My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is currently hiring for the following positions.

Date:                           August 2015

Job Title:                    Senior Residential Advocate  8am-4pm (Shift)

Job Classification:      Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of Residential Programs

 

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.  Our many programs include two emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups throughout Westchester, a legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program.  The Senior Residential Advocate (8am-4pm) is responsible for overseeing the advocacy and case management needs of residents within the assigned emergency housing program, and for providing direct supervision to several Residential Advocates.  As such, this position works as part of a team that includes advocates from all other shifts, a residential counselor, and administrative staff to ensure that residents’ emotional and practical needs are met and that shelter operations are in order to help support this work.

 

DUTIES

  • Manage Crisis Hotline providing guidance with all shelter staff to consider potential resident eligibility, to ensure appropriate steps are taken to address shelter occupancy, and to determine residents’ appropriateness for continued residency
  • Provide strong leadership skills as a supervisor with staff to ensure MSP’s mission is demonstrated in the Residential Program and provide regular supervision with Residential Advocates (f/t or p/t).
  • Co-Manage with Senior Residential Advocate (4-12) on staff scheduling and shift coverage while supporting the orderly operations of the residential program corporately
  • Adjust work hours or work additional hours as needed in order to supervise staff, attend resident house meetings or groups, or attend staff meetings
  • Lead Resident Advocacy/case management issues which must take place during business hours, including contact with outside organizations that can provide assistance to all residents.  Begin all paperwork related to public benefits, OVS crime victim compensation, post-shelter housing, as well as paperwork related to shelter billing
  • Facilitate/Monitor shelter operations and work with Director of Operations to reporting structural or repair issues promptly. Also, ensure basic client needs and facility-related needs are met, generate work orders to address all identified maintenance issues, including supervising Maintenance worker, housekeeper, ordering food/household supplies, managing petty cash, and donations
  • Work as a team to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents
  • Participate in regular shelter management team meetings and help facilitate regular shelter staff meetings; meetings include case conferencing, discussions on improving shelter practices, and staff development presentations
  • Ensure the collection of timely and accurate statistics on services provided and client information; compile reports.
  • Share on-call supervisory rotation for overnights and weekends throughout the year; required to stay close to home during assigned on-call rotations.
  • Train Residential Advocates in all aspects of their job responsibilities through the provision of one-on-one support and by identifying and requiring staff to attend trainings/workshops offered by MSP or outside the agency
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and public agencies to foster coordination of services for emergency shelter residents and their children;
  • Participate in trainings and/or professional development sessions as identified by supervisor and self

 

  • Assist with other duties and tasks as directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; or two years college plus four years’ experience required.
  • Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Prior advocacy and/or case management experience required
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior experience in a residential setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and data software used for statically reports
  • Candidates should possess sound judgment and decision-making ability, as well as ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills must be a team player.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

 

SALARY:  mid-$40Ks annually

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter (applications without cover letters will not be considered) by e-mail to: Gwendolyn Thompson 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:                    Director of Development-Special Events

Job Classification:      Regular Full-Time; Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Development Officer

 

My Sisters’ Place, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  is a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  Programs include emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups, legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program.  Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development-Special Events will be an integral part of the Development and External Affairs team with a special focus on planning special events and the development and cultivation of major donors through all development vehicles.

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Director of Development-Special Events

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development-Special Events is a senior member of the development team.

The Director of Development-Special Events is responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of MSP’s special events as well as for securing sponsorship and relationships with businesses, individuals and organizations interested in supporting the work of MSP.  The Director of Development maintains a portfolio of donors for major gift/sponsorship stewardship and solicitation.

The Director of Development-Special Events directs the work of the Database Coordinator and the Communications Coordinator relative to MSP’s special events.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, and implement all special events and annual receptions
  • Actively participate in and manage event committees
  • Cultivate and expand event sponsorship through stewardship of an assigned portfolio of existing supporters as well as actively identifying new prospects and securing new donors
  • Develop the budget for each event and track all event expenses
  • Coordinate all event logistics.
  • In concert with stakeholders, develop the concepts for collateral and oversee production and distribution of event materials
  • Create the publicity and marketing plan for each event and work with Communications Coordinator to ensure placement of event-related press releases and to broaden social networking relative to events.
  • Work with the volunteer manager to assure volunteer staffing for events
  • Supervise and coordinate with event contractor(s)
  • Oversee silent auction, prize and in-kind donation solicitations for each event
  • Oversee logistics of event ticket sales
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer in other fundraising programs as necessary
  • Other duties as directed and required

Qualifications:

Prefer five to seven years of professional development experience with at least 3 years of special event management. Strong track record of producing successful events, securing sponsors and donors, marketing, and public relations is required.

