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This part-time position (24 hours per week) provides therapeutic services to help children and caregivers cope with and recover from experiences of child sexual or physical abuse or exposure to other violent crime. This position requires mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect under the District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
The Client Advocacy Services Manager is responsible for managing day to day operations within the Client Advocacy Services team, in collaboration with the Client Advocacy Services Director. The Client Advocacy Services team focuses on reducing trauma for children, teens, and their families by helping clients understand their rights and access services they may need, acting as a liaison with the Multidisciplinary Team, and supporting clients throughout the investigative process. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation for response to after-hours and weekend cases warranting acute advocacy related to a forensic interview, law enforcement interview, or medical forensic exam. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.
The Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship creates and implements viable, effective solutions to help children and families. Leads the organization’s resource development and cultivation work. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.
The Bilingual Teen Advocate is primarily responsible for providing advocacy, crisis intervention and short-term ongoing advocacy services as needed to Spanish speaking youth (ages 13-17) victims, their non-offending family members as desired. Bilingual teen advocates may be the first point of contact for Spanish speaking victims of sexual assault. The focus of teen advocacy support is to help reduce trauma for youth while informing them of their rights and options. The advocate helps youth identify and access services the youth may need, acting as a liaison with other agencies and service providers and supporting them throughout the investigative process as needed. This position requires regular participation in an on-call rotation for 24-hour response. In accordance with the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2019, this position will respond to youth in community settings such as hospitals or law enforcement agencies, as well as working from an office setting. This position will be required to respond in-person and virtually, dependent upon client needs and preferences. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02 when not acting within the defined role that provides an exemption to this mandate.
The Bilingual Client Advocate provides advocacy, crisis intervention, systems navigation, emotional support, and referrals to both English speaking and Spanish speaking families impacted by sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other forms of violence. The Bilingual Client Advocate works directly with non-offending caregivers, child and teen victims (ages 3 – 17) as well as their siblings. The focus of advocacy is to help reduce trauma for the child and family members and to improve case outcomes. The Bilingual Client Advocate helps caregivers identify and access services the family may need, provides direct support to the children and teens in the family, and acts as a liaison with the Multidisciplinary Team, supporting the child and family throughout the investigative process. The incumbent is required to participate in an on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend forensic interviewing and advocacy. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.
The Prevention and Outreach Director manages the day-to-day operations of the Prevention and Outreach Program, is the face of Safe Shores for the community, ensures the highest quality of violence prevention services for child victims, their siblings, their non-offending caregivers/family members, and community members/ professionals. The Director of Prevention and Outreach models the values and guides and advances the mission of the organization, particularly in all communications with volunteers, staff, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members, donors, and other community members, thereby helping to foster a positive and productive working environment. This position requires mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect under the District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
This is a contract position. The contract interviewer is responsible for conducting forensic interviews with children ages 2 ½ to 17 years in cases of alleged physical and/or sexual abuse or other violence. The contractor must be skilled in using research-based forensic interview protocols and techniques in a developmentally appropriate manner to elicit truthful information. Candidates for this position may be asked to provide a tape recording of one of her/his forensic interviews. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
Safe Shores is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Safe Shores’s commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. As such, Safe Shores expects all employees to respect and be sensitive to DEI and the cultural differences of applicants, other employees, and those we serve.
In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions; breastfeeding; reproductive health decisions), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), victim of intrafamily offense, source of income, place of residence or business, uniformed service member status, veteran status, and any other basis protected by federal or District of Columbia law. Safe Shores also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Safe Shores’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.