This is a job listing for Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
About the Agency:
WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors
of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are
advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected
by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs
of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community
engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s
mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered
Advocacy, and Stewardship.
About the role: As a WC&S CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) IPV (Intimate Partner Violence)
Specialist, you would provide consultation, coaching, and training to the Office of Children Youth and
Family Services (OCYF) Caseworkers. This role will provide outreach and services to families
experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) while serving the adult and child survivors along
with working with the parties utilizing offending behaviors. The role is co-located between the
WC&S office and the assigned CYF offices.
Here’s what you will do:
Provide consultations to OCYF caseworkers and staff regarding families experiencing
Collaborate with CYF caseworkers to actively engage the father or father figure with the
services involving the child.
Build rapport and work collaboratively with OCYF caseworkers and agency staff.
Provide training to OCYF new and veteran caseworkers on the intersection of IPV and
Attend Conferencing and Teaming meetings with OCYF staff and their families
Provide professional, culturally competent crisis intervention to survivors of
intimate partner violence (IPV) and their children as well as parties utilizing
Provide ongoing systems advocacy to the survivors of family violence within the
Child Welfare System in Allegheny County.
Access community-based resources in Allegheny County to effectively coordinate
with WC&S services and families involved with OCYF.
Be a subject matter expert to WC&S staff regarding CYF-related issues for
survivors receiving services at WC&S.
This position requires being available for regular on-call hours (including overnights,
weekends, and holidays). 40 Hours per week; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with a weekly on- call
Perform other duties as assigned
Here’s what we are looking for:
Bachelor’s Degree in social work/social sciences or related field (Master’s
1-3 years in direct service in a human service agency, preferably working with IPV
victims, perpetrators, or children
A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate
partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, cultural diversity issues
and child abuse and neglect
Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with clients and other
Experience and proficiency with training professionals
Bi-lingual or multi-lingual proficiency (particularly American Sign Language and/or
Ability to effectively navigate Allegheny County in a timely fashion. A vehicle is not
required, though preferential in the course of this position’s duties
Ability to understand confidentiality and safety procedures
Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel).
Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and
inclusion cultures preferred
Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances required
WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including generous paid time
off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life
insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid
training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan
Forgiveness eligible employer.
WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and
employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity
expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship
status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.
To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via an email with
the subject line “CYF IPV Specialist” by November 16, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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