Domestic Violence Specialist - DART Hollywood     

SALARY
$42,000 to $43,000 a year, Full Time non-exempt
$20.19 to $20.67 Hourly 

BENEFITS
Health (partial payment), dental, and vision, generous vacation and holiday allowances

LOCATION
Co-location: Peace Over Violence Los Angeles office (Pico Union) and LAPD Hollywood   

SUMMARY

Peace Over Violence (POV) has a position available for a Domestic Violence Specialist. The DVS will work in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division as part of our DART (Domestic Abuse Response team Program) . The DVS will provide on-scene crisis intervention response for domestic violence survivors in partnership with DART Hollywood Officers. This will include safety planning, assistance with restraining orders, personal and criminal advocacy and comprehensive case management services. We are looking for someone with a flexible schedule as DART shifts vary based on peak hours for calls for service. We seek an individual who has a passion for helping others and a commitment to developing and strengthening community resources and partnerships. The DVS is a vital part of the Intervention Division and works closely with POV’s Emergency Response Team.

Responsibilities

Case Management/Crisis Intervention:

  • Provide trauma informed crisis intervention services, including telephone or face-to-face crisis intervention counseling, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to domestic violence survivors

  • Conduct comprehensive needs and risk assessments for client intake process for continuation of services in POV’s counseling, case management and/or legal programs

  • Prepare case service plan and objectives with survivor to ensure they receive full range of services as needed

  • Provide referrals, personal/criminal advocacy and accompaniment support and develop safety plans and assist with restraining order needs per survivor’s request

  • Assist survivors with their needs working with prosecutors, law enforcement, and additional follow up

  • Accompany survivors to criminal or civil legal court proceedings to provide overall support to survivors

  • Educate survivors about the dynamics of domestic violence and available community resources

  • Explain the civil and criminal legal system to survivors and link survivors to social services or other community resources as needed

  • Respond to services inquires at Family Justice Center

  • Assist with Intervention Division ERT with overflow of hotline calls.

  • Provide education on life skills, financial literacy, professional development, resume writingand interviewing skills to survivors

  • Assist survivors with Victims compensation program and safe at home application as needed.

Community Outreach/Training:

  • Provide outreach, education presentations to various community groups, schools and other organizations; 

  • Attend on-going trainings, workshops and conferences 

  • Develop and facilitate trainings to social services, law enforcement and medical personnel and community partners in the Northeast community

  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings with community services providers and partner agencies

  • Conduct community workshops, Parenting classes, financial literacy support

Administrative:

  • Document client interactions and compile statistics on a monthly basis;

  • Adhere to necessary grant requirements for statistical tracking 

  • Prepare and maintain monthly progress reports 

  • Data entry of individual cases and case file maintenance  

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma informed crisis intervention, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, stalking, elder abuse intervention; experience in Crisis Counseling

  • Completed or intend to complete Peace Over Violence’s 82 hour Counselor Advocate training or its equivalent

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with criminal justice and social service agencies members

  • Ability to work with clients, volunteers and staff in a non-judgmental manner

  • Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental manner to victims and their families

  • Demonstrate initiative and professionalism; ability to work independently and maintain work load

  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills; public speaking, facilitating group discussions

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people

  • Ability to pass Department of Justice background check

  • Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of a crisis center

  • Computer Literacy required: email, Microsoft Office and internet basics

  • Flexible schedule to fit varying shifts

  • Capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Automobile needed with a valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred

TO APPLY: Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter, detailing experience, to Yvette Lozano. Please, no phone calls.

Email: yvette@peaceoverviolence.org

Peace over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disability, candidates who identify with LGBTQ community and others. 

Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer.