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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

 

 

Sexual Assault Services Coordinator

Reports to: Counseling Services Supervisor

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Site(s): Administrative Office

Summary: Provides oversight for the sexual assault case management team and works closely with the STAR/SANE Coordinator to assure appropriate services are rendered to clients. This position also provides supportive counseling, crisis response and advocacy services.

Responsibilities

Coordinate delivery of sexual assault victim services within FSC’s service area to include client screenings, treatment and safety plans, appropriate client record- keeping practices, and quality control of the service delivery system;

Supervise and evaluate the Rural Sexual Assault Case Managers;

Provide supportive services to include advocacy, accompaniment to forensic exams and law enforcement questioning, court advocacy, information and referrals, and crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault and/or families in the Montgomery office;

Identify local resources and service providers to develop appropriate referral resources for sexual assault victims to include communication between local agencies and the FSC in order to help victims meet law enforcement, legal, financial, housing, employment, and other needs;

Work closely with STAR and the SANE program to expand capacity to meet needs of sexual assault victims which can include being on call at night and weekends to provide advocacy and counseling to clients obtaining a forensic exam at the OPFJC or as needed;

Educate clients about program guidelines, related program information and eligibility requirements;

Provide vibrant and meaningful individual, family, and group counseling for victims as needed;

Educate the local community about sexual assault services available to include the distribution of materials for victims to local agencies, conduction of sexual assault victim presentations and related FSC services to agencies, churches, civic groups, etc;

Respond to victims requesting shelter and/or supportive services to include advocacy and counseling in Montgomery;

Cover critical sexual assault client services needs in the absence of FSC rural sexual assault counselors;

Assist with walk-in clients and professional back-up for victim emergencies on a rotating basis with other staff members as needed;

Participate in on-site trainings and meetings at the agency main office as directed by supervisor or Program Director;

Complete monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as required by funding sources;

Track daily activities in a timely and accurate manner to ensure all required grant components are fulfilled;

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 a related human services field; Experience working with victims 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

Ability to travel to regional and national conferences.  

 


CARES Project Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Work Site: FSC Administrative Office

Summary: The CARES Project Director is responsible for managing FSC’s CARES Project funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships between both project partners and SAMHSA staff to ensure project goals and objectives are met.

Responsibilities          

Project Management

  • Implement and manage the FSC's CARES Project; monitor workplan milestones and grant deliverables, and complete monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports as required by SAMHSA;
  • Develop ongoing relationships with school leadership, community partners, and other agencies to effectively coordinate the provision of treatment services for clients accessing CARES school-based services.  
  • Collaborate with project partners to maximize access to, and the benefits of, treatment services for children, adolescents, and their families who experience the effects of sexual violence, dating violence, and physical abuse and neglect;
  • Collaborate with the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority to triage treatment services for children and adolescents in need of psychiatric services;
  • Direct the project’s required data collections, evaluation, and reporting efforts. This includes the internal data collection and data entry process;
  • Work with the CARES staff, NCTSN, and other partners to plan and participate in all trainings and grantee meetings as outlined in the CARES Project;
  • Ensure project services operate efficiently, ethically, legally, and in accordance with project guidelines;

Outreach and Training

  • Work closely with the project team to determine community training needs for the promotion of trauma informed services; establish a training plan, set target goals, and coordinate an annual training calendar;
  • Coordinate with TF-CBT, CFTSI, other applicable treatment modality experts, and CARES staff to develop training components and determine target audiences, potential speakers, training goals and objectives, physical logistics, etc. for all trainings; ensure compliance with CARES Project goals and objectives;
  • Serve as a liaison between participating schools and CARES Project staff and participate in school faculty meetings, PTO’s, parent conferences, workshops, etc. to increase awareness and knowledge of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents experiencing family and/or sexual violence, and/or child abuse or neglect;
  • Serve as a liaison between CARES Project staff and other NCTSI funded agencies and provide NCTSI resources to the CARES staff;
  • Work closely with direct care staff, partners, and project evaluators to develop and utilize evaluation tools to determine process and outcome measurements;
  • Work closely with outreach/prevention education and public relations teams within the FSC Public Affairs Department to provide NCTSN handout materials, fact sheets, brochures, posters, etc. to be used in Project-focused trainings, through existing community outreach efforts, and to promote CARES services through public awareness and outreach/prevention activities; and
  • Accomplish other Project-related tasks as needed/requested by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, social services or related field with a minimum of five years’ grant management experience is required.  
  • Demonstrated experience in effective outreach coordination.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn, demonstrate and appreciate the effects of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and physical abuse and neglect along with child development, treatment services and assessments.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain excellent working relationships within the agency and with community partners while promoting project objectives
  • Knowledge of the effective and successful plan development, promotion, and implementation of educational seminars and/or technical training programs
  • Ability to exhibit strong verbal, written, and technological communications and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively manage program objectives and arrange work responsibilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and organizing committees
  • Exhibits effective time management and organizational skills and present professionally and responsibly in all work areas
  • Strong computer skills in current Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware issues when working remotely

