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  • Job Postings

    The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

    Position: Crisis Line Advocate

    Reports to: Director of Client Advocacy Services

    Hours: Non-Exempt, Varied

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Client Advocacy Services, the Crisis Line Advocate assists people who are victims/survivors of domestic violence via DVIP’s 24-hour hotline.  The focus of this position is to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy (not legal advice), housing and economic advocacy, support groups, community education/prevention and other specific needs resulting from domestic violence through trauma-informed practice.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  certification required after appointment to position.

    Qualifications – Required:

    1. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (Two years of experience as a family or domestic violence case manager in a major social service program may be substituted for one year of college education).
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
    3. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    4. Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work.
    5. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    6. Ability to provide confidential services.
    7. Be organized and detail-oriented.
    8. Ability to work in independent and self-directed manner.
    9. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    10. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse and Sex Offender Registry check.

    Qualifications – Desired:

    1. Candidates with language skills and/or past experience working with survivors of domestic violence are preferred.
    2. Knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly housing issues, protection orders, immigration, and divorce.
    3. Multilingual.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Victim/survivor-focused activities to ensure the safety and security of the victim is primary.
    • Provide crisis intervention via phone contact including barriers to safety, providing emotional and other supports (information and referral) as requested.
    • Connecting survivors/victims to mainstream resources.
    • Client assessment: background history, including housing assessment; determining cultural, economic, ethnic, health and social factors involved; identifying special needs of victims, and gathering relevant information needed to develop a plan determined by and acceptable to the victim.
    • Work collaboratively with other regional victim service providers in order to best meet the needs of survivors in program region, and provide appropriate referral and follow-up services.
    • Maintain working knowledge of the State of Iowa statutes and codes that have an impact upon our services to victims of domestic violence mandating the requisite reporting mechanisms.
    • Participate in continued training as required and other related duties as assigned.
    • Document services provided as required.
    • Assist with mentoring of new co-workers, volunteers, and interns, providing information about barriers faced by battered women, general operating procedures, crisis intervention, advocacy, and community referrals.

    Related Duties:

    1. On-Call.
    2. Travel required, with day, weekend and evening work.
    3. Other duties as assigned.

    Please submit a letter of interest and resume by June 13, 2018 to bronis@dvipiowa.org

    Position: Shelter/Cooper’s House Assistant

    Hours: Weekend, daytime and evening hours (20 Hours Position). 

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Shelter and Youth Services, shelter assistants work with victims of domestic violence who are residents of the DVIP shelter program.  The shelter assistant helps victims meet their immediate daily needs by providing supplies, information, and referrals.  This position is a direct services position. In addition, this position is responsible for care and maintenance of pets that reside in DVIP’s kennel, Cooper’s House.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  Victim Councilor Training Certification required after appointment to position, cat and dog training at the Johnson County Animal Shelter.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Provide crisis intervention support, brief solution-based support, community referrals, and resources to shelter residents.
    • Demonstrate conflict resolution and problem-solving skills to clients and co-workers.
    • Coordinate follow-up services and activities for adult shelter residents, including organizing daily logging information related to client services, maintaining client files and organizing and/or completing client orientations.
    • Assist with shelter office maintenance, including making copies of forms, cleaning office, straightening desk area, etc.
    • Assist in general upkeep of facility, including building upkeep, building and grounds security, and distribution of program donations.
    • Document services provided as required.

    Cooper’s House Duties and Responsibilities:

    • General cleaning (sweeping, mopping, cleaning kennel insides and walls, wiping out cat boxes and dog beds), maintain inventory;
    • Keeping kennel room organized;
    • Continuing community outreach for building foster program;
    • Potentially attending events specific to Cooper’s House.

    Qualifications Required:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of good customer service practices.
    2. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and cope with stressful situations.
    4. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    5. Ability to take direction and maintain confidentiality.
    6. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    7. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse, and Sex Offender Registry check.
    8. Physically able to lift up to 50lbs.
    9. Work study approved applicant.

    Qualifications DesirableDemonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.

    1. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    2. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    3. Multilingual.

    Send applications to elias@dvipiowa.org or to:

    Elias Ortiz
    Director of Shelter and Youth Services
    1105 South Gilbert Ct. #300
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Application deadline: Open until filled.

