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Position Announcements:

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND TRAINING FOR THE PEE DEE REGION

The Director of Outreach and Training, under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, has direct responsibility for the overall administration of the Coalition’s community outreach and training services and shall assist the Executive Director in the development of any new initiatives. The Director will enhance the coalition’s long-range planning, strategy implementation and policy creation and will ensure quality and timeliness of all aspects of grant(s) processing and management.

Responsibilities
Program Management

  1. Ensure that the overall organizational goals and objectives as they relate to outreach and training, including prevention services, are met.
  2. Familiar with all grants and assure completion of goals, objectives, and documentation requirements. Ensure timely reporting to relevant grantors.
  3. Provide leadership and oversight to special projects as scheduled or as new initiatives are implemented.
  4. Provide supervision of staff at various site locations.
  5. Assistance with long-range program planning including grant proposals.
  6. Maintain knowledge of current research information with regard to legal, medical, psychological, and other areas related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  7. Develop and implement specific strategies for outreach to sexual assault victims within the prison population of the Pee Dee.
  8. Develop and implement specific strategies for outreach to hidden victims within the LGBTQ community.
  9. Represent the organization and its interests at state and regional functions and groups (task force, committees, etc) as assigned.

Victim Assistance

  1. Assist in the provision of or arrange for services to victims and their families to include crisis intervention, referral, advocacy, telephone counseling, and follow-up.
  2. Rotate with other staff in the provision of 24-hour on-call back-up for volunteers.
  3. Ensure that the official records of the organization’s case files are maintained accurately and in a timely manner.

Community Education and Training

  1. Participate in the community education and training component of the organization to include materials development, public speaking, educational presentations, and special events.
  2. Assist with the provision of inservice trainings for professionals in the seven county area and coordinate trainings as needed or desired.
  3. Assist with volunteer victim advocate, support group facilitator, and speakers’ bureau trainings as needed.
  4. Support the Coalition’s efforts in the planning, coordination, and implementation of special events (i.e. Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Stalking Awareness Month, Volunteer Recognition, etc) and media activities.
  5. Develop and promote opportunities to engage men in violence against women by arranging for a series of round-table discussions targeting men in various aspects of the communities served by the Pee Dee Coalition.

General Responsibilities

  1. Actively participate in staff meetings and staff development opportunities.
  2. Prepare and submit monthly reports for the Executive Board via the Executive Director.
  3. Perform other duties as needed and deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in formulating and implementing policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively organize, motivate, and lead diverse staff representing multiple programs across seven counties
  • Knowledge of the South Carolina legal system and community resources
  • Comprehensive knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse victimization issues
  • Provide effective crisis intervention, referrals, advocacy, and support to victims and their families
  • Ability to interact well with diverse persons, organizations, or groups
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior nonprofit experience
  • Clinical experience
  • SC Driver’s License and dependable transportation

Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Education or Law with three years’ experience in victim services
  • Grant Management and Nonprofit Leadership Experience
  • Five years’ supervision experience

 

TRAUMA INFORMED COUNSELOR 

We need a counselor to provide trauma-focused services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families This includes individual and support group counseling in Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties. The primary work site is in Bennettsville. 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required include:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of socio-cultural dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault victimization
  • Experience working with victims of interpersonal violence: domestic or family violence; sexual assault; and adult survivors of child sexual abuse
  • Experience in the provision of individual, group and family counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, using a trauma-informed victim-centered best practice model
  • Specialized training in trauma-informed counseling services
  • Ability to provide in-service training on vicarious trauma and self-care for staff and other area service providers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, nights, and some weekends
  • Bilingual skills are a plus

Advanced Degree in counseling, social work, or psychology required.
Email cover letter and resume to  Penny Kight at [email protected] Available immediately. 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (One Position)

Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault seeks individuals to recruit and place volunteers; provide community education on the issues; assist with special event planning and production; and resource development in the assigned service areas. Work areas for these grant-funded positions are:

