Domestic Violence Intervention Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.
NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT ATTORNEY – JOB POSTINGS
POSITION TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (FRANKLIN COUNTY)
POSITION TITLE: DVIP PROJECT COORDINATOR
POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinate Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) in collaboration with local police departments, dispatch centers, Crocker Communications Inc., and community victim advocacy programs. Position is a part-time position of 20 hours weekly.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILILTIES:
· Foster strong relations between police and advocates in the DVIP Partnership
· Make outreach visits to police departments and ensure open communication with community partners
· Participate in hiring of new DVIP Advocates with NELCWIT and BHN
· Train and supervise DVIP Advocates in collaboration with NELCWIT and BHN
· Assign shifts and create monthly on-call schedule to be communicated to all DVIP partners
· Provide secondary back-up for evening and weekend emergency call system
· Review daily call log from answering service and follow-up with Crocker and responding police and/or advocates on any calls needing attention
· Assign cell phones for each advocate and update list regularly with answering service
· Debrief advocates following difficult calls and instruct them in following DVIP protocols
· Provide direct service to victims of domestic and sexual violence including safety planning, information on lock changes and ongoing support for alarm recipients
· Identify high risk cases from advocate information sheets and make referrals to the high risk team
· Organize DVIP Partnership meetings and trainings
· Provide phone supervision with advocates to offer support and review any protocol issues
· Respond to calls from police regarding advocate contacts and troubleshoot issues that arise
· Mediate potential conflicts with police and advocate response and propose changes in protocol to address concerns
· Maintain DVIP Project statistics and prepare grant report in coordination with supervisor
· Write law enforcement newsletter entries as needed
Knowledge of dynamics of abuse specifically related to domestic violence and sexual assault
Leadership and interpersonal skills to successfully foster strong partnership team
Supervisory and staff training experience
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently in-person and on the phone to a diverse population;
Ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task;
Must be able to demonstrate professional discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.
This is a grant funded, part-time - 20 hour a week position.