Position Available: Domestic Violence Youth Advocate
This position is 40 hours per week and includes some evening hours and occasional on-call weekends and holidays. The Family Support Center provides health insurance, vacation and sick leave benefits. The primary responsibility of this position is to promote the safety, resilience and healing of youth who have been affected by domestic violence. The person in this position provides counseling and advocacy and facilitates skill building and support groups to youth and their protective parents. This position also provides outreach to other community agencies and potential referral sources.
Qualifications: Minimum degree required is a bachelor’s in social work, psychology, women’s studies or other human services related field. Other important qualifications include knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, previous work with children and adults in crisis, strong communication skills, group facilitation skills, and ability to work as part of a team. Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three work related references (2 from supervisors), and philosophy statement on providing advocacy to youth affected by domestic violence to Jeni Haddad. Materials can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to Family Support Center, P.O. Box 143, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. All materials must be sent or e-mailed and received by February 28, 2020. For more information call Jeni Haddad or Geri Segal at (715)723-1138.
Position Available: Parent Educator
Family Support Center has an opening for a full-time Parent Educator position in Chippewa County. This position is responsible for providing parent education, coaching and support to parents throughout Chippewa County through home visitation, classes, and in office one to one services. The position uses the Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Your Journey Together curriculums. Services include parenting classes at the Chippewa County Jail, L.E. Phillips Treatment Center, and other settings as opportunities arise. Family Support Center’s mission is to empower all individuals, families and communities to live free from domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and interpersonal violence through education, prevention and intervention. Family Support Center’s Parent Services Program strives to embrace and strengthen families with children by promoting growth through education, information, referral and opportunities to share experiences. This position is 40 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick leave.
Qualifications: Minimum degree required is a bachelor’s degree in social work, human development and family studies or other human services related field. Other important qualifications include: at least two years of experience providing parent education and support in home visitation and group settings, experience working with a wide variety of families, including victims of domestic violence, experience with people in crisis, and experience and skill in developing collaborative relationships with multiple agencies.Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three work related references (2 from supervisors) to Becce Woestman. Materials can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Family Support Center, P.O. Box 143, Chippewa Falls, WI