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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: 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: 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.

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.

 

Job Title: Chief Program Officer

Job Classification:      Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Executive Officer

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 Chief Program Officer is a member of senior staff and provides the overall administration and management of all counseling, shelter, and outreach programs.

DUTIES

  • Responsible for overall management of all counseling, shelter, and outreach programs for domestic violence services and human trafficking services agency.  Oversee supervision and staff development of a department of approximately 50 staff.
  • Provide direct supervision to four Directors in the Programs Department.
  • Work closely with Chief Executive Officer and senior staff team on all agency matters, including operations and policy matters, budgeting, resource development, strategic planning, and external affairs.
  • Manage department budget of $3.5 million; assist with managing entire agency budget of $6 million. Provide ongoing and monthly monitoring of program-specific budget, as well as drafting and managing contract/grant budgets.
  • Continue expansion of agency’s human trafficking program, including high-level coordination of the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force and working with the Director to implement and manage federal grant program.
  • Conduct trainings, conference, and workshop presentations on topics related to domestic violence and human trafficking.   Participate in media interviews to present MSP’s programs and to discuss issues related to domestic violence and victimization.
  • Attend meetings and other events to advocate with state and local legislators for the drafting and passage of key legislation affecting the lives of victims and the agencies that serve them, in addition to accessing increased funding for services.
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies, coordinating collaboration meetings with partner agencies to improve interagency communication and develop cross-training for staff
  • Engage in thought leadership around advocacy and awareness on agency mission and programs.
  • Oversee management of Apricot client database program and improved statistical data collection to ensure grant compliance, meet reporting deadlines, and identify/evaluate program needs
  • Provide crisis intervention and practical assistance to clients as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Social Work or related degree preferred; five years prior management and supervisory experience essential
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and knowledge of domestic violence/victimization/women’s issues strongly preferred
  • Ability to understand and foster integration across agency departments
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Gail McDaniel email hidden; JavaScript is required.   Application deadline is January 30, 2015

 

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

Job Title: Community Development and Special Projects Coordinator

Job Classification:      Part-Time; Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of Development

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.  Our 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.  Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Special Projects Coordinator will be an integral part of the Development and External Affairs team with a special focus on the development and cultivation of individual, corporate and community donors through special projects and utilize all development and external affairs vehicles.

DUTIES

  • Oversee implementation and growth of special projects with set fundraising goals and specific priorities
  • Ongoing reporting and analysis of progress
  • Engage Board members, individuals, corporate partners and staff to identify networks and prospects.
  • Coordinate with consultants and development team to ensure goals are being met.
  • Cultivate and steward donor base through regular correspondence, phone calls and meetings.
  • Work with entire development team to achieve all Development and External Affairs goals.
  • Use all database research mechanisms to develop fertile prospects and enhance donor relations.
  • Become proficient on MSP donor data base e-tapestry.
  • Represent and speak on behalf of agency at Community and Corporate events.
  • Collaborate with senior management and program staff as needed.
  • Develop skills by attending classes, workshops and trainings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • 4+ year’s hands-on experience as a fundraising generalist in areas of individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, special events and adept in all aspects of development writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to function with  tight deadlines with tact, diplomacy and sound judgment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and knowledge of domestic violence/victimization/women’s issues is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Works well as part of a team and independently
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Multi-lingual a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send cover letter (with salary requirement), resume, and one-page writing sample via e-mail to: Nancy F. Levin, Chief Development Officer, 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.

 

 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.