Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health or related field or currently enrolled in Bachelor’s program;
Minimum two years’ experience in the social services, human services or other community-based service delivery service or setting;
Minimum two years of non-profit services;
Experience developing, managing, evaluating and operating program(s) serving victim services;
Program budgetary experience;
Strong knowledge of prevention, substance abuse, mental health issues and domestic violence;
Direct experience working with victims, such as case management, counseling, or similar;
Superior oral and written communication skills, including ability in drafting, review, feedback and editing;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams, across departments and with both county and non-governmental sectors is imperative;
Ability to travel to attend meetings off-site and throughout the state, meet with community groups, visit services recipients and conduct presentations and trainings.
Available to be on-call after hours – weekend/holidays, must maintain flexible work schedule for coverage;
Strong leadership and team building skills are essential;
Ability to make confident judgements and quick decisions;
Must be able to tolerate stress and be resilient;
Excellent organizational, critical thinking and decision-making;
Strict confidentiality must be observed as it relates to client information, agency business, program decisions and all other personal information;
Ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities;
Demonstrated involvement with community networks and advocacy organizations;
Ability to work independently and make good sound decisions;
Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
Must be able to read and write English.
Assist with the administrative responsibilities of a 24 hour shelter;
Responsible for staffing of a 24-hour emergency hotline and 24-hour emergency domestic violence shelter;
Assist in supervision of case management staff;
Assist with program planning, development, implementation and evaluation;
Provide supervision and training to professional and support staff;
Responsible for securing and providing monthly staff development training;
Facilitate and supervise victim support groups and assist with development of outlines and curriculum;
Attend and facilitate, when needed, case reviews to ensure the coordination of proper resident care;
Conduct monthly case file audits;
Supports successful planning and implementation of special awareness and educational events;
Ensure the delivery of services in a professional, ethical and effective manner, in partnership with Program Director;
Ensure maintenance of a clean, safe and supportive environment for residents and staff;
In absence of Program Director, will act as liaison to CEO to manage day to day operations;
Provide on-going guidance and supervision to staff regarding resident issues;
Effectively interact with co-workers, Board, volunteers, donors and the community when needed;
Manage grant deliverables for all shelter programs;
Act as a liaison between the agency and funders to properly answer questions and assure grant requirements are being met;
Manage relationships with county agencies, community non-profits, civic groups and residents in order to ensure a coordinated community response to domestic violence;
Provide technical assistance to community and county partners as needed;
Provide orientation and ongoing training to staff on domestic violence survivor empowerment and the staff role in ensuring a safe and healthy living environment for residents;
Assist in responding to client complaints;
Monitor program budget to ensure that spending guidelines are met, assist in identifying and applying for resources and funds for program expansion;
Participate in efforts to identify and obtain community resources to support the program and to raise awareness of domestic violence prevention;
Attend all mandatory meetings / trainings;
Follow all policies and procedures of the agency;
Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
Clean driving record;
Fingerprinting (Employment contingent on results);
Drug screen (Employment contingent on results);
Complete 40 hour Domestic Violence Training;
CPR and First Aid Certification.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, holidays and/or on call status)
An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
Valley Oasis is a community based organization dedicated to eliminating social and domestic violence and homelessness through community awareness, intervention, prevention, safe shelter, and supportive services.
For more than 33 years, Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, now known as Valley Oasis, has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hurt, needy and politically under-represented members of the Antelope Valley.
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