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Job Title: Per Diem Residential Advocate [All Shifts ]

Job Classification:      Part-time, Non -Exempt

Position Reports To:  Senior Residential Advocate

 

My Sisters’ Place  is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as victims of human trafficking, who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter.  Per-Diem Residential Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Senior Residential Advocate, the Per-Diem Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

Essential Position Functions:

  1.  Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required
  2. Serve as client advocate on personal as well as criminal justice related issues as needed.
  3. Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements.
  4. Assist with intake procedures including but not limited too review of the Welcome Packet, development of and on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers. .
  5. Ensure the timely submission of all required stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  6. Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested.
  7. Monitor client progress and provide follow-up assistance as needed and/or requested.
  8. Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  9. Provide residents with referrals for additional supportive services as needed and/or requested.
  10. Keep Senior Residential Advocate advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  11. Participate in regular supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services.
  12. Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly.
  13. Enter data into designated database and provide reports as needed and/or requested.
  14. Must participate in staff meetings, trainings and/or professional development sessions as directed.
  15. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus one year experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently assesses priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and provide supportive counseling in a genuine, respectful and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to handle crisis effectively, exercising good judgement and calmness.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team

SALARY: $15.38/hour

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter  by e-mail to: Evelyn Paulino at email hidden; JavaScript is required

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.  

Job Title: Residential Advocate (4-12)

Job Classification:      (Regular Full-Time – Exempt)

Position Reports To:  Senior Residential Advocate

My Sisters’ Place  is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter.  Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Sr. Residential Advocate, the Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

 DUTIES

  • Answer MSP’s 24 hour hotline, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources, and assessing eligibility for MSP services.  Assist with intake procedures including but not limited to review of the Welcome Packet, development of an on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate follow-up on initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers.
  • Provide day-to-day case management services including but not limited to supportive counseling, referrals and advocacy as requested and/or as needed.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements and complete and submit all monthly stats to the Senior Residential Advocate in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the completion of crime victim compensation, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested.
  • Co-facilitate weekly support group, house meetings and/or skill development workshops focused on increasing residents’ ability to work through trauma, adjust to life in shelter, and move towards independence.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate and Director of Residential Programs advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular weekly supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services. Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, trainings and professional development sessions.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Residential Advocate and Residential Counseling team to identify residents in need of additional clinical support.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly.
  • Assist the Senior Residential Advocate in other duties and tasks as directed. Work closely with and take direction from Manager of Residential Counseling Services and Residential Operations to complete requested/required tasks.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus one year experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently assesses priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter  by e-mail to: Blanche Wright , Senior Residential Advocate  at  email hidden; JavaScript is required.

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.

 

Job Title: Community Educator

Job Classification: Full/Part Time
Position Reports To: Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) Program Manager
My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York, that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence, advocacy and services. Since 1981, the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program (DVEP) at My Sisters’ Place has worked with Westchester County schools and organizations to educate youth about the dynamics of dating violence. DVEP empowers youth by providing them with tools to build and support relationships free of abuse. As part of a DVEP experience, youth will establish a vision of healthy relationships, define and understand the dynamics of abuse, and explore options to safely address abuse. Our community educators facilitate prevention education workshops and assist in the oversight of our teen leadership and volunteering opportunity, Students Advocating Equal Relationships (SAFER).

DUTIES

  • Facilitate teen dating violence (intimate partner violence) prevention workshops in middle schools, high schools, community organizations and youth treatment facilities throughout Westchester County.
  • Assist Program Manager in the ongoing development of DVEP’s Healthy Relationships and Healthy Friendships and DVEP’s middle school school-based program Relationship Empowerment And Leadership (REAL) program, including curricula development, school outreach, and publications.
  • Contribute to planning, implementation and program for the day-long Love Shouldn’t Hurt conference for high school youth.
  • Maintain the scheduling system for DVEP presentations and provide outreach and customer service to partnering agencies.
  • Cross-train on job functions related to all DVEP services
  • Facilitate trainings for youth serving professionals and parents on dating violence.
  • Assist Program Manager in the development of DVEP’s teen leadership and volunteering opportunity, SAFER.
  • Provide referrals and advocate on behalf of dating violence victims.
  • Act as a liaison between DVEP and outside agencies.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate statistical records and other monthly reporting.
  • Projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts in social work, sociology, gender/women’s studies or education
  • A valid driver’s license, vehicle and willingness to travel extensively throughout Westchester County required
  • Imaginative, creative, flexible and a sense of humor required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred
  • Prior experience with adolescents, teen dating violence and/or anti-oppression issues desired
  • Strong public speaker, especially in educational and large-group settings
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, computer knowledge preferred
  • Must be willing to frequent early mornings, and some weekend and evening hours

SALARY: Mid 30’s plus benefits, Position is currently full time but may change to part time based on funding
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Lisa Scott, DVEP Program Manager at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 Volunteer

Students Advocating For Equality in Relationships (S.A.F.E.R.) Summer Institute
Applications are now being accepted.

For more information, read an overview
S.A.F.E.R. Summer Flyer/ Application

General Volunteer Opportunities

MSP Volunteer Application

 

 

 

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.