Lead Project Specialist – Family Violence Prevention Initiative
Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week
Hourly rate: $22/hr with benefits (No Bilingual Incentive)
Currently working from home and onsite temporarily due to Covid, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.
This position is part of the Central Coast Family Violence Initiative project that will engage early childhood educators and DV organizations across the central coast region. This project will provide virtual trainings, technical assistance, increase access to local mental health and domestic violence services and collaborative interagency platforms to share resources, best practices and strengthen partnerships across the region. This position reports to the Family Violence Initiatives Program Manager and will provides specialized training and technical assistance to early childhood educators and DV organizations on the topics of family violence with emphasis on and supports the coordination and engagement of regional partners for this project. Training specialty areas will promote early intervention and prevention of family violence and collaborative work across service areas and region. Trainings will be held virtually across the Central Coast Region.
- Supports program manager in leading assigned team members, communicating project goals, problem solving, identifying areas for new training or skill building, and hiring and training of new team members.
- Under direction of program manager, lead the planning, development, implementation and coordination of regional trainings, collaborative networks, and technical assistance for the Central Coast Family Violence Initiative.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with regional partners, schedule, and facilitate regional trainings, meetings and serve as a liaison between Interface and regional partners.
- Prepare agendas for regional meetings, document key decisions and collaborate with team members to develop project collateral.
- Engage governance and advisory groups (inclusive of families) focused on early childhood education about the Initiative and generate a project strategic plan targeting agency and program capacity development to address key assessment findings.
- Assist with development, implementation, and evaluation of a family violence screening and assessment strategy for educators and advocates across the Central Coast.
- Track, monitor, and evaluate screening and assessment outcomes identified as important by families and partners.
- Work collaboratively with project specialist to develop and facilitate specialized trainings on family violence and working with abused parents and their children through virtual platforms for the Central Coast Region.
- Provide technical assistance and training to community and regional partners that promotes the continued knowledge and implementation of best-practices when working with victims of family violence and their children.
- Provide crisis counseling and culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance to potential victims identified through training sessions.
- Contribute to training development, 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.
- Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
- Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field, master’s degree preferred. Experience leading projects and teams required. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Self-Motivation, initiative and strong relationship building skills required. Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, and teen dating violence highly preferred. Extensive knowledge of family systems, dynamics of domestic violence, human trafficking, substance abuse, child abuse, child development and the cycle of violence required. Minimum of 2 years’ experience with public speaking and facilitating trainings with ability to engage a wide range of audiences in required. Experience presenting via virtual platforms highly preferred. Must have ability to present and train effectively individually and with a co-presenter. Experience working with educators and social service providers, and other community organizations preferred. Must possess strong communication and crisis intervention skills and must have firm knowledge of mandated reporting laws. Must be sensitive and competent to serve clients from diverse cultures. Excellent written/verbal skills, time management and organizational skills required. Must be able to work independently and in a team and maintain flexibility. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. Experience with private and/or public social service agencies preferred. Requires computer literacy with Microsoft Office. Requires completion of Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Case Worker Training within three 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, automobile insurance and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.
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