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VIBS is now hiring for the following positions:


Job Title:

SANE Administrator

Organization:

 Established in 1976 Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) has been a pioneer in the domestic violence and rape crisis movements.

 Our mission is to assist adult and child survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and trafficking; to prevent the incidence of these crimes through education and services; and to raise community awareness of the need for justice and compassion for victims.

Responsibilities of the SANE Administrator:

  • Oversee and Manage the daily functioning of the SANE program.
  • Serve as primary liaison for SANE Nurses/Nurse Supervisor, hospitals, DA office partners and SCPD partners and SANE program.
  • Scheduling monthly SANE calendar for 3 existing SANE centers.
  • Keeping centers fully supplied with: required forms and victim information packets as well as anything else needed.
  • Keeping centers supplies with appropriate supplies needed for forensic exams as determined By Nurse Supervisor.
  • Keeping centers fully staffed with clothes and toiletries for victims.
  • Assist with recruiting SANEs by placing advertisements or psas as requested, managing all application material, scheduling interviews, providing information to SANE interview team.
  • Tracking background check completion for all new SANEs
  • Tracking hospital compliance re: health records for all new and existing SANES
  • Maintaining SANE nurse credentialing records and health records
  • Complete VAWA/other reports and program statistics as requested
  • Assisting with recruitment and scheduling of focus group participants
  • Maintain SANE unit database; assist with entering SANE program information into agency database.
  • Manage trainings, monthly SANE clinical meetings and monthly SART meetings
  • Manage on-call calendar coverage
  • Provide presentations within the community about the SANE program.
  • Additional tasks as requested/required

Skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of dynamics of rape and sexual assault or willingness to obtain such understanding
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm when dealing with crisis situations
  • Ability to appropriately communicate daily needs of SANE program to VIBS leadership
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and work as a team with both internal colleagues and external community partners, such as high-level administrators
  • Extreme attention to detail, deadlines and overall organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and general computer skills
  • Alignment with VIBS mission
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, humor
  • Ability to work night and weekend hours as requested/required
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Comparable work experience considered
  • Experience in rape crisis work preferred
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Own car and valid license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Job Type: Full-time

 


Court Advocate Manager (Full Time)

Position:

The Court Advocate Manager will work in a leadership role in the VIBS Advocacy Unit and report to the Director of Advocacy.  Advocacy services are provided to adult and child victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, incest, trafficking and stalking. Services include safety planning, the provision of information about the criminal justice and law enforcement systems, accompaniments to Family Court, District Court, the Integrated Domestic Violence Court,  and the District Attorney’s office, as well as assistance in filing petitions for orders of protection.   Assistance with Office of Victims Services crime victim compensation applications are included in advocacy services provided.

The Court Advocate Manager will coordinate and supervise the work of the court advocates.   This includes ensuring  daily coverage of clients who have requested services, working with clients who may be directed to advocacy while in court for the first time,  ensuring that all telephone requests for information by victims are responded to in a timely manner, and  ensuring referring sources receive needed information with appropriate  releases.   The Court Advocate Manager will also provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including providing court accompaniment through the criminal justice system as well as family court and the integrated domestic violence court.

The successful candidate for the position will be someone who understands the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.  She/he must be able to engage clients from diverse populations, assess lethality risk, and stay abreast of the changes in laws that impact victims.  She/he will set healthy boundaries with clients to ensure a healthy working relationship.  The candidate must be able to form positive working relationships with court advocates and assist them in conducting direct services for clients.

The candidate must be a communicator and able to work with other agencies and professionals that serve victims within the court system, the District Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County Police Department, Child Protective Services, and Adult Protection Services.  The candidate will be a representative of VIBS and must be presentable in a professional manner..

