Victim Advocate Coordinator

The City of South Jordan is currently recruiting for a Victim Advocate Coordinator.  We are looking for someone who has experience is social work, psychology, or criminal justice. Our ideal candidate would have knowledge of domestic violence issues, judicial processes, and resources for victims, along with, knowledge of principles and techniques used in dealing with the public in stressful/traumatic situations. This is a full-time benefited position and the salary starts at $19.83.    Interested applicants can apply on our website at http://www.sjc.utah.gov/job-opportunities/

Victim Advocate Coordinator 9.6.17

Therapist – Full Time

Peace House Inc.

 
Description

Salary: $46,000 – $48,000 DOE
Job Description: Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter. To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all of our clients, including Case Management, Therapy, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

Clinical services are offered to all clients of Peace House. Those services are individual and group therapy, mental health assessments, crisis counseling, and referrals to qualified mental health clinicians in the community. The therapist will provide clinical services to the children and adults staying within the shelter and in the outpatient programs.

The therapist will be a full-time position and will report directly to the Clinical Director and will serve as an active member within Peace House. This position is responsible for counseling of sexual assault and domestic violence victims along with other members of the community.

1. Primary Responsibilities
• Provide initial mental health/trauma assessments that identify needs
• Share assessment findings with clients and/or their guardian, as appropriate
• Involve the client and/or guardian in the development of treatment plan and goals based off of the assessment
• Provide individual therapy services to adults and children
• Provide coordinated care by initiating and participating in client-centered consultation with other internal staff members (i.e. case manager, therapist etc.)
• Assist in establishing effective communication between Peace House and other social service agencies to ensure a smooth hand-off once a referral is required
• Facilitate/Co-facilitate group as needed
• Document all clinical sessions (individual and group) with progress notes in compliance with Peace House’s clinical documentation standards

2. Standards for Clinical Practice
• To utilize evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques and to participate in continuing education to stay abreast of current and new practices
• To utilize trauma-informed approaches whenever possible
• To maintain confidential client records in compliance with state and federal guidelines and in accordance with contractual obligations with DHS and DCFS
• To develop an understanding of the service providers commonly sourced by victims of domestic violence, particularly mental health agencies that may serve as referrals
• Promote high ethical and professional standards in all relationships and activities
• Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff, other key agencies, and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the agency’s work

3. Professional Development
• Attend training sessions for professional development in coordination with the Clinical Director

4. Staff Collaboration: All therapists will collaborate with the following staff to ensure continuity of care, facilitate improved client outcomes and strive toward agency excellence. The Therapist will encourage, facilitate, and support those collaborations.
• Clinical Director, Shelter Manager and Program Director- to implement evidence-informed practices and trauma informed care within Peace House programs
• Case Managers – to understand and work toward client objectives, identify barriers and strengths, and optimize the client time in shelter
• Advocates – to provide support in their client services
• Therapist participation in weekly staffing meetings and clinical staffing meetings is required

Other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.

Required Qualifications

• Masters level mental health degree and current license in the state of Utah
• Clinical experience working in a social service environment with diverse client populations, including adults and children.
• Additional clinical experience working with child and adult victims of trauma, chronic abuse and/or domestic violence, substance abuse and chronic mental health issues is preferred.
• Experience and competency in using evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques.
• Ability to facilitate groups.
• Collaborative team player.
• Computer literacy and ability to utilize or learn a database.
• Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
• Current First Aid and CPR or ability to become certified upon employment.
• Passionate about making a real and lasting change for the better for each child and adult.
• Creative, enthusiastic and flexible—open to change and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

• Fluency in Spanish

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
• Ability to climb multiple levels of stairs
• Ability to administer CPR, if necessary

Location: Park City, Utah
Status: open

Information

How to Apply: Interested Applicants please send both a resume and a cover letter to melissa@peacehouse.org
Closing Date: September 8, 2017
Your Website: Visit organizational website.

 

Position

Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter.  To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all of our clients, including Case Management, Therapy, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

Classification: Part Time $15/ hour                             

Reports to: Prevention & Awareness Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

Peace House operates Prevention & Awareness Programming that works to inform the community about domestic and sexual violence and Peace House services and to create a community network that can benefit and support clients. Peace House also provides prevention education programming in grades K-12 in schools in Summit and Wasatch Counties to inform students about abuse and its opposites (i.e., healthy relationships).

