Vice President of Safe Housing

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.
June 26, 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Job Type


Position Description:

The ideal DVIS candidate is one who is interested in joining a workplace culture that encourages self-care, an environment of continuous learning and strong peer support. We are looking for people to join a team of clinicians who use therapeutic models that will scaffold caregivers and their children.

The philosophy of our organization is that all people have the right to live without fear, abuse, oppression, and violence. Our advocacy programs embrace the philosophy that people experiencing violence and/or abuse have the potential to control their lives and can be helped in doing so through support, information, and encouragement. We believe that our organization should model behavior that is nonviolent and uses power responsibly for personal and organizational action and growth.

SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures a safe, comfortable and therapeutic residential environment for women, men and children fleeing domestic violence, by providing professional management services for the DVIS shelter and transitional apartments.


  • Responsible for reflecting on how parts of your identity might give you advantages in the workplace—even if you didn’t ask for them or earn them—while others might experience disadvantages. We ask that you also reflect on how your position and how your power may shift depending on your environment, the people around you, or the institutions at play. The goal of this reflection is to build the awareness and compassion that is needed and expected to create an inclusive workplace.
  • Responsible for creating an inclusive environment and behaving in a way that ensures that clients and employees feel: embraced, no matter what their cultural orientations are, respected and valued, engaged and connected to the community, and safe from abuse and harassment.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining written policies and procedures for residential operations including client’s rights, duties and responsibilities. Periodically review procedures and revise as necessary.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing an internal review system to ensure facilities comply with relevant federal, state and local regulations regarding health and safety of residents.
  • Responsible for monitoring the shelter and transitional housing physical operations, ensuring facilities are safe, clean and comfortable and there are adequate supplies of basic items such as linens, toiletries, first aid supplies, etc.
  • Responsible for monitoring the shelter food service operations. Ensure meals are the best quality available within the budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring all paperwork and statistics required by funders and other payers are completed and submitted within the deadlines.
  • Responsible for providing the shelter and transitional living employees with professional direction regarding client assessment and identification of client’s needs. Ensure all residential services employees either meets these needs or makes informed referrals to other community resources, seeking opportunities to bridge the staffing between both facilities.
  • Responsible for performing general facility management functions, including facility maintenance, enforcing rules and regulations, mediating disputes between residents, overseeing programs, education and events.
  • Shared responsibility for being on call after hours and on weekends for shelter needs as they arise.
  • Responsible for supervising the counseling and advocacy programs offered to the residents of the shelter and transitional housing.
  • Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of referral resources and processes.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients, employees, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Responsible for representing DVIS at community meetings related to sheltering, housing and homelessness.

Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to supervise the daily activities and career development of a large and diverse staff.
  • Ability to supervise the daily operations of an 80-bed residential facility and a multi-unit apartment facility including food service, maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
  • Considerable knowledge of assessment methods and techniques; supervisory skills, and conflict management resolution skills.
  • Ability to assess a variety of personal or family problems, maintains detailed and accurate records/data, and maintains confidences.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Has experience and skills in crisis intervention, assessment and counseling or therapy.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or a related filed is required. LPC or other professional certification is desired.
  • Minimum five years experience in management and supervision of a large-sized staff; residential facility management preferred.

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Application Deadline:

Friday, July 31, 2020

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