Director of Primary Prevention - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
- 05-Apr-2021 to 04-May-2021
- - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Director of Primary Prevention (DPP) reports to the Director of Victim Advocacy and is responsible to the organization to successfully develop, implement and maintain the Foster Pet Program and the pet abuse prevention outreach for Beacon of Hope Crisis Center. The DPP is responsible for the growth and success of the overall Foster Pet Program and oversees the FVPSA Prevention Team (Triage Coordinator, Prevention Coordinator, Triage Pet Victim Advocate and Triage Advocate) and the Foster Pet Sanctuary. The DPP is responsible for implementing pet programs that ensure overall pet safety and welfare. This position is responsible for ensuring that all program and pet volunteers receive appropriate training. Must possess a thorough understanding of adequate pet care and perform inspections of foster homes as needed. Must promote the program and seek and give presentations to a variety of audiences.
- Continued education and training on domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Maintain professionalism at all times including:
- Positive rapport with collaborative partners and express only positive feedback.
- Positive rapport with victims
- Maintains and regularly updates client database and provides monthly data to Director of Victim Advocacy
- Recruits, interviews, orients, evaluates, places, and schedules prospective foster pet volunteers; coordinates volunteer service with the Volunteer Recruiter to help achieve the mission of the organization.
- Trains volunteers on their roles and responsibilities in relation to the foster home standards; completes home inspections as necessary to ensure program compliance and pet safety.
- Confers regularly with staff of Beacon of Hope Crisis Center, volunteer groups, and individuals regarding utilization, training, retention, and evaluation of foster pet and pet services volunteers.
- Oversees and ensures placement of Beacon of Hope Crisis Center or partner agencies' clients' pets in foster homes or safe shelter.
- Provides prevention education and awareness to the community, educating about the link between pet abuse and domestic violence.
- Assists in the coordination of public education, community group presentations; explains foster home policies and procedures and the role of the foster home program to the public.
- Coordinates community service workers, student programs, and the general relief programs; plans and executes volunteer activities, recognition, and foster home events.
- Maintains records, correspondence and statistics regarding the volunteer foster home program.
- Responds over the phone and/or in writing for requests for information from the community regarding specific pet volunteer questions or inquiries about becoming a foster home in conjunction with other advocacy staff and volunteers.
- Writes and submits reports regarding current and proposed volunteer programs, incident or disciplinary reports, and recommendations for proposed outreach activities and programs specifically in relation to Pet Service.
- Researches and applies for potential grants regarding animal safety and welfare.
- Assist CEO/Executive Director or Director of Victim Advocacy with public outreach events related to domestic violence, sexual assault, victim advocacy, and BOHCC services when requested.
- Communication with the Executive Director and the Director of Victim Advocacy to understand and support victim needs, while continually supporting all BOHCC initiatives
- Must maintain proactive and timely communication to Beacon of Hope Crisis Center Leadership
- Assists with in-kind donation program, as it relates to outreach and volunteer opportunities.
- On-going maintenance of data and records as related to pet volunteer program.
- Fosters an environment of respect with clients, callers, and staff.
- Works with other agency staff on projects and initiatives as directed.
- Attends all staff meetings.
Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, psychology, criminal justice, criminology, related field, or previous experience working with traumatized persons. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, qualified candidate must have at four years of extensive nonprofit, veterinary environment, or management experience. Valid Indiana driver's license, full coverage insurance and reliable transportation required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Qualified candidates must be familiar with the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, experienced with public speaking, training, and volunteer recruitment in diverse populations. Applicant must have excellent written, verbal and computer skills; must be a self-starter; to reach and work with a wide diverse population; be able to respect confidentiality of the work that is performed at Beacon of Hope; have good record-keeping skills; and able to multi-task to handle multiple various projects. Able to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality and successful clearance of a criminal background check. Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment. Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability.
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