Education: Graduation from a 4-year college or university required.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send cover letter (with salary requirement), resume, and one-page writing sample via e-mail to: Cheryl Greenberg 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 (8am-4am)

Job Classification:      (Regular Full-Time – Non-Exempt)

Position Reports To:  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.  Our many programs include two emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups throughout Westchester, a legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program. 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:

 

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required to address personal and criminal justice related issues.
  • Ability to Answer of 24 hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources and assess 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.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements. and ensures the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested. Monitor client progress and provide referrals for needed and/or requested services.
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • 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 other professional development opportunities.
  • 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 Coordinator to complete requested/required tasks.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus 2 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:                    Human Trafficking Case Manager

Job Classification:      Part-Time (24-28 hours/week), Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of Human Trafficking Program

 

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.  MSP has served more victims of human trafficking than any other social or legal services provider in the county. The Human Trafficking Case Manager will provide direct case management, counseling and advocacy for victims of sex and labor trafficking—adults and minors, of any gender identity, U.S. citizen and foreign born—in close collaboration with MSP’s legal, shelter, counseling and self-sufficiency programs, and with a network of referral agencies throughout the county.

 

DUTIES

  • Conduct phone and in-person outreach to victims of human trafficking, assessing their emotional and practical needs, as well as explaining the services offered by MSP
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, needs assessments, client accompaniment and short-term individual/group counseling to victims of human trafficking and their family members
  • Advocate on clients’ behalf with the police, District Attorney’s Offices, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI, Homeland  Security Investigations (HSI), public benefits agencies, courts, medical providers and other relevant organizations
  • Collaborate closely with other MSP programs on behalf of human trafficking clients, including shelter, legal, community counseling & advocacy  and self-sufficiency programs
  • Develop and maintain strong contacts with referral agencies throughout Westchester and the surrounding region, and provide clients with information and referrals to outside services for themselves and their relevant family members
  • Serve on an “on-call” rotation for after-hours emergency calls referred by MSP’s hotline staff
  • Maintain accurate case records and program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Assist with case management reimbursement contracts, including client spending limits, contract reports, and monthly billing
  • Participate in community meetings and coalitions, including the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
  • Assist with developing and conducting human trafficking trainings and outreach to community groups and service providers to inform them about MSP’s services
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years’ experience working with victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence or other victim population, or with immigrant/refugee populations required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience assisting with contracts, billing and reimbursements preferred
  • Experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges preferred
  • Ability to think critically and address crisis situations as they arise
  • Multi-lingual or Bi-lingual strongly preferred, with strong preference given to English/Spanish

 

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Rebecca de Simone, Director of the Human Trafficking Program 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: 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: Elizabeth Heslop 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: Domestic Violence Counselor

Job Classification: Part -time (24 hours/week), Non-Exempt

Position Reports To: Program Manager

Since 2000, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has had the unique opportunity to work in collaboration with our colleagues in Westchester County’s Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services (CPS). With initial funding from NYS Office of Children and Family Services, the My Sisters’ Place/Child Protective Services Collaboration Program emerged through recognition of the critical need for our agencies to work more closely together with families experiencing both intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, towards a mutual goal of increased family safety. The Domestic Violence Counselor is based in Yonkers, and travels throughout Westchester County to assist victimized children and parents through supportive counseling, safety planning, information and referrals, and advocacy.

DUTIES

  • Provide client case coverage throughout Westchester County as assigned by Program Manager
  • Accompany CPS staff to field investigations and provide needs assessment in cases involving alleged child abuse/neglect and domestic violence
  • Work collaboratively with CPS staff to develop appropriate plan of action for each family. Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, individual counseling, referrals and advocacy
  • Provide ongoing support and informal training to CPS staff on assessing and responding to the needs of domestic violence victims and their families
  • Attend CPS case conferences / staff meetings, attend MSP trainings as well as outside trainings.
  • Maintain program statistics and draft monthly/quarterly reports in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years experience working with victims of domestic violence preferable
  • Prior work experience with victims of trauma and abuse desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Must own a car

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Maria Cardiello, Program Manager 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.

 

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