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The Montgomery Area Family Violence Program, Inc. (Family Sunshine Center) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Please send resumes to:

Personnel Director

P.O. Box 5160

Montgomery, AL 36103

or email broosendaal@familysunshine.org
 

 

Children’s Services Supervisor

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Site: FSC Counseling Center

Summary: The Children’s Services Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of children’s counseling, advocacy, and supportive services including, but not limited to, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention services and safety planning, case management, and legal advocacy; supervision of the children’s counseling staff; being available and responsive to the Executive Director to assist with developing and implementing policies and procedures, reviewing grants, preparing grant reports and making presentations; and ensuring high quality delivery of services in a manner consistent with the brand and mission of the agency.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and provide treatment services for child/adolescent clients.
  • Work closely with project partners to maximize treatment services for children, adolescents and their families who experience the effects of sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and physical abuse and neglect.
  • Participate in implementing and monitoring required data collections, evaluation and reporting requirements. This includes supervising the internal data collection and data entry process.
  • Supervise and evaluate the day-to-day performance of Children’s Services staff.
  • Ensure program services are operating efficiently, effectively, ethically, legally and in accordance with defined program guidelines.
  • Coordinate weekly case review meetings.
  • Review and revise policies and procedures on an annual basis.
  • Develop a training protocol for new children’s therapists that would include an overview of child therapy models and developmental stages.
  • Work collaboratively with shelter child advocates to ensure therapeutic and outcomes-focused care is provided to shelter children.
  • Provide assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents who are victims of or witness to family violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, dating violence, and/or physical abuse and neglect.
  • Deliver appropriate therapeutic interventions to maximize treatment services for children, adolescents and their families including education and support, family, individual and group counseling, parent support, advocacy, consultation, referral, and crisis intervention services.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and protect client record information, per FSC policy and standards of practice by applicable licensing board(s).
  • Maintain client records in a consistent and timely manner, including the development and update of treatment plans, consent and information forms and the completion of progress notes.
  • Complete Child Abuse and Neglect reports as outlined in the FSC policy.
  • Serve as group facilitator and/or liaison for child therapeutic groups and parent support in FSC residences on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Complete monthly statistics/reports as requested by the Board of Directors and all funding sources.
  • Participate in evaluation efforts, reviewing and evaluating outcome results and revising service delivery when needed.
  • Serve as Professional Back-up for program emergencies on a rotating basis with other staff members.
  • Attend staff meetings, team meetings, in-service programs, and case review as required.
  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field; social work or counseling license required.
  • Demonstrable experience in effectively supervising and leading a team.
  • Experience in counseling children and adolescents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma related to family violence, and sexual assault.
  • Knowledge of child development and family systems.
  • Knowledge of play therapy and a variety of treatment approaches preferred.
  • Ability to assess client needs and to determine priorities.
  • Exhibits excellent clinical sensitivity, flexibility and creativity skills.
  • Ability to identify and use community resources.
  • Ability to travel to trainings, meetings, etc as required by agency and funding sources.
  • Ability to effectively plan and arrange work responsibilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and to be cooperative in managing referrals.
  • Exhibits strong verbal, written and technological communication skills.


     


Victim Services Assistant

Reports to: Business & Human Resources Director

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Site: Counseling Center in Wetumpka, AL

Summary: The Victim Services Assistant is responsible for ensuring clients have access to timely and relevant information about direct services when calling or walking into the Family Sunshine Center rural counseling center, checking clients in and out for appointments, and providing administrative support and office management.

Responsibilities          

  • Screen, process, and distribute incoming calls and correspondence.
  • Greet and direct clients.
  • Schedule counselors/clients, rooms, and resources as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and at all levels.
  • Create and maintain files and databases.
  • Maintain adequate office supply inventory.
  • Coordinate facilities maintenance and custodial issues.
  • Helps organize and maintain file system and file correspondence and other records.
  • Answer general questions regarding counseling services and/or agency programs.
  • Prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 2 years’ experience in clerical or receptionist duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly over the phone and through a speaker phone
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain switchboard functions, direct visitors, and monitor security cameras simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills in current Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Data entry skills
  • Ability and experience working with a variety of groups and diverse populations
  • Ability and willingness to learn and use new technologies

Travel Requirements:

  • Local travel as appropriate for educational trainings or community stakeholder meetings as appropriate; valid driver’s license and liability coverage is required, if applicabe



 


 

Victim Services Counselor

Specialty: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Reports to: Counseling Services Supervisor

Status:Full-Time, Exempt

Work Site: Counseling Center located inWetumpka, AL

Summary: The Victim Services Counselor provides supportive services, crisis response, counseling and advocacy services to primary and secondary victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in FSC’s rural service areas.

