CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS
Outreach Coordinator for Coffey County
REPORTS TO: Crisis Services Director
PURPOSE: To increase the safety of victims of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and dating violence through enhanced community awareness and education. Outreach Coordinator will participate in community meetings, collaborate with the inter-agency/multi-disciplinary groups, volunteer recruitment, organize and/or facilitate training for county partners and provide direct victim advocacy. Victim services must reflect the Mission and Vision of SOS as well as adhere to the Accreditation Standards and Principals through Kansas Coalition of Domestic and Sexual Assault.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or proven experience. An ability to network with community professionals and represent the agency in a positive and professional manner. An ability to work with a variety of people and have a client-centered orientation. Good organization, communication, and presentation skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An understanding of sexual and domestic violence and issues pertaining to the empowerment of women and children. Bachelor’s Master’s degree in a related field.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
This position may at times be requested by the Crisis Services Director, the Executive Director or her designee to assume other tasks and responsibilities necessary to reflect a cooperative atmosphere in the unit or SOS as a whole.
• Provide victim advocacy to victims in crisis, providing short and/or long term support, providing referrals and resources which meet the needs, providing advocacy to systems by assisting with necessary forms, medical care, court appearances, etc. and providing transportation as necessary.
• Participate in the inter-agency or multi-disciplinary group to provide education domestic and sexual violence and stalking as well as how VAWA impacts our work with victims and community partners. Establish and maintain a productive and collaborative relationship with these teams/groups.
• Provide continuous community presentations to both adults and youth throughout each year. Provide professional training to local systems (i.e., law enforcement, social service agencies, schools, etc.). Provide community awareness by displaying brochures, displaying posters, displaying contact information for victims needing assistance in public places or events throughout the county/community.
• Provide leadership to volunteers and interns by assigning work such as, but not limited to, helping with child care, and displaying materials in appropriate places.
• Enter client data into the client database by the fifth of each month for the purpose of reports and analysis.
• Participate in weekly case staffing.
• Attend monthly staff meeting for all Crisis Services staff. Attend SOS all-employee monthly staff meetings.
• Attend approved professional training and continuing education opportunities when possible and provide an in-service to Crisis Services staff or all staff, if appropriate.
• Participate in the on-call rotation. Assist with coverage at the Shelter when requested.
• Engage in future planning for the growth of Crisis Services and SOS and implement goals in your community.
• Remain cognizant of your grant goals, objectives, and reporting.
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:
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.