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Assistant Director, Project Empower

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Under the direction of the Injury and Violence Prevention Program, the IVPP Director and the IVPP Assistant Director, provides hospital-based and community linked services to patients within VCUHS who have experienced intimate partner violence/sexual assault, human trafficking, and other interpersonal crimes and injury through assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling. Is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of Project Empower, IVPP Counseling and Consultation on IMPACT Dating Violence programming. Cascading Goals for this position are as follows: Coordinate Project Empower and coordinate IVPP Counseling: including clinical counseling development, supervision of specialized licensed staff, supervision of advocacy staff, patient advocacy, grants development, writing and management, staff and volunteer training, and community education and engagement .- Supervise Empower Team and IVPP Counseling teams.

Typical Duties
Grant Writing and Cross-Program Development, Seeks, develops, and writes funding proposals for all IVPP programs.
Provides supervision in coordination with other Directors/Managers for training and development specific to Dating Violence intervention and prevention services.
Supervision of Empower Advocates & Counseling Teams
Provides TTA to VCU Health Systems main hospital and rural locations, community partners such as other hospital systems and community services boards, and other community partner agencies
Serve as main point of contact to participating hospitals and funder for technical assistance to include coaching calls and one-on-one virtual coaching
Create training materials to be distributed to participating hospitals
Organize site visits and shadowing opportunities between IVPP and participating hospitals
Lead the development and implementation of educational materials and curriculum
Provide content expertise to participating hospitals
Assist sites with program development
Provide as needed assistance to sites
Oversee day-to-day training and technical assistance duties as they relate to community violence

Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in social work or related discipline. Knowledge of IPV/SA service system. Ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary hospital program team, individuals and families experiencing IPV/SA, and community providers. Ability to provide assessment, counseling, and mental health diagnostic services to victims of IPV/SA. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Prior experience supervising a diverse team Must agree to CPS and criminal background check. Dependable transportation required

Preferred Education and Experience
Experience and training working with the IPV/SA population. Hospital and community experience preferred. Experience in hospital education preferred

University Title : Senior Health Program Services Manager (4-6), Health Sciences

Position will remain open through February 15, 2022

This is a restricted position and continued employment is dependent upon availability of funding.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education.VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health,vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:
The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Position Details:

Department: Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Jessica Carey

Contact Email:

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