Career Opportunities at SOS

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CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Available positions are listed below. Check back for other employment opportunities or consider an SOS volunteer positionOpenings at SOS are also submitted to KansasWorks.

JOB TITLE:  CAC Family Advocate

REPORTS TO:  SOS CAC Director

PURPOSE: Advocate for the needs and well-being of child abuse victims and their families and provide initial on-site services. Coordinate appropriate referrals for services to ensure the child and family have access to specialized resources to resolve issues related to victimization.  Assist in gathering, compiling, and entering statistical information into the database.  Provide advocacy services for clients interviewed at satellite office.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ability to work well with other disciplines.Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.Ability to organize and facilitate meetings.Must work effectively with individuals from various economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. Strong public speaking skills.Bachelors Degree in a related field and or proven experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach to investigation of child abuse and neglect victims and families.Knowledge of child abuse and neglect.Comprehensive understanding of community resources

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Establish a relationship with the child and non-offending caregiver of children seen at the CAC. Evaluate services that would enhance the quality of life for the child.
  • Provide support and information to parents of scheduled forensic interviews.
  • Remain apprised of all community services available to the child and non-offending caregiver.
  • Contact child/non/offending caregiver within five working days of the interview for follow-up. Maintain follow-up contact(s) offering emotional support, information, referrals to support family safety, and monitor interactions between family and service providers.
  • Distribute OMS surveys to all families of children interviewed by the center and process returned forms. Data collected will be used to prepare a report at the end of the year.
  • When necessary, provide child care for interviews with multiple children.
  • Attend all post-interview and scheduled case review sessions, being a voice for the child and non-offending caregiver.
  • Accompany child and non-offending caregiver to Newman Regional Health for a Forensic Nurse Exam, if needed.
  • Act as liaison to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) by informing the MDT of significant issues and changes related to the child’s well being.
  • Prepare timely and accurate case notes of family advocacy sessions.
  • Provide data collection through data entry and maintain the computerized case tracking system for all CAC teams.
  • Provide regular updates to the SOS CAC Director on CAC cases.
  • Assist CAC Director with agendas for CAC MDT, the Emporia Area Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team, Chase County Area Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team and the Coffey County Child Protection Team.
  • Coordinate court advocacy with the Lyon County Victim Witness Coordinator in the Lyon County Attorney’s Office, in the Coffey County Attorney’s Office, the Morris County Attorney’s Office, the Chase County Attorney’s Office, and any other needed court advocacy.
  • Attend conferences and workshops as determined by the CAC Director and SOS Executive Director.
  • Attend SOS staff meetings and other meetings as determined by the Director and/or Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor or the executive director, including complying with grant goals and objectives.

STATUS:  Full time/Salaried (based on 40 hours)/Non-Exempt

 

JOB TITLE: Shelter Manager

REPORTS TO:Crisis Services Director

PURPOSE:To provide safe shelter and basic needs such as food, clothing and transportation to victims of sexual or domestic violence in the SOS service area. Oversee all maintenance for the shelter, shelter grounds and vehicles.  Provide support to shelter residents, ensuring that they are comfortable in their surroundings and have a good understanding of shelter rules.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ability to work with a variety of people, including those of different races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. Demonstrate a client focused environment that encourages empowerment of all shelter residents. Good organizational and time management skills. Good communication skills, client-centered orientation. Ability to represent the agency outside the shelter in a positive and professional manner.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of sexual, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking and issues pertaining to the oppression of victims. Bilingual (English and Spanish) language preferred, but not necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Help shelter residents to maintain a safe clean and healthy environment for themselves.
  • Supervise the Shelter Support Advocate.
  • Supervise all maintenance of the shelter, shelter grounds, and vehicles, including arranging needed repairs, making sure appliances, etc. are in good working condition.
  • Adhere to procedures and policies when coordinating repairs.
  • Participate in weekly case staffing, monthly staff meetings, and supervision as arranged.
  • Document contacts and other imperative client information per agency policies and procedures for database and grant documentation.
  • Help with grant reporting as appropriate.
  • Oversee yearly fire inspection and fire extinguisher inspection.
  • Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with arranging shelter coverage.
  • Provide support to shelter residents using an empowerment approach, maintaining professional boundaries and encouraging open dialogue of resident needs and concerns to the assigned advocate, Crisis Services Director, or Executive Director, as appropriate.
  • Provide on-call relief with other staff.
  • Monitor helpline during scheduled work hours.
  • Assist in maintaining the storage and garage areas and help disperse furniture and items to   clients when moving to permanent housing.
  • Coordinate yearly shelter clean-up with Crisis Services staff.
  • Attend professional trainings and conferences as well as participate in webinars to broaden knowledge on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
  • Participate in prevention programs and presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SOS Executive Director, including complying with grant goals, objectives, and reports.

Status:  Full time/Non-Exempt

HOW TO APPLY

SOS offers employees a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email to Connie Cahoone.

OR by mail to:
SOS, Inc.
c/o Connie Cahoone
P.O. Box 1191
Emporia, KS 66801

Click here for an Employment Application.

My career with SOS showed me that by helping others learn about their strengths, I became stronger.

-SOS Staff member

SOS serves six counties in East Central Kansas. A challenging, rewarding organization to work for, SOS employees have these qualities:

  • commitment to client confidentiality
  • professionalism in person and online
  • humor under pressure
  • interest in continuous improvement

THE MISSION OF SOS

To improve the lives of those affected by sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.