Careers at The Center for Family Justice
We work in a climate of mutual respect and teamwork, supported by the CEO/President and administrative staff. CFJ takes part in national demonstration projects and studies and has established best practices in its client services. It has grown to a $2.8 million agency with more than 50 employees who have earned the respect of their peers.
If this sounds like a place where you would be happy to work, check out our list of current job opportunities.
To submit an online application, go here.
Current Employment Opportunities
Title: Crisis Intervention Receptionist
Date: May 2023
Reports to: Chief Information & Operations Officer
Front line employee who represents The Center in a friendly and professional manner. Provides heavy telephone responsibilities and interacts with our clients and advocates on a daily basis in addition to providing clerical and operations support to The Center’s staff.
- Manages phone center at front desk, including training staff on phone center and locating staff for callers.
- Provides information, welcomes and registers all visitors, clients, and volunteers. Assures that clients are handled compassionately and feel safe.
- Ensures that all visitors/contractors properly sign-in and sign-out, and that they are given visitor/contractor ID badges.
- Handles the processing of regular and bulk mailings including the completion of all related post office paperwork; records and tracks postage meter usage and keeps postage meter supplied sufficiently for the Center’s weekly needs. As needed, leaves office at 4:50 to drop mail at post office.
- Receives maintenance requests and submits to Security/Maintenance staff member.
- Provides clerical support to The Center’s staff.
- Assists Community Education Department with processing training enrollment.
- Assists in entering client surveys and in submitting results on a quarterly basis.
- Maintains assigned public calendars.
- Copies documents and keeps machines in working order and supplied.
- Coordinates vendors and obtains quotes.
- Tracks all newspaper media files as they come into The Center.
- Assists with the preparation of orders for office, electrical, and beverage supplies. Analyzes invoices for accounting.
- Faxes and distributes faxed material, orders business cards and letterhead.
- May open building, sets up lobby for the day and keeps lobby neat; secures building on occasion.
- Maintains First Aid kits on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for quarterly Fire drill.
- Reports and coordinates response to phone and voice mail problems.
- Maintains confidentiality and assists as needed.
- Schedules agency vehicle and keeps track of when service appointments are needed.
- Monitors CFJ security camera system periodically.
- Special projects as assigned by Chief Information and Operations Officer as well as the President/CEO.
- Attends agency meetings and staff development training as required
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Ability to use Windows based PCs and experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Strong commitment to the Center’s mission.
- Receptionist experience desirable.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not required.
- Knowledge of office machines.
- Ability to work with diverse populations.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks.
- Must take and maintain Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Standards Certification Training.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification. They reflect the essential elements and general responsibilities of the position, but are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The performance of all essential functions listed is subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title: Prevention Educator
Date: April 2023
Reports to: Director of Education & Community Engagement
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
CFJ seeks a dynamic and charismatic prevention educator to create, deliver, and evaluate social change initiatives. CFJ is a mission-driven organization dedicated to creating schools, educational institutions, workplaces, and communities that are free from all forms of violence. The ideal candidate will have exemplary interpersonal and public speaking skills, initiative, and will be highly collaborative.
- Delivers effective age-appropriate prevention curricula to children and youth in grades K-12, universities/colleges, youth serving community organizations, athletes and coaches, parent groups, and other community stakeholders working to prevent violence.
- Works collaboratively with Training Director to deliver professional development trainings to school staff and administrators as well as youth serving community organizations in the best practices in violence prevention and creating trauma informed communities for survivors.
- Establishes and maintains strong collaborative relationships community partners and identities additional community influencers to enhance prevention education and social change initiatives.
- Provide technical assistance on prevention best practices in policy and practice to ensure safe, equitable, and inclusive schools and communities.
- Participates in community outreach events and activities, including but not limited to, school-based health and wellness fairs, interagency meetings, and community events.
- Collaborates with Pathways to HOPE / Camp HOPE America – Bridgeport team on yearround mentoring and empowerment programming including overnight summer camp.
- Researches, implements, and evaluates innovative evidence-based violence prevention curricula and community level prevention projects.
- Engages in professional development opportunities that focus on prevention including best practices to engage men and boys, influence of the sports community, mobilizing bystanders, community activism, social change strategies, and public speaking/ engagement skills.
- Supports student disclosures using trauma-informed best practices, reports disclosure according to DCF guidelines for mandated reporters, follows all confidentiality principles, and maintains accurate and complete records of student disclosures.
- Assists in the coordination of community engagement activities during national awareness and prevention months – Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (April).
- Participates in all appropriate CFJ meeting and trainings.
- Participates in agency events throughout the year.
- Special projects as assigned.
- Associate degree in human services, education, communications, sociology, or closely related field with two years’ experience in delivering prevention education and/or teaching.
- Understanding of best practices in violence prevention and social change.
- Experience in curricula development and evaluation.
- Excellent communication skills including dynamic public speaking skills and writing skills.
- Proven ability to work with diverse and marginalized communities.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Flexible schedule – availability for some evening and weekend programming.
- Successful completion of CFJ’s state mandated 40-hour domestic and sexual violence certification training.
- Strong commitment to CFJ’s vision and mission.
- Daily access to car with valid CT driver’s license.
- Experience in digital marketing and graphic design tools (Adobe photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Canva, e-newsletter creation software).
- Experience with online training and event platforms (Big Marker, zoom).
- Knowledge of trauma informed best practices for survivors of trauma.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish or Portuguese.
- Computer literacy, including data entry experience, Microsoft office, internet, and e-mail.
The Center for Family Justice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other protected class.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification. They reflect the essential elements and general responsibilities of the position but are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The performance of all essential functions listed is subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Justice Legal Center Opportunities
The Center for Family Justice is looking for individuals interested in opening solo law practices to participate in Connecticut’s first and only Legal Incubator Program. Click HERE to get details about this exciting opportunity, understand the criteria and learn how to apply.
This is not an employment opportunity.