Position: SANE Administrator

Responsibilities of the SANE Administrator:

  • Manage the SANE team
  • Serve as primary liaison for SANE nurses/Clinical Consultant , hospitals, DA’s office and SCPD with respect to immediate concrete clerical needs; keeping SANE Coordinator informed of all concerns
  • Scheduling SANE calendar for 3 existing centers
  • Keeping centers fully supplied with: required forms and victim information packets.
  • Keeping centers supplies with appropriate supplies needed for forensic exams as determined By Clinical Coordinator.
  • Keeping centers fully staffed with clothes and toiletries for victims; task to be completed in conjunction with volunteers
  • Assist with recruiting SANEs by placing advertisements or psas as requested, managing all application material, scheduling interviews, providing information to SANE interview team
  • Tracking background check completion for all new SANEs
  • Tracking hospital compliance re: health records for all new and existing SANES
  • Maintaining SANE nurse credentialing records and health records
  • Complete VAWA/other reports and program statistics as requested by SANE Coordinator
  • Assisting with recruitment and scheduling of focus group participants
  • Maintain SANE unit database; assist with agency database as requested
  • Manage supervision, trainings, SANE meetings and staff meetings
  • Manage on-call calendar coverage
  • Additional tasks as requested

Skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of dynamics of rape and sexual assault or willingness to obtain such understanding
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm when dealing with crisis situations
  • Ability to appropriately communicate daily needs to SANE leadership
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and work as a team with both internal colleagues and external community partners, such as high-level administrators of criminal justice system
  • Extreme attention to detail, deadlines and overall organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and general computer skills
  • Alignment with VIBS mission
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, humor
  • Ability to work occasional night and weekend hours as requested
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Public Health or related field
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Comparable work experience considered
  • Experience in rape crisis work preferred
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Own car and valid license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

 VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

To apply for this position, please email lhulbert@vibs.org


Job Title: Community Educator

Position:  The Community Educator will be an ambassador for VIBS representing victims of domestic and sexual violence of all ages. As a liaison to the community and a leader in abuse prevention the community educator will utilize speaking engagement strategies as well as social media. Educating and training professionals, students form grade school to college, their parents and community leaders will be a major focus.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide programs to community agencies, professionals and schools on domestic and sexual violence with a focus on prevention.
  • Lead the agency in the use of social media
  • Provide content for the website on agency programs and community events
  • Coordinate the agency’s involvement in public education campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with other agency staff and Speaker’s Bureau volunteers.
  • Develop educational and outreach materials; ensure agency has materials for distribution
  • Participate in community education and outreach events
  • Develop/distribute pre and post presentation questionnaires, measuring the audiences’ attitudes about domestic violence and summarize the results
  • Assist with writing and distributing literature, posters, public services announcements, and news
  • Manage a community education budget
  • Develop liaisons in the community to expand outreach and provide educational presentations about domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, elder abuse and child sexual abuse
  • Reach out to media outlets for news coverage about VIBS programs
  • Coordinate all program marketing materials for the agency
  • Handle public information requests referring to programs, including telephone inquiries, mail requests, and interviews when appropriate
  • Perform other duties as required.

Skills and abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak before a wide variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, elder abuse and child sexual abuse issues and dynamics
  • Knowledge of audio-visual equipment
  • Familiarity with Suffolk County resources
  • Experience with social networking and web content
  • MS Office proficiency required
  • Ability to work nights and weekend with a flexible schedule
  • Must have a car and be able to travel within Suffolk County
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Bilingual Spanish-English proficiency preferred
  • Qualifications:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in education, English, marketing, communications, human services or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in teaching, communications or human services.
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Personal qualities of humor, integrity, credibility
  • Must be aligned with the mission of VIBS

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: mlamneck@vibs.org

VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



Job Title: Childcare Volunteer

Position:

The childcare worker will work with volunteers to provide daytime and/or evening child care for children who have been exposed to domestic violence. The childcare worker will be responsible for providing a safe creative environment for children to play and practice their social skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain attendance records
  • Provide age appropriate individual and group play time activities
  • Reinforce playgroup rules
  • Discuss client concerns with the Director or Counselor
  • Follow child care Procedures
  • Obtain and file parental releases
  • Maintain the play space

Skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of group and individual child play activities
  • Ability to reinforce appropriate group behaviors
  • Exhibit respect for victims and their children
  • Ability to provide comfort and show compassion for children
  • MS Office skills

Qualifications:

  • Experience with care for children from ages 3 months –12 yrs
  • High School graduate
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Personal qualities of humor, integrity, credibility, creativity, playfulness and dedication to the mission of VIBS.

