Started in 2012, the mission of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is to empower crime victims in the District of Columbia through a collaborative approach by providing holistic, comprehensive services through community-based education, therapeutic, and legal support in order to achieve justice and encourage self-determination.
This agency employs a uniquely structured "shared leadership" model with two Co-Executive Directors operating together to make NVRDC a truly holistic agency that has strong relationships with other DC providers in hopes that the victim recovery process will become seamless.
THE CASE MANAGER POSITION SUMMARY:
NVRDC seeks a case manager to provide hospital based crisis support in an on-call capacity as part of the DC Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program and to work collaboratively to provide case management support to survivors of all types of crime. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, flexible, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The case manager will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC's dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.
Work hours will be adjusted based on call scheduling, not to exceed 40 hours per week.
POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The case manager provides individualized support, assistance, advocacy, and referrals to victims of all crime in Washington, DC.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Availability for several, 24-hour on-call shifts per month to support the 24/7 hospital based Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program
- Works closely with the DC Forensic Nurse Examiners clinical and administrative directors to facilitate open communication and a seamless referral process
- Screens office intakes and refers survivors to appropriate internal and external services
- Refers primary and secondary victims to appropriate internal and external services to include: medical treatment, compensation assistance, legal support, therapeutic needs, shelter, social and educational needs
- Attends hearings in the criminal justice, civil justice, and administrative justice systems to support and advocate for victims, as needed
- Staffs case management office and answers phones, as needed
- Assists other victims of crime with case management, as needed
- Organizes education and training opportunities with partner agencies and members of the DC community
- Maintains accurate case records and is responsible for project specific grant reporting
- Works closely with law enforcement agencies, attorneys, schools, health and welfare agencies
- Continues to grow and seek professional development opportunities for individual position(s) and organization
- Performs other duties as needed
The successful candidate for this position must possess a combination of education and direct services experience that supports working with victims of crime and a demonstrated commitment to both public interest work and assistance to underserved populations. This position requires a self-starter who works well independently and as a team player. Specific skills and background include:
- Bachelor's degree in related field preferred (Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Criminal Justice)
- Shift work or on-call experience a plus
- Experience coordinating outreach and training events
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and/or ending gender-based violence
- Demonstrated desire to work with crime victims and ensure they receive the services they need
- Experience working for marginalized communities and crime victims
- Experience working in the nonprofit arena
- Top-notch oral and written communication skills
- A reputation for integrity, dependability, and professionalism.
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