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Full-Time Family Violence Prevention Specialist

Starting Point is seeking a full-time Family Violence Prevention Specialist.

The Family Violence Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing high-quality, well-coordinated advocacy for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and stalking, their family members and friends using the Empowerment Model.   Domestic and sexual violence are pervasive social issues that impact all aspects of society and are supported by many societal constructs and institutions, Starting Point works to (1) support survivors while recognizing the connections between individual experiences and the cultural contexts that perpetuate violence and further constrain survivor safety; and (2) shifting institutions to be survivor-centered, hold offenders accountable, and ultimately eliminate the root causes of violence. The Family Violence Prevention Specialist has additional areas of focus working with families in which there is co-occurring domestic violence and child abuse or neglect.

Division of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)
• Using best practices and recognizing current trends, provide consultation to Child Protective Service Workers (CPSWs) in screening, assessing and coordinating services for victims of partner abuse in families where allegations of child abuse/neglect have been made.
• Provide consultation and training to CPSWs on the topics of safety planning, batterers’ behavior and accountability, and identification of a predominant aggressor.
• Attend DCYF Core trainings and become certified trainer for DCYF.
• Serve as internal consultant to Starting Point staff on DCYF practices and child abuse and neglect proceedings.

Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
• Coordinate Starting Point staff or volunteer participation in scheduled Child Advocacy Center interviews.
• Coordinate follow up services for families who have been seen at the Child Advocacy Center.

Partner Agencies
• Advocate for best practice in co-occurrence cases in the Division of Family Assistance, Bureau of Elderly Adult Services, Juvenile Justice System, and Department of Child Support Services.
• Advocate for best practice in co-occurrence cases within the legal, school, court, Probation & Parole, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) /Guardian ad Litem (GAL), and Batterer Intervention systems.

Bachelor’s degree in a human service related field or two years of experience providing domestic violence direct services in a volunteer based program required. Position requires a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance and completion of criminal & motor vehicle records checks.

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence located in the White Mountains of NH, is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including human trafficking in Carroll County, NH. It is the only domestic violence shelter in Carroll County, and one of only 12 domestic violence shelters in the entire state. Starting Point often receives clients outside its catchment area when the victims are not safe in their local shelters, or when other shelters are full and victims are in imminent danger. Since its inception in 1981, Starting Point has served an average of 600 clients each year. With advocacy, Starting Point’s clients are able to develop a network of supports and the skills and finances to live independently and transition to a life without violence.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Weinstein at [email protected] or fax to 603-452-5302.

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence located in the White Mountains of NH, is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including human trafficking in Carroll County, NH.  It is the only domestic violence shelter in Carroll County, and one of only 12 domestic violence shelters in the entire state.  Starting Point often receives clients outside its catchment area when the victims are not safe in their local shelters, or when other shelters are full and victims are in imminent danger. Since its inception in 1981, Starting Point has served an average of 600 clients each year. With advocacy, Starting Point’s clients are able to develop a network of supports and the skills and finances to live independently and transition to a life without violence.

Starting Point is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.