Essential Functions

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Community/ School Presentations
  • Develop, schedule, and facilitate appropriate presentations of the curriculum to local schools, parents, school personnel, social service agencies, civic groups, coalitions, hair salons, faith groups, non-profit organizations, and local businesses.
  • Coordinate curricula with Prevent Child Abuse Utah and other collaborating agencies.
  • Team Player
  • Attend bi-monthly team meetings and monthly staff meetings.
  • Attend professional training as requested by supervisor.
  • Responsible for all schools assigned by supervisor completion.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with staff, volunteers, and constituents.
  • Work with other specialists within the Prevention Education Program to fill-in.
  • Reporting Data
  • Provide monthly reports and evaluations to the Prevention & Awareness Coordinator.
  • Assist with data reporting for grants and partnerships purposes.
  • Building Relationships
  • Build relationships with School Boards, administrators and teachers in Summit and Wasatch counties to present the Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) and Safe Dates curricula.
  • Attend and represent Peace House, Inc. at community meetings.
  • Events
  • Assist with planning and implementation of community awareness events.

Competencies

  1. Action Oriented
  2. Organizational Agility
  3. Presentation Skills
  4. Composure skilled
  5. Written Communications

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

Position Type/Part-time 20 Hours/ Week

Required Education and Experience

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required in order to be a Prevent Child Abuse Utah educator.
  2. Experience working in social services.
  3. Domestic & sexual violence knowledge.
  4. Current First Aid and CPR.
  5. Ability to obtain PCAU training with 60 days
  6. Ability to obtain 40 hours of CORE DV and Sexual Assault Training within 12 months.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass background check

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Prevention and Awareness Coordinator

Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter.  To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all of our clients, including Case Management, Therapy, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

Classification: Non-exempt Full-Time                Salary: $37,000 -$41,600 DOE

Reports to: Program Director

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Prevention and Awareness Coordinator will oversee all Peace House awareness, training, and prevention education efforts.

Community Awareness: generalized information and presentations about Peace House Services, introduction to Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Assault to the community at large.  The purpose is to let people know we exist, to expand our reach to potential clients and to increase knowledge of Peace House in the community.

Training:  Teaches community members and professionals about more specific topics (i.e. Trauma Informed Care, Lethality Assessment, Cut It Out (salon professionals), Faith Leaders, Safe Bars, more expansive DV and SA education, etc.) and how to apply those to their profession.

Prevention EducationFocuses on curricula that teach potential victims about DV, SA, and Child Abuse (and their opposites, i.e. Healthy Relationships) and provides preventative tools (i.e. warning signs, safety plans, techniques to stay safe, etc.)

This position will report directly to the Program Director, will serve as an active member within the program and Peace House, and will perform the following duties and others as assigned:

Essential Functions

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  1. Awareness
  • Provide presentations, workshops, and other informational activities related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and Peace House services
  • Build relationships with local community groups (local government, resources, businesses, etc.) in order to solidify a Peace House presence in the Summit and Wasatch county communities
  • Attend Summit County Domestic Violence Coalition and Wasatch County Domestic Violence Coalition meetings and other community collaborative meetings as requested by the Program Director
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of program materials such as flyers, newsletters, etc.
  • Identify and review with Program Director new and on-going opportunities for promoting better community awareness and understanding of the issue of domestic violence; develop, organize and implement an ongoing plan for awareness projects and activities
  • Assist in marketing efforts and events, as requested by the Development Manager
  • Coordinate activities for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Months
  1. Training
  • Create, revise, and update training curricula, in conjunction with the UDVC, UCASA, & UDOH, using best practices and evidence-based research
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise Domestic & Sexual Violence-related trainings in the community. These efforts should focus on:
    • Hospitals
    • Faith-based Organizations
    • Correctional Facilities
    • Local Government
    • Local Salons
    • Law Enforcement
    • Court
    • Community Partners
  • Coordinate staff participation in community trainings
  1. Prevention Education
  • Supervise the Schools Program Coordinator and Prevention Educators
  • Oversee all schools and non-schools prevention education
  • Oversee grant obligations outlined in the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Grant
  • Develop/ adapt, coordinate, and teach the Prevent Child Abuse Utah and Healthy Relationships Toolkit curricula to the local community, in conjunction with Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Utah Department of Health and other collaborating agencies

