JOB DESCRIPTION - Group Facilitator - Batterers' Intervention
This is a part-time (8-16 hours/week) position in the Violence and Abuse Intervention Program to lead Batterers’ Intervention groups in a jail setting. $13.05/hour (pre 40-hour training). $14.39/hour (post 40-hour training).
Education: Associate’s Degree preferred, or be in the process of obtaining Associate’s Degree with completion of a minimum of 24 college units. Professional experience may be considered a substitute for minimum educational requirements.
Experience: Prior work history in social services setting, with experience facilitating psychoeducational groups, and working with court-ordered clients is preferred. Group management skills, knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, substance abuse, anger management, child abuse, co-custody parenting, and the cycle of violence. Crisis intervention skills and firm knowledge of reporting laws required. T
Transportation: Valid California driver license, availability of automobile for business use, and at least minimal auto liability insurance coverage as required by law.
Additional Requirement: Must receive clearance from Department of Justice Criminal Record Offender Information database. *Must complete 40 hours of training on Domestic Violence, and 104 hours co-facilitating groups with a certified Batterers Intervention Facilitator prior to leading groups independently.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Lead psycho-educational groups in English and Spanish for individuals who have been ordered to complete 52 weeks of Batterer’s Intervention.
2. Must be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
3. Focus group members on personal responsibility for abusive behaviors. Ensures that the group tone, content and methods reflect the principle of holding batterers accountable for their own actions.
4. Ensure all lesson plans adhere to program curriculum and remain in accordance with the requirements stated in Penal Codes 1203.097 & 1203.098.
5. Use an array of educational, and counseling techniques to help clients confront abuse and its origins.
6. Proper and immediate reporting of any suspected child abuse and/or neglect as well as suspected elder abuse.
7. Report and intervene for any real threats of self-harm.
8. Evaluate group members progress every 12 weeks for updates to court/probation/CWS
9. Ability to address deficits in progress with group members
10. Communicate any problems or concerns with group members or group dynamics to the Program Manager in a timely manner.
11. Adhere to all program policies, and requirements stated in Penal Codes 1203.097 & 1203.098
12. Maintain current and accurate client records.
13. Must be able to work evenings as needed.
14. Miscellaneous duties as assigned.