Position Purpose: To provide information and education regarding domestic and sexual violence to a wide range of community members and to raise awareness about the existence and extent of domestic and sexual violence so that the community as a whole is able to address its existence more effectively. Promote awareness of services available at Safe Passage. Information and education includes, but is not limited to, the dissemination of material through presentations, trainings, written publications, such as brochures and posters, press releases, PSA’s, and special events.
Develop appropriate trainings which are targeted to specific populations such as medical or law enforcement personnel, school staff, and others.
Develop age appropriate trainings for school aged children.
Develop programs which will reach out to diverse and underserved populations.
Represent Safe Passage at health fairs and other educational, community, and promotional events.
Write regular press releases and PSA’s to publicize agency efforts and events.
Serve on committees which are awareness oriented.
Advertise specific Safe Passage needs from wish list.
Serve as a liaison between the community and Safe Passage.
Work as a team member.
Participate in workshops and conferences, 60 hour domestic violence and sexual assault training, and other community education as needed.
Be informed and knowledgeable about grant requirements associated with position. Work with Supervisor to ensure that all service-related requirements and expectations are met.
Participate in staff meetings, staffings, and supervision.
Accurately complete all necessary documentation.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree or equivalent in human services field. Must have an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and victim-centered services. Must complete state required 60 hour training within first three months of employment. Must have organizational ability, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task. Must have IDVP certification within one year of employment.
About Safe Passage Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency
The mission of Safe Passage is to promote the right of all to have non-violent and abuse free relationships through advocacy, intervention and prevention in DeKalb County. The vision of Safe Passage is that all women, children and men live free of violence in their relationships, homes and communities. We strive to accomplish this through a variety of programs and services. These include:
?... A 24/7 Hotline answered by trained advocates through which we provide crisis intervention, information and referrals for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
? Safety and stability for women and their children fleeing violence in their homes in our Emergency Shelter which houses up to 25 women and children.
? Long-term transitional housing for women and children who are working on reaching goals such as education, housing, jobs, etc. and need more time and support to establish themselves safely in the community
? Supportive services including medical advocacy to victims when they come into an emergency room due to domestic or sexual assault and legal advocacy to assist them in obtaining orders of protection, supporting them in court proceedings and helping them to learn and understand their legal rights.
? Individual, group and family counseling and therapy services for all victims of domestic and sexual violence who live at Safe Passage or come to us from the community.
? A Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) that provides psycho-educational groups for men and women who are charged with a domestic battery.
? A complete range of prevention education programs in schools to children K-12, college students and presentations for any community groups to raise awareness of the causes and effects of domestic and sexual violence.
? Education to first responders such as police, medical providers, teachers, recreation workers, youth workers and others to increase their understanding of the causes, effects and dynamics of domestic and sexual assault and how to identify and best respond to victims.