Competencies

  1. Action Oriented
  1. Organizational Agility
  2. Presentation Skills
  3. Composure skilled
  4. Written Communications

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises all Prevention Specialist staff. Supervisory responsibilities include: bi-monthly 1-on-1’s with each staff, monthly team meetings as part of the All Staff meeting, bi-annual performance reviews, on the job training, new employee and ongoing training, time-sheet approvals, reviewing numbers reported in the database, and staff appreciation.

Work Environment (modify as see fit)

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Required Education, Training and Experience

  1. Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
  2. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required in order to be a Prevent Child Abuse Utah educator.
  3. Experience working in social services (preferred).
  4. Domestic & sexual violence knowledge (preferred).
  5. Current First Aid and CPR.
  6. Ability to obtain PCAU training with 60 days
  7. Ability to obtain 40 hours of CORE DV and Sexual Assault Training within 12 months.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be able to pass background check

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

YWCA – Shelter Relief Advocate

YWCA Utah Job Announcement
Job Title: YWCA – Shelter Relief Advocate

Job Description:
Empower women and work toward racial justice in your local community. Rewarding opportunity for a mature and self-confident advocate in Utah’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter, housing and supportive services for adults and children who have experienced interpersonal violence. The hours associated with position will be “as needed”. The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Responsibilities:
 Ensure the health and safety of all participants residing at the YWCA.
 Provide a safe and caring environment.
 Conduct intake interviews and assess eligibility for new program arrivals.
 Discuss abuse, sexual violence, and gender issues in a confidential and supportive manner.
 Educate individuals about the dynamics of domestic violence and the services offered by the YWCA and other community organizations.
 Respond to crisis phone calls on all shifts, safety plan, provide referrals and resources.
 Work alongside participants on residential floor providing basic needs, assistance in accessing services, and emotional and physical support.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationship with YWCA staff and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the YWCA’s work.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
 Committed to empowering participants and eliminating injustice.
 Enthusiasm for working with those subjected to intimate partner abuse.
 Some college or other post-secondary education or training in the social service profession is preferred.
 Fluency in English.
 Knowledge of domestic violence preferred.
 Healthy and mature. Able to model strength and empowering, respectful behavior.
 Must have the commitment and ability to work sensitively in a 24 hour residential setting with female and child program participants who have a history of a history of trauma.
 Outstanding interpersonal skills. Highly effective in communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and crisis management.
 Team player. Must be able to significantly contribute to an agency wide team approach.
 Must have the ability to work with both adult and child vulnerable populations.
 Reliable and responsible. Must be able to work evenings, overnight, and weekends.
 Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
 If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.
 Must be able to lift up to20 lbs, walk up and down stairs, be able to bend and twist, walk up to a few miles per day.
 Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Reports to: Sharon Daurelle, Director of Residential Services
Hours: Varies
Salary: $10.50/hour
To Apply: Send resume and application (download at www.ywcautah.org)
YWCA Utah, 322 East 300 South, Salt Lake City 84111
Only those who have turned in an official YWCA application will be considered for interview
Fax/Email: (801) 355-2826 / sdaurelle@ywca.com
Deadline: Open until filled
Website: www.ywca.com

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Employment Application Revise 03.17

YWCA Lead Advocate

YWCA of Salt Lake City Job Announcement
Job Title: YWCA Lead Advocate– Full Time

Job Description:
Empower women and work toward racial justice in your local community. Rewarding opportunity for a mature and self-confident advocate in Utah’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter, housing and supportive services for women and children who have experienced family violence. The ideal candidate will be committed to our mission, healthy, loving, energetic and enjoy fostering a supportive and welcoming community environment. The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Responsibilities:
 All core responsibilities of a YWCA Advocate
 Articulate and promote high ethical standards in all YWCA programs, activities, and services
 Establish and maintain effective working relationship with YWCA staff and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the YWCA’s work
 Support and help implement directives from department director
 Maintain communication with other Leads, Director and advocates
 Attend weekly Lead meeting and other mandatory staff meetings
 Support advocates in crisis management
 Train new Advocates and assist in employment interviews
 Prioritize safety and security in practice and policies
 Oversee completion of various administrative tasks related to licensing, compliance, and daily shelter functions

