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

Job Title:                    Managing Attorney, Immigration Unit

Job Classification:     Full Time Exempt

Department:              Legal

Position Reports To: Managing Director for the Center for Legal Services (CLS)

 

Description and Responsibilities:

For over 35 years, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence on women and children throughout Westchester County, New York.  Services and programs include: two emergency shelters; a 24-hour hotline for assistance and referrals; an extensive support group network in both English and Spanish; an education program for teens on healthy relationships; and a Center for Legal Services consisting of eight attorneys and two legal advocates.

 

MSP’s Center for Legal Services provides legal advice and direct representation to clients on family law and immigration matters, including legal representation of victims of human trafficking.  The Managing Attorney for the Immigration Unit will provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  The Managing Attorney will manage two immigration attorneys and also provide legal representation and advocacy to noncitizen victims of domestic violence before Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) on a variety of legal matters. The Managing Attorney will work under the supervision of the CLS Managing Director, will have an individual caseload, and will manage all operations of the unit.

 

Duties

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in immigration law matters, including all aspects of preparing VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, U visas, and T visas
  • Manage two immigration attorneys
  • Determine intake schedule, make case acceptance assessments, and conduct intakes, as needed
  • Supervise the tracking and collecting of statistical information for grant reports and compilation and drafting of semi-annual grant reports for funder(s)
  • Collaborate regularly with Managing Attorneys of the Family Law Unit and Pro Bono Project for joint clients, pro bono clinics, and attorney training
  • Active participation in legal working groups and task forces
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. Law Degree with admission to New York State Bar
  • Minimum 6—8 years relevant immigration law experience related to domestic violence
  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and record keeping skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff
  • Non-profit domestic violence work experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with Federal Funders a plus

 

Salary

  • The salary is commensurate with experience.  It also includes a benefits package.

 

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names and contact information of three references via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.  Please indicate in the subject line “Managing Attorney, Immigration Unit.”

 

Application Deadline:

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.   Offers will be made on a rolling basis.

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Job Title: Program Manager-Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP)

Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Position Reports To: Director of Counseling Programs

 

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 formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.

 

The MSP CCAP counseling team is dedicated to creating a safe space where the voices of adults impacted by intimate partner abuse can be heard, supported and validated.  Our dedicated counselors and Intake Specialist work side by side with clients to examine individual concerns, brainstorm available options, and develop a goal plan that first and foremost respects and honors what our clients want and feel ready to do.  Through this setting, clients share their feelings and thoughts about the abuse they have endured and how it impacts their lives.

The CCAP Manager provides ongoing guidance to ensure that staff members feel supported, as well as to ensure that staff members continue to advance the agency mission by providing the clients we serve with the necessary resources, safety planning, options, and crisis intervention.

 

DUTIES

  • Provide weekly clinical and administrative supervision of staff providing intake, counseling, advocacy, and support services to adult victims of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Assist Director of Counseling Programs with program development, including creating shared vision for program enhancements/growth, community outreach, and program visibility
  • Conduct presentations/trainings on issues affecting adult victims of domestic violence and trauma/victimization
  • Maintain a small caseload of counseling clients
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Facilitate monthly CCAP staff meetings that provide training, guidance, case conferences on topics related to our work and team building activities
  • Oversee collection of program statistics on client database to ensure compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Evaluate program effectiveness through review of statistics, client surveys/focus groups, and analysis of program/client trends
  • Draft monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Ensure compliance with government contract and private grant funding terms, including staff time allocation and program design requirements
  • Recruit, hire and train new CCAP staff
  • Complete  annual staff evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Counseling Programs

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Social Work or related degree strongly preferred; prior supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Prior work experience providing direct clinical services to adult clients
  • Experience in holistic, multidisciplinary approach is helpful
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, trauma and victimization strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Lauren Shaller, Director of Counseling Programs at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Job Title:                    Director of the Human Trafficking Program

Job Classification:     Full-Time

Department:              Human Trafficking Program

Position Reports To: Chief Program Officer

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

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 formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the fields 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, and is a co-founder of the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force. The Human Trafficking Program Director will oversee the agency’s human trafficking services and outreach activities, and will provide assessment, case management and supportive counseling services to a small caseload of human trafficking clients. The Director will also serve as a member of MSP’s Program Directors team, providing strategic leadership to the agency’s Programs Department.

 

DUTIES

 

