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Social Services Coordinator

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 by Jeffersontown Police Department

Louisville, KY 40299
Leisure & Sport
26 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
Social Services Coordinator Job Description The Jeffersontown Police Department is seeking a Social Services Coordinator (SSC) to provide crime victim advocacy, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, community outreach, education, and other social service assistance to the crime victims and citizens of Jeffersontown. Overview The City of Jeffersontown is located in Southeastern Jefferson County. Jeffersontown is a full service city and is governed by a Mayor and City Council form of government. The Jeffersontown Police Department is committed to working with the community to instill public confidence through a partnership with our citizens. For more information about the City and Police Department please visit . General Duties Act as a single point of contact for crime victims by providing support and access to community resources.Advocate for victims of crime by attending court, making follow-up appointments, setting up social and legal education classes, and researching other available assistance options. Perform duties necessary to ensure compliance with the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights contained in KRS .530.Assist sworn officers in crisis intervention with short-term, immediate help to individuals who have experienced an event that produces mental, physical, emotional and behavioral distress, through follow up and referral to appropriate agencies.Work with other social service providers to coordinate care including local schools, hospitals, KY Cabinet for Health & Family Services, and area mental health facilities.Conduct education seminars and/or training sessions directed to community members on a variety of social issues to include domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, addiction, and mental health issues.May be called upon to provide emergency social service assistance after normal working hours to officers in the field as needed.Coordinate Jeffersontown Angel Program and related police assisted addiction recovery services.Provide outreach and support for populations dealing with mental illness/addiction (i.e., homeless populations, Crisis Intervention Team assistance) Preferred Training and Experience Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other social science related field with two (2) years experience in the area of social science. Experience with the criminal justice system is a plus. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a plus.
Special Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Knowledge of: Federal and State laws and acts applicable to the social services. Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing Effectively manage and use discretion in crisis situations. Ability to maintain highly confidential information Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Police Department personnel as well as other social service agencies and professionals within and outside the community.
Compensation/Benefits: Salary range $45,000-$55,000 Medical insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays, short term disability, 401k/403b plan, pension/retirement. Position is for Monday-Friday, daywork. Occassional weekends and after hours assignments as needed.
Screening Requirements: Motor vehicle, drug screen, criminal background check, credit check. The City of Jeffersontown is an EOE. Applications and Resume due by January 25, 2019 Category: Social Services , Keywords: Social Services Coordinator

Reference: 615251306