Reports to: Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hours: M-F 9-5, with nights and weekends as needed for trainings and events, etc.
About Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Foundation 2 Crisis Services is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that provides critical crisis intervention and prevention services across Iowa. We operate a 24/7 crisis center, including phone, text, and chat services. We also operate an emergency youth shelter, mental health support groups, community-based crisis programs, violence prevention, training, and more. We have been saving lives for over 50 years. Join our team today!
Overview of the role
Maintain a working knowledge of community social service, education, mental health, legal and vocational systems, as it relates to services required by clients and families.
Coordinate, train and participate in, as appropriate, Custom Notifications and Call-In meetings as required for the Group Violence Intervention model. Includes logistics, communication, transportation, refreshments, arranging speakers, etc. Coordinate, lead and participate in Support and Outreach workgroups of collaborative members, including nonprofit agencies, community volunteers, law enforcement representatives, etc. Gather and track data on custom notifications, call-ins and community events; report data and trends to Foundation 2 and collaborative partners. Staff will provide monthly and yearly summaries, outcomes and reports. Assist with coordination of community events to promote social norms against violence.
The typical work week is Monday- Friday 9-5 pm with some nights and weekends for neighborhood association meetings, trainings, presentations, community events, and others as scheduled.
- The annual salary is $38,000 – $40,000, plus our generous benefit package of $12,000 per year. Flexible benefit dollars can be used toward medical insurance and other benefits. Funds not used for benefits will be added to your paycheck as taxable income. To learn more about the Foundation 2 benefit package visit: https://bit.ly/F2Benefits
- Generous paid time off, including floating mental wellness days.
- Quarterly wellness benefit reimbursements to support a sense of wellbeing.
- Two weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child.
- Optional pet insurance to cover emergency expenses.
- Retirement plans with Foundation 2 Crisis Services’ matching contributions.
- Go to sleep at night knowing that work you did matters. Foundation 2 staff save lives every day.
Who you are:
- You have compassion for clients and a willingness to understand and exercise trauma-informed care practices.
- Flexible. You understand people are complicated and solutions with often require a team approach.
- You possess strong organizational skills and can oversee daily responsibilities.
- Team player. You enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and are proud to represent your program.
- You recognize the power of a positive attitude and have the desire to build positive relationships with coworkers and clients.
What you’ll do
- Maintain a working knowledge of community social service, education, mental health, legal and vocational systems, as it relates to services required by clients and families.
- Coordinate, train and participate in, as appropriate, Custom Notifications and Call-In meetings as required for the Group Violence Intervention model.
- Includes logistics, communication, transportations, refreshments, arranging speakers, etc.
- Coordinate, lead and participate in Support and Outreach workgroups of collaborative members, including nonprofit agencies, community volunteers, law enforcement representatives, etc.
- Gather and track data on custom notifications, call-ins and community events; report data and trends to Foundation 2 and collaborative partners.
- Staff will provide monthly and yearly summaries, outcomes and reports.
- Assist with coordination of community events to promote social norms against violence.
What you need
- Bachelor’s degree in human services field.
- And two (2) or more years relevant experience.
- Comfort using basic computer software.
- Basic typing and data entry skills.
- Valid driver’s license and be insurable by the agency auto insurance policy.
- Pass all background checks completed by Foundation 2 Crisis Services.
- Live within 50 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Experience working with and compassion for at-risk youth preferred.
- Education or training in trauma-informed care preferred.
- Experience in strengths-based practices preferred.
- Experience in conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques preferred.
- Ability to clearly communicate emotional support to people in crisis preferred.
As our Violence Prevention Specialist, you will coordinate outreach and support for a small number of Linn County residents who are at a very high risk of violent victimization by gun violence. This position works closely with a community-led, multi-sector taskforce working to reduce violence and victimization for young people in our area. The Violence Prevention Specialist works closely with our Community Outreach Workers, Stand Up for Peace partners and the Group Violence Intervention task force members. Additionally, you will coordinate regular meetings of stakeholders, including law enforcement entities, service providers, community volunteers and others.
We’re excited to hear from you! To join the Foundation 2 Crisis Services team, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No inquiries by phone. All questions will be answered during a pre-screening phone call. Resumes and cover letters accepted until position filled.
Foundation 2 is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, veteran, or disability status.