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

 

Job Title: Intake Specialist/ Yonkers Office Coordinator

Job Classification: Regular Full-Time, Non-exempt

Position Reports To:  Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP) 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 formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the fields of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  The Intake Specialist /Yonkers Office Coordinator works out of MSP’s Yonkers community office, which provides individual and group counseling, advocacy, case management, community education, children services and legal services to all victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Duties:

  • Oversee reception of callers and visitors to the Yonkers office; answer phones; provide information, referrals, and support to victims and other callers.  Greet all clients and visitors to the office
  • Conduct supportive intake screenings with new clients, assessing their level of risk for further abuse as well as their current level of safety.
  • Create new Intakes for the Children counseling program
  • Assist clients in basic & temporary safety plans for themselves and their children
  • Provide clients with information on and referrals to community agencies, therapeutic and/or healthcare services, and public benefits agencies as needed
  • Maintain program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Data entry into the Apricot web-based client database system
  • Oversee the Verizon Cell Phone Project, which provides victims with cell phone and cell phone minutes to be used for emergency situations
  • Provide translation and interpretation services when appropriate and approved by supervisor
  • Attend trainings on domestic violence, human trafficking, and issues affecting victims and their children
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Oversee general office organization/management
  • Work closely with the agency’s Director of Operations to address facility related- issues in the Yonkers office
  • Assist with basic maintenance of office equipment such as copy machine, postage meter, fax machine, telephone, and network/ internet services
  • Serve as on-site coordinator for maintenance staff and office equipment repair staff
  • Facilitate parking pass registration, obtain parking passes from Yonkers Parking Authority and distribute among staff
  • Scheduling Legal consultations (family law and immigration)
  • Submit Help Desk tickets as required by staff
  • Set up conference room and supplies for the monthly staff meeting
  • Receive and distribute mail between members of the staff
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a must
  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and equivalent work experience
  • Prior experience working with victims of domestic violence or in a social service setting strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Excellent interpersonal/phone skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, be flexible, handle multiple assignments; must be a team-player

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Job Title: Human Trafficking Case Manager – Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Job Classification: Regular full time/flexible; Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of the Human Trafficking Program

My Sisters’ Place, Inc. (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. MSP has served more survivors of human trafficking than any other social or legal services provider in the county. The Bilingual (Spanish/English) Human Trafficking Case Manager will provide direct case management, counseling and advocacy for survivors 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 and counseling programs, and with a network of referral agencies throughout the county. The Case Manager will also assist with developing and conducting human trafficking trainings.

Duties:

  • Conduct phone and in-person outreach to actual and potential victims of human trafficking in English and Spanish, 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 survivors of human trafficking and their family members
  • Advocate on clients’ behalf with representatives from police departments, District Attorney’s Offices, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), public benefits agencies, courts, medical providers and other relevant organizations
  • Assist clients in applying for public benefits, OVS crime victim compensation, and other benefits for which they may be eligible
  • Collaborate closely with other MSP programs on behalf of human trafficking clients, including shelter, legal services, and community counseling & advocacy
  • 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
  • Translate documents from English to Spanish, and Spanish to English and provide Spanish interpretation to other program staff if/as needed
  • Maintain accurate case records, activity logs, 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 sessions to community groups and service providers to inform them about MSP’s services
  • Serve on an “on-call” rotation for after-hours emergency calls referred by MSP’s hotline staff
  • 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 survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence or other victim population, or with immigrant/refugee populations required
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to think critically and address crisis situations as they arise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • 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

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

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Job Title: Grants and Foundation Manager

Job Classification: Regular full time/flexible; Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Development Officer (CDO)

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 leader and resource in domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  MSP seeks a Grants and Foundations Manager who will work closely with the CEO, Senior Team, Development, Program, Finance and Legal staffs to build and maintain a robust Private and Family Foundations and Public Grants (Federal, State and County) program.  The Grants and Foundation Manager will persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and strategic goals to a range of potential funders and will help grow and strengthen key external alliances with institutional and individual donors to increase visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Responsibilities:

Foundation and Government Fundraising

  • Increase resource development with the strategic planning, preparation, and implementation of an expanded private and public grants program and maintain an 18 month activity calendar
  • Research, identify, and evaluate private, corporate, and public funding opportunities that align with agency programs and persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Cultivate private funders, establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Prepare, coordinate, manage, and track applications for project-specific and general support grant and foundation opportunities including the creation of engaging narratives and other materials to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Work collaboratively with staff to complete renewal applications, interim and final reports, Letters of Inquiry and new funding proposals
  • Work closely with agency leadership and staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals
  • Provide analysis of potential funding opportunities; manage the internal review process and key deadlines for proposal submission
  • Manage complete process of preparing and submitting high-quality, competitive proposals; including extensive writing, working closely with finance on project budgets, and ownership of all required documentation
  • Work with program staff on interim and final reports and renewal applications
  • With Development Associate support, maintain a master list and timeline of applications, proposals reports, relevant deadlines and prospects

General Responsibilities

  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness
  • Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Work with development team to accomplish agency resource development goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Degree preferred
  • Superb writing and communications skills, bi-lingual a plus
  • 4+ years professional experience including grant writing
  • Familiarity with government contracting process and public funding streams
  • 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
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential
  • Knowledge of the funding community and proven fundraising record
  • Confidence with Word, Excel and other database systems

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

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Job Title: Residential Advocate (8am-4am) and (4pm – 12am)

Job Classification: Full-Time, Non- Exempt

Position Reports To:  Residential Advocate

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 duties 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
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred

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Job Title: Per Diem Residential Advocate 

Openings for Weekend Shifts are as follows:

Saturday – 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, and 12am-8pm      

                                    Sunday    – 8am-4pm, 11am-7pm, 4pm-12am, and 12am-8am

Job Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  Senior Residential Advocate

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:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required
  • Serve as client advocate on personal as well as criminal justice related issues as needed.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements.
  • 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. .
  • Ensure the timely submission of all required 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 follow-up assistance as needed and/or requested.
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • Provide residents with referrals for additional supportive services as needed and/or requested.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly.
  • Enter data into designated database and provide reports as needed and/or requested.
  • Must participate in staff meetings, trainings and/or professional development sessions as directed.
  • 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
  • Bilingual strongly preferred
  • Applicant will Specify Weekend shifts available to work regularly for weekend coverage
  • 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

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