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Domestic Violence Liaison to DCP&P. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at : www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.

 
Req Number DIR-20-00130  
Location PH - Burlington (Westampton, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  
Description

JOB SUMMARY:       Increase safety, stability, well-being and improve outcomes for children and their non-offending parents in domestic violence situations in partnership with the Department of Children and Families, NJ Coalition for Battered Women, and the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Partner with DCP&P caseworkers in Burlington and Ocean County on site and on home visits, when appropriate

Assist with domestic violence assessments, DCP&P child safety protection plans and case plans

Assist with domestic violence safety planning for the non-offending parent and child(ren) and provide direct advocacy, community networking, and referral information

Help identify and address gaps and barriers that non-offending parents face in obtaining needed support and safety for their children and themselves

Through case consultation and staff presentations, educate and mentor DCP&P local office staff  in Burlington and Ocean Counties in their efforts to identify individual needs and offer appropriate interventions to address those needs

Model best practices in working with families in domestic violence situations

Model collaboration and cross systems advocacy to strengthen community partnerships and enable a coordinated community teamed response when domestic violence and child abuse co-occur

Help facilitate family team meetings that follow best practice guidelines and safeguards when domestic violence is present

OTHER DUTIES:  as assigned

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelors of Arts Degree and five (5) years experience in domestic violence services or Master’s Degree and three (3) years of experience in domestic violence services required. Certification as a Domestic Violence Specialist by the NJ Board of Domestic Violence Professionals or working toward certification required. Domestic Violence Specialist Certification or relevant experience may be substituted for the required degree.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED:  Valid drivers license

MANDATED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:   Providence House is a 24-hour residential crisis program, and as such requires staffing at all times. When accepting a position with this agency it is important to know that the regular shift at the time of hiring is subject to change during the course of your employment, and that at times of staff emergencies or special events you may be required to fill shifts other than (instead of) your regular shift.  This may include holidays.

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Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 35 hrs.  
Schedule M-F 

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