  • Oversee MSP’s response to human trafficking, including coordinating with local, state, and federal governmental and law enforcement agencies, other community partners, and agency staff to help survivor’s access safety and services.
  • Supervise Human Trafficking Case Managers by conducting individual clinical and administrative supervision, facilitating peer supervision and monitoring work performance and case files.
  • Remain current in best practices in the areas of human trafficking intervention, advocacy, policy and case management services.
  • Manage the Human Trafficking Program’s grant activities and reporting, including oversight of federal and state contracts.
  • Maintain strong connections between departments at MSP in support of work with human trafficking survivors, including MSP’s Legal, Counseling and Shelter programs.
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and support to MSP and Westchester County partner staff regarding clinical, case management, and legal assistance to human trafficking victims, and to law enforcement partners on assessing, identifying and referring victims.
  • Organize and conduct trainings, conference, and workshop presentations on human trafficking along with designated training staff/consultants.
  • Review client files and other program documentation to ensure that agency and funding standards are met; assist with maintenance and management of Apricot, a web-based client data program, and other program databases.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements from a programmatic perspective, including overseeing statistical data collection on client service, meeting reporting deadlines, monitoring grant consultants, and identifying /evaluating program needs, along with designated evaluation staff/consultants.
  • Oversee case management reimbursement contracts, including client spending limits, contract reports, and monthly billing.
  • Facilitate, organize and attend meetings and other events to advocate with local, state, and federal agencies, including the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Represent MSP in relevant anti-trafficking coalitions, including the Freedom Network USA.
  • Coordinate collaboration meetings with project partner agencies to improve interagency communication and develop cross-training for staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention, case management, practical assistance, advocacy and referrals to a small caseload of clients.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Masters of Social Work or related degree, previous supervisory experience required.
  • Direct service experience with trafficking victims, immigrants/refugees, or other vulnerable or disenfranchised populations.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills, including ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills a must.
  • Experience managing grants and contracts.
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with and serve as a liaison between the various departments of MSP.
  • Ability to network and maintain strong relationships with governmental and community partner agencies.
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs.

 

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send cover letter (with salary requirement), resume , and one-page writing sample via e-mail to: Lauren Pesso at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Job Title:                                Managing Director, Center for Legal Services

Job Classification:             Full Time Exempt

Department:                         Center for Legal Services (CLS)

Position Reports To:         Chief Executive Officer

 

Description and Responsibilities:

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Westchester County, NY, 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 advocacy and services.  Our many programs include two residential shelters, individual counseling and advocacy children’s programs, support groups, a center for legal services, school-based domestic violence prevention education and outreach programs.  MSP’s mission is to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence and human trafficking so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality and peacefulness.

MSP is currently seeking a Managing Director for the Center for Legal Services (“CLS”), which delivers high quality, free legal services to Victims throughout the County.  CLS’s mission is to provide Victims greater access to legal protections and remedies critical to their survival, safety and independence.  CLS provides legal services in both Family Law and Immigration matters, including custody, visitation, orders of protection, child support and paternity, VAWA self-petitions, Applications for U and T Nonimmigrant Status, Battered Spouse Waivers, green cards, work permits and citizenship applications.

The Managing Director of the Center for Legal Services oversees the legal department and supervises the attorneys and legal advocates, and will carry a small caseload.  S/he is responsible for grant management, case assignments and supervision, and developing relationships with internal and external partners, and is a member of the agency Senior Management Team.

Responsibilities

     Center for Legal Services

  • Supervise Managing Attorneys, Associate Counsel, and legal advocates
  • Develop and enhance relationships with corporate and pro bono partners
  • Manage program-specific deliverables under government contracts and private grants, including contract/grant applications and renewals
  • As a member of Senior Team, work closely with Chief Executive Officer on all agency matters, including operations, policies, budget, resource development,  strategic planning, and external affairs
  • Advise on agency legal matters and support special projects

Qualifications

  • J.D. Law Degree with admission to New York State Bar
  • Minimum of five years of legal management experience
  • Must have experience representing victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, immigrants/refugees, and/or other vulnerable or disenfranchised populations
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Team player working collaboratively and  liaison  between the legal and  non-legal programs
  • Strong project management or coordination skills, including ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines, including grant management and budgets;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication preferred.

Application Instructions:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to Gail McDaniel, email hidden; JavaScript is required..  Please indicate in the subject line “Center for Legal Services Managing Director.”

Application Deadline:
Applications should be submitted by April 20.

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

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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

  • Provide lead on any resident advocacy/case management needs 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.
  • Work as a team with Director of Residential Programs, Residential Counselor, Senior Residential Advocate (4pm-12am; evening shift), and Residential Advocates (all shifts) to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents
  • Provide individual supervision to any Residential Advocates (f/t or p/t) working on day shift, as well as sharing supervision of other relief or part-time staff with Senior Residential Advocate (4-12)
  • Work as a team with all agency staff responsible for shelter operations to ensure basic client needs and facility-related needs are met, including ordering and maintaining equipment, supplies, food, and household goods/needs; managing petty cash and donations; and reporting structural or repair issues promptly.
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Residential Advocate (4-12) on staff scheduling and shift coverage
  • Work as a team with shelter leadership in a shared on-call supervisory rotation for overnights and weekends throughout the year; required to stay close to home during assigned on-call rotations.
  • Ensure that assigned Residential Advocates are thoroughly trained 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;
  • 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.
  • Adjust work hours or work additional hours as needed in order to supervise staff, attend resident house meetings or groups, or attend staff meetings.
  • Work as a team 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.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and public agencies to foster coordination of services for emergency shelter residents and their children;
  • Ensure the collection of timely and accurate statistics on services provided and client demographical information; compile necessary monthly/quarterly reports
  • Active participation in trainings and/or professional development sessions as identified by supervisor and self
  • Assist in the generation of work orders to address all identified maintenance issues.
  • Assist with other duties and tasks as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; or two years college plus two 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.
  • 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.

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Job Title: “Floater” Domestic Violence Counselor

Job Classification: Full Time

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 “Floater” 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

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 Volunteer

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

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General Volunteer Opportunities

MSP Volunteer Application

 

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