FAMILY VIOLENCE INITIATIVES GROUP FACILITATOR
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt, Intermittent – (0-19) hours
Hourly Rate: $19 per hour + $1 Bilingual Certification + $1 for Triple P accreditation + .50 cents AWBW accreditation
Bilingual: Spanish Required
This position is part of the Family Violence Initiatives Team and reports to the Family Violence Initiatives Program Manager. The Group Facilitator will be responsible for the development and facilitation of family violence related, psycho-educational groups including, but not limited to, Support Groups, A Window Between Worlds, and the Triple P Parenting Program. The position will coordinate and deliver programs in shelter and community-based settings throughout Ventura County. The position will be responsible for identifying potential clients, screening, conducting intakes and registering them for A Window Between Worlds, Support Groups, and Triple P groups. The Group Facilitator will also be responsible for providing follow-up and referrals for families needing further mental health and counseling services. The position will serve as the liaison between Interface’s Family Violence Intervention Services (FVIS) Department and the Mental Health Department.
- Organizes and facilitates psycho-educational classes or workshops for shelter, community-based clients and individuals impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking.
- Facilitates A Window Between Worlds, Support Groups, and Triple P program groups and workshops with a specific focus on the impacts of Domestic Violence for shelter, community-based clients and individuals impacted by domestic violence.
- Screens, conducts intakes, and registers clients to internal programs such as A Window Between Worlds, Triple P, Support Groups, domestic violence services and mental health counseling services. Provides follow-up and/or referrals as needed.
- Ensures that lesson plans and workshops adhere to efficacy of evidence informed programs, protocols and agency approved curriculum.
- Contributes to research, development and implementation of best practice and evidence-based training curricula including the development of Triple P’s domestic violence overlay.
- Maintains documentation for group participants, including filing of weekly case notes, assignments, and other relevant correspondence.
- Administers pre and post-tests or other evaluation tools for group participants.
- Participates in trainings, workshop development, technical assistance calls, and implementation strategies that contribute to the integration of evidence-based practices as a part of all training and technical assistance efforts.
- Maintain accessible and complete records regarding resources, key contacts, evaluation data and organized records of all meetings and events. Contribute to data collection and program evaluation efforts.
- Participates in staff meetings and supervision.
- Represents agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, work groups or outreach events as assigned.
- Mandated reporter of child and elder abuse.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field or currently enrolled in a master’s program highly preferred or equivalent field experience. Successful completion of training and accreditation of L2 seminars, L4 Group in Triple P preferred. Experience facilitating psycho-educational groups and strong group management skills required. Extensive knowledge of family systems, dynamics of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse, parenting, child development or the cycle of violence required. Must possess strong crisis intervention skills and have firm knowledge of reporting laws. Must be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Must be able to work independently and maintain flexibility. Experience with private and/or public social service agencies desirable. Experience working with youth desirable. Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends. Spanish fluency, both oral and written is preferred. Requires completion of 60HR Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training within 3 months of hire. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered) and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.
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