Victim Advocate/Educational Outreach Coordinator

Mary Abbott Children’s House is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the job opening of Victim Advocate/Educational Outreach Coordinator. This full time position has a dual role of providing victim support to children and their non- offending caregiver, and community educational outreach. This candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in the social services field, with at least 3 years related experience, providing victim advocacy and educational outreach.

Tasks and Responsibilities of Victim Advocate include, but not limited to:

·         Create a welcoming atmosphere for children, parents, and caregivers during their time at Abbott House

·         Phone caregivers one day before the interview to confirm appointment, offer directions, and answer questions

·         Orient families to the process and the facility upon their arrival

·         Attend staffing for cases to gather information about the referral needs of each client and family

·         Provide support to non-offending caregivers at the time of the forensic interview and medical exam

·         Meet for referral consultation with all families and assess their needs. Assist them in locating referral services for counseling, medical care, and basic needs—coordinating with appropriate individuals and agencies to ensure that needed services are obtained

·         Follow up with all families after their visit to Abbott House to make sure they are receiving services

·         Assist with database of referral sources for children and families that is county specific and compile statistics from database for reporting purposes

·         Attend monthly case reviews and support of MDT team

·         Assist with training and scheduling of volunteers and interns

·         Able to handle confidential information with tact, discretion, and in compliance with job requirements

Tasks and responsibilities of the Training and Outreach Coordinator include, but not limited to:

·         Conduct community training on child abuse identification and response, and best practices in child safety policies and protocols to leaders and administrators of schools, churches, civic groups, and other child-serving organizations

·         Conduct community training on age appropriate physical and sexual development to schools, churches, civic groups, parents and other child-serving organizations, with an emphasis of recognizing abnormal and concerning behaviors as possible symptoms of abuse

·         Assist with producing both printed and digital materials for presentation subjects of child abuse identification and response, age appropriate development and age appropriate sexual behaviors

·         Oversee a response and training program for child serving professionals to be delivered in conjunction with Bethesda’s Stop, Go, and Tell safety program

·         In conjunction with the Medical Director, provide information and training to local pediatricians and family practice physicians regarding child abuse response and reporting, Abbott House’s medical program and Abbott House’s ability to intervene and respond

·         Maintain a cooperative relationship and regular communication among leaders and administrators of schools, churches, civic groups, and other child-serving organizations

·         Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications

·         Proficient in Excel, Google mail and able to successfully operate other software programs

·         All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

EEO STATEMENT

Mary Abbott Children’s House, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Tiffany Wells-Combs at twells@abbott-house.org.


Development intern

Development Internship (Unpaid)

Hours: 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday

January – May 2019

Internship hours may be eligible to receive course credit through a university program.

 Position Summary

The Development Intern will work with the Director of Community Engagement and Admin team to assist with database entry and management, research grant opportunities, assist with the creation of and mailing of development materials, create a social media marketing plan, and help with other administrative tasks.

 Responsibilities

·         Assist with donor cultivation and portfolio management

·         Assist with data entry into DonorPerfect

·         Research grant opportunities and prospects

·         Draft donor communications

·         Organize grant, donor and board files and documents

·         Assist in planning and execution of fundraising events and activities

·         Help coordinate Child Abuse Prevention Month activities

·         Assists with volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition

 Semester Project

·         Create a social media plan and schedule for all Abbott House platforms

 Requirements

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

·         Ability to work with limited supervision

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite a

·         Familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

·         Interest/knowledge in marketing and communications or development is a plus

 Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an upperclassman undergraduate student studying nonprofit management, marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or other related field. Strong communication, organizational and research skills and a proven ability to be persistent and resourceful is preferred.

 To apply, please send resume to Paige Uhr at puhr@abbott-house.org.