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Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) Group Facilitator

The Group Facilitator works with BIPP participants to help them recognize, take responsibility for and end their abusive and controlling behavior. H/She works with different sectors of the community in a coordinated effort to promote accountability for men and women who batter and to increase the safety and self-determination of domestic violence victims.

Responsibilities

Provides Battering Intervention and Prevention Services

  • Provide quality services consistent with the agency philosophy and agency procedures
  • Assist in orienting new participants
  • Conduct psycho-social evaluation sessions with individual participants
  • Provide educational groups using appropriate counseling techniques
  • Provide limited individual services
  • Maintain contact with partners/victims of participants and provide them with appropriate information and assistance as needed
  • Complete and submit group activity reports, timesheets and other paperwork in a timely manner and in accordance with agency procedures
  • Maintain accurate financial and case records for group participants
  • Provide on-the-job training, supervision and support to student interns and volunteers placed in the groups that he/she facilitates
  • Substitute for other group facilitators on an as-needed basis
  • Prepare BIPP client partner closing letters
  • Register BIPP participants and schedule evaluation and orientation appointments
  • Participate in community outreach by providing training for referral sources and other community partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Agency Representation

  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with police, prosecutors, courts, probation, parole, social service and domestic violence agencies in the geographic region served by the groups he/she facilitates
  • Maintain CEUs required by TDCJ-CJAD
  • Participate in the agency’s fundraising and awareness events when requested

Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or relevant field
  • Fully-licensed as LPC, LMSW, or LMFT
  • Knowledge of domestic violence
  • Counseling experience, battering intervention experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with PCs, including desktop publishing, databases, word-processing, and spreadsheets
  • Willingness to operate in accordance with Texas BIPP Accreditation Guidelines and the Power & Control Duluth-based perspective of dynamics of domestic violence
  • Appreciation of diversity and a sensitivity to people of varying lifestyles, ethnicity and religious groups
  • Dependable transportation
  • Ability to work flexible hours, manage stress and conflict well, and to adapt to ever-changing and challenging needs of multiple priorities and fluctuations in work load

AVDA Job Opportunities

To apply for a position with AVDA, submit your cover letter and resume to AVDA Human Resources Administrator Amy McGuire at amcguire@myebs.com

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