Child and Youth Projects Manager - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Child and Youth Projects Manager
KCSDV
Topeka, KS 
Posted: 10-27-16

Responsible to: Director of Advocacy, Education, and Rural Projects

Primary Responsibility:
This position will oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Empowered Families Kansas demonstration project. The Empowered Families Kansas project will improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic 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. The project will expand the statewide capacity of Kansas domestic violence advocacy programs to provide services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their non-abusing parents or caregivers. The project will improve the response by child protective services and child welfare professionals statewide to the needs of children and non-abusing parents when addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues. All components of the Empowered Families Kansas project will be age- and developmentally-appropriate, as well as culturally and linguistically accessible.

Specific Duties:

  • Oversee and manage day-to-day activities of the project
  • Supervise project staff
  • Coordinate and work closely with the National Capacity Building Center to Expand Services for Children, Youth, and Abused Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence, and the national peer network
  • Conduct a project Needs Assessment; develop outcome measures and evaluation plan
  • Facilitate and lead project meetings
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with target audiences and agencies
  • Coordinate with domestic violence advocacy programs that serve as implementation sites
  • Assist with the development and implementation of guidelines and strategies for youth advocacy mentoring programs; child and youth and parent/child advocacy programming; and responses to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues
  • Assist with the development and implementation of materials and training
  • Convene and work with peer expert groups to guide the development of this project
  • Coordinate with evaluation consultant and oversee evaluation components of the project
  • Develop and disseminate project information, reports, lessons learned, and implementation strategies
  • Develop and provide training for domestic violence advocacy programs, child protective services, child welfare professionals and other child- and youth-focused professionals and agencies on improving outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
  • 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Strong preference for prior experience working in a domestic violence advocacy program. Prior experience with supervision. Prior experience reaching or implementing programs for underserved communities Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs. Computer and database knowledge required. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work collaboratively and in a team environment. 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, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, Attn: Director of Advocacy & Education, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603


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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 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 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 specifically 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
  • 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

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. 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, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, Attn: Director of Advocacy & Education, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603


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Child Welfare Project Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Child Welfare Project Coordinator
KCSDV
Topeka, KS
Posted: 10-27-16

Responsible to: Child and Youth Project Manager

Primary Responsibility:
To improve the response by child protective services and child welfare professionals in Kansas to the needs of children and non-abusing parents or caregivers when addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues. Work collaboratively to develop resources, training, and technical assistance as they specifically relate to domestic violence and children. Provide training and technical assistance to KCSDV member programs, child welfare professionals, and ally organizations.

Specific Duties:

  • Become familiar with research, resources, and best practices related to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare
  • Become familiar with Department for Children and Families (DCF) policies and practices related to the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare
  • 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
  • Develop guidelines and strategies for child welfare professionals
  • Develop resources and training materials to support educational strategies designed to inform organizations of the needs of child and adult victims of domestic violence as well as culturally specific considerations
  • Implement evaluation and data collection strategies specific to this project
  • Develop and provide training for domestic violence advocacy programs, child protective services, child welfare professionals 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Prior experience with domestic violence and child welfare. Ability to develop materials and to 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. Demonstrated ability to maintain 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, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, Attn: Director of Advocacy & Education, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603


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