Zeiders Enterprises, Inc Family Advocacy Treatment Manager in Woodbridge, Virginia
*To be considered for this position, applicants must currently be local to one of the following: *
Little Rock AFB, AR
Minot AFB, ND
Tinker AFB, OK
Barksdale AFB, LA
Cannon AFB, NM
Holloman AFB, NM
Summary – This is a contingent Opportunity and would begin work upon award
Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is seeking candidates for Family Advocacy Treatment Managers (FATMs) to support the US Air Force Family Advocacy Program Consolidation
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and report suspected domestic abuse and violence
Conduct crisis intervention and coordination of referrals for services as needed
Make a home visits when maltreatment allegations, either child or partner, involve a family with a child under age one year in the home
As part of the Family Advocacy Program Team, assess families referred for suspected maltreatment
Treat individuals, families, and groups whose maltreatment allegations met criteria for maltreatment
Educate personnel on effective responses for domestic abuse and violence
Facilitate informal and formal community networks to build positive relationships and reduce social isolation.
Completes and records psychosocial assessments
Apply methods for screening for, assessing, and addressing protective and risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect using a strengths-based Family centered developmental approach
Operate within established guidelines of the FAP and the DAVAP
Recommend improvements to correct deficiencies
Participate in and support meetings, conferences and forums to promote customer and other external activities
Other duties as assigned
Required Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Master Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited school in social work, psychology, marriage, Family, and child counseling, counseling, or behavioral science
Licensed by a US State or Territory authorizing independent social work practice
Two years full-time post-master’s degree experience (within the last three years) in professional clinical counseling service programs to men, women, and children who are abusive or abused
Must also have experience as a group therapy facilitator or co-leader
Thorough knowledge of Family violence dynamics, trauma informed advocacy services, environmental stressors, safety planning, risk assessments, local community resources, and federal and state laws pertaining to domestic abuse, Family law and the Victim Rights Bill
Demonstrate understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for victims and non-abusing parent/guardian when handling cases
Possess the ability to effectively communicate with victims, develop trusting helping relationships
Ability to work effectively with individuals and Families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Ability to intervene in crisis situations exercising careful judgment, applying flexibility and innovative problem-solving, and taking appropriate precautions to protect the welfare of those to whom they provide services under the guiding principle of “do no harm”
Ability to work independently to assess risk, develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet victim needs
Ability to conduct briefings to small and large groups of civilians, Airmen, and Commanders
Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims
Ability to educate personnel on the installation regarding the most effective responses and resources for domestic abuse on behalf of victims and at-risk Family members
Valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license and have transportation
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and business automation equipment
Understanding of military culture and lifestyle
Ability to travel 10% of the time
Valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license
Valid US Passport
Must pass a pre-employment background check
Current certification by the National Advocate Credentialing Program
2 years’ experience supporting DoD/Air Force programs
Other Skills and Abilities
This position requires access to U.S. Government facilities and systems. U.S. Citizenship, a valid driver's license, transportation, and auto insurance are required.
Employee must be physically and mentally able to perform all contractual duties, which may include transporting, lifting and setting up displays, and standing and walking during activities that involve domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, and PSB-CY prevention and response activities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Physical Demands: Works in office areas. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers, and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)