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Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at our offices at 945 Salazar Road, Taos.

For the safety of our clients and our staff, background checks are required for all available positions.

Current Openings are:)

Special Populations Advocate

CHANGES Co-Facilitator

Part-Time Maintenance

Transitional Housing Advocate II

(click above job title or see below for descriptions)


JOB TITLE:                         Special Populations Advocate

REPORTS TO:                     Client Services Director

HOURS:                                 40 hours week (Some flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend, overnight as needed.)

BEGINNING SALARY:      $17/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Provide crisis intervention, personal, and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and/or dating violence to adult and teens; taking a lead advocate role with those survivors who are in the underserved target population of: having significant substance abuse issues; have disabilities; or are older/elderly.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide general client advocacy for all survivors (in and out of shelter) of domestic or sexual violence, stalking and/or dating violence to adult and teens. This includes providing crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy, information and referrals, and follow-up as needed or requested.
  2. Serve as lead advocate in working with all survivors who have special needs: cognitive and physical disabilities, substance abuse issues, and older/elderly.
  3. Serve as a point person in working with outreach staff to build inter-agency relationships with sister programs working with special need populations, such as those above.
  4. Document all interactions and services accurately in the client’s file and track in agency networking files.
  5. Responsible for providing necessary referrals to community agencies.
  6. Participate in all staff meetings, client staffings, and in-service trainings.
  7. To be fully knowledgeable and co-ordinate with other CAV program components in referrals and case management of clients.
  8. Responsible for serving as staff back-up on hotline and taking primary shifts when needed, including serving in rotation on overnight/weekend occasional shift if needed.
  9. Provide client transportation as needed.
  10. Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients. This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested by Client Services Supervisor or Executive Director.
  11. Be available to assist in other support services in the office and community as requested by the Client Services Supervisor or Executive Director.
  12. Responsible for assisting in the follow-up and closeout of clients not currently receiving services.
  13. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  14. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  15. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  16. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  17. Be cross-trained in other areas of CAV support services.
  18. Other responsibilities as assigned by Client Services Supervisor or the Executive Director.

 

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt”, includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA.  These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below.  Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis.  A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive or professional is assigned.  The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for qualifications for overtime.  If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

 

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) years relevant experience in a human service related field; and must be 18 years of age or older. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training; and

a minimum of twenty (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred: Bilingual communication skills and previous experience in providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence or working with persons of the target population.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.  CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.

 


 

JOB TITLE:                          CHANGES Co-Facilitator

REPORTS TO:                     CHANGES Coordinator

HOURS:                                 32 hours per week

BEGINNING SALARY:      $17-$20/Hr., Non-Exempt (also called “Not-Covered”)

 

SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide facilitation of CAV’s CHANGES domestic violence offender re-education services to court-ordered, self-referred, or other agency-referred clients. Program addresses and seeks to reduce the frequency and impact of domestic violence perpetration. Assure services provided meet the New Mexico state standards for Domestic Violence Offender Treatment/Intervention (DVOT/I) and national best practices, as contained in current version of 8.8.7 of the NM Administrative Code, and other grantor’s required components.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide comprehensive DV Offender services and weekly 52-session offender re-education groups that include strategies to:
    • Hold offenders accountable for their violent behavior,
    • Enhance protection and safety of adult and child survivors,
    • Provide re-education to challenge and shift abusive and oppressive values, beliefs, and practices.
  2. Provide co-facilitation at all CHANGES and Women Who Use Force group sessions.
  3. Strictly adhere to group Facilitator Ethical Standards.
  4. Responsible for completing agency and funder required paperwork and maintain client files on a strict timely basis.
  5. Actively participate in statewide BIP meetings when requested. Ensure implementation of statewide standards in BIP program.
  6. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault, impacts employees, and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  7. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people you work with and your co-workers.
  8. Strictly abide by the confidentiality requirements of CAV agency rules, as well as state, and federal laws with regards to clients and work.
  9. Maintain the program’s primary philosophy that individuals have sole responsibility for the violence they commit and that abusive behaviors have consequences. Actively work to have knowledge of victim-blaming behavior and seek redirect it when needed.
  10. Actively participate in in community partner meetings as requested.
  11. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  12. Complete Family Peace Initiative or current curriculum training.
  13. Coordinate with all other CAV program components when needed.
  14. Other responsibilities as assigned by Changes Coordinator, Clients Services Director, or by the Executive Director.

