SAFE in Hunterdon employs qualified, caring professionals dedicated to empowering the individuals we serve. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against or in favor of any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or disabled veteran status. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, a supportive, flexible working environment and opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement.
JOB TITLE: Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteer
Provide supportive services for victims/survivors 13 years old and older of domestic violence and sexual violence at Hunterdon County’s municipal police departments, state police barracks and Hunterdon Medical Center. Team Volunteers are on call for 12 hour shifts from 7pm to 7am Monday – Friday as well as the weekend from Friday at 7pm to Monday at 7am. Weekend shifts are split into 12 hour shifts
Must be 21 years or older
Completed SAFE in Hunterdon’s 80 Hour DV/SA direct client services training-provided by SAFE
Complete additional DVRT training – provided by SAFE’s DVRT Coordinator
Must work well in a crisis environment
Clear Criminal Background check
Valid Driver’s License- clean driving record for past five (5) years (no DUI, speeding, texting, or similar offense).
Be willing to be on call nights, weekends and holidays for 12 hour shifts
A working phone for team activation
Attend monthly Team meetings
Ability to keep all SAFE in Hunterdon information confidential
Ability to respect and relate to people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings
Must understand the importance of providing for the best interest of clients
Ability to work within the guidelines, policies, and standards of SAFE in Hunterdon
Ability to maintain objectivity and composure when confronted with a conflict
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to receive guidance and direction and work as a team
Ability to transport oneself to a variety of locations including Hunterdon County Police Stations and Hunterdon Medical Center
Ability to work collaboratively with law enforcement and medical personnel
Adherence to confidentiality agreement and ethical standards
Reports directly to the DVRT/SART Coordinator
Adhere to the policies, procedures and domestic violence response protocols
Complete the necessary documentation for data collection and reporting as directed by the DVRT/SART Coordinator
Attend monthly team meetings for ongoing training
Provide victims with legal options, safety planning, agency services and other community resources
Be on call for team response a minimum of four 12 hour shifts a month including two weekend shifts
Prepare, collect or summarize data as directed for reports
Provide reports and releases on a timely basis
Standards of Conduct:
Volunteers shall cooperate with their supervisor to insure the effective and efficient operation of SAFE in Hunterdon. Volunteers must notify/discuss with staff immediately if they encounter a situation in which they are unsure how to proceed (i.e. they suspect child abuse or feel a client may be suicidal).
All volunteers must inform the Volunteer Coordinator prior to training if they are currently, or have previously, received counseling for domestic violence or sexual assault at SAFE in Hunterdon. Potential volunteers must have completed counseling at least seven years prior to becoming a volunteer.