Child and Youth Collaboration Coordinator – KCSDV, Topeka -Nov 2021
Responsible to: Director of Advocacy
Primary Responsibility: To increase collaboration between child welfare and victim advocacy on the state and local levels; increase knowledge of domestic violence; and provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence advocacy programs, child welfare professionals, and ally organizations. The domestic violence child welfare project will improve the response by child protective services and child welfare professionals statewide to the needs of children and non-abusing parents/ caregivers when addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues.
- Work closely and coordinate with other project staff
- Become familiar with research, resources, best practices related to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare, and the disparate impact of race and ethnicity on child welfare decisions and practices
- Become familiar with Department for Children and Families (DCF) policies and practices related to the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare
- Coordinate and work closely with the DCF
- Facilitate and lead meetings related to the project
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with target audiences and agencies
- Coordinate with domestic violence advocacy programs
- Assist with the development and implementation of guidelines, strategies, and best practice 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 allied professionals to guide the implementation of the project
- Develop and provide training for domestic violence advocacy programs, child protective services, and child welfare professionals on improving outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
- Collaborate with local, state, and national partners on best practices for child and youth and parent/child advocacy services
- Provide technical assistance
- Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned
Additional 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 & Abilities Needed: Prior experience with domestic violence and child welfare. Ability to collaborate with systems, advocacy programs, and allied professionals to better meet the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Proven writing, speaking, and facilitation abilities. 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.
Location: This position offers a collegial working environment in our offices in downtown
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and a writing sample.