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LEAD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER SPECIALIST

at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 1/11/2019
Job Reference #: 19133-1
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: Lead Domestic Violence Shelter Specialist

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 19-133
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Tribal Social Services/Domestic Violence Shelter

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 417 S. Pear Road
Area of Interest: Social Services
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $43,051 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Under general supervision of the Domestic Violence Shelter Coordinator, the Lead Domestic Violence Shelter
Specialist is responsible for providing a therapeutic environment and maintaining a home-like atmosphere and
providing daily care, training, supervision, and assumes day-to-day responsibilities of working with the residents
at the Domestic Violence Shelter. The positions provides advocacy, education, and crisis intervention for victims
of domestic violence and their children who are residents of the shelter, as well as callers who contact the facility
when there is a crisis. Serves as the acting supervisor in the absence of the Domestic Violence Shelter Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
o Serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the Domestic Violence Shelter Coordinator; oversees work
schedules to ensure adequate staff for facility; maintain and review all appropriate paperwork as specified in
program policies and procedures, including documents of incidents, contact sheet, and activities logs.o Maintains program structure by following program rules and procedures; assist with implementation of target
goals and transition plans.
0 Works directly with residents by answering crisis hotline, providing supportive listening and assist with new
arrivals; assists in meeting the household needs of the residents; assists new residents with orientation to the
facility.
0 Provides supportive listening, helps resolve con?ict and assists residents to understand shelter guidelines;
supports residents in daily maintenance/cleaning of their rooms and common areas and maintains a health
environment condition in the home.
0 Responsible for following a planning schedule of events, duties, and activities.
0 Maintain program structure by following program rules and procedures.
0 Model appropriate interaction and responsible behavior for residents, including con?dentiality, attentiveness
to house rules, cleanliness, politeness, con?ict resolution, and respect.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
0 Knowledge of the Gila River Indian Community and its laws, practices, and cultures.Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.Be of good moral character and have good physical and emotional health.Ability to effectively plan, supervise, and coordinate the work of others.Ability to act professionally and efficiently in crisis situation.Ability to learn, be non-judgmental and work well with others in a team environment.Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.Ability to work cooperatively with other employees, elected officials, clients, agencies, and the public.
Ability to effectively use computers and related computer application software.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.
Ability to pass a criminal background check as mandated by PL. 101-630.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Social Services, Human Services or a closely related
field and two (2) years’ experience in a human services or residential setting which included working with trauma
survivors and crisis intervention; and which included one (1) year supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree
preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Required to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment. Background checks are required for positions that involve
regular contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and
Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 US. C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that
have regular contact with the Elderly.Maintain current CPR & First Aid Certi?cation.
Current TB skin test.Be able to withstand the physical and emotional stress of carrying on responsibilities for domestic violence
victims.Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.
Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’ s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Director or designee

BENEFITS INFORMATION:


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-pay

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity Without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING
SUBMITTED.

Visit our GRIC website and apply online:

www.gilariyer.org

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