Schedule:

4-6 hrs/wk, Mon and Thurs from 7-9 PM

To apply, please send your resume to kcottiers@vibs.org

 


Job Title: Domestic Violence Attorney

Position: The Domestic Violence Attorney will be part of the organization’s Advocacy and Legal Services Department and will report to the Senior Director of that unit. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of domestic violence and will assist domestic violence victims with civil legal proceedings.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist victims to effectively access judicial services. This includes obtaining orders of protection, communicating victim rights and responsibilities under the civil and criminal law.
  • Represent victims on orders of protection, child custody and visitation cases.
  • Will be responsible for the training of the domestic violence advocacy staff in any new development in civil procedures.
  • Responsible for client interviews and representation at court hearings and in litigation.
  • Responsible for researching and analyzing law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles and codes
  • Responsible for preparing legal documents such as briefs and pleadings.
  • Investigate facts and law of case to determine causes of action and prepare case accordingly.
  • Manage ongoing communication with domestic violence and family court judges in protection related issues.
  • Responsible for lethality and safety plan review in conjunction with advocates.
  • Responsible for review of orders of protection, custody and family related forms and maintenance of the forms for legal compliance.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies that interact with courts in protection related issues.
  • Confer with judicial staff, Judges, attorneys and Advocates regarding various legal, social and safety issues.
  • Recruit, coordinate and mentor pro bono attorneys..
  • Provide accurate and timely preparations of documentation and statistical reports for management use and or to be submitted to federal, state and local agencies.
  • Ability to work with victims of trauma from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds.
  • Must perform other work as required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operation of the court system
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have sound judgment skills and ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization.
  • Knowledge of NY statutes, rules of civil procedure, judicial orders, and criminal justice system

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to the NYS Bar
  • One year experience preferred in family law and litigation, including custody and abuse cases or related issues
  • Background in domestic violence or trauma issues
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, use of car, and be willing to travel within Suffolk County.

 VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

To apply for this position, please email lhulbert@vibs.org


Job Title:   Court Advocate Manager

Position:

The Court Advocate Manager will work in a leadership role in the VIBS Advocacy Unit and report to the Director of Advocacy. Advocacy services are provided to adult and child victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, incest, trafficking and stalking. Services include safety planning, the provision of information about the criminal justice and law enforcement systems, accompaniments to Family Court, District Court, the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, and the District Attorney’s office, as well as assistance in filing petitions for orders of protection. Assistance with Office of Victims Services crime victim compensation applications are included in advocacy services provided.

The Court Advocate Manager will coordinate and supervise the work of the court advocates. This includes ensuring daily coverage of clients who have requested services, working with clients who may be directed to advocacy while in court for the first time, ensuring that all telephone requests for information by victims are responded to in a timely manner, and ensuring referring sources receive needed information with appropriate releases.  The Court Advocate Manager will also provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including providing court accompaniment through the criminal justice system as well as family court and the integrated domestic violence court.

The successful candidate for the position will be someone who understands the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. She/he must be able to engage clients from diverse populations, assess lethality risk, and stay abreast of the changes in laws that impact victims. She/he will set healthy boundaries with clients to ensure a healthy working relationship. The candidate must be able to form positive working relationships with court advocates and assist them in conducting direct services for clients.

The candidate must be a communicator and able to work with other agencies and professionals that serve victims within the court system, the District Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County Police Department, Child Protective Services, and Adult Protection Services. The candidate will be a representative of VIBS and must be presentable in a professional manner..

The candidate must be able to utilize the supervisory relationship with the Director of Advocacy to address and resolve work related concerns regarding clients and staff.

 Responsibilities:

  • Act in place of the Director of Advocacy in her absence.
  • Compile and complete monthly, quarterly and annual statistics required of the advocacy unit.
  • Oversee advocacy coverage of court clients every day.
  • Supervise advocacy staff
  • Represent VIBS at community meetings as directed by the Advocacy Director.
  • Provide and Coordinate and supervise advocates in the provision of these services:
    • crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic
    • violence and sexual assault. This advocacy may be provided on the telephone, in the office, in hospitals, at victims’ homes, or at other sites as necessary.
    • Accompaniment of clients through the criminal justice system and advocate on their
    • behalf.
    • Provide clients with information on their legal rights and options, and referrals when appropriate.
    • Advocate for clients with County and private agencies when necessary.
    • Assist clients in completing Crime Victims Board applications.
    • Report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to CPS as mandated by law.
    • Maintain client files, monthly statistics, and related paperwork as required.
  • Arrange for monthly in-service staff trainings, contact and schedule trainers, introduce them at training meetings, and inform staff of meeting schedule by monthly memos.
  • Make occasional presentations on advocacy services to counseling groups, community groups, and other agencies.
  • Keep informed of existing laws and legal rights and options of victims; convey to advocacy and other agency staff
  • Attend individual supervision, advocacy meetings, staff meetings and staff trainings
  • Assist with reception and hotline coverage as requested
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to discuss and complete safety plans with clients.
  • Ability to create safe supervision space to enable advocates to discuss and resolve client-related concerns
  • Great problem-solving and crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner; good organizational skills
  • Ability to interact well with outside agencies, including criminal justice and law enforcement agencies
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, empathic and assertive.
  • Ability to manage and supervise
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Proficiency in working with numbers.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to drive and willing to travel within Suffolk County
  • Must be aligned with the mission of VIBS.
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human service field
  • Three years working experience in the judicial system with experience in domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Must have use of a car and a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position

Please submit letter of interest and resumes to: lhulbert@vibs.org

EXEMPT POSITION

VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Updated 8/2016