 

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt”, includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA. These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below. Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis. A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive, or professional is assigned. The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for the purpose of qualifications for overtime. If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

 

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in a human service-related field, or bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience in a human service-related field, or a high school/GED diploma with five (5) years relevant experience and appropriate training and have one (1) year experience in conducting interviews and writing assessments. Ability to work with diverse groups of people; demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and model positive work relationship for staff and program participants; ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; meeting facilitation skills; organizational skills; ability to take initiative and work independently; have excellent follow-through. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

 

Once hired, must complete ODARA training, forty (40) hours initial domestic violence/sexual assault/child abuse training, and 20 hours minimum of ongoing training annually, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA or VAWA training.

 

Desired Qualifications: Specific and sufficient training in offender treatment and intervention, including the specific curriculum/curricula in use by CAV’s program (will train if needed). Experience/working knowledge of domestic violence abuse issues.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.

 


JOB TITLE:         Part-Time Maintenance

REPORTS TO:       Thrift Store Manager

HOURS:                  20 Hours per week

SALARY:                $15.50/Hr., Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION: The maintenance person is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of CAV equipment, property grounds, and building facility at the Thrift Store.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide support of facility expansion initiatives within the scope of his/her skills.
  2. Provide monitoring of safety and security systems as well as basic security systems’ maintenance and monitoring, including fire suppression, glass break detectors, ingress and egress monitoring devices, microchip key readers, etc. Ensure the full functioning of all equipment used within the security of facility.
  3. Support administrative and programmatic staff in budgeting by obtaining cost estimates and projecting future needs.
  4. Carry out planned maintenance programs for existing facility. Ensure compliance with state building and fire codes and safety of facility and worksites.
  5. Clears debris from parking lot, landscaping, and dumpster area daily.
  6. Respond to daily work orders pertaining to facility maintenance.
  7. Maintain property grounds and offices cleanliness.
  8. Maintain safety at the Thrift Store facility and perform routine maintenance needed to ensure safe and secure facility.
  9. Take broken/unsellable merchandise to the dump when necessary.
  10. Attend monthly staff meetings and staff retreats when directed by Thrift Store Manager or Assistant Thrift Store Manager.
  11. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  12. Be available to participate in other support services in the office and community when needed and requested to do so by the Thrift Store Manager, HR/Operations or Executive Director.
  13. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SV, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  14. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  15. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  16. Be cross trained in other areas of CAV support services; cross train other staff as backup support for maintenance position.
  17. Other responsibilities as assigned by Thrift Store Manager, Assistant Thrift Store Manager, HR/Operations Coordinator or Executive Director.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that will be required by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, and maintain balance of movement. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach above shoulder level with hands and arms. The employee is primarily required to stand or walk, with some sitting. The employee must typically lift, carry, push or pull up to 150-200 pounds.

 

The position requires sufficient hand, arm, finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, other office equipment, and machinery, and to use tools. Visual acuity is required to read and interpret information on computer screens and gauges in detailed technical journals. Hearing ability must be sufficient to converse with others in person or over the phone.

 

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

 

High school Diploma/GED with one-year certification from a technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of facilities maintenance experience to include maintenance of existing facilities and supporting facilities expansion and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet. Must have forty hours (40) provider specific training at the outset of the job and a minimum of 20 hours of ongoing training per year related to target population may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training. Must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

CAV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.  CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed a grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.

