Director of Advocacy Services – Hutchinson

Position: Director Advocacy Services
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center (SA/DVC)
Hutchinson, KS

Posted: 11-15-2017

Responsible to: Executive Director

Position Type: Full-time with benefits, Exempt

The SADVC Director of Advocacy Services is a multi-faceted position. The DAS supervises the direct sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy services and personnel of SADVC by ensuring excellent quality of services to survivors, overseeing implementation of safe shelter house services, ensuring appropriate solicitation and use of survivor feedback regarding services, facilitating trainings, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on grant projects and activities, and providing direct services, when needed. This position assists the Executive Director in building and maintaining relationships with community members, organizations, and others to increase awareness of services and referrals to SADVC, participates in fundraising for SADVC, and leads in setting positive and healthy organizational culture.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide agency direction and oversight as a member of the agency’s management team
  • Train and supervise direct victim advocacy services personnel
  • Develop and oversee new hire/volunteer orientation procedures and training for any direct victim advocacy services personnel or volunteers
  • Assist in managing direct victim advocacy and shelter services staff personnel matters and files in a manner consistent with best practices and federal and state law
  • Ensure completion goal based annual evaluations of advocacy staff and Shelter Manager
  • Ensure the agency is meeting the guiding principles, core service standards, and training requirements for accreditation by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Develop and maintain crisis on-call schedule
  • Oversee process to ensure client feedback is solicited and utilized to ensure continuous quality improvement of advocacy services
  • Build and maintain relationships with community members
  • Provide public presentations and participate in community awareness events
  • Maintain agency presence in service counties and serve on MDT’s as requested
  • Participate in grant writing, as needed
  • Participate in SADVC fundraising activities
  • Maintain and complete accurate paperwork and statistical data in database
  • Provide victim-centered, trauma-informed advocacy services, when needed
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for SADVC’s mission and vision
  • Team builder who enjoys working with a diverse workforce and clients
  • Previous experience contributing to and leading positive organizational culture
  • Experience in conflict management and mediation
  • Ability to work in nonjudgmental way with victims/survivors of violence and treat all people with dignity and respect
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Must live within 20 miles of Hutchinson business office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Minimum of High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervision experience
  • Experience with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault
  • Bachelor’s Degree or applicable college courses

Physical Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Benefits: Vacation/Sick Leave; Holiday Leave; Single Health Insurance; Life Insurance

To Apply:
Interested applicants should complete the employment application and return it to SA/DVC via mail at Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Center, 335 N Washington, Suite 240, Hutchinson, KS 67501 or in person, or email it to Kaitlin Tucker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Victim Advocate – Hutchinson

Position: Victim Advocate
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center (SA/DVC)
Hutchinson, KS

Posted: 11-15-2017

Responsible to: Executive Director, Director of Advocacy Services

The Victim Advocate provides direct advocacy services to victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence served by the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Center by providing support and assisting with resources and options regarding safety. This person is a member of the SADVC advocacy team, participates in staff meetings, in-service and other training, and is a member of the advocacy team that provides crisis call response. The Victim Advocate also works with community members and organizations for outreach regarding advocacy services, and public presentations regarding domestic violence and sexual assault in order to assist in identifying victims with needed services.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide victim-centered, trauma informed advocacy services including court, legal, law enforcement, medical, safe shelter, child/youth and others.
  • Provide personal advocacy and supportive peer counseling to victims/survivors
  • Assist with facilitation of support groups.
  • Provide victims/survivors with a safe, supportive, confidential, and respectful environment.
  • Communicate effectively with victims/survivors to understand their needs and identify appropriate resources.
  • Work closely with other members of the SADVC team to ensure client needs are met.
  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule for after business hours crisis response, as needed.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community members, organizations, and others to increase awareness of services and referrals to SADVC.
  • Provide public presentations, as needed.
  • Maintain and complete accurate paperwork and statistical data.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Passion for SADVC’s mission and vision.
  • Ability to work in nonjudgmental way with victims/survivors and treat all people with dignity and respect
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Team builder who enjoys working with a diverse workforce and clients
  • Previous experience contributing to a positive organizational culture
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer applications
  • Live within 20 miles of Hutchinson business office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with victims/survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault
  • Experience in conflict management
  • Ability to speak, read, write in Spanish, or experience in working with multi-lingual client base

Physical Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Benefits: Vacation/Sick Leave; Holiday Leave; Single Health Insurance; Life Insurance

To Apply:
Interested applicants should complete the employment application and return it to SA/DVC via mail at Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Center, 335 N Washington, Suite 240, Hutchinson, KS 67501 or in person, or email it to Kaitlin Tucker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Grant Administrator – Topeka

Position: Grant Administrator
YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment
Topeka, KS

Posted: 11-8-2017

Oversees and provides administrative support on grants for the Center for Safety and Empowerment. Participates in activities and meetings for the Center for Safety and Empowerment. Position will be open until filled. Email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Get the full job description at: ywcaneks.org.

Outreach Advocate - Kansas City

Position: Outreach Advocate
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project
Kansas City Metro Area

Posted: 11-1-2017

The Outreach Advocate is responsible for providing culturally competent and trauma-informed outreach services, community engagement and activities to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people, with special attention to underserved, micro or hidden communities within the LGBTQ community. This position’s primary focuses are to connect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, bullying, harassment, and hate crimes to existing resources, and strengthen community response to LGBTQ violence. This position is also responsible to run the volunteer program and ensures proper operational coverage through recruitment, training and retention of quality volunteers. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position is responsible to KCAVP’s entire service area, primarily Missouri and Kansas. This is full-time (40 hour/week), salaried, non-exempt position.

Learn more about this position and how to apply at http://www.kcavp.org/home/about-us/jobs.

Executive Director - Leavenworth

Position: Executive Director
Alliance Against Family Violence
Leavenworth, KS

Posted: 10-31-2017

To apply, send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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