Travel Requirements:

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

 


FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

Reports to: Financial Director

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Site: FSC Administrative Office

Summary: The Financial Specialist provides assistance to the Financial Director by provides assistance to the Financial Director by managing grants, maintaining records, processing receipt and disbursement transactions, processing payroll, and balancing various general ledger accounts.

Responsibilities

  • Incorporate and comply with the FSC Fiscal Management Policies and Procedures as it pertains to daily functions and activities
  • Assist in maintaining accounting records of revenues, expenses, i.e. budget to actual for various funding sources;
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of reports, records and other documentation;
  • Prepare and/or review all applicable monthly, quarterly and annual payroll filings;
  • Accurately enter cash receipts and manual checks by the 8th day of the month;
  • Assist in preparing monthly requests and budgets for various funding sources and check for accuracy.  Assist as needed in preparing quarterly and annual reports for funding sources;
  • Maintain paid invoice files for each grant or funding source as required by grant guidelines;
  • Assist in coding invoices for payment according to funding source. Process coded invoices for payment;
  • Verify accuracy of employee time sheets and maintain accrued leave balances.  Prepare payroll on a bi-weekly basis. Submit payroll tax deposit in accordance with Federal and state law;
  • Receive bank statements from Financial Director and reconcile by the 12th of each month;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Two years of experience in non-profit accounting preferred, or 5 years’ accounting experience.
  • Grants experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills in current Microsoft applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT
  • Proficient written and oral communication with the demonstrated ability to write for a specialized audience
  • Proficient in financial related software applications, MIP/Abila preferred

Travel Requirements:

  • Local travel as needed; reliable transportation and liability insurance coverage is required
     

EXODUS CASE MANAGER

Reports to: Senior Case Manager

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Work Site: Exodus Community

Summary: The Junior Case Manager will provide case management services to clients in FSC’s transitional housing program.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of case management services to Exodus residents, including crisis management, case options counseling, education about the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, information about and referrals to community organizations;
  • Provide individual crisis counseling which includes intake interviews, assessment of clients’ physical and emotional needs;
  • Assist clients in developing a case plan of client centered goals, assist in the implementation of these goals, such as obtaining self-sufficient permanent housing, finding employment, furthering education, etc.;
  • Maintain residents’ case files, coordinate phone usage, and advocate with social service agencies, law enforcement, etc., on behalf of the victims;
  • Provide legal and court advocacy for family violence victims such as:  assist in seeking legal assistance and working with Legal Services and attorneys on clients’ behalf. 
  • Provide education on laws and the legal system, provide active support in court proceedings, and provide expert testimony when required;
  • Provide public awareness education and training in the community;
  • Assist in the development of and participate in a network of service agencies;
  • Assist in transporting clients to community resource agencies and seeking other viable transportation services when not available;
  • Manage the scheduling and facilitation of Exodus Support or Life skills groups;
  • Attend supervisory meetings with the Senior Case Manager and/or the Residential Supervisor on a regular basis and provide input at weekly case reviews. This includes attending Shelter case review when Exodus families are approved;
  • Provide clients with empathetic listening, increase client’s self-awareness to reduce dependency and improve self-esteem;
  • Serve as Professional Back-up for program emergencies on a rotating basis with other staff members;
  • Complete monthly statistics and grant reports as requested by the Board of Directors and all funding sources;
  • Work closely with Exodus Client Services Advocate/Property Manger and Maintenance staff to assist clients in responsibly maintaining living quarters;
  • Perform other duties as required by the Senior Case Manager, Residential Supervisor, Program Director or Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field with at least 2 years’ experience in social service field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain poise and self-control in critical and high intensity crisis situations;
  • Ability to communicate with and be sensitive to the needs of people of various backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed best practices;
  • Motivational interviewing skills;
  • 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.

Travel Requirements:

  • Reliable car and valid Alabama driver's license and automobile insurance required.
  • Ability to attend local meetings and trainings as well as transport clients as needed.

 


                                                             

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.


PO Box 5160, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5160      334.206.2100