Family Violence Specialist – Texas

Office of the Attorney General Texas
Austin, TX
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The Family Violence Specialist will be responsible for performing advanced consultative services, project management, and case assessment services for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Child Support Division (CSD) – Family Initiatives (FI). Work involves coordinating across program areas to develop and manage CSD initiatives related to family violence, building working relationships with statewide and local domestic violence groups and IV-D courts, and making presentations to internal and external customers. The specialist will also serve as a back-up to Family Initiatives’ Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) Coordinator, and assist with developing and delivering training materials to school districts and community organizations, as requested. The specialist will provide support to the interagency collaborations between the OAG’s Child Support Division and program stakeholders. An ideal candidate will be prepared to be the voice and face of the program and have experience in public speaking. More information about Family Initiatives: The Family Initiates (FI) section of the Child Support Division acts as a catalyst for family-centered child support. FI leads special projects and ongoing programs that enhance the Child Support Division’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to the changing needs of families and children in Texas. Family Initiatives works in collaboration with community and faith-based organizations, courts, schools, legal aid providers, and other public agencies. These program lead the nation in effort to promote responsible fatherhood, conduct parenting and paternity education, increase noncustodial parent access to children, and provide services that encourage stable family formation. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-foryear basis: Child Support Program, grant management, program services coordination, public policy development Experience: Six years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Child Support Program, grant management, program services coordination, public policy development; may substitute an advanced degree for three of the required years of experience. Experience in working with state or local family violence agencies Experience in developing educational outreach and adult-learner training materials Experience in implementing, managing, and monitoring education and outreach projects Experience in giving educational presentations to adult learners and the general public Knowledge of social media for public agency customer education Knowledge of audio and visual media technologies Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines Skill in effective oral and written communication Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making Skill in developing and implementing collaboratively-designed projects Skill in using a computer for word-processing, data entry/retrieval and analysis Ability to identify, pursue, and manage internal and external stakeholders engagement and support Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment Ability to provide excellent customer service Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs. Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 40% PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Advance degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Social Work, Psychology or closely related fields Experience: Three additional years’ experience developing, managing, and evaluating projects serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or experience with the Texas Child Support Division Knowledge of Texas Family Code, IV-D courts, Child Support System and local, state, and national domestic violence organizations Skill in establishing and maintaining effective long-distance working relationships with a wide range of professionals, including, but not limited to, direct service, policy, managerial, and judicial professionals both internal and external to the agency Abilities: To be proactive in identifying program performance improvement; to implement improvements in workflow; to be a self-starter; to be a dynamic and engaging presenter and instructor of adult-learners Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish
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