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DIVAS Program Request for Contractor

Contract Title:  DIVAS Education and Support Co-Coordinator Location:  Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Burlington, VT. Details:  The Education and Support Coordinator will provide educational groups using evidence-based curricula and individual support to incarcerated women housed at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in Burlington, Vermont.  The Contractor will provide services on-site an average of 10-15 hours per week for 48 weeks per year, and may include evening hours.  The Contractor works collaboratively with the DIVAS Administrative Coordinator and Education and Support Co-Coordinator to deliver a set of deliverables negotiated between DIVAS and the Department of Corrections.  The Contractor is reimbursed for hours provided and is not an employee of the Vermont Network. Contract length:  July 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. (start date is approximate) Requirements:  Contractor must have a minimum of five years of experience in a social justice setting, preferably within a domestic violence or sexual assault direct services organization; knowledge of the needs of incarcerated women; experience in providing educational groups using an evidence-based curriculum; and ability to implement the attached Description of Duties.  Contractor must have reliable transportation, must be able to enter data into a computer and must have an active email account and access to the internet. Non-discrimination:  The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Send a letter of interest and resume to karents@vtnetwork.org.  Process will remain open until the contract is filled.

Network Member Organization Employment Listings

Executive Director: Women Helping Battered Women

Executive Director sought to provide leadership to Vermont’s largest provider of services for survivors of domestic abuse.  Candidates will be accomplished non-profit professionals with domestic abuse knowledge and experience.  Five years management experience in a multi-program environment, with excellent leadership, resource development and operations management skills, is required. Full job description and information about how to apply can be found at www.whbw.org.  No phone calls please. EOE.  Marginalized communities and survivors of domestic abuse are encouraged to apply.

Community Engagement Specialist: Women Helping Battered Women

Full-time position with benefits to plan, initiate and manage fundraising, special events and public relations.   Manage strategies and activities for donor cultivation and financial sustainability.  Candidate should be organized and have experience with special events, annual campaigns, marketing, social media and public relations. EOE – People from marginalized communities and survivors of domestic abuse are encouraged to apply.

Full job description at www.WHBW.org/about/jobs.

Resume and cover letter to Commengage@whbw.org or WHBW, PO Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402 by September 1st.  No phone calls please.

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Supervised Visitation Monitors: Clarina Howard Nichols Center

All employees and volunteers demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to:

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center mission;
  • A feminist, empowerment model, team-based approach;
  • Confidentiality for shelter guests and location;
  • Provide and receive appropriate feedback, address and manage conflict and maintain professionalism;
  • Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of differences based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, class or age.

Supervised Visitation Monitors support visits between non-custodial parents and their children when court ordered or voluntarily contracted through The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP). SV Monitors will always be accompanied by another monitor or the program coordinator. Monitors are expected to be able to take the lead in monitoring a visit at the completion of a mutually agreed upon training period.
¨      Knowledge & experience with child development, family dynamics, non-violent parenting practices and area resources preferred;

¨      Ability to maintain a neutral role when working with custodial and non-custodial parents;

¨      Support intervention in visits when a parent’s behavior is inappropriate or threatens the safety of children, the other parent or program staff;

¨      Knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on children;

¨      Meet regularly with the SVP Coordinator for support and supervision;

¨      Assist with regular maintenance of Supervised Visitation Space;

¨      Assist with regular maintenance of the toys, games and books in the Supervised Visitation Space

¨      Some nights and weekends may be required;

¨      Background check

¨      Provide testimony in legal settings, while unlikely, may be necessary.

This opportunity occurs in approximately 2 hours visits though some may be longer or shorter depending on the age of the child and circumstances. Clarina requests a commitment of at least 6 months of consistent visits with at least one family to provide continuity of support.

If interested please contact Brittany Chilson, svcoord@clarina.org or call 802.888.1584 ext 113

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Youth Advocate: H.O.P.E. Works

H.O.P.E. Works is the oldest and largest rape crisis center in the state of Vermont, serving and providing education to thousands of Chittenden County residents annually. We are seeking an energetic and dynamic professional who can advance our mission of ending sexual violence through a focus on healing, outreach, prevention, and empowerment.

H.O.P.E. Works is currently seeking a full-time Youth Advocate to provide crisis and follow-up support and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence with a special emphasis on serving youth and young adults up to twenty-four years old.  This position will work closely with the Advocacy Services Coordinator and our team of victim advocates.

Specific Responsibilities

Provide crisis counseling, emotional support, advocacy, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones through hotline and in-person contact, with a focus on youth survivors of sexual violence

Provide assistance and support to youth survivors in community settings to support the immediate and long-term safety and healing of youth survivors

Collaborate with allied partners in the community to strength the coordinated community response to youth survivors of sexual violence

Coordinate HOPE Works youth educational support groups in multiple settings

Assist in ensuring youth programs are successful, including assisting in the coordination or completion of federal grant objectives

Cover on-call hotline shifts as needed; provide back-up coverage for the hotline in a rotation with other staff at agency

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

must have experience working with sexual or domestic violence issues, working with youth, and providing victim and systems advocacy

must have experience collaborating with community partners and working with volunteers or interns

must have strong oral and written communication skills

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: H.O.P.E. Works, PO Box 92, Burlington, VT 05402, Attn: Kiona Heath, Advocacy Services Coordinator

Resumes will be accepted until August 27. People from diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an EOE.

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