BRASS INC. IS HIRING!!

Any interested candidates for the following 2 FULL-TIME positions may submit their resumes by DECEMBER 2ND, 2016 to thenninger@barrenriverareasafespace.com or mail it to:

BRASS, Inc.
ATTN: Tori Henninger
PO Box 1941
Bowling Green, KY 42102

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POSITION TITLE:  CRISIS INTERVENTION ADVOCATE
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
The Crisis Intervention Advocate is a full-time evening, night, or weekend position.  The Crisis Intervention Advocate is responsible for answering the 24-hour crisis line, providing crisis intervention, and appropriate referrals.  The person in this position is under the supervision of the Assistant Director and Shelter Coordinator.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Answer the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning & referral services.
  • Initiate intake process on clients entering the shelter or outreach services.
  • Assist in the orientation of new residents to the shelter.
  • Complete intakes and assessments.
  • Complete exit process, if resident exits on assigned shift.
  • Complete daily service notes for residents.
  • Compile and report statistical information on residents as required by funding sources.
  • Supervise routine evening, night and weekend activities in the Shelter.
  • Check security system at beginning of each shift to assure all doors and windows are locked and that security system is intact.
  • Monitor the interior of the shelter at regular intervals during each shift to assure the safety & well-being of residents.
  • Facilitate emergency response & safety procedures with shelter residents.
  • Observe any conditions that need maintenance or repair, and leave a written message for the Assistant Director.
  • Work on holidays according to designated shift.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Two years college with coursework in social service related area, or five years experience in victim services.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, justice system, and client-centered services.
  • Adhere to the Revised Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  • Commitment to complete required (for fulltime) training for Certification as Domestic Violence Advocate.
  • Completion of First Aid, CPR & Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
  • Valid KY driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Submit to a criminal background check.

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POSITION TITLE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE
Victims of Crime Act
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The person in this position provides direct services to victims of domestic violence to ensure that their rights are recognized and addressed according to Kentucky’ Crime Victims Bill of Rights (KRS 421.500), and federal mandates according to the Victims of Crime Act within a trauma informed care model. Services include crisis intervention, court advocacy, immigration assistance, and referrals for residents of the shelter as well as assigned outlying counties.  The Domestic Violence Advocate is under the direction of the Assistant Director and Outreach Services Coordinator.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Accompany victims to court and/or meetings with law enforcement or other criminal justice agencies
  • Educate victims about the criminal justice system, court procedures, crime victim’s compensation, immigration remedies, and their rights as a crime victim throughout the legal process.
  • Provide information on legal protection and collaborate with local law enforcement to enhance services
  • Assist victims in filing of emergency protective orders
  • Provide services based on a trauma informed care model
  • Provide victims with information on services available to them
  • Coordinate services for immigrant, refugee, and undocumented victims of domestic violence
  • Collaborate with the international community at the local, state, and national level to ensure information about services is available
  • Answer the 24-hour crisis line and provide crisis intervention and referrals
  • Complete the intake and assessment process as required by programs
  • Complete progress reports daily on clients
  • Establish appropriate service plan and means of implementation with each client
  • Compile and report statistical information on clients as required by funding sources
  • Assist victims in Family, District, and/or Circuit Court in designated counties
  • Work designated holidays and assigned on call schedule according to agency policy.
  • Attend all required trainings and staff meetings
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisors

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, criminal justice, psychology or other human service field or working towards degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, justice system and client centered services
  • Commitment to adhere to Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV)
  • Commitment to complete required training for Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Agree to a criminal background check

 

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