Responsibilities          

  • Provide supportive services to include advocacy, case management, and crisis counseling to victims and/or families of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in assigned rural counties.
  • Identify local resources and service providers to develop appropriate referral resources for victims.
  • Educate clients about program guidelines, related program information and eligibility requirements.
  • Assess lethality of individual client situations and develop and review appropriate safety plans with clients.
  • Establish a course of action by exploring options and assisting clients to establish treatment goals.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling to victims and/or their family in the office and/or at the client’s home when transportation is a hindrance to obtaining services.
  • Provide vibrant and meaningful individual, family, and group counseling.
  • Educate the local communities in assigned rural counties about available domestic violence and sexual assault services. Distribute materials for victims to local agencies.
  • Make victim presentations on domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or child abuse and related FSC services to agencies, churches, civic groups, etc.
  • Establish a network of communication between local agencies and the FSC in order to help victims meet law enforcement, legal, financial, housing, employment, and other needs.
  • Provide court advocacy, information and referrals, and moral support to victims participating in court proceedings.
  • Provide and facilitate support groups for victims as needed.
  • Assist with walk-in clients and professional back-up for victim emergencies on a rotating basis with other staff members as needed.
  • Attend supervision with Counseling Services Supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Maintain requirements for licensure if applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Counseling Services Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field. Licensure preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in the field of family violence, sexual assault, and/or child abuse with a willingness to cross train in all fields is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain poise and self- control in crisis situations.
  • Ability to communicate with and be sensitive to the needs of people of various backgrounds.
  • Ability to assess client needs and to determine priorities.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current social and economic problems and the way these problems affect families and individuals.
  • Ability to identify and use community resources.
  • Knowledge, adherence, and application of applicable laws/regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and to be cooperative in managing referrals.
  • Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills in current Microsoft applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT, and Publisher

Travel Requirements:

  • Local and statewide travel as needed and required by funding sources for training, meetings with other partners, or client assistance/transportation; reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and liability insurance coverage is required.

     


Prevention Educator

Reports To: Prevention & Outreach Coordinator

Status: Non-Exempt

Worksite: Family Sunshine Center Administrative Office

Summary: To plan, implement and conduct primary and secondary violence prevention education programs in public and/or private school settings, as well as churches, civic and community groups using established evidence-based curricula.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the content and lesson plans associated with curricula used to educate on topics related to the recognition and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse, dating violence and bullying
  • Market, schedule and teach the FSC prevention education program in schools, churches, community groups, etc. under the direct supervision of the Prevention & Outreach Coordinator and leadership of the Public Affairs and Development Director
  • Provide in-service training, technical assistance, and specialized programs for FSC faculty, schools, and community outreach as appropriate and/or determined under the direct supervision of the Prevention & Outreach Coordinator and leadership of the Public Affairs and Development Director
  • Assist the Prevention & Outreach Coordinator with the collection of data related to prevention activities and the dissemination of reporting data for all related grants supporting the Prevention Education function 
  • Participate in community speaking engagements, community health fairs and booths 
  • Assist in developing, training and maintaining an FSC Speakers Bureau of highly proficient volunteers that can assist in meeting the need of community speaking engagements
  • Cultivate relationships with current and potential donors to include schools, churches, community groups, and others and effectively communicate the agency’s need for financial support by delivering a call to action
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Prevention & Outreach Coordinator, Public Affairs and Development Director, or members of the leadership team 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in education, social work, or psychology or a minimum of 5 years equivalent experience teaching children 
  • The ability to understand the preparation and presentation of classroom curricula

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient written and oral communication with the demonstrated ability to speak to a specialized audience
  • Ability and experience working with a variety of groups (i.e., agencies, community stakeholders, non-profit groups, teachers, parents, community leaders) and diverse populations
  • Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with a high degree of proficiency
  • Strong computer skills in current Microsoft applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT, and Publisher; Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and project management skills including the ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple projects with excellence and attention to detail

Travel Requirements

  • Local travel as needed for outreach and public affairs activities; reliable transportation and liability insurance coverage is required


       


Director of Victim Services

Reports to: Executive Director          

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Work Site:  FSC Administrative Office

Summary: The Director of Victim Services is responsible for maintaining a positive team culture within all program areas; for overseeing the planning, development and implementation of approved strategic plans as it relates to program areas; and the efficient and effective delivery of superior quality trauma-informed services to clients in the counseling and residential programs of FSC.