 

 


JOB TITLE:        Transitional Housing Advocate II

REPORTS TO:       Client Services Director

HOURS:                  40 hours week (Some flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend, overnight as needed.)

BEGINNING SALARY:  $17/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:   Responsible for assessing and supporting CAV client housing needs. The Advocate provides supportive services during program enrollment and seeks to advocate for clients as needed.  It is also the responsibility of the advocate to provide case management for clients to make sure that they are safe and working to meet goals of self-sufficiency and living a violence-free life. The advocate will oversee compliance with program guidelines and will coordinate services to clients of the program with other advocates and agencies as part of on-going service plans. Provide crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy, individual life skills coaching and peer counseling for emergency shelter and transitional housing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the provision of services to shelter and transitional housing clients, including but not limited to the following:
  • Daily education and goal setting sessions with clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and follow-up with clients.
  • Provide legal consultation referrals and advocacy.
  • Provide individual life skills training and referrals to group life skills training.
  • Coordinate with all other CAV program components with referrals and case management of clients and make appropriate out-of-agency referrals to assist clients in obtaining transitional and permanent safe housing.
  • Assist clients in working through any problems they may encounter while residing at the CAV shelter or in transitional housing.
  1. Provide legal advocacy necessary to assist clients in obtaining Protective Orders from the District Court and to assist clients in obtaining information regarding criminal cases in the Magistrate and District Court.
  2. Provide client transportation as needed.
  3. Support each client in attaining a high degree of self-sufficiency to transition into an independent lifestyle.
  4. To hold monthly resident meeting to socialize, receive relevant training and raise any issue of concern.
  5. To perform monthly house inspections of each unit for compliance, safety and needs.
  6. To coordinate with other staff goal setting, advocacy, and therapy, as needed.
  7. To make necessary referrals to other service agencies to meet resident family needs.
  8. To maintain documentation of interactions with the client and the result of services provided by all staff.
  9. To document quarterly, client progress and goal attainment coordinated with client advocates.
  10. To facilitate all ongoing training in life skills development, employment assistance, educational assistance, parenting, health and personal safety.  The dynamics of domestic violence and victimization should be discussed in appropriate settings.
  11. Must be compassionate and supportive and able to work as a team member.
  12. Participate in all staff meetings, client staffings, and in-service trainings.
  13. To be fully knowledgeable and coordinate with other CAV program components in referrals and case management of clients.
  14. Participate in training around legal issues to ensure ability to provide legal advocacy.
  15. Attend community meetings, volunteer trainings, etc., as appropriate for client services.
  16. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV, and its grantors.
  17. Be available and cross-trained in other areas of CAV support service in the office and community as requested by Client Services Director and Executive Director.
  18. Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients.  This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested by the Client Services Director and/or Executive Director.
  19. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  20. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  21. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  22. Other responsibilities as assigned by Client Services Director or by the Executive Director.

Skills/Experience needed for this position:

  • Ability to work in crisis situations (management & intervention).
  • Ability to work in a team setting and providing support and information to peers.
  • Excellent Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) and Bi-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain and complete, on a timely basis, all client paperwork required.
  • Ability to practice, or knowledge and experience in the use of conflict resolution.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) and Bi-cultural required. Experience working with multi-cultural population preferred.
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in related kinds of activities, or willingness to be trained.

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt”, includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA.  These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below.  Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis.  A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive or professional is assigned.  The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for qualifications for overtime.  If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) years relevant experience in a human service related field.  Must have 40

hours provider specific training at the outset of their jobs on topics essential to working with survivors of domestic violence, children who are survivors/ witnesses of domestic violence and offenders and crisis intervention.  Have a minimum of 20 hours continuing education training, annually, of NMCADV, VOCA, or VAWA and agency training related to target population.  Must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred:  Spanish and English Bilingual; Previous experience in providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence. 

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.  CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.