Employment Opportunities:

Child Advocacy Specialist:  

The role of the Child Advocacy Specialist is to provide Child Advocacy Center-based crisis support to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers.  The advocate will work in collaboration with partner agencies to reduce trauma to children and their families. 
This is a off site, co-located position at the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Associates degree in human services, criminal justice, sociology or related field.
Minimum of two (2) years experience working with children and families where abuse and violence has been identified
OR
3-5 years experience working with children and families.
Commitment to the mission of Safe Harbors and the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.
Ability to work independently, with good organizational skills
Ability to foster a cooperative, collaborative work environment.
Ability to plan, develop and implement short and long range goals.
Ability to maintain emotional stability under duress.
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking ability.
Comfort dealing with and talking about sensitive issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 INTAKE AND SUPPORT

Provide on-site crisis intervention, support, and advocacy to potential child victims and their non-offending caregivers in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties.
Support and advocate for needs of alleged child victims and their non-offending caregivers, and answer questions regarding locally and regionally available resources.
Assess needs, provide referrals, and facilitate connections with other community support services. 
Offer ongoing follow-up and support as needed, make appropriate referrals for services, and collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, including but not limited to: Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, the County Attorney’s Office, Other Victim Service Agencies, Mental Health Professionals, and Medical Professionals. 
Inform victim of their eligibility with the Office of Victim Services and complete applications as appropriate.
Make mandated child abuse reports to local law enforcement and/or State Central Registry as appropriate.
Assist with orders of protection, custody petitions, and family court in support of the child. 

EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION

Outreach to community programs to schedule and provide information about Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes and Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes services.  
Attend Child Abuse Review Team meetings in all three counties.
Maintain professional collaborations and provide consultation and training to community agencies.
Engage in agency awareness events for CAC and SHFL.
Participate in monthly continued education through webinars, trainings and reading materials to stay up to date on laws, programing and resources. 

REPORTS AND STATISTICS

Maintain complete, accurate records on all clientele and presentations.
Complete daily& monthly reporting information in a timely manner for CAC and SHFL. 

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Follow agency confidentiality and other program policies for the CAC and SHFL.
Attend monthly staff meetings and other agency meetings at CAC and SHFL as requested by supervisor.
Must be available for on call hotline backup support for approximately four weeks per year, and occasional holiday hotline coverage.
Complete all functions in an ethically and culturally competent manner. 

WORK SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION

 40 hours per week, Generally M-F 8:00am—4:30pm with variations based on clients needs, including some evening and weekend hours.
$37,440 annually plus a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(3)b retirement plan.

 HOW TO APPLY 

You must submit both cover letter and resume by email to be considered for the position.
Email:  mgilbert@shflny.org

 


Group Specialist

The Group Specialist is responsible for facilitating empowerment and support groups, for providing school and community-based group programming to students at the college, secondary and intermediate grade levels. Additionally, as a member of the Youth Services team, the Group Specialist will provide students with follow-up intervention, advocacy and referrals. This position serves Ontario, Yates and Seneca counties.

QUALIFICATIONS 

· Associates degree in human services and two years’ experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.
· Valid driver’s license. (Regular travel to off-site programming is required for this position)
· Commitment to the mission of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes.
· Excellent communication skills, including public speaking ability.
· Comfort dealing with and talking about sensitive issues.
· Good organizational skills with the ability to work independently.
· Foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment.
· Plan, develop, and implement both short and long term goals.
· Maintain emotional stability under duress, as well as maintain work/life balance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

INTAKE AND SUPPORT

· Provide group programming to college students and youth in grades 3rd through 12th in our tri-county area.
· Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and mentorship to group members who have been affected by crimes, such as abuse, assault, bullying and interpersonal violence.
· Inform victim/witness of their eligibility with the Office of Victim Services and complete applications as appropriate.
· Assess needs, provide referrals, and facilitate connections with other community support services.
· Make mandated child abuse reports to local law enforcement and/or State Central Registry as appropriate.

 EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION

· Facilitate empowerment groups.
· Provide outreach to schools and other youth and student programs.
· Participate in interactive, facilitated dialogues with youth and college students in: all-male identified, all-female identified, gender diverse, and with LGBTQ+ students.
· Engage in awareness activities and outreach presentations to students, schools and communities.
· Maintain positive working relationships with community partners.
· Cooperate and collaborate with youth serving staff to provide presentations and advocacy when necessary.
 
REPORTS AND STATISTICS
 
· Maintain complete, accurate records on all clients and presentations.
· Complete monthly and quarterly reporting information in a timely manner.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

· Follow agency confidentiality and other program policies.
· Attend monthly staff meetings and other agency meetings as requested by supervisor.
· Must be available for on-call hotline backup support for approximately four weeks per year, and occasional holiday hotline coverage. 
· Complete all functions in an ethically and culturally competent manner. 

WORK SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION

 40 hours per week, Generally Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm, but this position does include evening and weekend activities.
$18 per hour plus a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(3)b retirement plan 

HOW TO APPLY

You must submit both cover letter and resume by email to be considered for the position.
Email:  rgodwin@shflny.org