Responsibilities

1. Foster a team culture that is consistent with the organization's guiding principles.
2. Ensure program staff and volunteers provide superior quality, fair, culturally relevant, accessible services to clients; similarly ensuring that the agency mission and guiding principles are followed and that program services are operating efficiently, effectively, ethically, legally and in accordance with local, state, and federal program guidelines.
3. Oversee planning, development, and implementation of agency programs, in accordance with agency strategic planning and current best practices in direct service and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
4. Lead and support the day-to-day responsibilities of Adult Counseling Services, Children’s Counseling Services, and Residential Services.
5. Lead, supervise and coordinate delivery of victim’s services at FSC.  This includes but is not limited to, client screenings, treatment plans, client record-keeping practices, and quality control of service delivery system; must contribute to the creation and development of agency programs, as well as assistance in monitoring overall budget, policy/procedure compliance, and quality of services delivered by direct service staff.
6. Provide input on the prioritization and allocation of available resources; assist with the day-to-day financial operations in accordance with budgets related to victim’s services.
7. Review and evaluate service delivery, make recommendations for and execute changes in programs to ensure maximum effective service provision; monitor progress to outcomes as identified in strategic plan and individual grant objectives and evaluate on impact, efficacy and cost in program evaluation.
8. Participate in the training of personnel as it relates to direct services and compliance with agency policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
9. Provide regularly scheduled supervision meetings with Adult Counseling Services Supervisor, Children’s Services Supervisor, and Residential Supervisor.
10. Ensure direct service meetings are effective in delivering necessary information while providing opportunities for staff training and development of relationships.
11. Develop and oversee the collection, compilation, and analysis of direct services data and ensures timely submission of same on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
12. Meet regularly with the Executive Director and foster collaborative working relationships with other departments & community partners.
13. When necessary, work with supervisors and service delivery staff to solve resident disputes and help address client grievances.
14. Serve as Assistant Custodian of Records when Executive Director is unavailable in accordance with agency policy and procedure. 

Qualifications

•  Master’s Degree with 5 years of direct service experience
•  License in Social Work or Counseling required
•  A minimum of two years administrative experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•  Demonstrated experience in personnel management, program development and administration, and quality control of services.
•  Knowledgeable of grant laws, requirements and databases.
•  Ability to maintain poise and self-control in crisis situations.
•  Ability to communicate with and be sensitive to the needs of people of various backgrounds.
•  Knowledge of trauma-informed best practices.
•  Experience in conducting an efficient and effective interview and deciding on the candidate best suited for the needs of FSC.
•  Ability to determine and prioritize appropriate victim services.
•  Exhibits excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
•  Knowledge of current social and economic problems and the way these problems affect families and individuals.
•  Ability to identify and use community resources.
•  Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
•  Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and to be cooperative in managing referrals.
•  Makes good use of time and acts professionally and responsibly in all work areas.
•  Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills.
•  Strong computer skills in current Microsoft applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT and Publisher as well as cloud-based applications for time management and connectivity.  Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new software applications relevant in the counseling sector.
•  Capable of being able to maintain a professional relationship with all entities of people (staff, Board Members, officials, and the general public).


 

 

STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM

Student interns are placed at the Family Sunshine Center through partnerships with area universities and colleges. Internships are available on a limited basis. While interns typically are studying social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and psychology, other programs are considered. The application process is the same as for general volunteers. Please apply early because slots fill up quickly. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 206-2128 for additional information.

Holiday Assistance

Many FSC clients don’t have the resources to provide traditional holiday food or gifts for their loved ones. At the Family Sunshine Center, we make it a priority each holiday season to provide those things for clients through generous donations from around our communities.

Holiday Wish List: The remaining holiday gift needs list can be found below.

Adoptions: The FSC adopts out families of all sizes and needs to individuals, groups and corporations. Families, Sunday school classes, and groups of co-workers have been among those helping families in the past. Donors purchase NEW gifts from a “wish list” provided by the family they will help, ensuring that individual needs are met. Please contact us at 206-2100 as soon as possible if you wish to adopt.

Financial Contribution: If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can either mail a check to the FSC or click HERE to pay with a credit card.  Be sure to specify that it is a holiday gift in the online form.

If you are interested in assisting in any way this holiday season, please call the FSC at 206-2100 by November 3 to let us know your plans. If you are purchasing items from the wish list, please deliver them UNWRAPPED to FSC by December 8.

 

 


PO Box 5160, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5160      334.206.2100