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Group Facilitator 

Position Group Facilitator  
Location Community Engagement Center  
Department Training & Education  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Job Type Regular  
Years of Experience 1 year of facilitating curriculum based groups  
Level of Education Bachelor's Degree  
Shift Various Shifts  
Description

Why work at House of Ruth Maryland?

At House of Ruth Maryland, you have the ability to expand your knowledge, promote change, and work alongside career-oriented individuals while unleashing your own potential. We foster an environment of mutual respect, curiosity, and endless opportunities. So what are you waiting for?? Come join us and become a part of something special!

Position Summary:

The Group Facilitator ensures that group work in the agency’s abuse intervention programs is aligned with the program's philosophy and that program participants receive the program’s full curriculum. Group Facilitators work with program leadership to ensure the goals, objectives, and work efforts of the programs are consistent with the mission of the House of Ruth Maryland and advance the agency and programs’ strategic goals and objectives. In addition to co-facilitating several groups a week, Group Facilitators lead the program’s orientation sessions and conduct bio-psycho-social intake assessments with new participants. The Group Facilitator also assists with special projects such as curriculum development, training, and community outreach, as well as, provides backup coverage for other Facilitators on an as-needed basis.

Primary Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

  • Facilitates psycho-educational group sessions and provides back up coverage as required in accordance with the program’s curriculum and design.
  • Conducts one-on-one sessions with participants as needed.
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social intake assessments and orientation sessions.
  • Consistently communicate with Parole & Probation agents and other referral partners regarding participant progress and status.
  • Participate in group preparation, facilitation, and debrief, as well as, peer review sessions with other group facilitators.
  • Maintain electronic and paper file documentation for groups and participants in keeping with program standards.
  • Address issues with participants individually, including fee assessments, conflicts, referrals for additional services, and assessment of appropriateness to continue in the program.
  • Collect, process, and document fees and attendance in accordance with program policy.
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings.
  • Is involved in program development activities, including group curriculum design, procedure development and implementation and creation of new program initiatives.
  • Must work some evenings to provide group coverage.
  • Send completion letters to judges, agents, participants and victims.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Provides community education and training on intimate partner violence and agency services.
  • On an as needed basis, is available by phone for crisis support.

Experience/Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in a human service field is required.
  • One year experience facilitating curriculum-based groups, working with the criminal justice system, and engaging marginalized or oppressed groups is preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Client assessment, group work, project planning and conflict management skills required.
  • Computer literate (MS Office, internet, e-mail) and experience working within a data tracking system are necessary.
  • Applicants must be able to confidently work with a population that has a history of violent and criminal behaviors.
  • Ability to understand intimate partner violence and how it affects the client population.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds are a must.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Must be violence free in own life with no charges of violence within a minimum of three years. If applicant has ever been identified as a perpetrator of intimate partner violence, the applicant must have successfully completed a certified abuse intervention program.

 
COVID Policy House of Ruth MD requires proof of vaccination against COVID 19, or weekly proof of negative COVID 19 test  
Position Requirements  
Benefits Medical InsurancePrescription PlanDental InsuranceVision InsurancePaid Time OffLife InsuranceRetirement Savings and PlanningEmployee Assistance Program  
Applicant's Certification and Agreement  
EOE Statement House of Ruth Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

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