Child Protective Services Liaison

Safe Voices is seeking a candidate to fill our full-time opening as our Child Protective Services Liaison. This position requires a highly motivated, professional team player with knowledge of domestic violence. The primary role of the Child Protective Services Liaison is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy for victim of domestic violence while strengthening the relationship between Safe Voices and the DHHS department of child protective services in an effort to overcome the problem of domestic violence and child victimization. This position requires someone who can demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic status of persons served and to demonstrate knowledge of issues faced by those who experience domestic violence. This domestic violence advocate will work within the child protective services division located in the Department of Health and Human Services office in Androscoggin County.

An idea candidate will be highly motivated, thrive working independently, as well as part of many multidisciplinary teams. Applicants should have excellent time management skills, ability to navigate complex crisis situations, and knowledge of domestic violence and advocacy techniques. Excellent written and oral communication skills required with grant reporting experience highly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning with a specialization in social services or closely related field required. The candidate must have reliable transportation and the willingness to travel throughout the tri-county area as well as possess a valid Maine Driver’s License. Interested applicants can submit their resume and letter of interest by March 1st, 2017 to Kelly Wasson, Administrative Manager, at kwasson@safevoices.org.

 

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Safe Voices does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, immigration status, age, or physical or mental ability.

 

Helpline Coordinator (20 hours a week)

A 20 hour a week position is available for a Helpline Coordinator at Safe Voices. 

The Helpline Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination of the helpline, support to helpline volunteers and advocacy to victims of domestic violence over the helpline. Primary responsibilities include providing consistent oversight and coordination of helpline coverage, staff helpline during scheduled hours, assisting in training staff and volunteers on helpline, participating in regular “check-ins” during handover of helpline staff back up, helping to maintain helpline procedures and interactions and other support and completing data entry of all volunteer helpline interactions.

Qualified candidates must have experience working independently and have knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. The position is located in Androscoggin County. Associates Degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in related work may be considered. Send resume and cover letter by February 17th to Kelly Wasson, Administrative Manager, at kwasson@safevoices.org.

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Safe Voices does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression in accordance with applicable federal and state law.

 

Director of Development and Engagement

A full time position is available for a Director of Development and Engagement at Safe Voices. The Director of Development and Engagement will serve as part of the Safe Voices Management Team. The position is responsible for the overall planning and directing of the engagement, fundraising, development, special events, and public relations activities for the agency, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. The Director of Engagement and Development directs the overarching agency development plan, builds and maintains relationships with donors, remains current in development, fundraising, not for profit marketing, and technology best practices. Additionally, the Director of Engagement and Development is responsible for recruiting agency interns and event volunteers, educating the community about Safe Voices and the work to end domestic violence through special events, public relations including creating the agency newsletters and other written material, and representing the agency in public settings.

 Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years of development leadership experience and management responsibilities with fund development and engagement/marketing. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with significant, proven track record of successful grant writing experience are required. Additionally, qualified candidates must be creative and have knowledge and experience with managing and maintaining fundraising databases, must enjoy working with many individuals and community groups, possess the ability to work on many projects at once independently, and often overseeing others, and with deadlines. The Director of Development and Engagement must have the ability to develop strong community and business relationships to advance grant funding opportunities as well as philanthropic donations. A commitment to the Safe Voices mission and possession of a basic knowledge of domestic violence is also required. MS Office, WordPress, Facebook and other means of social marketing and engagement proficiency is highly preferred. The position is located in Androscoggin County but will require travel throughout Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. Bachelor’s Degree is required. Send resume and cover letter including salary requirements by February 17th to ejohansen@safevoices.org.

 Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Safe Voices does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, immigration status, age, or physical or mental ability.