PROJECT SPECIALIST – DV & HT Initiatives
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time (30 hours)
Hourly Rate: $18 per hour/ .50 cent bilingual incentive
Bilingual: Spanish Preferred
Ventura site and temporary remote
This position is part of the Family Violence Initiatives Team and reports to the Family Violence Initiatives Program Manager. The Project Specialist will develop and provide specialized training and technical assistance on human trafficking to the community with an emphasis on labor trafficking. The position will coordinate and provide support for training and outreach activities both internally and externally and will serve as a liaison to task force committees and work groups related to labor trafficking. The position will also provide support and assistance with training and technical assistance related to domestic violence as needed.
- Develop, coordinate and facilitate specialized trainings for identified projects on the topics of domestic violence and human trafficking with a focus on labor trafficking. Projects will vary depending on emerging community needs.
- Provide technical assistance to community partners and trained organizations that promotes the continued knowledge and implementation of best practices when working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with community-based organizations, health care agencies and organizations and serve as a liaison between Interface and community partners.
- Engage underserved and culturally diverse populations and facilitate presentations and discussions related to domestic violence and human trafficking.
- Provide crisis counseling and culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance to potential victims identified through training sessions.
- Support program manager in the development of prevention programming to heighten family violence, child abuse, teen dating violence, and human trafficking, particularly labor trafficking awareness in the community. Contribute to research-informed approaches to primary prevention, development and implementation of best practice and evidence-based training curricula and creativity for maintenance of social media and virtual education components.
- Participate in training, workshop 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.
- Assist with the coordination and facilitation of the 60-hour Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker trainings and for outreach activities both internally and externally as needed.
- Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
- Represent agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, work groups or outreach events as needed.
- Support a positive working environment and work successfully as a member of a team
- Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field. Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child abuse, sexual assault or teen dating violence is preferred. Extensive knowledge of family systems, dynamics of domestic violence, human trafficking, substance abuse, child abuse, child development and the cycle of violence preferred. Experience working with family violence prevention is preferred. Experience providing training and/or presentations to community members, coordinating community development opportunities, establishing collaborative relationships with community organizations and/or schools preferred. Minimum of 2 years’ experience with public speaking and facilitating trainings with ability to engage a wide range of audiences is required. Must have ability to present and train effectively individually and with a co-presenter. 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 desirable. 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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