Minimum Required Qualifications:
 Committed to empowering women and girls and eliminating racism.
 Enthusiasm for working with women and children.
 Some college or other post-secondary education or training in the social service profession is preferred.
 Fluency in English is required, Spanish is beneficial.
 Knowledge of domestic violence preferred.
 Healthy and mature. Able to model strength and empowering, respectful behavior.
 Must have the commitment and ability to work sensitively in a 24 hour residential setting with female program participants who have a history of trauma.
 Outstanding interpersonal skills. Highly effective in communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and crisis management.
 Team player. Must be able to significantly contribute to an agency wide team approach.
 Reliable and responsible.
 Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
 If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.

Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Hours: 11 am – 9:30 pm Saturday/Sunday
Salary: 12.88 per hour To Apply: Send resume, application and cover letter to Sharon Daurelle sdaurelle@ywcautah.org Only resumes with the official YWCA application will be considered
Fax/Email: (801) 355-2826 / sdaurelle@ywcautah.org
Deadline: Until filled
Website: www.ywca.com

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
A voice for women. A force for change. A place for hope. Since 1906.

Employment Application Revise 03.17

YWCA Shelter Advocate

YWCA Utah Job Announcement
Job Title: YWCA Shelter Advocate

Job Description:
Empower individuals and work toward justice in your local community. Rewarding opportunity for a mature and self-confident advocate in Utah’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter, housing and supportive services for women, men and children who have experienced interpersonal violence. The ideal candidate will be committed to our mission, enjoy fostering a supportive and welcoming community environment. The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Responsibilities:
Ensure the health and safety of adults and children arriving and residing at the YWCA.
Provide a safe and caring environment.
Conduct intake interviews and asses eligibility for new program arrivals.
Educate individuals about the dynamics of domestic violence and the services offered by the YWCA and other community organizations.
Be able to discuss abuse, sexual violence, and gender issues in a confidential and supportive manner
 Respond to crisis phone calls on all shifts, safety plan, provide referrals and resources
Assist in preparing rooms for occupancy which will include making beds and cursory cleaning.
Assist in keeping the facility clean by stocking shelves with hygiene products, doing laundry and assisting in acceptance of community donations among other housekeeping tasks.
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with YWCA staff and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the YWCA’s work.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Committed to empowering all people and eliminating injustice.
Enthusiasm for working with people in need.
Some college or other post-secondary education or training in the social service profession is preferred.
Fluency in English.
Knowledge of domestic violence preferred.
Mature. Able to model strength and empowering, respectful behavior.
Outstanding interpersonal skills. Highly effective in communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and crisis management.
Team player. Must be able to significantly contribute to an agency wide team approach.
Reliable and responsible. Must be able to work evenings, overnight, and weekends as needed.
Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.
– Must be able to lift 15 pounds, walk up and down stairs, walk campus wide, bend and twist, and sit for periods of time.
– Must have the ability to work with both adult and child vulnerable populations.
– Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
– Be able to lift up to 20 lbs, walk up and down stairs, be able to bend and twist, walk up to a few miles per day,

Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Hours: Vary by need, Day 7 am – 3 pm, Swing 3 pm – 11 pm, Overnight 11 pm – 7am. Shift days/times are subject to change based on agency need
Salary: $12.00/hour, Plus Benefits
To Apply: Send resume, application and cover letter to Sharon Daurelle sdaurelle@ywcautah.org
Only resumes with the official YWCA application will be considered
Deadline: Open until filled
Website: www.ywcautah.org

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
A voice for women. A force for change. A place for hope. Since 1906.

Employment Application Revise 03.17

Assistant Director of Advocacy & Wellness

Center for Student Wellness

University of Utah

Job # PRN14732B

 

Position Description

The Center for Student Wellness seeks an Assistant Director of Advocacy & Wellness who is committed to taking a holistic approach to support and empower victims of interpersonal violence (IPV). The Assistant Director will oversee IPV advocacy efforts and joins a dynamic team that is engaged in shaping the student experience. This position will supervise Sexual Assault Support Advocates to help victims navigate and receive resources, services, and support throughout their time at the University. The position will maintain an active caseload and provide direct advocacy services to clients.  As needed, they will evaluate sexual violence response and prevention services and make recommendations for improving program effectiveness. Thus, we are seeking an Assistant Director who is student-focused, a strong communicator, and critical thinker who values working within a close team to support survivor success and resilience.

