This is a job listing for Safe Berks
Core Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Supervisor: Manager of Community Outreach and Response
Department: Community Outreach and Response
FLSA Status: Exempt
FLSA Exemption Test: Professional Exemption
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $48,000/year
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (includes but is not limited to the following):
- Provide classroom and virtual instruction to school-aged children using the Healthy Relationship Project Curriculum.
- Engage with parents to provide instruction on the Parent portion of the Healthy Relationship Project.
- Provide education and professional training to teachers, other school employees, and community members on topics related to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and the Healthy Relationship Project.
- Engage in community outreach to disseminate information regarding issues of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and topics related to the Healthy Relationship Project.
- Stay up to date on violence prevention strategies and media development.
- Research effective media outreach and curriculum adaptation strategies best suited to community needs in a virtual setting.
- Create media and videos for virtual community outreach as well as Safe Berks events.
- Assist in planning and facilitating Camp Safe Berks.
- Assist in planning and facilitating special events as requested.
- Provide prompt response to requests for Safe Berks education and informational materials to all sectors of the community.
- Maintain necessary record-keeping relevant to program services.
- All other duties as determined by the departmental supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or physical or other abilities required.
Direct Service Delivery Standard
Employee demonstrates a commitment to exceptional service for all individuals seeking assistance from Safe Berks and does so in a manner that is trauma-informed and in line with agency values of safety, respect, empowerment, education, and hope. Employee always maintains confidentiality according to agency requirements, consistently follows agency policies and procedures, and makes good decisions within the boundaries of their position expectations.
Conduct and Behavioral Standard
Employee responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and adjusting behavior to fit different situations. Employee performs work with a calm demeanor in stressful situations. Even in situations that may cause employee personal discomfort, they are able to be flexible and understand and balance others’ diverse views and beliefs.
Essential Skills Standard
Employee has strong communication skills, which are essential to the work of an advocate. They express themselves clearly and effectively when speaking and writing. Employee practices active listening by facilitating two-way communication and ensuring that information is understood by all parties. They share information in a timely manner using the most appropriate method and follow up with individuals requesting additional information, referrals, or assistance.
- Foster and maintain relationships with healthcare professionals and their staff.
- Participate in healthcare-related task force or other meetings as required.
- Provide guidance within the healthcare system to improve policies and procedures regarding the awareness of and response to domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
- Collaborate with various teams or individual professionals to strengthen relationships with Berks County healthcare entities.
- Prepare, schedule, and facilitate/co-facilitate trainings for healthcare providers and their staff at various healthcare facilities throughout Berks County.
- Participate in an on-call rotation, including nights and weekends.
- Provide direct service to patients/survivors in a healthcare setting. Depending on the needs of the survivor, this assistance includes internal and external referrals, information about the criminal justice system and protection orders through the civil court process, advocacy regarding the safety and health of the survivor and their family, healthcare advocacy, and empowerment counseling.
- Provide coverage for the Rapid Response/MAPP advocates at the Berks County Courthouse as needed/required.
- Assist/support other staff members of the Community Outreach and Response Department by tabling community events and/or providing outreach programming to social service and other community partners as needed.
- Maintain record keeping relevant to program services.
- Maintain annual minimum training requirements mandated by funding sources (PCADV requires 8 DV training hours and PCAR requires 6 SV training hours).
- All other duties as determined by supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or physical or other abilities required.
Educational & Experience Requirements:
Employment Experience (amount and kind)
- Three to five years related experience in human services or health care field.
Education (general level required or specific courses)
- Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related field required
- Degree can be substituted for equivalent experience
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Completion of a background check request; FBI, State Police, and Child Abuse Clearances obtained within required timeframe under Act 153 through agency vendor
- Completion of 66-hour Sexual and Domestic Violence Training provided by agency
- Valid driver’s license and insurance are required to travel to client sites
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