Domestic Violence Liaison

A full-time position is available as the Domestic Violence Liaison (DVL).    The DVL works to strengthen DCF/DCP&P’s capacity to provide effective assessment and intervention for families in domestic violence situations.  The DVL will build capacity of DC&P staff to increase safety, stability, and improve the outcomes for children and their non-offending parents, will enhance coordination between DCP&P and 180TLA, and will work to ensure implementation of best practices.

The DVL will help facilitate family team meetings that follow best practice guidelines when domestic violence is present. Through case consultation and staff presentations, DVL will educate and mentor DCP&P staff in their efforts to identify individual needs and offer appropriate interventions to address those needs.  The DVL will partner with DCP&P caseworkers on site and on home visits, when appropriate.  The DVL will assist with safety planning and with identifying appropriate community resources and referrals.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience in domestic violence services, or Masters Degree and 3 years of experience in domestic violence services required.  Masters preferred.
  • DVS by NJ Board of DV Professionals, or applicants without certification, 25% of the requirements for classroom hours and direct supervised practice required for certification must be completed within one year of hire.
  • LSW or LAC preferred.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural in Spanish preferred.

Candidate must possess 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, child development, crisis intervention, collaborative approach, problem solving skills, and group process.

Candidate must possess strong clinical, communications, problem-solving, advocacy, networking and collaboration skills.

The DVL will work collaboratively with Monmouth County’s two DCP&P offices (Asbury Park and West Long Branch).  The DVL will be co-located approximately 2 days per week at each office, and 1 day at 180TLA office.

NJ Driver License in good standing and a criminal background check is required with 180TLA AND DCP&P.

Please send resume to:  180 Turning Lives Around, 1 Bethany Road, Bldg. 3, Suite 42, Hazlet, NJ  07730, attn:  Geri Tully.   Or e-mail to gerit@180nj.org.  EOE.

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