Domestic Violence Liaison

Domestic Violence Liaison- Cumberland & Gloucester

 The Domestic Violence Liaison Program is a partnership of Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester Counties DYFS and CFS, SERV program. The DV Liaison is co-located at the DYFS Local offices, providing on-site case consultation, support and advocacy for the non offending parents and their children. The DV Liaison position is to increase safety, stability and well being and improve outcomes for children and their non offending parents in domestic violence situations and to strengthen DCF/DYFS capacity to provide effective assessment and intervention for families in domestic violence situations. The DV Liaison reports directly to the Program Coordinator.

 Job Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree with 5 years experience in domestic violence services or Masters degree with 3 years of experience in domestic violence services or the equivalent. Certification as a Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS) by the NJ Board of Domestic Violence Professionals or working toward certification required. 25% of the requirements for classroom hours and supervised direct practice req. for certification must be completed within one year of hire. DVS Certification may be substituted for the required degree. LCSW or LPC preferred. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish preferred. Strong clinical, communications, problem-solving, advocacy, networking and collaboration skills required. Demonstrated competencies include: Working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and coercive control, advocacy, courts, welfare, child welfare, confidentiality and counseling, ethics, systems collaboration, and accessing resources, prevention and best practices, empowerment, and child development, crisis intervention, collaborative approach, problem solving, group process.

 Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide domestic violence safety planning for the non offending parent and children and provide direct advocacy, community networking and referral information.
  • Provide individual counseling and support groups for victims of domestic violence involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services.
  • Partner with DYFS caseworkers on site and on home visits, when appropriate.
  • Assist with domestic violence assessments, DYFS child safety protection plans and case plans.
  • Help identify and address gaps and barriers that non offending parents face in obtaining needed support and safety for their children and for themselves.
  • Through case consultation and staff presentations, educate and mentor DYFS local office staff in their efforts to identify individual needs and offer appropriate interventions to address those needs.
  • Model best practices in working with families in domestic violence situations.
  • Provide collaboration and cross systems advocacy to strengthen community partnerships and enable a coordinated community teamed response when domestic violence and child abuse co-occur.
  • Help facilitate family team meetings that follow best practice guidelines and safeguards when domestic violence is present.

Please send resumes to: Mary Love


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