Website Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is seeking a dynamic team member to work closely with and among other SPAN teammates in its quest to end interpersonal violence within its community. By asking to join SPAN, it means you are committed to working toward fulfilling this quest.
The Position
The Family First Project (FFP) Coordinator serves as a staff member at will of Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). The FFP Coordinator provides expertise in SPAN’s comprehensive continuum of care, providing community- based, culturally responsive, prevention-focused services to families and children, helping them build lives that are safe, stable, and free from violence. The FFP Coordinator is responsible for leading the development of “upstream” interventions, integrated support and group-based parent education for families in Boulder and Broomfield counties and provides culturally responsive resources to the community through trainings, outreach and increased collaboration with Child Protective Services staff, Parents As Teachers Program, and other human services non-profit partners. The FFP Coordinator will implement project activities to increase child well-being and safety, family functioning, engagement, and well-being, as well as a strengthen coordinated community response to the co-related issues of child abuse and domestic violence. The FFP Coordinator’s mission is to advance program and organizational goals through strategic community and in-house collaborations.

This is a nonexempt, salaried position grant funded through the Family First Transition Act. The salary range is $49,000 to $53,500 annually, depending on experience; an additional $100/month ($1,200/annually) is provided for proven Spanish-language proficiency. Compensation also includes our standard benefit package, including a medical plan, dental plan, retirement plan with a 2% agency contribution, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, and Employee Assistance Program.
About You You are all about community collaboration, innovative approaches to parenting and family engagement, and evidence-based prevention and trauma support. You have progressive experience working with survivors of abuse, child welfare systems, and/or community-based advocacy programs. You are a collaborate and have experience advancing program goals in partnership with diverse community groups and stakeholders. You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, you can communicate with a variety of audiences, you appreciate the details, and you’re organized. You are self-motivated and directed and work easily with diverse teams of passionate people. You have proven written and verbal communication skills in both Spanish and English.

A Day in the Life

Leads the development and implementation of “upstream” interventions and integrated parenting support for families experiencing or at risk of child abuse or domestic violence in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Coordinates with SPAN’s Children & Youth Services Program to provide direct services to children, youth, and families. Collaborates with community organizations and Broomfield and Boulder counties’ Child & Family Services to expand evidence-based intervention and prevention support families. Engages under-represented, marginalized, and families with limited accessibility in addressing barriers to service engagement and retention. Communicates with a variety of agencies, enjoys sharing information about the Family First Project, and appreciates the details and you’re organized. Participates in meetings with internal and external community partners and stakeholders.

What You Bring to Us

4-year degree in Human Services preferred, or in a related field, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 3-5 years of progressive experience in human services, prevention, and counseling/advocacy with child, youth, and families, and a minimum of 1 year experience with evidence-based services such as Parents as Teachers and/or TF-CBT. Clinical experience is preferred. Excellent planning, organizational, case management, and clinical/intervention skills. Experience with the dynamics of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, trauma-informed service delivery, and resources available to survivors of violence is strongly preferred. If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including MS Office. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in our fast-paced and changing environment.

About Us
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield, smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity, peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.

SPAN Culture:
SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – including some evenings and weekends – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance. While SPAN expects work to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value of enjoying the work.

SPAN’s Organizational Goals:
Foster organizational excellence – Provide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults, children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence.
Violence prevention initiatives – Implement initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all people.
People Centric – Engage team members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large in efforts that promote economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and clients are valued.
Inclusive – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences, voices, and stories.
Read more about SPAN’s Core Values here.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received by January 20, 2023.

The Legal Stuff

You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to reach for, and/or move 15 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting, occasionally climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for materials, with reasonable accommodation (we put it all in 1 sentence to make our legal team happy!). Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise. Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g., computers, projected images, printed materials). SPAN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all team members and to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at SPAN are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual applicant qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. SPAN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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