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Transition House Hiring for Domestic Violence Community Liason

JOB DESCRIPTION
Community Support Partnership Domestic Violence Community Liaison

General Description

The Domestic Violence Community Liaison works with a team of advocates under the supervision of the Director of the Community Support Partnership. This role provides intervention services to victims of domestic in Cambridge, including applicants to and tenants of Cambridge Housing Authority, and coordinates a continuum of services between Transition House, community providers, and other resources.

General Duties

• Provide support services, counseling and advocacy through an empowerment model frame to victims of domestic violence including:

• Conduct safety and domestic violence related assessments and intakes.

• Provide crisis intervention and assistance in resolving immediate safety issues related to domestic violence, including court accompaniment, communication with hospitals, law enforcement, alternate housing options, and any other collaterals requested by clients.

• Maintain confidential records on each participant in the Community Support
Partnership’s confidential database for the purpose of service/program analysis and ensuring compliance with program requirements.

• Recommend and provide interventions and/or referrals as appropriate, based on residents/participants/applicant needs. Collaborate with clients to develop a plan to address those needs as appropriate for residents/participants/applicants.

• Monitor support services, information and referrals. Obtain releases of information to providers from clients interested in cross referrals and being part of a support system .

• Participate in clinical supervision, team meetings, and sustain a network of mental health, medical, social service, legal services, substance abuse and domestic violence resources, for the purposes of referrals.

• Develop and provide trainings about domestic violence and resources available to the community and to service providers, focusing on culturally specific groups and low income populations.

• Co-facilitate a psycho-educational group for victims of domestic violence.

• Supervise interns.

• Work collaboratively with colleagues to improve agency standards and provide exceptional services to clients

• Perform other duties as assigned.
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated experience working with low-income and diverse populations.

• Demonstrated experience working with domestic violence.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with all levels of staff, across disciplines, and among diverse community members.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• High level of proficiency with standard office computer systems and an understanding of database record entry and report generation.

• Knowledge of and respect for client confidentiality protocols.

• Master’s level counseling degree or MSW (must be licensed or license eligible with a plan to be licensed within 6 months of hiring)

Salary

$48,000-55,000

Transition House values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Bilingual/bicultural, persons of color, people with disabilities and GLBTQI are strongly encouraged to apply.