DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM SPECIALIST
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring an administrative program manager for a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed human services program. This position will provide leadership and oversight to Project PEACE (Partnering to End Abuse in the Community for Everyone), a County-wide domestic violence/sexual assault prevention collaboration. The Project PEACE Coordinator is part of the Client Services Entry Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division of the Department of Human Services.
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As Project PEACE Coordinator, the employee is responsible for:
- Planning and coordinating community-wide activities and initiatives to fulfill the mission to end domestic violence (DV) and sexual assaults (SA) in Arlington County. The employee facilitates two major task force meetings, and provides oversight for several smaller work groups;
- Collaborating with the public-school administrators in Arlington to educate and address the issues and concerns around DV and SA;
- Leading efforts to implement process improvements across the county related to DV and SA, to include seeking alternative funding sources. The employee will interact routinely with community partners and other government officials;
- Providing subject matter expertise on domestic violence and/or sexual assault, intervention services and system coordination;
- Planning, coordinating and facilitating meetings between citizens, community partners, professionals, and County-wide staff regarding DV and/or SA; and
- Providing contract administration for local DV/SA hotline and Counseling programs.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs. Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Public Administration, Public Health, a Human Services discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, Nursing, or a related discipline and considerable experience providing advocacy, clinical, and/or administrative services to domestic violence and sexual assault victim agencies.
Substitution: Directly-related experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for year basis.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
- Program management providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and/or other clinical services;
- Grant writing or contract management;
- Working with criminal justice partners, Victim Witness agencies, non-profit partners; educators, and other government officials;
- Clinical license (LPC, LCSW, LCP, LMFT) in Virginia; and/or
- Leading large, macro-systemic projects.
A letter of interest is part of this application. Please attach a letter of interest to this application which highlights your background as it relates to the qualifications for this position and why you feel you are the most qualified candidate for this position.
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite.
A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.
An online application is required.
Work hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some flexibility. There are occasional evening events.
This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements. Starting pay within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and development
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.