Safe Harbor / Domestic Violence Outreach Worker

Open 2-22-19

Thank you for considering joining the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center. MIWRC appreciates and values the wisdom of our community. We work with our clients and partners to deliver a comprehensive array of services and maintain an extensive referral network to fully meet the needs of the women and families we serve. We treat everyone who walks through our doors with dignity and respect and strive to maintain a safe environment for all of our clients.

The mission of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.

JOB SUMMARY: The Safe Harbor/Domestic Violence Outreach Worker will provide intervention, support, community outreach, individuals, group healing support and crime victim services to American Indian women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a regular schedule of offsite education & support groups at partner sites throughout the community with high concentrations of American Indian youth.

  • Provide individual intake, risk assessment, and safety plans for each youth client requesting Individual Case Management services.

  • Assist clients in developing case plans for accessing safe housing, health care, mental health services, economic support, job development training, etc.

  • Work in collaboration with MIWRC Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocacy team, Safe Harbor regional navigators, No Wrong Door Partner organizations, tribal contacts, and long standing community partners on collaborative/coalition projects of benefit to the community at large.

  • Maintain standards of client record system and keep client files current on a weekly basis.

  • Collect and track client statistical data from client and program logs for reporting purposes.

  • Provide individual crisis intervention, needs assessment, safety planning and referral, and crime victim services to American Indian primary and secondary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

  • Assist in outreach efforts to American Indian women, youth, and Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ etc. individuals experiencing or at risk for domestic and/or sexual violence, including commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking.

  • Facilitate support groups onsite at MIWRC and at off-site locations, including Minnesota correctional facilities.

  • Collaborate and network with other organizations, including community coalitions and local Police Department collaborations

  • Plan and provide public speaking to professional and community groups on sexual violence, including sexual assault/abuse and victims’ rights.

  • Maintain accurate client files and group lists in both electronic database and paper formats as requested.

  • Prepare monthly reports and maintain statistical data as requested.

  • Attend training and meetings as required by the position.

  • Maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.

  • Exemplify professional conduct and handle stressful situations well.

  • Respond to other duties as assigned by Director of Operations and/or the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Individuals with experience in street outreach and harm reduction are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Experience working with American Indian youth and families required.

  • Knowledge and understanding of systems of violence and trauma, including inter-generational effects of historical trauma.

  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training program.

  • Counseling and/or case management experience with female and LGBTQ+ youth; experience with youth involved in foster care systems highly desired.

  • Experience with group facilitation.

  • Knowledge of Twin Cities’ human services resources available to address the basic needs of clients.

  • BSW or similar degree preferred, but not required.

  • Must be familiar with Microsoft willing to learn/use other computer data systems as requested

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have no current problems related to alcohol or drugs.

  • Valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record and provide proof of auto insurance.

  • Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport as needed.

  • Must be willing to submit to DHS Criminal Background Study.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.

  • Ability to exemplify professional conduct and handle stressful situations well.

REPORTING AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Safe Harbor/Domestic Violence Outreach Worker reports directly to the Director of Operations and has no supervisory responsibilities.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-time; Regular; Exempt

HOW TO APPLY: Send Resume and cover letter to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, 2300 - 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404; email HR@miwrc.org; (612)728-2000; fax (612) 728-2039.

Equal Opportunity Employer