Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia, Inc. (CL&SH), located in Macon, Georgia, is seeking candidates for the position of:
- Family Justice Center Site Coordinator
This is a full-time, salaried position.
- Reports to: Deputy Director
- Job Hours: Full Time
Position Overview:A Family Justice Center (FJC) is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary, co-located service center that provides services to victims of interpersonal violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder or dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking, all under one roof. Both public and private partner agencies assign staff on a full-time or part-time basis to provide services from one location. The core concept is to provide one place where victims can receive services, such as talking to an advocate, planning for safety, interviewing with a police officer, meeting with a prosecutor, receiving medical assistance, receiving information on shelter, and getting help with transportation. FJCs focus on reducing the number of times victims tell their story, the number of places victims must go for help, and look to increase access to services and support for victims and their children.
This project is funded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds through the Criminal Justice Coordination Council (CJCC) and will follow the best practice model and guidelines identified by CJCC for the planning, development, and establishment of a Family Justice Center. The Family Justice Center Site Coordinator will serve as a neutral facilitator for all grant partners and will be responsible for fulfilling the obligations and activities of the grant which will result in the opening of a fully functioning Family Justice Center in Macon by 2023.
The Site Coordinator job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Gathering and updating data necessary to submit to CJCC financial and programmatic reports, and project timeline;
- Securing and submitting MOUs from key partner agencies and submitting MOUs to CJCC;
- Obtaining technical assistance from the Statewide Family Justice Center Coordinator and CJCC designated technical assistance provider(s), to include attending meetings and trainings to assist with planning, establishing, running and sustaining a Family Justice Center;
- Participating in on-site tours of established Family Justice Centers;
- Holding meetings with community stakeholders involved in the establishment and sustainability of the project;
- Participating in community meetings, webinars and/or facilitating community forums for the purpose of promoting and educating the community on the concept and benefits of the Family Justice Center;
- Conducting community assessments of the problems of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse as well as the services available to address the problem;
- Establishing and coordinating a Community Planning Team that meets monthly, to include domestic violence shelter(s), sexual assault program(s), child advocacy center(s), county/city officials, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim-witness advocates, community based advocates, and legal services agencies;
- Developing new and strengthening existing collaborative partnerships;
- Conducting survivor focus groups and incorporating the information in the planning for the Family Justice Center;
- Developing a strategic plan that includes sustainability and funding development in coordination with the designated working group and FJC partners;
- Developing a data collection and information sharing protocol in coordination with the designated working group;
- Developing and implementing a case management information system that will provide for data integration across systems and among participating agencies;
- Developing a governance plan and identifying Family Justice Center staffing structure in coordination with the designated working group and FJC partners;
- Developing an evaluation plan;
- Developing an operations manual;
- Identifying potential site locations and overseeing renovations, as needed;
- Identifying additional community and development resources for financial support;
- Reporting to CJCC how much additional money (in-kind and cash) has been acquired from other sources to aid in this project; and
- Establishing and providing services from a Family Justice Center by 2023.
Requirements of Position Applicants:
- Project Leadership: Demonstrated record of successful experience in planning, leading, and managing
developing projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and
reporting on progress. Works efficiently within deadlines.
- Relationship Building: Takes initiative and actively seeks to develop stronger relationships with current
partners and forge new ones. Works effectively with diverse personalities and viewpoints.
- Communication: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications. Ability to
convey complex ideas through simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to
stakeholders and external audiences. Excellent facilitation and public relations skills.
- Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives. Strongly skilled
at forming coalitions and consensus among different groups of people. Strong group facilitation and
negotiation skills. Diplomatic.
- Initiative: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex, non-routine work environment.
- Organization and Prioritization: Ability to handle multiple projects taking place concurrently and
prioritize with attention to detail. Strong multi-tasking skills.
- Data Analysis: Prepares reports, and makes recommendations or determinations based on analysis.
- Subject Matter and Community Expertise: Significant knowledge or work experience in domestic
violence, sexual assault, child abuse, prosecutions or victim services and/or criminal justice system
response. Familiarity with the local community and its culture. Understanding of roles of key project
partners. Demonstrated record of commitment to public service.
- Four-year degree in a human services field (psychology, sociology, criminal justice, etc) OR at least 3
years of relevant experience preferred
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Willingness to submit to random drug screenings
CL&SH offers medical, dental and vision insurance, paid leave, and provides a retirement contribution. (The retirement contribution begins after 12 months of employment and paid leave begins after a 90-day probationary employment period)
Salary commensurate with experience
To apply: send an email with a resume and cover letter (in .pdf or .doc format) to Jamie Bormann, Deputy Director, at jbormann[@]cl-sh.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however applicants are encouraged to apply before 5PM on Friday, November 27, 2020. No phone calls.