     

  • Job Postings

    The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

    Position: Crisis Line Advocate

    Reports to: Director of Client Advocacy Services

    Hours: Non-Exempt, Varied

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Client Advocacy Services, the Crisis Line Advocate assists people who are victims/survivors of domestic violence via DVIP’s 24-hour hotline.  The focus of this position is to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy (not legal advice), housing and economic advocacy, support groups, community education/prevention and other specific needs resulting from domestic violence through trauma-informed practice.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  certification required after appointment to position.

    Qualifications – Required:

    1. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (Two years of experience as a family or domestic violence case manager in a major social service program may be substituted for one year of college education).
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
    3. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    4. Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work.
    5. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    6. Ability to provide confidential services.
    7. Be organized and detail-oriented.
    8. Ability to work in independent and self-directed manner.
    9. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    10. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse and Sex Offender Registry check.

    Qualifications – Desired:

    1. Candidates with language skills and/or past experience working with survivors of domestic violence are preferred.
    2. Knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly housing issues, protection orders, immigration, and divorce.
    3. Multilingual.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Victim/survivor-focused activities to ensure the safety and security of the victim is primary.
    • Provide crisis intervention via phone contact including barriers to safety, providing emotional and other supports (information and referral) as requested.
    • Connecting survivors/victims to mainstream resources.
    • Client assessment: background history, including housing assessment; determining cultural, economic, ethnic, health and social factors involved; identifying special needs of victims, and gathering relevant information needed to develop a plan determined by and acceptable to the victim.
    • Work collaboratively with other regional victim service providers in order to best meet the needs of survivors in program region, and provide appropriate referral and follow-up services.
    • Maintain working knowledge of the State of Iowa statutes and codes that have an impact upon our services to victims of domestic violence mandating the requisite reporting mechanisms.
    • Participate in continued training as required and other related duties as assigned.
    • Document services provided as required.
    • Assist with mentoring of new co-workers, volunteers, and interns, providing information about barriers faced by battered women, general operating procedures, crisis intervention, advocacy, and community referrals.

    Related Duties:

    1. On-Call.
    2. Travel required, with day, weekend and evening work.
    3. Other duties as assigned.

    Please submit a letter of interest and resume by June 13, 2018 to bronis@dvipiowa.org

    Position: Shelter/Cooper’s House Assistant

    Hours: Weekend, daytime and evening hours (20 Hours Position). 

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Shelter and Youth Services, shelter assistants work with victims of domestic violence who are residents of the DVIP shelter program.  The shelter assistant helps victims meet their immediate daily needs by providing supplies, information, and referrals.  This position is a direct services position. In addition, this position is responsible for care and maintenance of pets that reside in DVIP’s kennel, Cooper’s House.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  Victim Councilor Training Certification required after appointment to position, cat and dog training at the Johnson County Animal Shelter.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Provide crisis intervention support, brief solution-based support, community referrals, and resources to shelter residents.
    • Demonstrate conflict resolution and problem-solving skills to clients and co-workers.
    • Coordinate follow-up services and activities for adult shelter residents, including organizing daily logging information related to client services, maintaining client files and organizing and/or completing client orientations.
    • Assist with shelter office maintenance, including making copies of forms, cleaning office, straightening desk area, etc.
    • Assist in general upkeep of facility, including building upkeep, building and grounds security, and distribution of program donations.
    • Document services provided as required.

    Cooper’s House Duties and Responsibilities:

    • General cleaning (sweeping, mopping, cleaning kennel insides and walls, wiping out cat boxes and dog beds), maintain inventory;
    • Keeping kennel room organized;
    • Continuing community outreach for building foster program;
    • Potentially attending events specific to Cooper’s House.

    Qualifications Required:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of good customer service practices.
    2. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and cope with stressful situations.
    4. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    5. Ability to take direction and maintain confidentiality.
    6. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    7. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse, and Sex Offender Registry check.
    8. Physically able to lift up to 50lbs.
    9. Work study approved applicant.

    Qualifications DesirableDemonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.

    1. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    2. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    3. Multilingual.

    Send applications to elias@dvipiowa.org or to:

    Elias Ortiz
    Director of Shelter and Youth Services
    1105 South Gilbert Ct. #300
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Application deadline: Open until filled.