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assess need for volunteers in assigned county(ies) to include both direct and victim support services, community education and training.
  • Implement existing policies and procedures for the recruitment, screening, placement, and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Provide for formal and informal recognition of volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Enter all volunteer hours into database the first of each month.
  • Maintain current job descriptions for all volunteer positions.
  • Be familiar with all grant requirements regarding the utilization of volunteers and the documentation of volunteer hours.
  • Community education through public speaking, media interviews, and attendance in community events
  • Coordinate special projects and community-wide events
  • Assist with Resource Development

 Knowledge, skills, and abilities required include:

  • Ability to interact well with diverse persons, organizations, and groups
  • Possession of leadership, organization, management, and interpersonal skills
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Knowledge of socio-cultural dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault victimization
  • Ability to work effectively under stress
  • Ability to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and/or supervise volunteers
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, nights, and some weekends.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.   

Email cover letter and resume to Penny Kight at [email protected]
Start date for employment is immediate.

VICTIM ADVOCATES FOR HOSPITAL RESPONSE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Capable of providing direct and support services to victims of sexual assault in hospital emergency rooms in Florence
  • Must have completed Pee Dee Coalition’s victim advocacy training
  • Must have access to dependable cell phone throughout the shift

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be on call for night or weekend shifts
  • Respond to emergency room within 30 minutes of receipt of call
  • Provide face-to-face crisis counseling to victims in emergency room
  • Provide information and referral to victims and their families
  • Hold in confidence all organization and victim-related information
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and submit the next business morning to the crisis center
  • Serve as a representative of the Pee Dee Coalition with clients, other professionals and the general public
  • Follow all Coalition policies and procedures for mobility response
  • Submit an invoice for your services on a monthly basis to your supervisor for approval

COMPENSATION:$1 per hour for on-call; $8 an hour for actual response time in Emergency Room.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Penny Kight at [email protected]

THERAPIST (4th Circuit Satellite)

Nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Center in Hartsville, South Carolina seeks Therapist to provide direct services to victims of abuse (children, youth, and their non-offending caregivers); crisis counseling and stabilization; assessment and evaluation of counseling needs; development of treatment plans with individualized goals and objectives; short and long-term therapy utilizing TF-CBT; abuse-focused behavioral therapy; family systems therapy; play therapy and art and/or music therapy. 

Coordinate services with members of the multidisciplinary team; participate in any legal/judicial proceeding as may be required; referrals to other agencies and resources as deemed necessary; parent education including facilitation of psycho-educational groups; documentation of services and data entry according to agency/organization policies and procedures; maintain case files including treatment plans, monthly progress reports, case notes, telephone consultation and termination summaries; attend weekly supervision and clinical staff meetings and monthly multidisciplinary team meetings; prepare and present cases for clinical review and case staffing; receive Victim Service Provider certification in SC and maintain annual training hours; complete work in a timely and organized manner; follow ethical and legal mandates; interact with other professionals in a spirit of cooperation and mutual commitment to the mission of Durant Children’s Center; maintain current licensure and/or certifications.

Requirements: Advanced degree in guidance, counseling, or the social sciences field and one year post-master’s experience (excluding internships) is required for this position to include clinical practice specifically directed at providing trauma focused mental health counseling services to victims of abuse to include children and youth and their families.  Licensure by the state of SC or ability to be licensed within six months.  Must have a valid SC Driver’s License, must be proficient in MS Office.  Must be able to travel to meetings in the community.  Must successfully pass a background investigation.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work well in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Licensure by the State of SC; Post-master’s experience and training in child abuse, domestic violence, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), art/play therapy; treatment of complex trauma, past-traumatic stress disorder (PTSC); group psychotherapy; and support group facilitation; training in Parent Child Interactive Therapy;  experience in court testimony and forensic interviewing.

The employer for this position is Pee Dee Mental Health, an agency of the SC Department of Mental Health.  The work site is Durant Children’s Center’s 4th Circuit Satellite in Hartsville, SC.  To apply, visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1383809/human-services-coordinator-ii/agency/sc/applyCHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST

To apply email cover letter and resume to Penny Kight at [email protected]