Employment

If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, then DVIS is interested in you!

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Open Positions:

  • Court Services Advocate+

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide technical assistance and advocacy for clients filing Emergency Protective Orders. Provide technical assistance, advocacy and moral support to clients at Protective Order full hearings, including follow-up and receptionist/clerical duties.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for providing assistance and advocacy and offering moral support to victims of domestic violence filing Emergency Protective Orders and victims filing criminal charges associated with domestic violence and/or violation of Protective Orders.
    • Act as a liaison between judges, clients and DVIS.
    • Reviewing the court process with victims.
    • Responsible for working with victims to determine risks and goals. Assisting victims in incorporating this information into Safety Plans. Conducting safety planning with every client.
    • Responsible for making referrals for services, as needed, to various agencies; i.e., Family Violence Unit; DVIS Shelter, Legal Services, Department of Human Services, etc.

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelors in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related degree referred.
    • Minimum two years experience with victims of crime and/or domestic violence.
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
    • Intermediate computer skills required.
    • A valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

     

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  • Director of Residential Services+

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Ensures a safe, comfortable and therapeutic residential environment for women, men and children fleeing domestic violence, by providing professional management services for the DVIS shelter and transitional apartments.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining written policies and procedures for residential operations including client’s rights, duties and responsibilities. Periodically review procedures and revise as necessary.
    • Responsible for developing and implementing an internal review system to ensure facilities comply with relevant federal, state and local regulations regarding health and safety of residents.
    • Responsible for monitoring the shelter and transitional housing physical operations, ensuring facilities are safe, clean and comfortable and there are adequate supplies of basic items such as linens, toiletries, first aid supplies, etc.
    • Responsible for monitoring the shelter food service operations. Ensure meals are the best quality available within the budget.
    • Responsible for ensuring all paperwork and statistics required by funders and other payers are completed and submitted within the deadlines.
    • Responsible for providing the shelter and transitional living employees with professional direction regarding client assessment and identification of client’s needs. Ensure all residential services employees either meets these needs or makes informed referrals to other community resources, seeking opportunities to bridge the staffing between both facilities.
    • Responsible for performing general facility management functions, including facility maintenance, enforcing rules and regulations, mediating disputes between residents, overseeing programs, education and events.
    • Responsible for supervising the counseling and advocacy programs offered to the residents of the shelter and transitional housing.
    • Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of referral resources and processes.
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients, employees, other agencies, and the general public.
    • Responsible for representing DVIS at community meetings related to sheltering, housing and homelessness.

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or a related filed is required. LPC or other professional certification is desired.
    • Minimum five years experience in management and supervision of a large-sized staff; residential facility management preferred.
    • Minimum three years experience in client oriented social services – domestic violence related preferred.
    • Ability to supervise the daily activities and career development of a large and diverse staff.
    • Ability to supervise the daily operations of an 80-bed residential facility and a multi-unit apartment facility including food service, maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
    • Considerable knowledge of assessment methods and techniques; supervisory skills, and conflict management resolution skills.
    • Ability to assess a variety of personal or family problems, maintains detailed and accurate records/data, and maintains confidences.
    • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Has experience and skills in crisis intervention, assessment and counseling or therapy.

     

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  • Part Time/On-Call Advocate+

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides advocacy and assistance for all Shelter clients in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for ensuring that services for clients are responded to in a professional manner and that the rights of clients are respected.
    • Responsible for helping promote a positive environment within the shelter for both residents and employees.
    • Responsible for documenting contacts and services for clients in electronic record system according to DVIS  policy.
    • Responsible for providing crisis intervention services for phone-in and walk-in clients. Assessing needs and make informed referrals to other community resources.
    • Responsible for screening, and performing intake and exit interviews for clients during your shift.
    • Organize and conducts activities for the benefit of shelter residents. Support efforts to provide a structural, therapeutic environment through implementing of shelter guidelines.

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BSW or related field, experience in crisis intervention and case management preferred. Knowledge in the following areas is preferred:
      o Understanding and sensitivity toward the issues involved in domestic violence, particularly as they relate to women and children.
      o Understanding of chemical dependency. Skills in individual advocacy and case management, with the ability to effectively facilitate and coordinate support groups.
      o Good listening skills and ability to engage clients in assessing needs, problem solving and goal setting.
      o Knowledge of community resources and skills in resource utilization..
      o Ability to work with others in a collaborative decision-making process.
      o Ability to manage time and work effectively in stressful situations.
    • Current CPR and First Aid certification.

