Provide family-centered youth services for children residing in Catholic Charities’ domestic violence shelter and those participating in Community Reintegration. Help create and implement support group curriculum for parents, youth, and children and coordinate with staff/volunteers to provide childcare for adult support groups. Support and advocate for families in meeting their educational, physical, social, and behavioral needs in a healthy and safe manner. Collaborate with family, youth, and children community partners to advocate on behalf of children exposed to domestic/sexual violence.
- Provide crisis intervention/support/education for families/youth/children in one-on-one and group settings through structured educational activities.
- Work with schools as a liaison between school and parents to ensure clients educational needs are met through their home school.
- Assist shelter staff in the day-to-day delivery of services, problem solving, and service coordination.
- Develop and foster community partnerships (social services, education, health care, law enforcement, and legal systems) to advocate for families, youth, and children.
- Support and advocate for families in meeting their educational, physical, social, and behavioral needs in a healthy and safe manner.
- Maintains a safe and clean environment.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of child development, parenting skills, and non-violence discipline.
- Working knowledge of domestic violence/sexual assault and the needs, problems, and attitudes related to the victims or a willingness to learn.
- Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment.
- Ability to abide by agency regulations regarding confidentiality and ethics.
- Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other agency staff.
- Ability to use good judgment and communication when reaching decisions.
- Ability to respond to and de-escalate crisis situations appropriately.
- Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.
- Ability to show sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
- Ability to be actively engaged in learning experiences with students.
- Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.
- Dependable, positive, self-directed, and motivated.
- Knowledge of or experience working with people from diverse groups.
- Knowledge of trauma-informed care practices with an emphasis on empowerment, power differentials, and gender issues.
- Ability to make decisions in emergency situations and the absence of supervisor.
- Computer proficiency including MS word, excel, power point, outlook.
- Knowledge of local community resources.
- Knowledge of Catholic Charities’ mission, values, vision, and ethical standards.
- Knowledge of the Catholic Charities Compliance Program requirements including – but not limited to – the Code of Ethics, the Compliance Policy, all organization-wide policies for compliance and compliance procedures affecting specific duties and responsibilities.
- Minimum two years experience working with children and families in a human services setting is required.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 4 year college degree in child development or related field is preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and other Designations:
- CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within first 60 days of employment.
- Valid Nebraska Driver’s License and Insurability