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Court Advocate – Bilingual

Job Description
The Legal Services Center is seeking a full time bilingual court advocate who is committed to the Center’s mission and work. The court advocate provides advocacy at the Integrated Domestic Violence Court and other Nassau County Domestic violence Courts. The advocate is supervised by the Supervising Court Advocate.

Responsibilities
Duties include: communicating on an ongoing basis with court personnel, interpreters, court officers, assistant district attorneys, police officers, and attorneys for the children. The advocate will assist the director in in-service trainings and makes domestic violence presentations, especially to the local Spanish-speaking population.

Requirements
• Knowledge of women’s rights and violence against women (domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking)
• Ability to write and speak persuasively
• Ability to perform creative legal research and advocacy
• Commitment to collaborative cross cultural work
• Ability to work well with people in diverse settings

Qualifications
• An extensive understanding of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, crime victimization and resulting trauma, knowledge of victims’ rights and remedies, and cultural sensitivity and diversity is also required.
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest law
• Must have valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle
• Must be English/Spanish bilingual, both written and verbal
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Proficient computer skills, specifically in Abacus, Word and Excel
• Applicants must have excellent public speaking skills, organizational, planning and time management skills, as well as the ability to work independently, cooperatively, and under pressure.

Additional Information
This is a temporary position with potential for full time employment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Lois Schwaeber at lschwaeber@tscli.org

Education Coordinator

Job Description
The Enough is Enough (EIE) Education Coordinator will work under a grant which provides campus education, outreach, advocacy, and counseling services to college students that are/ were survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in Nassau County.

This position is dedicated exclusively to working with college campuses. The EIE education coordinator will deliver, or assist in the delivery of, a comprehensive student onboarding and ongoing education campaign to enlighten members of the institution’s community about domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. The EIE Coordinator will set up outreach tables at student centers with information about The Safe Center’s sexual assault services on a regular basis.

Responsibilities
• Create relationships with institutions we have not yet worked with and strengthen/ maintain
relationships with institutions we are currently working with
• Conduct periodic needs assessments and follow-up discussions with campus partners to identify how to best serve their
populations
• Coordinate outreach initiatives at each institution 2-3x per month throughout the academic year
• Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to create on-going educational programming around sexual violence,
relationship abuse, bystander intervention, and Title IX
• Train faculty/staff in Title IX, reporting polices, responding to student disclosures, and sexual
violence/relationship abuse
• Train student leaders, athletes, incoming students, on-campus students, transfers, and any other special groups as
needed
• Facilitate classroom presentations/workshops as needed
• Assist in the creation and implementation of programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Stalking
Awareness Month (January), Dating Violence Awareness Month (February), and Sexual Violence Awareness Month (April)
• Work with campuses to identify and implement appropriate evidence-based bystander training
• Coordinate and facilitate quarterly Nassau County Title IX meetings
• Collaborate with community partners to bring new resources and information to campuses
• Remain up to date with current events, relevant policy, and best practices regarding sexual violence and relationship
abuse on campuses
• Maintain up to date documentation of attendees and evaluations for each training and outreach activity under EIE
• Complete quarterly reports detailing EIE work
• Keep presentations, activities, and distributed materials up to date and relevant to the target population
• Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Executive Director

Qualifications
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in the human services field. Must have a car and willingness to work a flexible schedule. Occasional nights/ weekends required.
Strongly preferred: Master’s degree and at least two years experience working with survivors of domestic violence/ sexual assault. Bilingual is preferred.

Additional Information
Compensation package includes excellent benefits and generous paid time off policy. While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to kscott@tscli.org

Coordinator of Group Work Services

The Coordinator of Group Work Services is responsible for the overall management of group counseling services provided to children and parents through the Children’s Mental Health Program.
Responsibilities
• Recruitment of group members both internally and externally
• Outreach and networking with local service providers
• Referral coordination and case monitoring
• Training and supervision of interns, volunteers, and staff
• Support group facilitation
• Mental health services including crisis intervention, assessment, and therapy
• Data collection and summary for grant reports
• Management of program budget

Qualifications
• Experience facilitating children’s support groups
• Experience working with victims of abuse/trauma
• Excellent clinical judgment and crisis intervention skills
• Ability to provide clinical supervision to group facilitators
• Experience with program development/management
• Strong organizational, networking, and communication skills
• Commitment to a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach
• Conversational or fluent in Spanish preferred

Requirements
• NY State Licensed Clinical Social Workers eligible to apply
• Group work knowledge and expertise
• Experience providing therapeutic services to children
• Position is Monday-Friday and evening hours are required
• Some local travel by car; mileage reimbursed

Additional Information
This is a full-time position that will commence on August 1st, 2018. Salary mid $40s. Position includes medical/dental benefits and generous paid time off policy.

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to kshaw@tscli.org

The Safe Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Safe Center’s services are available for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, marital status, disability, or age.

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