     

  • Job Postings

    The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

    Position: Crisis Line Advocate

    Reports to: Director of Client Advocacy Services

    Hours: Non-Exempt, Varied

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Client Advocacy Services, the Crisis Line Advocate assists people who are victims/survivors of domestic violence via DVIP’s 24-hour hotline.  The focus of this position is to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy (not legal advice), housing and economic advocacy, support groups, community education/prevention and other specific needs resulting from domestic violence through trauma-informed practice.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  certification required after appointment to position.

    Qualifications – Required:

    1. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (Two years of experience as a family or domestic violence case manager in a major social service program may be substituted for one year of college education).
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
    3. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    4. Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work.
    5. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    6. Ability to provide confidential services.
    7. Be organized and detail-oriented.
    8. Ability to work in independent and self-directed manner.
    9. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    10. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse and Sex Offender Registry check.

    Qualifications – Desired:

    1. Candidates with language skills and/or past experience working with survivors of domestic violence are preferred.
    2. Knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly housing issues, protection orders, immigration, and divorce.
    3. Multilingual.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Victim/survivor-focused activities to ensure the safety and security of the victim is primary.
    • Provide crisis intervention via phone contact including barriers to safety, providing emotional and other supports (information and referral) as requested.
    • Connecting survivors/victims to mainstream resources.
    • Client assessment: background history, including housing assessment; determining cultural, economic, ethnic, health and social factors involved; identifying special needs of victims, and gathering relevant information needed to develop a plan determined by and acceptable to the victim.
    • Work collaboratively with other regional victim service providers in order to best meet the needs of survivors in program region, and provide appropriate referral and follow-up services.
    • Maintain working knowledge of the State of Iowa statutes and codes that have an impact upon our services to victims of domestic violence mandating the requisite reporting mechanisms.
    • Participate in continued training as required and other related duties as assigned.
    • Document services provided as required.
    • Assist with mentoring of new co-workers, volunteers, and interns, providing information about barriers faced by battered women, general operating procedures, crisis intervention, advocacy, and community referrals.

    Related Duties:

    1. On-Call.
    2. Travel required, with day, weekend and evening work.
    3. Other duties as assigned.

    Please submit a letter of interest and resume by June 13, 2018 to bronis@dvipiowa.org

    Position: Shelter/Cooper’s House Assistant

    Hours: Weekend, daytime and evening hours (20 Hours Position). 

    Job Summary:   Supervised by the Director of Shelter and Youth Services, shelter assistants work with victims of domestic violence who are residents of the DVIP shelter program.  The shelter assistant helps victims meet their immediate daily needs by providing supplies, information, and referrals.  This position is a direct services position. In addition, this position is responsible for care and maintenance of pets that reside in DVIP’s kennel, Cooper’s House.

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  Victim Councilor Training Certification required after appointment to position, cat and dog training at the Johnson County Animal Shelter.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
    • Provide crisis intervention support, brief solution-based support, community referrals, and resources to shelter residents.
    • Demonstrate conflict resolution and problem-solving skills to clients and co-workers.
    • Coordinate follow-up services and activities for adult shelter residents, including organizing daily logging information related to client services, maintaining client files and organizing and/or completing client orientations.
    • Assist with shelter office maintenance, including making copies of forms, cleaning office, straightening desk area, etc.
    • Assist in general upkeep of facility, including building upkeep, building and grounds security, and distribution of program donations.
    • Document services provided as required.

    Cooper’s House Duties and Responsibilities:

    • General cleaning (sweeping, mopping, cleaning kennel insides and walls, wiping out cat boxes and dog beds), maintain inventory;
    • Keeping kennel room organized;
    • Continuing community outreach for building foster program;
    • Potentially attending events specific to Cooper’s House.

    Qualifications Required:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of good customer service practices.
    2. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and cope with stressful situations.
    4. A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
    5. Ability to take direction and maintain confidentiality.
    6. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
    7. Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse, and Sex Offender Registry check.
    8. Physically able to lift up to 50lbs.
    9. Work study approved applicant.

    Qualifications DesirableDemonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.

    1. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
    2. AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    3. Multilingual.

    Send applications to elias@dvipiowa.org or to:

    Elias Ortiz
    Director of Shelter and Youth Services
    1105 South Gilbert Ct. #300
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Application deadline: Open until filled.

     

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