 

Mission of the Center for Student Wellness

Our mission is to create, nurture, and promote a University environment supportive of healthy life-long behaviors and enhance academic and personal success. We are here to assist students in skill development that will enhance their personal wellness and ability to succeed, not only in the classroom, but in all areas of life: intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate victim advocacy services, and serve as a victim advocate.
  • Supervise a team dedicated to providing survivor support, including two full-time Sexual Assault Support Advocates (SASA).
  • Provide guidance on client load and schedule management to adhere to service plan model.
  • Assist with strategic planning and management of the CSW office.
  • Lead weekly debrief meetings with SASA’s to discuss clients and cases.
  • Aid in crisis intervention to de-escalate difficult situations and coordinate appropriate referrals and care to ensure a safe environment.
  • Provide advocacy to clients on University systems (i.e., registrar, financial aid, academic affairs) and provide support with interim measures as required (i.e., changing classes, withdrawals, academic support).
  • Provide advocacy for survivors through the reporting process (criminal and campus systems).
  • Provide referrals to appropriate campus entities such as counseling and health services.
  • Collaborate with campus and community organizations to meet survivors’ needs.
  • Lead efforts to collaborate with key campus stakeholders (DOS, OEO, Campus Police) to ensure successful partnerships and referrals.
  • Assist in fostering and maintaining relationships with multitudes of campus entities (i.e., HRE, Family Housing, ASUU, Deans of colleges.).
  • Consult on the development of current campus policies and procedures on sexual violence in accordance with VAWA, Campus SAVE ACT and other federal and state guidelines.
  • Intervene in situations where client needs exceed what CSW’s capabilities, including referrals to appropriate campus/community resources.
  • Help evaluate the performance of SASA’s and develop individual plans for staff growth.
  • Provide emotional support, and mentorship for SASA’s while advocating for their needs.
  • Provide training to campus entities, partners & students related to advocacy services and trauma-informed care.
  • Prepare various reports such as Clery data, and client utilization numbers.
  • Provide/coordinate initial and on-going training (40 hr., etc.) for CSW that focuses on evidence-based practices for working with survivors to enhance their healing/success.
  • Serve on campus and community committees related to interpersonal violence.
  • Assist SASA’s with technological help to track clients and run reports in REDCap client database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

 

Department Specific Qualifications

Candidates will be screened based on the following department qualifications: Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Public Health, Health Education, Social Work, or a related discipline. Minimum two years’ experience providing comprehensive sexual/intimate partner violence prevention education and/or advocacy for survivors. In-depth knowledge of current literature and best practices regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Excellent writing and professional speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders on sensitive topics. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

 

Preferences

  • Administrative and supervisory experience working in higher education.
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations related to campus (VAWA, Title IX, Campus Save Act).
  • Utah State Certified Victim Advocate (40 Hour Trained) or willingness to complete training.
  • Grant writing experience.

 

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday with some evening and weekend hours.

 

Compensation

$48,000-50,000 starting salary with an excellent benefits package, see http://hr.utah.edu/ben

Therapist

Peace House

Therapist

Job Description

Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter.  To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all of our clients, including Case Management, Therapy, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Clinical services are offered to all clients of Peace House.  Those services are individual and group therapy, mental health assessments, crisis counseling, and referrals to qualified mental health clinicians in the community.  The therapist will provide clinical services to the children and adults staying within the shelter and in the outpatient programs.

 

The therapist will be a full-time position and will report directly to the Clinical Director and will serve as an active member within Peace House. This position is responsible for counseling of sexual assault and domestic violence victims along with other members of the community.

