Cultural Outreach Coordinator

This position is currently open.

Public?: 

Public

Division: 

Domestic Violence

Reports To: 

Domestic Violence Director

Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time

Location: 

Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

The Cultural Outreach Coordinator assists victims/survivors of elder abuse, survivors of homicide, adult victims of child sexual assault/abuse, as well as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking with their current situation. They will respond to referrals of elder abuse/neglect, complete intakes and provide case management services. Incorporate cultural practices and life ways into the program and develop cultural activities and culturally appropriate healing options for victims of crime. Develop self-care planners and outreach awareness activities.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with victims of crime to assist with short term and long-term needs including victims of elder abuse, survivors of homicide, adult victims of child sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking.
  • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization for elder abuse victims. Provide linkages/referrals to community services.
  • Provide case management services to assist with: reduction in victimization, increased level of functioning, improved capacity for independence, reduction in level of isolation.
  • Possess strong knowledge of elder domestic/family/sexual abuse, crisis intervention and community wide resources.
  • Maintain a commitment to quality client service for the agency, allied partners, members, and communities at large.
  • Assist victims in knowing their rights about obtaining a Protective Order and what to do when the Order is violated.
•      Maintains regular office hours for meeting with victims to make it easier for the victim to initiate criminal proceedings or
        receive assistance.
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with Tribal Elders and pertinent departments operating within the Tribe.
  • Incorporate cultural practices and traditional ways to support victims of crime such as talking circle, sweat lodges, and other cultural activities to help support healing for crime victims.
  • Accompany client to law enforcement, attorney meetings, and court hearings.
  • Maintain appropriate client records, analyze and report client and program data.
  • Maintain client database.
  • Perform all duties required to achieve OVC objectives.
  • Complete client intake forms, documents services and referrals provided; conduct thorough case management on all cases to include follow-up contacts.
  • Works closely and interacts with attorney, detectives, deputies, patrol officers, supervisors, service providers, and other advocates, governmental agencies, and the general public to ensure a survivor’s rights and needs are addressed.
  • Responds to cases where a victim of crime advocate is required during and/or after business hours.
  • Presents to community groups and others interested in issues related to services for victims of crimes throughout Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Cleveland County.
  • Provide support, referrals, and information related to crime victim’s rights and victim compensation information and applications.
  • Provide outreach events to publicize OVC program and services.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours (nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.) to meet the needs of clients and their families.
  • Travel to meet OVC (Office Victims of Crime) continued education standards. Travel to specified  advocacy trainings and/or conferences by the OVC. Travel expenses paid by the project.
  • Able to confront and solve basic practical issues and problems that may arise in a variety of situations.
  • Empower clients to achieve goals and make positive changes in their lives.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and be on call to assist crime victims at the scene.
  • Physical requirements include bending, stooping, and at times lifting up to 30lbs.
•      Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference will be given to persons with the following or similar certifications: Certified Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Professional, State-Certified Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training Program or SANE/SART (sexual assault nurse examiner/sexual assault response team).
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace
 
 

Posted Date: 

4 weeks 1 day ago
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