About the Program
This initiative is a partnership between the Center and the NYC Office to Prevent Gun Violence (OPGV), housed within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. OPGV is focused on coordinating the city’s anti-gun violence initiatives. OPGV has initiated the Crisis Management System (CMS), supporting community-based organizations that interrupt conflicts before they escalate and connect at-risk constituents to services. This network deploys teams of credible messengers who mediate conflicts on the street and connect high-risk individuals to services that can reduce the long-term risk of violence. Together, these organizations serve 17 police precincts that are home to one in four New Yorkers in areas that account for 51% of shootings.
The Center and OPGV have identified the need to address the intersection between violence in the community and violence at home, with a goal of shifting behavioral norms in the CMS communities towards healthier pro-social relationships. To enhance these efforts, the Center and OPGV are seeking to hire a team of six Domestic Violence Coordinators to work directly with the CMS sites around New York City. Each DVC will work with three to four CMS sites – supporting CMS staff in working with community members impacted by DV/IPV; providing education, prevention, and intervention services around domestic and intimate partner violence; ensuring that access to community networks is strengthened for individuals exposed to violence; and developing relationships with community-based organizations and public safety partners. A significant proportion of services will be focused on community members that have caused harm in domestic and/or intimate partner violence dynamics.
The DVCS will work under the supervision of both OPGV management and the Center for Court Innovation.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with public and private local stakeholders that provide services to secure tailored resources for community members
- Assess identified needs pertaining to DV/IPV for individuals and/or families to establish suitable referrals and effective interventions;
- Educate and support staff at Crisis Management System sites on issues of DV/IPV, their intersection with community gun violence, and strategies for promoting healthy relationships through training, information sharing, and collaboration;
- Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, needs assessment, client accompaniment and counseling to impacted community members as necessary;
- Coordinate and promote pro-social events where community stakeholders and agency partners leverage outreach opportunities to bolster community access to resources;
- Collaborate with all service providers and outside agencies engaged with families to ensure consistency in the delivery of services;
- Ensure that all referred individuals and co-workers are treated with care, dignity, and respect;
- Facilitate inspiring/engaging grade specific activities/workshops on themes such as leadership development, gender, and cultural diversity training, other topics of interest to community groups and local service providers at Crisis Management System sites;
- Conduct outreach efforts to establish relationships within the local community and recruit new program participants;
- Develop and plan new learning projects and public education materials with input from community;
- Submit regular monthly reports to DVC supervisor to capture pertinent program data
- Represent the initiative at meetings with community, government, and other business entities; and,
- Perform other related duties as needed
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in Social Work; Mental Health Counseling; Psychology, Martial and Family Therapy; or a related human service field.
- Two (2) years of full-time professional experience working with a public or private agency providing public health or related services.
- Experience working on issues of domestic violence and intimate partner violence preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in core competencies, including building community partnerships, working with inner city young adults, crisis intervention, and case management.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of evidence-based violence prevention and anti-gun violence models.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with government agencies and community-based organizations.
- Excellent critical-thinking skills with the ability to multitask and effectively present information.
- English/Spanish bilingual preferred (not required).
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three (3) references with Domestic Violence Coordinator in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Location: This position will be co-located at to-be-selected Crisis Management System sites in neighborhoods around New York City.
Note: The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Learn more about us at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.