DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
BILINGUAL OUTREACH & EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County provides safety, shelter and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborates with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.
Job Overview: The Outreach & Education Director is a public face of DVS and is responsible for educating the public on issues of dating abuse and advocating for people who are in abusive relationships or are living in violent homes. The Director will also be the lead staff to develop and manage a volunteer program focused on delivering outreach and education.
- Develop and maintain a strong network of community organizations, agencies, and schools county-wide to create positive environments to diminish intimate partner violence and teen dating violence.
- Lead classroom presentations and school assemblies to increase awareness on dating abuse and teach safe and healthy relationship skills county-wide. Co-facilitating Healthy Relationships workshops to youth.
- Educate and collaborate with service providers from other agencies county-wide.
- Coordinate with Advocates, Development, and Marketing all aspects of DV Awareness Month and Community Resource Fairs.
- Organize, administer, and supervise volunteer program in keeping with Domestic Violence Solutions’ philosophy and policies.
- Advertise, coordinate, and implement the 40-Hour DV Training Certification and provide certificate to state evidence code definition. Generate certification after completion.
- Acts as DVS spokesperson and public advocate on domestic violence issues when appropriate.
- Coordinate and lead volunteer and staff training opportunities.
- Recruit, train, supervise and schedule volunteers for outreach tasks.
- Assign outreach opportunities to DVS volunteers which includes interfacing with and providing information to local communities county-wide.
- Promote and maintain calendar of all trainings, presentations, tabling, and workshops lead by staff and volunteers throughout the county.
- Tabling on school campuses and at conferences; providing trainings to services providers; contacting local businesses to provide incentives attending workshops; helping to create volunteer opportunities; and participating in DVS for Santa Barbara County fundraising activities.
- Maintaining accurate records of presentations, workshops and volunteer meetings necessary for statistical documentation.
- Partner with Development to support programs including Annual Upstanding Man program and incorporate educational components in schools and community organizations.
- Meeting with and advocating for individuals who are in abusive situations.
- Liaison to speaking invitations.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings.
- Other duties as necessary.
- Master’s Degree in education, social work, or related fields OR Bachelor’s Degree AND at least two years related experience.
- Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).
- Basic understanding of the dynamic of domestic violence.
- At least two years’ experience with training, case management, crisis intervention, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault related services.
- Ability to relate well with people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently and with a team.
- Valid California Driver’s License and insured vehicle.
- Criminal background check upon hire.
- Willing to complete 40-hour training to become a certified domestic violence advocate.
- Previous training and/or experience with Motivational Interviewing, the Recovery Model, Strengths-Based Case Management, and/or cultural competency skills.
- Demonstrated presentation skills and comfort speaking in front of groups.
- Familiarity with social services agencies in Santa Barbara County.
Salary is commensurate based on education and experiences. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, retirement plan, flexible spending, and vacation. Equal Opportunity Employer. DVS maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, drive. The employee on occasion may need to reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift up to 10 pounds.
The settings include (not exclusive) schools, corporations, police and sheriff departments, community places, office environments, and conferences.