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Title: Domestic Violence Family Advocate – Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Date Posted: 3/21/17
Hours: Full Time 40 Hours
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York (required travel around Dutchess County)

Position Summary:
The DV Family Advocate will function as a consultant to the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The DV Family Advocate will provide information and referrals to those working with domestic violence victims and their children. They will provide crisis counseling, advocacy and other direct services to clients of the CPCA/ CAC as requested. The DV Family Advocate is expected to foster cooperative relationships with child welfare staff, parent education staff and domestic violence service providers. The position will be supervised by the Grace Smith House Director of Children’s Services with ongoing communication with the administrative staff at the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Job Requirements:
Attend ongoing CAC training pertaining to child welfare protocol.
Act as a consultant to the CAC/ CPCA to:
a. Collaboratively identify gaps in services & identify and address barriers that hinder effective communication between agencies
b. Provide expertise on the dimensions and types of domestic violence
c. Provide cross training and in-services throughout the year
Provide support, education & advocacy on DV to individuals served by the CAC/ CPCA

Qualifications:
Education: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree with working knowledge of domestic violence (internship or work experience). Significant experience working with children & families in crisis may be substituted for degree.
Experience: Knowledge and skills with domestic violence and crisis intervention.

Salary: $29,000-$32,000
Application Process:
If you are interested in this position or know someone who would be a great addition to the Grace Smith House team, please send your resume along with a letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Title: Family Court Advocate

Date Posted: 03/21/2017
Hours: Part Time 20 Hours per week
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Position Summary:
The Family Court Advocate will provide Dutchess County Family Court Advocacy Services at the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections and Dutchess County Family Court, 50 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

Job Requirements:
1. Provide information to victims of domestic violence about the court system, and advise them about options available and potential consequences of their decisions. If the Victim Advocate is not available, another informed counselor/advocate must provide this service.
2. Help victims formulate petition when the victim/petitioner chooses to continue the Family Court process.
3. Enter completed petitions into the Family Court computer system.
4. Accompany the petitioner to court when requested and when possible to do so.
5. Provide, as needed, counseling and information about domestic violence services available for the entire family.
6. Work with victims to develop a safety plan, provide emotional support, crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to shelter and/or other services.
7. Maintain demographic and statistical information as requested by the County for reporting requirements.
8. Participate in agency meetings, supervision and trainings as assigned.
9. Maintain agency database as required for reporting requirements.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred in related fields, but 3 years of relevant experience will be considered.
Experience: Counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention, and related work experience required.
Experience working with domestic violence survivors preferred.
Specialized Skills: Computer Literacy.

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 per Hour

Application Process:
If you are interested in this position or know someone who would be a great addition to the Grace Smith House team, please send your resume along with a letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Title: Community Educator

Date Posted: 03/21/2017
Hours: Full Time 40 Hours
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Position Summary:
The Community Educator will be responsible for engaging Health Care providers in Dutchess County in awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence. The Community Educator will be responsible for engaging middle and high school youth administrators, staff, and parents within the Dutchess County Public Education System while also continuing to engage students.

Job Requirements:
1. Educate health care providers, school youth administrators, staff and parents about Domestic Violence.
2. Attend mandatory trainings as scheduled and satisfactorily complete certification program around strategy based curriculums to be used in youth education prevention program that has been identified by management.
3. Some nights and weekends required

Qualifications:
Education: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree along with
Experience: Direct work experience with domestic violence survivors or youth education programs.
Experience working with children required
Experience with public speaking skills a plus. Ability to respect and work with diverse groups.
Experience facilitating and engaging groups (assemblies and small groups)
Background in a human service program and/or education.
Good interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: $27,000- $29,000

Application Process:
If you are interested in this position or know someone who would be a great addition to the Grace Smith House team, please send your resume along with a letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Title: Bilingual Case Manager

Date Posted: 03/21/2017
Hours: Part Time 20 Hours or Full Time 40 Hours
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Position Summary:
The Bilingual Case Manager is responsible for providing direct services to domestic violence survivors. The position will respond primarily to the practical case management needs of the client, advocating for them on DCFS, court, police, medical, housing, employment, and immigration needs. Help clients create and periodically review safety planning, risk assessment, goal setting and service plans.
The Bilingual case manager will meet with clients on a regular schedule; provide emotional support, information, advocacy and referrals. Maintain client records and information in accordance with agency policy, to include utilizing the agency database. Participate in team meetings, supervision and other agency meetings, as assigned

Job Requirements:
Experience: Background in case management within a human service program; residential experience preferred.
Qualifications:
Education: Four year degree and/or life experience working with domestic violence survivors
Specialized Skills: Fluency in Spanish and a good understanding of Latino culture; Basic Computer Literacy
Valid Drivers License, operation of company vehicle required

Salary: P/T 13,500-$16,000, F/T $27,000-$32,000

Application Process:
If you are interested in this position or know someone who would be a great addition to the Grace Smith House team, please send your resume along with a letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it