home visits to assist guardians and their children in strengthening the parent-child bond; provide child development information, and basic life skills.
  • Model healthy parenting skills
  • Facilitate psycho-educational support and educational groups for parents and children
  • Promote cultural and client-sensitive provision of services
  • Implement and ensure compliance with all Safe Futures policies and procedures.
  • Participate in case review and other quality assurance and interdepartmental initiatives.
  • Facilitate Camp HOPE America programming in accordance the values and standards outlined by Camp HOPE America.
  • Coordinate the planning, scheduling, and arranging of monthly Pathways events
  • Attend monthly webinars held by Camp HOPE America
  • Collaborate with partner camp to ensure a positive camping experiencing for participants that embraces principles of trauma informed care.
  • Facilitate and lead the team while at camp.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on campers research data.
  • Provide support to the Director of Crisis Counseling and Camp HOPE in completing program reports, as required.
  • Promote a spirit of sensitivity, cooperation, and trust within Safe Futures as a whole.
  • Participate in outreach, public relations, professional development activities, fundraising, and agency collaborative activities, as required.
  • Complete necessary paperwork, including daily contact notes and data entry in ETO.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related field
  • Experience working with children and addressing their social emotional learning needs
  • Experience in camping and mentoring (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of child development and parenting skills
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for and sensitivity to clients
  • Ability to maintain client/agency confidentiality
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Domestic Violence Counselor certification
  • Bi-lingual (preferred)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and current insurance

 

To apply, please send resume to Christine Foster at cfoster@safefuturesct.org.

 
 


Prevention Educator/Advocate

November 2022

Job Description: Extensive knowledge of creative, hands-on, curriculum-based teaching skills to engage students and educators in interactive lessons in classroom settings. Understanding diverse prevention and intervention practices and creating a culture of sensitivity and empathy in education and problem solving.Reports to: Director of Education & Community Engagement Position Status: F/T, Non-exempt

Prevention Educator Responsibilities:
• Promote a culturally sensitive awareness and audience-sensitive provision of services with the community, schools and the agency.
• Coordinate and maintain positive relationships with educators, administrators, coaches, law enforcement and other community partners.
• Basic crisis intervention, conflict resolution, restorative practices and advocacy skills
• Represent the agency and the Coalition in a professional manner at all times
• Experience with team and individual teaching in a classroom setting.
• Experience facilitating community-based trainings on agency subject matter.
• To become trained in Restorative Practices and use skills in programming.
• Develop a familiarity with age appropriate and agency services and curricula.
• Participate in outreach, public relations, fundraising and agency collaborative activities as required.
• Collect statistical data and narrative writing for funder reporting.
• Submit timesheet by the end of each Friday.
• Submit mileage reimbursement request form by the 5th day of the following month.
• Experience in excel, word and databases.
• Some schedule flexibility required.
• Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.

 

Advocate Responsibilities:
• Provide client intake, advocacy and case management for individuals and their children when appropriate.
• Provide 24-hour hotline services.
• Provide 24-hour Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Law Enforcement hotline services.
• Collaborate and coordinate services within and outside of Safe Futures.
• Act as a liaison between the residents and when appropriate their family and relevant professionals, Safe Futures, and community programs involved in the overall service intervention plan to advocate for residents and their family to ensure their preference are known and to secure needed services.
• Provide information and support based upon best practices in victim defined advocacy, and trauma informed services.
• Provide victim compensation information and assistance in filing compensation forms to clients.
• Provide address confidentiality, Safe at Home process and applications.
• Implement and ensure compliance with all Safe Futures and Genesis House policies and procedures.
• Cleaning and maintain health and sanitation standards.
• Participate in case review and other quality assurance and interdepartmental initiatives.
• Perform necessary shift duties such as reading and writing daily log notes and other necessary paperwork, maintaining case files, data entry in database, balancing petty cash, and assist in monthly and quarterly report documentation as needed.
• Participate in outreach, public relations, fundraising, or agency collaborative activities, as required.
• Flexibility to work weekends and holidays and be subject-to-call when deemed necessary.
• Other services as deemed necessary.

 

Qualifications:
• BA/BS in related field and/or two to four years’ experience in early childhood development and education
• Experience with elementary/secondary classroom management
• Bilingual preferred
• Domestic Violence Certified (Agency provided)
• Sexual Harassment Training (Agency provided)
• Comprehensive working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking and the effects on children and adults
• Basic knowledge of ADA, mental health, substance abuse and other disorders to recognize student needs assessment
• Basic conflict resolution and restorative practices skills
• Excellent communication and public speaking skills required
• Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, insurance and be willing to travel
• CPR/First Aid Certified (Agency provided if you are not)
• Must be willing to submit to two different background checks (DCF and Research Services)

 

To apply, please send resume to Darlene Hilbert at dhilbert@safefuturesct.org.

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