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  • Project Coordinator – Elder Abuse+

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implement and lead the initiative to increase understanding and coordinate the response to abuse against elders. Coordinate meetings and trainings on the topic of elder abuse. Provide outreach and support to grant partners. This is a three year grant funded position.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for working with community partners to develop and implement the goals and objectives of the Elder Abuse Grant.
    • Responsible for coordinating the response and protocol for crimes against older survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other abuse.
    • Responsible for developing, leading, attending and participating in trainings/meetings related to providing services to elder victims.
    • Responsible for traveling for trainings as required.
    • Responsible for preparing statistics for reports to funding sources, courts and others as requested.

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsible for the successful operation and functioning of the volunteer program to meet agency objectives. This person is expected to build and maintain the agency’s reputation as a worthwhile volunteer experience.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for having knowledge of rape trauma, the history and significance of victimization of women and children regarding sexual assault and domestic violence; as well as, knowledge of hospital and police procedures pertaining to sexual assault.
    • Responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating program volunteers with assistance from other staff members as needed.
    • Responsible for contacting and scheduling volunteers for hospital shifts. Prepares monthly volunteer schedules and coordinates changes as needed.
    • Responsible for maintaining and updating volunteer manual and reference guide as needed with policy changes, additions, etc.
    • Responsible for facilitating monthly volunteer meetings and scheduling speakers to meet the volunteer training requirements from the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.
    • Responsible for coordinating community volunteer projects, i.e. church groups, service organizations and Day of Caring as well as assisting with the Adopt-A-Family Program.
    • Responsible for preparing statistical reports about services provided by agency volunteers.
    • Responsible for maintaining records on all volunteers to meet requirements of accrediting agencies and funding sources.

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field and/or equivalent experience required.
    • One year experience in training or management crisis intervention skills, preferred.
    • Skills in active listening and crisis intervention are preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Valid State of Oklahoma driver’s license is required

    • Bachelors in Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related degree preferred, or equivalent work experience with victims of crime required.
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
    • Minimum two years’ experience with victims of crime and/or domestic violence and/or elderly clients.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    • Familiarity with community resources and criminal justice system preferred.
    • Intermediate computer skills required.
    • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

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  • Volunteer Coordinator+

    SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsible for the successful operation and functioning of the volunteer program to meet agency objectives. This person is expected to build and maintain the agency’s reputation as a worthwhile volunteer experience.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for having knowledge of rape trauma, the history and significance of victimization of women and children regarding sexual assault and domestic violence; as well as, knowledge of hospital and police procedures pertaining to sexual assault.
    • Responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating program volunteers with assistance from other staff members as needed.
    • Responsible for contacting and scheduling volunteers for hospital shifts. Prepares monthly volunteer schedules and coordinates changes as needed.
    • Responsible for maintaining and updating volunteer manual and reference guide as needed with policy changes, additions, etc.
    • Responsible for facilitating monthly volunteer meetings and scheduling speakers to meet the volunteer training requirements from the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.
    • Responsible for coordinating community volunteer projects, i.e. church groups, service organizations and Day of Caring as well as assisting with the Adopt-A-Family Program.
    • Responsible for preparing statistical reports about services provided by agency volunteers.
    • Responsible for maintaining records on all volunteers to meet requirements of accrediting agencies and funding sources.

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field and/or equivalent experience required.
    • One year experience in training or management crisis intervention skills, preferred.
    • Skills in active listening and crisis intervention are preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Valid State of Oklahoma driver’s license is required

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DVIS prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, spiritual beliefs, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic with regard to any terms and conditions of employment.

To apply for a position online click here, or send us a resume cover letter and an employment application indicating the position for which you would like to be considered to:

EMAIL:  jobs@dvis.org with the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line of your email.

FAX:  918.508.2787

MAIL:
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.
Attn:  Human Resources
4300 S. Harvard
Tulsa, OK  74135-2608