FSS is looking for someone extraordinary to join our team!
As a Crisis Interventionist, you will have the opportunity to make a positive, life-changing impact on the lives of thousands of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.
The Crisis Interventionist position is an excellent opportunity for someone with a commitment to social justice and human rights, has a passion for helping others, and wants to go home at the end of the day knowing they made a difference in someone's life. Crisis Interventionist to provide direct services to victims of family violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, organized, and team-focused.
The staff at Family Support Services (FSS) do what they love and love what they do. They also care about each other: While each person has a particular role, the staff also works together to support FSS as a whole. FSS has all of the necessary ingredients for growth and success: a timely mission, a 109-year track record, an excellent reputation, a committed staff, and an active board.
Full-time Position; variable evenings and weekends may be required. Bilingual preferred.
Salary Range: DOE, medical benefits available; paid leave.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Crisis Interventionist, under the direction of the Director of Crisis Services, will be responsible for providing crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault (SA) and family violence (FV) by telephone or face-to-face crisis support sessions, both onsite at FSS, or offsite at locations that include The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center and North West Texas Healthcare Systems. The Crisis Interventionist’s duties also include case management, Battering Intervention and Prevention Program partner follow-up, legal advocacy, and assistance in providing support groups, community education, and volunteer training seminars.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Review hotline call sheets daily, in order to provide follow-up contact for persons who have received crisis intervention and provide support to victims of family violence and sexual assault, either by telephone, written correspondence or face-to-face sessions. 2. Facilitate individual and group support sessions to assist survivors in dealing with issues of violence and assault. 3. Maintain accurate client records and compile monthly statistical data. 4. Network and coordinate with community resource providers for support, assistance, and services to victims of family violence and sexual assault. 5. Engage in follow-up services as deemed necessary and make appropriate referrals to victims of family violence and sexual assault for therapy and/or counseling, including communicating any pertinent information regarding the needs of the victim to FSS clinical services. 6. Implement supportive and educational programs for victims of family violence and sexual assault. 7. Implement education programs for agency volunteers and the community at large. 8. Work with the Director of Crisis Services to address issues and/or concerns regarding the continuum of care for victims of sexual assault or family violence. 9. Provide legal advocacy to victims of violence and court accompaniment as necessary. 10. Be “on call” for hospital intervention, on a scheduled basis, as the need may arise. 11. Act as a back-up for all SA/FV crisis team members, performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Crisis Services. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred in social work, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science, with at least two years’ experience in crisis intervention preferred. 2. Bilingual preferred, but not a requirement of employment. 3. Effective communication and active listening skills. 4. Experience in planning, organizing, and implementing quality programs and services geared specifically to crisis intervention and support. 5. Valid Texas Driver’s License and proof of liability insurance. 6. Ability to operate a computer, general office machines, and equipment.
To apply by mail, drop off resume, or for more information, the contact person is: Kathy Tortoreo, Crisis Services Director Family Support Services 1001 S. Polk (if dropping off, use entrance at 10th & Taylor) Amarillo, TX 79101
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