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Domestic Violence Advocate (Peaceful Home). 

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-21-00063  
Location PH - Ocean (Whiting, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  
Description

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for delivering case management/counseling services for clients and families.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Design, implement and monitor individual program plans for clients
  • Assess client needs; investigate their eligibility for services
  • Counsel and aids individuals and families requiring agency assistance
  • Maintain client records and completes required documentation according to agency and accreditation standards. This may include, but is not limited to data entry, progress notes, activity reports, time sheets and logs
  • Coordinate client activities
  • Assist clients with accessing other services (job training, counseling, housing, medical services, etc.)
  • Network with other providers to generate community resources for participants
  • May provide supportive counseling in individual and group settings
  • May transport consumers to appointments, etc.

 

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide intensive case management services to clients in need – focusing on self sufficiency, housing needs, advocacy, trauma-informed care and hands-on assistance
  • Provide transportation and accompaniment/advocacy for clients working with outside agencies, when necessary
  • Assist Program Supervisor with the spend down of direct client financial aid
  • Facilitate DV counseling group sessions as directed
  • Offer weekly intake appointments at the Outreach program for general population clients
  • Attend scheduled case conferences at both the Outreach and Safe House
  • Assist in bridging the gap between Safe House and Outreach services via group attendance and one on one discussions with clients who could benefit from ongoing DV counseling post Safe House
  • Ensure that eligible victims are educated about their right to apply for assistance and relief via the VCCO (Victims of Crime Compensation Office). Provide hands on assistance with applications, as needed
  • Administer the Parenting Stress Index with clients who have children
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client records and reporting as needed

 

OTHER DUTIES: as assigned

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, child development, criminal justice or education. Related work experience preferred. 40-hour domestic violence training required.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED: Valid driver’s license required.

 

MANDATED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Providence House is a 24-hour residential program, 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 hours  
Schedule M-F; evening hours Tuesday 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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