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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

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION EDUCATOR

 

Reports To:     Public Affairs/Development Director
Worksite:         Family Sunshine Center Administrative Office
Summary:       To plan, implement and conduct primary and secondary suicide prevention education programs in public and/or private school settings, as well as churches, civic and community groups using established evidence based curricula.      

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the content and lesson plans associated with curricula used to educate on topics related to the recognition and prevention of suicide
  • Market, schedule and teach the FSC suicide prevention education program in schools, churches, community groups, etc. under the 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 leadership of the Public Affairs and Development Director
  • Assist the Senior Prevention Educator 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 writing and assembling grants for special projects
  • 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
  • Meet or exceed all grant goals established by various funding streams
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Public Affairs and Development Director or the 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

 


 

CHILDREN’S THERAPIST - CARES PROGRAM 

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:    Program Director
WORK HOURS:          Full-time (40 hours weekly)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide assessments and treatment services for clients participating in the CARES Program.  This includes but is not limited to, client screenings and assessments, treatment plans, client record keeping practices, and quality control of service delivery system.
  • Work closely with project partners to maximize treatment services for children, adolescents and their families who experience the effects of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and physical abuse and neglect.
  • Work closely with Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority to triage treatment services for children and adolescents in need of psychiatric services.
  • Participate in Partner Advisory Team and Consumer Advisory Team meetings.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and protect client record information.
  • Participate in work groups, webinars, and trainings, etc. as outlined in this project (local, state, and national).
  • Participate in providing trainings and resource development to partners, community service providers and organizations on trauma and its effects on children and families (local, state, and national).
  • Participate in implementing the CARES Program required data collections, evaluation and reporting requirements. Also, statistical reports and other data collections as required by the Board of Directors and all funding sources.
  • Participate in reviewing and evaluating outcome results and revising service delivery when needed.
  • Complete Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) reports as outlined in the FSC policy.
  • Serve as Professional Back-up for program emergencies on a rotating basis with other staff members.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service programs, and case review as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field; social work or counseling license preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma related to family violence, and sexual assault.
  • Experience in counseling all ages of children.
  • Knowledge of child development and family systems.
  • Knowledge of a variety of treatment approaches preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • 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, grantee 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.
     

 

Junior Case Manager - Exodus

 

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.

 


 

Outreach and Prevention Specialist

 

Reports To:        Senior Prevention Educator
Worksite:            Family Sunshine Center Administrative Office
Summary:          To inform individuals of the availability of FSC services for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and/or stalking through presentations and materials, regarding available services, that will be distributed to social service agencies, businesses, schools, civic organizations and other groups within MAFVP's seven-county service area.                                                               

Responsibilities:

  • Present FSC services and promote access to needed victim assistance in schools, churches, community groups, etc. under the direct supervision of the Senior Prevention Educator and leadership of the Public Affairs and Development Director;
  • Identify and schedule outreach opportunities;
  • Promote victim awareness of service availability, and access to victim services, through presentations and public speaking, the distribution of literature, and participation in community events;
  • Participate in community speaking engagements, community health fairs, booths, and other venues where one is likely to encounter those in need of victim services;
  • Assist the Senior Prevention Educator with the collection of data related to outreach efforts and the dissemination of reporting data for all related grants supporting the outreach activities;
  • Attend scheduled direct service Program Department Meetings for the purpose of understanding direct service outreach print and web-based material needs and coordinating with the Resource Development and Branding Director for development of distribution of those materials;
  • Work with direct care staff and program supervisors to coordinate the implementation of the victim information services;
  • Work closely with direct care staff and partners to develop and utilize evaluation tools to determine victim information sharing process and outcome measurements;
  • Create, evaluate, and maintain outreach print and web-based materials;
  • Assist with editorial and proofing needs for direct service outreach print and web-based material;
  • Work closely with agency prevention education and public relations teams to distribute victim handout materials, fact sheets, brochures, posters, etc. to be used at presentations and through existing community outreach efforts;
  • Work closely with the Resource Development and Branding Director to collaborate on the development of standard agency brand materials and to promote outreach efforts through the agency website, social media platforms, print, and electronic news media;
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Senior Prevention Educator, Public Affairs and Development Director, or members of the leadership team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in education, social services, marketing or related field or a minimum of 5 yearsequivalent experience developing and teaching a curriculum or program

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient written and oral communication with the demonstrated ability to tailor a presentation and 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

 


 

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