Child and Youth Services Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Child and Youth Services Coordinator
KCSDV
Topeka, KS
Posted: 10-27-16

Responsible to: Child and Youth Project Manager

Primary Responsibility:
Improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence and teen dating violence by developing and implementing advocacy mentorship programs for youth exposed to domestic violence, and their non-abusing parents or caregivers, within five implementation sites across Kansas. Expand the statewide capacity of Kansas domestic violence advocacy programs to provide advocacy services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their non-abusing parents or caregivers. Work collaboratively to develop resources, training, and technical assistance as they relate to domestic violence and children. Provide training and technical assistance to KCSDV member programs, child welfare professionals, and ally organizations.

Specific Duties:

  • Research and become familiar with evidence- and trauma-informed service models for children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their non-abusing parents or caregivers
  • Become familiar with the policies, procedures, and practices of other agencies, government or otherwise, that impact victims of domestic violence and their children
  • Research and gather information used by statewide child and youth organizations in their respective training of staff and volunteers
  • Assist with a project Needs Assessment and Evaluation
  • Develop and implement guidelines and strategies for youth advocacy mentoring programs; and child and youth and parent/child advocacy programming
  • Coordinate with five domestic violence advocacy programs as implementation sites for youth advocacy mentoring programming
  • Develop resources and training materials for youth advocate mentors, domestic violence advocates, and mental health practitioners
  • Implement evaluation and data collection strategies specific to this project
  • Develop and provide training for implementation sites, domestic violence advocacy programs, and other child- and youth-focused professionals and agencies on improving outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of project information, reports, lessons learned, and implementation strategies
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Previous experience working directly with children and youth exposed to domestic violence, and/or their non-abusing parents or caregivers. Ability to develop and implement new programming. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to this position. Ability to work with statewide systems to positively impact outcomes for children and youth. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to KCSDV at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Subject: Child & Youth Services Coordinator, or mail to 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603, Attn: Director of Advocacy and Education. The writing sample may be typed or handwritten; there is not a specific subject or format required. The writing sample should highlight your writing abilities, and must be written and edited by the applicant. Applications need to be received by July 14.


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Immigration Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Immigration Project Attorney
KCSDV
Topeka, KS 
Posted: 6-1-17

Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide some direct representation and increase and improve the statewide capacity for appropriate advocacy services and competent legal representation in immigration and family law proceedings for immigrant survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sex trafficking across Kansas.

Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with immigration and family law attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of immigrant survivors.
  • Supervise and provide legal consultation and support to the Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative (known as KCSDV’s Special Immigrant Legal Advocate) in providing legal services to immigrant survivors.
  • Collaborate with the Outreach Advocacy Coordinator and other KCSDV staff on projects related to cultural competency, language access, legal services, and the provision of technical assistance.
  • Provide legal technical assistance, research, and case consultation to attorneys on issues impacting survivors in family law and immigration proceedings.
  • Provide direct legal services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, sex trafficking and stalking on VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration and family law remedies related to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Develop curricula for and facilitate trainings for family law and immigration attorneys on effective and ethical representation of survivors, immigration remedies, and family law considerations.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, and allied professionals on issues impacting immigrant survivors and their children.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401k plan retirement contribution


Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas and Federal Bar. Knowledge of immigration law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as relates to immigration law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Fluency in Spanish required. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Send resume, 3 references, writing sample, and cover letter to KCSDV, ATTN: Legal and Policy Director, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603.


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Case Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Case Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 2-23-2017

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
To provide legal and administrative support to a grant funded legal project.

Specific Duties:

  • Work closely with attorneys and advocates, ensuring legal cases are handled effectively.
  • Provide administrative and legal support, including conflicts checks, file and records management, and keeping the project organized.
  • Assist with managing requests for representation, case selection meetings, and contacting attorneys to take case referrals.
  • Assist with implementation and tracking of an evaluation procedure for the project.
  • Assist with drafting, editing, and reviewing project materials and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Half-time position, hourly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Knowledge of legal systems. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to interact positively with staff, multi-task and prioritize. Good written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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