Community Health Center

  • Program Director, New Horizons Domestic Violence Services

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 12:05 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Domestic Violence/Shelters
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.



    The Director of New Horizons Domestic Violence Services (NH-DVS) supervises and coordinates all aspects of CHCI’s Domestic Violence Services, including first and foremost, protecting the safety of all shelter residents, ensuring compliance with all CHC/NH-DVS policies and procedures, and working closely with local law enforcement and other resources to protect shelter residents and families and provide them with counseling and support to move on to a safe environment free of violence. The Program Director has responsibility for the oversight and management of the 24/7 safe house/shelter, community education and outreach, crisis hotline services, and court-based victim advocacy. General responsibilities include: a) Supervision of all NH staff in shelter, in community, and at court;  b) Administration and management of federal, state and local grant and philanthropic funding including CCADV, DSS, VOCA and others c) Utilization of data reporting to monitor outcome measures for service, satisfaction, and responsiveness d) Responsibility for annual program budgets and fiscal monitoring of income and expenses e) development and implementation of new programs and services within NH DVS) facilitation of cooperative relationships with other community agencies/organizations to help carry out the mission of the NH-DVS Department g) identification of new grant funding to expand and enhance programs. The position requires regular communication and collaboration with other CHC departments, and in particular, with the CHC of Middletown clinical site in order to access seamless services for residents of the NH shelter.


    • Serves as the primary contact for CCADV and DSS funders.
    • Represents CHC at the state level on the CCADV Director Board.
    • In collaboration with supervisor and CFO, prepares annual budget for NH Department
    • Responsible for the hiring of all staff related to the programs within the NH-DVS department and completes all annual appraisals per CHC policy.
    • Provides daily leadership and supervision to all program staff with relationship to program implementation and job performance.
    • Monitors the safety and security of the NH Shelter on a daily basis or ensures that such monitoring is being fully completed by NH designated staff.
    • Ensures an on –going program of community education, outreach, and prevention activities
    • Responsible for the submission of grant applications, reports, and reviews in a timely manner.
    • Provide continuous communication with agency PI, Infection Control and other committees as needed.


    • Frequent and alternating standing, walking, and sitting and stair climbing
    • Occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, lifting.
    • Daily and regular computer use.
    • Daily and regular telephone use.
    • Travel throughout state of CT

    Additional Activities and Responsibilities:

    • Staff provide 24/7 emergency on-call services, but Director is expected to respond to staff requests for consults, advice, or support during emergency situations, including coming on-site when necessary.
    • Participation in quality improvement projects.
    • Participation in on going education activities.
    • Provides training to CHC staff, as requested, on domestic violence

    Confidentiality of Information

    Confidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies


    • Required Skills and Education
    • Bachelors required, Masters Degree preferred
    • Preferred Skills
    • 3-5+ years of experience in supervision of staff
    • Relevant experience with vulnerable populations
    • Domestic violence related experience preferred


    • Required Licenses/Certifications

    o   Employees must have a current driver’s license with a clean driving record at time of hire and throughout employment





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