Domestic Violence Coordinator

Queens Interim Probation Domestic Violence Team (QIPDVT)

 

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE:

Community Coordinator

TITLE CODE NO.:

56058

OFFICE TITLE:
Domestic Violence Coordinator

SALARY:

$50,362 – $66,828

DIVISION/WORK UNIT:

Queens Adult Operations/Domestic Violence Unit

WORK LOCATION:

Queens

HOURS: 35 hours per week; may include weekend, holiday, evenings, and overnight

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
*Subject to annual renewal/funding availability

JOB DESCRIPTION

The NYC Department of Probation (DOP) helps build stronger and safer communities by working with and supervising people on probation, fostering positive change in their decision-making and behavior, and expanding opportunities for them to move out of the criminal and juvenile justice systems through meaningful education, employment, health services, family engagement and civic participation. We are located in every borough across the City and provide three core services–pre- sentence investigations, intake and probation supervision. In summary, DOP ensures that people who enter our system are supervised according to their risk level and receive the support and services they need to abide by the law and be an asset to their communities.

 

The Department is seeking a Domestic Violence Coordinator for an assignment within a newly created unit, the Queens Interim Probation Domestic Violence Team (QIP-DVT) that will deal with individuals with a history of domestic violence. This evidence-based initiative is a three-phase intervention that seeks to reduce rates of re-arrests and to effect long-term behavior change through transformative relationships with Probation Officers, the Courts and the community. The project phases include: an assessment; cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention that is devoted to rigorous individual and group intervention; and finally, transitioning to success by encourages and supports the client as they practice the skills and thinking developed in the program. The entire effort supports the client’s ability to make less impulsive decisions and helps them develop safer means of resolving conflicts, thereby enhancing public safety and strengthening communities.

 

The Queens Domestic Violence program is a unique collaboration between DOP, Queens District Attorney, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Queens Defense Bar, Office of Court Administration, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, and other community based organizations.

 

The Domestic Violence Coordinator assigned to this program will work in a team-based environment to provide supervision and intervention for clients with a history of domestic violence. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in the establishment, development and implementation of the Agency’s Domestic Violence Initiatives, which directly correlates with DOP’s overall goals/missions;
  • Institutes and maintains an ongoing liaison, networking and advocacy with public and private agencies that provide services to both Survivors and Clients involved in domestic violence;
  • Disseminates information to all adult and family court DOP Staff on the availability of appropriate service providers and of their various entitlements
  • With emphasis on the referral process, evaluates the services and responsibilities of the provider agencies;
  • Plans and facilitates specialized in-service training to DOP Staff and develops opportunities to enhance the abilities ofprofessional staff to meet the individual needs of domestic violence Survivors and Clients;
  • Submits regular monthly statistical/compliance reports that will measure the Department’s adherence to its DVInitiative;
  • Plans and facilities on and off site educational and cultural group activities for staff, Survivors, and Clients involvedin DV;
  • In conjunction with MIS, develops and maintains a database that will capture the Agency’s statistical information onDV cases;
  • Coordinates care with DOP Staff, the Courts and other collateral parties;
  • Provides crisis intervention on a needed basis;
  • Provides referral to appropriate evidence-based community programs and supports;
  • Participates in case conferences with either/and or the Court, DOP Staff and any other collateral parties;
  • Participates in case reviews and team meetings with either/and or the Court, DOP Staff and any other collateralparties;
  • Provides feedback to DOP Staff on training and resource needs;
  • Assists DOP Staff with the development and facilitation of groups, which are related to domestic violence;
  • May update the Court on a regular basis and may be expected to appear in Court to give verbal updates;
  • Act as a Liaison between the Court and DOP;
  • Works with the Court and other stakeholders to facilitate the Client’s placement into an appropriate treatment, educational and/or vocational program;
  • Conducts visits to community-based organizations and submit quarterly statistically reports and make recommendations to improve services as required by senior staff;
  • Performs other related duties as determined by senior staff.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • LMSW, LCSW, MSW or an MA in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Criminal Justice, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by at least 24 credits in psychology, sociology, anthropology and/or related disciplines, plus one year of full-time paid experience assisting in the either the evaluation, development, implementation or direct work with Survivors and/or Clients (Offenders) of domestic violence;
  • Prior experience working in and an understanding of the criminal justice system;
  • Understanding of community supervision, public health and public safety;
  • Experience using an electronic case management system;
  • Ability to meet time-frames and deadlines and ensure that services are provided in a timely and professional manner;
  • Understanding of trauma-informed services and case management;
  • Understanding of behavior health community continuum of care;
  • Understanding and experience working with high risk individuals with domestic violence history;
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention;
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills;
  • Capacity to think intentionally and strategically to help Clients change behavior;
  • Self-motivation, initiative, sound judgement, and commitment to ongoing learning;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated commitment to taking a strength-based approach to working with individuals with domestic violencehistory;
  • Comfortable with change;
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments;
  • Demonstrated interests in participating in community engagement efforts;
  • Experience developing and facilitating groups related to domestic violence;
  • Participated in restorative justice training, or otherwise has some exposure/knowledge to the principles;
  • Ability to motivate and inspire staff

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.
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