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Domestic Violence Consultant

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc. Brooklyn Full-Time
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OVERVIEW: The Domestic Violence Coordinator will function as the clinical consultant on domestic violence issues impacting families known to child welfare.

RESPONSIBILITES include but not limited to:

  1. Provide case-specific consultations to ACS, Preventive and\or Foster Care staff on problem assessment and identification, case investigation, case planning and \ or case management as it pertains to domestic violence issues.

  2. Provide training to ACS, Preventive and\or Foster Care staff in domestic violence assessment, safety planning and service options.

  3. Complete required documentation of clinical consults, using ACS templates, within the requisite time frames.

  4. Maintain JB tracking log for requested and completed referrals.

  5. Follow up and\or check in with staff on consults as appropriate.

  6. Complete ACS statistical reports.

  7. Meet weekly productivity requirements.

  8. Outreach to CPS, Preventive and\or Foster Care to generate requests for consultation and\or training as needed.

  9. Work with the Team Coordinator to conduct ongoing needs assessment in the field office.

  10. Review and identify external resources for families in child welfare.

  11. Visit external resources linkages to ensure they are child welfare friendly and appropriate for child welfare involved families.

  12. Where indicated and assessed, may have some level of direct family involvement with home\community visiting in conjunction with ACS, Preventive or Foster Care to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving.

  13. Participate in ERC, FTM or other conferences as assigned in the borough offices, preventive, foster care agencies, CBOs or home as needed.

  14. Care staff, to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving.

  15. In conjunction with the Team Coordinator and other consultants develop a clinical team that provides coordinated consultations in cases where there may be co-morbidity. 

  16. In conjunction with the team coordinator conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS, Preventive and Foster Care staff regarding Domestic Violence issues and assess training needs.

  17. In conjunction with the Team Coordinator, create linkages with Domestic Violence providers for resource and information dissemination.

  18. Providing case-specific consultations may involve direct contact with clients, providing for a more informed consultation service.

  1. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred.  Knowledge of domestic violence

                            issues and current directives.  Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule.

                            Master’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline, MA plus 2-3 years of direct

                            domestic violence experience and experience working with / knowledge of local DV

                            providers or BSW, BA plus two years direct DV experience and two years of social

                            service experience plus experience working with / knowledge of local DV providers.

                            Mental health and / or substance abuse knowledge helpful.


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