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Crisis Intervention Specialist

Company: The Ion Center for Violence Prevention
Location: Covington
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for helping someone through difficult times? Do you want to make your community better? Do you want to help put an end to violence? If so, the Crisis Intervention Specialist position may be the perfect job for you! The Crisis Intervention Specialist works directly with individuals and families that are using The Ion Center for services surrounding sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. It's an opportunity to see first-hand the impact your passion has on your community members and their families, and to ways to keep them safe.In order to reach more people that are victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, The Ion Center is looking for an individual that speaks Spanish fluently. This is a preference for the role and not a requirement.JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Non-Residential Services Coordinator, provides full range of crisis intervention and case management services to primary and secondary survivors of crime, with a special focus on victims of partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking, assisting victims to work towards safety and self-sufficiency.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESApplies Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) Program Member Service Standards and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) Standards for survivors of rapeIntake and Assessment.Maintain client confidentialityField crisis hotline calls, texts, and chat.Assess and identify client needs.Provide and connect clients with community resources.Assist clients with completing agency paperwork.Aide clients in developing safety plan.Counseling and Case ManagementProvide trauma informed individual/ family and or group counseling.Educate survivors on topic relevant to partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.Identifying client individual goals relevant to benefits, childcare, education, budget, and housing needs.Transport clients to meet goals.AdvocacyProvide support for clients as they navigate the legal system, including accompanying clients to court, educate on legal system, assisting clients on filing protection orders.Support Ion Center in providing essential services to victims, including hospital advocacy on call, hotline, and emergency shelter.Collaborate with community partners, law enforcement, medical staff, and social service agencies.Assist clients with crime victim compensation.Communication, Teamwork, and Administration DutiesMaintain client files and documentation.Attend related meetings and trainings.Report stats for funders.Accept and disseminate donations.Contribute to a clean, healthy, and trauma informed work environment.Collaborate as a team across agency sites.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, etc.):Knowledge and skills at a level typically acquired through obtaining a degree from an accredited college/university; or high school diploma or equivalent and one to two years related experience.Knowledge of Trauma Informed CareAbility to work under highly stressful, crisis-oriented situationsAbility to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentialityOutstanding empathetic and listening skillsProfessional oral and written communication skillsAbility to work independently and collaborate on a teamExcellent problem solving and decision-making skillsComplete trainings for funding requirements and knowledge buildingMust be minimum age of 18.MENTAL/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WHICH OCCUR REGULARLY IN PERFORMING THE JOB:Speaking, seeing, hearing, standing, writing, walking, including climbing steps, carry, pull, lift, stoop, kneelUsing related office equipment keyboard and monitor, camera, copier, fax, phones, etc.This position may involve exposure to infectious diseases and stressful situations.It is the policy of The Ion Center for Violence Prevention to provide Equal Employment Opportunity and individual growth opportunities to all applicants and employees in accordance with all applicable Federal and State laws and executive orders. State law requires a criminal record check as a condition of employment for all positions. This organization participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: The Ion Center for Violence Prevention, Covington , Crisis Intervention Specialist, Other , Covington, Kentucky

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