 

  1. Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide initial mental health/trauma assessments that identify needs
  • Share assessment findings with clients and/or their guardian, as appropriate
  • Involve the client and/or guardian in the development of treatment plan and goals based off of the assessment
  • Provide individual therapy services to adults and children
  • Provide coordinated care by initiating and participating in client-centered consultation with other internal staff members (i.e. case manager, therapist etc.)
  • Assist in establishing effective communication between Peace House and other social service agencies to ensure a smooth hand-off once a referral is required
  • Facilitate/Co-facilitate group as needed
  • Document all clinical sessions (individual and group) with progress notes in compliance with Peace House’s clinical documentation standards

 

  1. Standards for Clinical Practice
  • To utilize evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques and to participate in continuing education to stay abreast of current and new practices
  • To utilize trauma-informed approaches whenever possible
  • To maintain confidential client records in compliance with state and federal guidelines and in accordance with contractual obligations with DHS and DCFS
  • To develop an understanding of the service providers commonly sourced by victims of domestic violence, particularly mental health agencies that may serve as referrals
  • Promote high ethical and professional standards in all relationships and activities
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff, other key agencies, and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the agency’s work

 

  1. Professional Development
  • Attend training sessions for professional development in coordination with the Clinical Director

 

  1. Staff Collaboration: All therapists will collaborate with the following staff to ensure continuity of care, facilitate improved client outcomes and strive toward agency excellence.  The Therapist will encourage, facilitate, and support those collaborations.
  • Clinical Director, Shelter Manager and Program Director- to implement evidence-informed practices and trauma informed care within Peace House programs
  • Case Managers – to understand and work toward client objectives, identify barriers and strengths, and optimize the client time in shelter  
  • Advocates – to provide support in their client services
  • Therapist participation in weekly staffing meetings and clinical staffing meetings is required

 

Other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Masters level mental health degree and current license in the state of Utah
  • Clinical experience working in a social service environment with diverse client populations, including adults and children.
    • Additional clinical experience working with child and adult victims of trauma, chronic abuse and/or domestic violence, substance abuse and chronic mental health issues is preferred.
  • Experience and competency in using evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques.
  • Ability to facilitate groups.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Computer literacy and ability to utilize or learn a database.
  • Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
  • Current First Aid and CPR or ability to become certified upon employment.
  • Passionate about making a real and lasting change for the better for each child and adult.
  • Creative, enthusiastic and flexible—open to change and learning.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Fluency in Spanish

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to climb multiple levels of stairs
  • Ability to administer CPR, if necessary

 

Compensation

  • $40,000-$50,000 DOE plus paid time off and 80% health insurance benefits after the initial waiting period

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to: melissapeacehouse@gmail.com

No phone calls, please

Shelter Advocate

Peace House Victim Services

Peace House is a nonprofit organization in Park City, UT serving individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence.  We are currently seeking a year-round, full-time Shelter Advocate.  This is an entry-level professional position working with clients starting at $13.00 per hour with opportunity for pay increases.  Benefits and health insurance are typically available after 3 months.  Understanding, empathy, and non-judgment are necessary!  Coverage of day, night and weekend shifts required.  Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

Shelter Advocate Job Duties

  1. Direct Client Services
  • facilitating life skills groups
  • facilitating house meetings
  • education of clients on domestic violence
  • reinforcement of shelter guidelines
  • community resource brokerage
  • answering hotline calls
  • assessing eligibility
  • offering services
  • providing referrals
  • crisis Intervention and counseling
  • de-escalation
  • emergency Services
  • facilitating client intakes and exits
  1. Shelter Facilities
  • complete and follow up on shelter maintenance as indicated in the Shelter Maintenance document
  • document, sort, and put away donations
  • manage food and shelter supply needs
  • assist with grocery ordering and meal planning
  • lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • shelter cleaning
  • each advocate will have additional individual facilities responsibilities
  1. Record Keeping and Data Entry
  • enter client records and program data into the Peace House database
  • monitor with client file records
  • documentation of all client interactions
  • each advocate will have additional individual data entry responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish speaking
  • Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse populations
  • Some college or other post-secondary education or training, preferably in human sciences
  • Experience in direct social services and/or knowledge of domestic violence
  • Passionate about making a real and lasting change for the better for each adult and child
  • Creative, enthusiastic and flexible—open to change and learning
  • Skills in effective communication, professional boundaries, conflict resolution, problem solving, and crisis management

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