Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature agreed to fund a new coordinator for the state’s Safety Net Committee.
The committee is a coalition of parties that works to ensure people involved in or wanting to leave polygamy. Paul Murphy, spokesman for Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has filled the position for the past five years. The job is too much, given all his other duties. So, here is the job description.
Perhaps it is just the career change you have been looking for:
Safety Net Coordinator
Description: Oversee, coordinate and maintain a Safety Net program to support individuals involved in or seeking to leave polygamy, ensuring they have equal access to justice, safety and services.
Accountable to: Family Support Center Executive Director
Coordinate and maintain information, collaboration and services among multi-disciplinary teams to assist those involved in polygamy.
Convene and conduct regular meetings of the Safety Net Committee and organize community events, ensuring that government agencies, non-profit organizations and interested people are invited.
Establish and expand nonprofit victim services to child, youth and adult victims in Utah and Northern Arizona.
Provide support, training and technical assistance to providers of domestic violence and child maltreatment victim services.
Develop and distribute provider’s manuals, brochures and other materials.
Provide training, develop and distribute manuals, brochures and other materials to create public awareness in and about the target population.
Implement strategies to increase awareness and reduce risk factors in order to improve the safety and well-being of women and children in the target areas.
Conduct outreach to members of polygamous communities.
Develop and distribute materials that will help those in polygamous communities recognize and identify domestic violence and child abuse.
Convene support groups for members of polygamous communities where education and assistance will be given in accessing supportive services.
Provide culturally sensitive, supportive discussions in support groups, which are attended only by members of the target population.
Hold events, such as fairs or exhibits, where government agencies, faith-based groups and non-profit agencies will describe the resources available to the target population.
Provide support and technical assistance to regional domestic violence program administrators.
Participate as an ex-officio member of the Utah Domestic Violence Council.
Plan, manage and monitor the Safety Net budget, including revenues, expenditures and budget projection.
Represent the Safety Net with federal, state and local government units, in the media or with private organizations.
Develop, direct and /or evaluate programs. Create reports as requested by Executive Director.
Attend all relevant meetings, including weekly supervision with Executive Director.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree and licensure in Social Work or related field; excellent communication skills, verbal and written; interact comfortably with others of diverse backgrounds; working knowledge of advocacy, accessing government, social and special-need resources; working knowledge of community building, domestic violence and child welfare; awareness of the multiple social, educational, psychological and financial needs of people from various cultures; ability to multi-task; familiarity with business administration; computer literate; able to create and maintain spread sheets; Word, Excel, Power Point.
This is a full time, fully benefited position. Salary $48,000 annual.
To apply for this position, fax resume to (801) 562-9347, attention Bonnie Peters or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org