We have an exciting opportunity for a caseworker to work with children in our residential community, and provide case management services to our residents.
Work with children is conducted primarily through our ‘Rainbow Room’ program; a morning preschool program open Monday through Friday, which is available to children staying in our emergency shelter and transitional housing programs.
This program, and the curriculum delivered, is geared to the specific needs of children who have been exposed to domestic violence or other trauma. Typically, children attending the program are aged 2 to 5, although this can vary.
The successful candidate will have previous experience working with children, a solid understanding of the issues faced by children who have witnessed domestic violence, and an approach to their work with children and families which embodies a trauma-informed, empathetic, non-judgmental manner.
For the remainder of their work-schedule, the caseworker will provide comprehensive supportive services including case management, accompaniment, and advocacy to adults and children in our residential programs. The successful candidate will be able to work independently with minimum supervision, therefore previous experience working in a residential facility or providing social services is required. The successful candidate will be experienced, comfortable and confident in their own ability to make independent decisions and respond appropriately to manage and de-escalate emergency crisis situations with clients.
Caseworkers may provide direct emergency services to clients together with police and hospital staff, and provide necessary interventions, including transporting clients to our confidential site from across Contra Costa County. They may also provide coverage on our 24 hour crisis and counseling line, and case management services to other clients.
Information management is vital to maintaining excellence in our service delivery, and our Domestic Violence Caseworkers keep up to date, accurate documentation of client contact and activity that occurs while they are working.
Domestic Violence Casework
Mission, culture, and values
STAND! is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. Our work is guided by our values of integrity, passion, compassion, safety, accountability, innovation, and collaboration. We welcome staff who can embrace these values, and who seek to create and participate in a culture of interpersonal kindness and accountability, with respect for every stakeholder in the agency; and for the contribution of everyone who joins us in this work. Read more about our mission-driven agency at http://www.standffov.org/
Required qualifications for this position:
Employment with STAND! is contingent upon clear fingerprint, criminal history check, clear MVR, and successfully completing U.S. Department of Justice Form I9.
Having a Bachelors’ Degree and / or bilingual Spanish/English skills are preferred qualifications for this position.
· The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and their families
· An hourly rate of $19.74, a 5% differential will be paid for candidates with fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills
· Eligible for our generous benefits package; which, for regular employees working 30 or more hours a week, includes: medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, voluntary acupuncture and chiropractic insurance, 403(B) plan (limited employer match after one year’s service); and to earn vacation, sick leave and holiday pay.
Apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and the names of three supervisory references to: email@example.com. Please put “DV Caseworker, Children’s Services” in the subject line of your email, and confirm your availability in your cover letter. Alternatively, you can mail your information to: Human Resources, STAND! For Families Free of Violence, 1410 Danzig Plaza, Concord, CA 94520.
STAND! For Families Free of Violence is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to staff diversity. We welcome qualified persons of all backgrounds to apply.
STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. Our integrated approach to domestic violence and child abuse services uniquely situates us to take the lead in addressing the complex dynamics of violence within families. Founded in 1977, STAND! serves all of Contra Costa County with prevention, intervention, and treatment services. Read more about our mission-driven agency at http://www.standffov.org/
51-100 team members
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