Child and Family Service
  • Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Established in 1899, Child & Family Service (CFS) is a community-based organization with a mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development children.  CFS has been a fierce advocate for children and families in the midst of social injustices and inequalities. Our statewide support, counseling, and therapeutic programs help individuals and families heal from trauma, prevent abuse and neglect, and can break the cycle of generational poverty.

OUR MISSION

Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.

OUR VISION

Healthy, thriving individuals and families building strong, multi-cultural communities across generations.

OUR VALUES

Integrity, Quality Client Service, Employee Excellence, Teamwork and Communication

We offer an extensive array of benefits for our employee including paid time off, preventative health care paid time off, birthday floating holiday, volunteer floating holiday, 14 Paid Holidays in a Year (15 in an Election Year), Medical/Dental/Vision/RX plans, Opt-out incentive, 401(k), flexible spending plans, & more.

Come join Child & Family Service and help us serve thousands in our communities!


SUMMARY OF DUTIES

The DV Specialist II is primarily responsible for providing direct services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance to Other Needy Families (TANOF) of participants experiencing barriers to self-sufficiency as a result of domestic violence. Services includes assessment, service planning, and supportive services. Staff works with participants to link community services or to provide supportive services to assist participants towards the goal of self -sufficiency (work, school or related activities).


EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-Year College Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accrediting agency - general major. Requires basic knowledge or training in a specialized or technical field or trade, such as social work, professional accounting, finance, business administration, and marketing.

Other (Specify): Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or any relevant behavioral health field.


EXPERIENCE

Over two years, up to and including four years.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • The Domestic Violence Specialist II position is responsible for working with and providing direct services to high-risk clients in domestic violence situations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma informed care and the psychological and emotional effects of trauma and violence is preferred.

  • Specialist to facilitate groups for survivors of DV, conduct intakes and assessments, and provide support to victims who have experienced emotional, physical, psychological, or financial abuse.

  • The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries while providing compassionate services is important.

  • Organizational skills helpful as position requires ability to maintain detailed case files.

  • Previous work experience in domestic violence strongly preferred.

  • Other related experience may be considered (i.e. sex abuse, substance abuse).

  • Good communications skills.

  • Knowledge in the area of community resources helpful.


OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.
  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and continued employment is contingent on a record clear of convictions.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPR, CPI and/or van driving training as such training is necessary to ensure ability/continued ability to perform essential functions of this job.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPI classes OR other Behavioral Management certification as may be contract-mandated.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of First Aid classes.
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