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Position: SAFE Spot Child Advocacy Center Program Director
Full time position

Posted: May 12, 2017; Open until filled 

Job Purpose: SAFE, Inc. is seeking a committed, skilled professional to assume primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of its child advocacy center.

Reports to: SAFE, Inc. Executive Director

SAFE Spot Child Advocacy Center Profile

SAFE Spot Child Advocacy Center seeks to bring justice and healing to victims of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. Services provided by SAFE Spot CAC include: 1) Forensic interviews; 2) Child medical evaluations; 3) Victim advocacy; 4) Multi-disciplinary case reviews; 5) Counseling (provided by licensed contractors); 6) Support group; 7) Community education. SAFE Spot CAC is a provisional member of the National Children’s Alliance and is in the process of pursuing full accreditation. More information about SAFE Spot is available at the program’s website, www.safespotwilkes.org

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Mathematic and analytical skills to develop budgets, monitor spending, interpret financial and statistical data
    • Writing skills to prepare grant applications, reports and professional correspondence
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, child protection system
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to facilitate meetings and trainings
    • Ability to accurately maintain records, including budget spreadsheets and client databases
    • Ability to establish rapport and foster appropriate professional relationships with child victims, non-offending caregivers and agency partners
    • Ability to promote teamwork, resolve conflicts and maintain strong staff morale and effective community partnerships

Job Duties

    • Coordinate and facilitate monthly case reviews
    • Represent SAFE Spot CAC to partner agencies and the general public
    • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, develop and maintain sound financial practices
    • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field, participate in professional development activities
    • Provide supervision, support and direction to CAC staff and contractors
    • Monitor service provision, record keeping and billing by all contractors
    • Ensure compliance with grantor regulations and procedures
    • Develop and maintain inter-agency agreements, including investigative protocols
    • Lead the center’s efforts to secure full accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance
    • Provide training to center staff and partner agencies
    • Provide ongoing evaluation to assure quality of all center programs and services
    • Assume primary responsibility for statistical reporting, report outcomes and other data in a timely manner
    • Develop, monitor and adjust center policies and procedures

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required
    • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet programs required
    • Experience with grant writing, budgeting, contract development and grant management preferred
    • Knowledge of criminal justice system, child protective systems preferred
    • Experience with accreditation applications and site visits preferred

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations in PDF format to director@safewilkes.org



Position: Shelter Advocate
Part time position

Posted: January 12, 2017; Open until filled

Job Purpose: This position supervises SAFE's shelter for violence victims and provides support to shelter residents and callers to SAFE's 24-7 crisis line. Night and/or weekend work is required.  

Duties:
  • Provide support to SAFE shelter residents.
  • Admit new residential clients to the shelter according to entrance criteria.
  • Promote positive relationships among shelter residents.
  • Answer crisis line and provide support and guidance to callers.
  • Ensure shelter operations meet agency, funder and other guidelines and requirements.
  • Maintain accurate, appropriate and confidential records.
  • Maintain the shelter environment by cleaning and organizing the home as needed or directed.
  • Maintain on-going communication with supervisor and on-call staff regarding safety issues, program admissions, program exits, police contacts and hospital response for sexual assault cases.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and duties may be assigned at any time.

Qualifications:  High school diploma or GED required. AA in Human Services or similar field preferred.  


Additional requirements:

  • Must pass national background check and drug testing.
How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations in PDF format to director@safewilkes.org.

*All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen. SAFE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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