The Bilingual Family Support Advocate / MDT Coordinator has significant opportunity to sustain and build upon this role, while working with a dedicated team of professionals. Family Support Advocates report to the Program Director, and work on a team with the Program Director, Forensic Interviewers, other Family Support Advocates, and the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in Boulder County.
Provides family support advocacy for non–offending family members and coordinates collaboration with the Boulder County Multidisciplinary Team and Human Trafficking Task Force.
- Provides families with clinical crisis intervention during the forensic interview and sets the foundation for extended psycho-educational support.
- Works with Law Enforcement and the Department of Housing and Human Services, Child Protection Division, to maximize the support a child and family receive throughout the investigation.
- Identifies and provides appropriate community resources and referrals.
- Provides education on topics such as:
- Childhood abuse and neglect
- System/family impact
- Caregiver’s role in recovery
- Safety planning
- Roles of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)
- Importance of treatment
- Identification of treatment providers
- Conducts basic family assessments.
- Maintains contact and advocate relationships with clients.
- Maintains the client case tracking system (NCATrak).
- Facilitates caregiver support groups, as needed.
- Provides crisis intervention via phone.
- Participates on the Boulder County Sexual Assault Review Team (SART), as needed.
- Is available after-hours on an emergency basis, as needed.
- Represents Blue Sky Bridge on the Multidisciplinary Team and Human Trafficking Task Force:
- Attends county and state-wide meetings and collaborates with the Multi-disciplinary Team to coordinate outreach and education efforts.
- Develops, provides, and facilitates outreach, awareness and training for at-risk populations.
- Organizes “best practice” trainings for service providers, law enforcement agencies, and other key stakeholders on the topic of Human Trafficking identification, investigation, and service delivery.
OTHER DUTIES OR SKILLS
- Represents Blue Sky Bridge on assigned community committees.
- Provides grant support, participates in fundraising efforts, and prepares monthly reports, as needed.
- Attends Blue Sky Bridge events, as scheduled.
- Other duties, as assigned.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
The Bilingual Family Support Advocate / MDT Coordinator will work closely with Blue Sky Bridge staff and agency partners including investigators, prosecutors, treatment specialists, physicians, caseworkers, volunteers, and others who may be involved with cases.
BLUE SKY BRIDGE VALUES
- Kids first- the center of our work is the core value of serving children first.
- Strive for Excellence- in personal work performance, ability to collaborate across departments and agencies, providing the best care for our clients. Learning, growing, and taking healthy risks.
- Honor Wellness- a vibrant, resilient staff that enjoys coming to work and actively demonstrates their personal wellness strategies. Actively seeking ways to deal with the trauma that enters the building every day.
- Healthy Human Interactions- respect and dignity in action.
- All are welcome and Included- a full spectrum of demographic differences, as well as perspectives, personality, and opinions will make us stronger and more effective as an organization.
- Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field, OR significant applied experience.
- Ability to speak & write both English and Spanish, fluently.
- Experience in advocacy or clinical work with families (see preferred skills).
- Calm demeanor with families & with staff.
- Keen ability to provide warmth and human connection to clients.
- Excellent communication and mediation skills.
- Flexibility and the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines.
- Ability to skillfully work in a group or independently.
- Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
- Attentive learner.
- Physical ability to move between buildings, lift 20lbs, and go up and down stairs.
- 2+ years’ experience providing trauma victim advocacy or clinical work with families.
- Experience using Spanish professionally.
- Understanding of trauma-informed work environments and cultural humility.
- Understanding of child maltreatment.
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization.
- Crisis work experience.
- Awareness of, and strategies for coping with, stress and/or vicarious trauma.
- Confidence to express your thoughts, and reflective receptivity to feedback.
- Supervisory and/or group coordination experience.
- Experience working in the child protection and legal system.
- Knowledge of local community resources.
- Knowledge of how a child advocacy center works.
- Knowledge of child abuse investigations.
- Experience working in a Child Advocacy setting.
- Ability to work well with children.
- Detail-oriented & organized
- Competency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Blue Sky Bridge is committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits. This position is salaried, with a starting range of $52,000 – $58,000 depending upon experience.
- Paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision/401K/Life and AD&D, Parental Leave, Wellness Benefits, and Training opportunities.
APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
- Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- To apply for this position, please provide your cover letter, resume, and references.
- For more information, visit our website at blueskybridge.org.
Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.