Family Violence Project (FVP) is working to end domestic violence in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine. We believe it will take the whole community to accomplish our mission. This includes a strong and committed work force. If you are seeking a challenging position in a critical field of advocacy and social justice, please consider the following open position:
Family Violence Project seeks a dynamic and engaging individual to serve in the role of Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program (CDVIP) facilitator. The ChangeWork program seeks to inspire and motivate participants to develop belief systems that support healthy, non-violent, and non-coercive attitudes.
This is a part-time exempt position with 3 to 12 hours available per week based on applicant availability. The position is based in multiple locations throughout Kennebec and Somerset counties. A remote work option is available. As this is a part time position, full benefits are not available, however, pro-rated Paid Time Off (PTO) will be accrued in direct relation with the hours worked. The starting pay range for this position is $18.75 to $22.50 per hour, based on experience. Multiple positions are available. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit (including prolonged sitting), talk, and listen. The employee is also required to operate a computer using a standard keyboard and mouse; use a fax machine, printer, scanner, and copier; and communicate using a telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
The successful candidate will be able to respectfully engage with class participants, utilizing reflective listening skills and motivational interviewing techniques to help participants gain insight to their behaviors and demonstrate accountability for their actions. Applicants should possess knowledge of, or have a desire to learn about, domestic violence and its impact on victims, the community and child development, as well as an understanding of how the tactics of power and control impacts equality in relationships. Experience with group facilitation is helpful to the position, as are computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office. The successful candidate will interact harmoniously with others, communicating respectfully and effectively through excellent listening, oral and written skills. The person in this position must be able to work comfortably and collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently, and be able handle emergencies in a calm manner and de-escalate situations. A willingness to learn and embrace theories of change is important, as is the ability to maintain strong professional boundaries.
Applicants must be able to pass background checks to include criminal, driving, and Department of Health and Human Services / Child Protective Services background checks, among others. Per Maine Department of Corrections (DOC) standards, a person hired into this position must not have any deferred disposition for any state of federal criminal offense, criminal convictions, protective court orders, or court-approved consent agreements for offenses involving violence during the last ten years, unless granted a waiver from the Maine DOCs. All new employees are required to participate in an in-depth training process and, within six months of hire, must obtain certification from a nationally recognized training for Domestic Violence Intervention Programs; this training will be coordinated and paid for by Family Violence Project.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Search Committee, ChangeWork Facilitator
Family Violence Project
PO Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304
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