The candidate must be able to utilize the supervisory relationship with the Director of Advocacy to address and resolve work related concerns regarding clients and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Act in place of the Director of Advocacy in her absence.
  • Compile and complete monthly, quarterly and annual statistics required of the advocacy unit.
  • Oversee advocacy coverage of court clients every day.
  • Supervise advocacy staff
  • Represent VIBS at community meetings as directed by the Advocacy Director.
  • Provide and Coordinate and supervise advocates in the provision of these services:
    • Crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This advocacy may be provided on the telephone, in the office, in hospitals, at victims’ homes, or at other sites as necessary.
    • Accompaniment of clients through the criminal justice system and advocate on their behalf.
    • Provide clients with information on their legal rights and options, and referrals when appropriate.
    • Advocate for clients with County and private agencies when necessary.
    • Assist clients in completing Crime Victims Board applications.
    • Report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to CPS as mandated by law.
    • Maintain client files, monthly statistics, and related paperwork as required.
  • Arrange for monthly in-service staff trainings, contact and schedule trainers, introduce them at training meetings, and inform staff of meeting schedule by monthly memos.
  • Make occasional presentations on advocacy services to counseling groups, community groups, and other agencies.
  • Keep informed of existing laws and legal rights and options of victims; convey to advocacy and other agency staff
  • Attend individual supervision, advocacy meetings, staff meetings and staff trainings
  • Assist with reception and hotline coverage as requested
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to discuss and complete safety plans with clients.
  • Ability to create safe supervision space to enable advocates to discuss and resolve client-related concerns
  • Great problem-solving and crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner; good organizational skills
  • Ability to interact well with outside agencies, including criminal justice and law enforcement agencies
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, empathic and assertive.
  • Ability to manage and supervise
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Proficiency in working with numbers.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to drive and willing to travel within Suffolk County
  • Must be aligned with the mission of VIBS.
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human service field
  • Three years working experience in the judicial system with experience in domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Must have use of a car and a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position

EXEMPT POSITION

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to lhulbert@vibs.org

VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Development Director

Position:

The Development Director will be an ambassador for VIBS representing our programs to potential and existing donors. This person will be responsible for overseeing fundraising through special events, direct mail, web, social media, major gifts, corporate, foundation and government contracts.

Responsibilities:
• Drive the creation of best-in-class development systems and structures that will support an effective, efficient, sustainable, and professional fundraising program
• Develop and implement a comprehensive, multi-year strategic development plan designed to meet aggressive goals for growth across all funding streams
• Work closely with the ED, strategically leveraging her time so that her investments in fundraising and communications produce the greatest possible ROI
• Collaborate with directors to write federal, state, county and corporate grants (ranging from $5k to $1m plus)
• Build, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio high-impact individual, corporate and foundation donors
• Build and lead an effective marketing strategy designed to build awareness and passion among existing and potential donors
• Establish an operational plan that is directly linked to organizational goals for revenue generation, increased brand awareness and program expansion
• Work closely with the Senior Directors of Counseling and Advocacy to ensure Development supports their objectives and that their talents are leveraged on behalf of Development as appropriate.
• Write compelling funding proposals for foundations, major donors and corporations
• Work with finance and the ED on government contracts, proposals and reports
• Develop a corporate development plan including corporate foundation support, a corporate volunteer program and cause marketing
• Develop a major gifts program including an annual case of support for VIBS. Work with existing donors for referrals to expand the donor base.
• Work to increase revenue and the number of donors supporting VIBS
• Work with the Community Education/Volunteer department to fully leverage our volunteer program for individual as well as corporate donations

Skills and abilities:
The ideal candidate will be a results oriented professional who takes an entrepreneurial, business development/revenue generation approach to fundraising. Specifically, s/he must have:
• Experience personally cultivating and closing gifts from high-net-worth individuals.
• Experience with foundation and corporate fundraising is also highly desirable.
• A comprehensive understanding of best-in-class fundraising systems and structures and an ability to create a targeted and strategic development program that effectively supports revenue growth.
• Highly developed strategic thinking skills with an ability to analyze the existing donor base and determine the most effective way to expand it given the available human and financial resources.
• Strong leadership and management experience
• A strategic understanding of how to build brand awareness, tell effective stories about VIBS’ work and communicate the transformative impact of the organization’s program to generate revenue, and build passionate commitment to the organization
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Commitment to VIBS mission of transforming the lives of victims of violence.
• Experience working with an Executive Director and other senior leaders in an organization, effectively deploying them in service of fundraising and communications as appropriate
• Experience with cultivating gifts through web, social media and direct mail
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• MS Office proficiency required
• Ability to work nights and weekend with a flexible schedule
• Must have a car and be able to travel within Suffolk County
• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Two years’ experience in development
• Must pass criminal background check
• Personal qualities of humor, integrity, credibility
• Must be aligned with the mission of VIBS
Schedule: Full-time including nights and weekends as required
Job Type: Full-time
Required education:
• Bachelor’s
Required experience:
• Fundraising: 3 years

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to lhulbert@vibs.org

VIBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

VIBS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission organization and does not discriminate  on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services nor employment.

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