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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: Gwendolyn Thompson , Director of Residential Programs  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: Development Officer

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 two 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 and the Director of Development, the Development Officer will be an integral part of the Development and External Affairs team with a special focus on the development and cultivation of major donors through all development vehicles.

DUTIES

  • Engage Board members, individuals, corporate partners and staff to identify major gift prospects
  • Ensure consistent donor and prospect cultivation and stewardship
  • Manage fundraising events and special projects
  • Use database research mechanisms to increase resource development
  • Develop proficiency on MSP e-tapestry donor data base
  • Represent agency at Affinity groups, Community and Corporate events
  • Collaborate with Senior management as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • 5+ years hands-on development experience in individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and special events
  • Proven ability in development planning and execution
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to function with tight deadlines with tact, diplomacy and judgment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and/or knowledge of domestic violence/women’s issues is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Multi-lingual a plus

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send cover letter (with salary requirement and two letters of reference), 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.

Job Title: Residential Advocate (4-12)

 

Date: February 1, 2014

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: Grants and Foundations Manager


Job Classification: Regular Full or Part-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 CDO, DoD and program and legal staff to build and maintain a robust private and family foundations and public grants (Federal, State and County) program.

DUTIES
Foundation Fundraising

  • Responsible for increasing resource development through the planning, preparation and implementation of an expanded private grants program and the creation of an 18 month activity calendar.
  • Research, identify and evaluate private and corporate funding opportunities that align with agency program and persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Cultivate Private funders by establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
  • Prepare, coordinate, manage and track applications for project-specific and general supports grant and foundation opportunities including crafting narrative in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to complete renewal applications and new funding proposals.

Government Fundraising

  • Work closely with agency staff to understand agency’s needs and opportunities for expansion.
  • Research, identify and evaluate new public funding opportunities (federal, state and county).
  • 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 renewal applications.
  • Maintain a master list and timeline of applications, proposals reports and relevant deadlines.
  • General Responsibilities
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions.
  • Work with development staff to accomplish agency resource development goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate degree preferred, bi-lingual a plus
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
  • 5+ years professional experience including grants 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 and communications skills, including the ability to work collaboratively
  • and on a team

SALARY: commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Send resume, cover letter and grants sample by e-mail to: Deb Brown, Development Associate at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Job Title: Residential Advocate (8am-4am)

Job Classification:      (Regular Full-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.  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 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: Evelyn Paulino, 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: Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal

Full-Time
Department: Center for Legal Services
Position Reports to: Director, Center for Legal Services
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, life skills training, school-based domestic violence prevention education and outreach programs. Since 1997, our Center for Legal Services has provided an array of free legal services, outreach and education to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. MSP is currently seeking to fill the position of a full-time Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal.
Position Overview
The Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal will provide administrative support to the Center for Legal Services:

  • Assist the attorneys preparing petitions and in client meetings and consultations
  • Conduct consultations of potential clients at MSP’s offices and/or at the offices of community partners, assess legal needs of potential clients, make appropriate internal and external referrals and make recommendations to the Director
  • Coordinate and assign translation and interpretation requests to other advocate
  • Translate documents from English to Spanish, and Spanish to English and provide Spanish interpretation
  • Provide interpretation for clients in court
  • Assist clients in collecting necessary documents
  • Collect and enter case statistical information for grant reports
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports
  • Organize legal documents, open and close case files, maintain storage log
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Provide administrative assistance to CLS staff, including reviewing mail and faxes received for priority and response, maintenance of court calendar, conducting conflict checks

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Fluency in Spanish oral and written communication required
  • Non-profit domestic violence and/or social service work experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Cultural competency with victims of domestic violence from various immigrant groups
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to abide by sometimes strict punctuality and attendance requirements
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook and legal database programs, typing and data entry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff
  • Excellent legal research skills

Send resume, cover letter and list of 3 references, preferably by email, or by mail to:
Hamra Ahmad, Esq.
Director for the Center for Legal Services
My Sisters’ Place
One Water Street
White Plains, NY 10601
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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.  In the role of Intake Specialist, this person is often the first point of contact for many individuals taking the steps necessary to reach out and access supportive services at MSP.  As Yonkers Office Coordinator, this person attends to administrative tasks that help things run smoothly in the Yonkers office, so that staff members can focus their energy on serving the clients.

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.
  • 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
  • Serve as on-site coordinator of 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
  • Order and distribute general office supplies as needed
  • Serve as on-site coordinator for maintenance staff and office equipment repair staff
  • Facilitate parking pass registration, obtain monthly parking passes from Yonkers Parking Authority  and distribute among staff
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is strongly preferred
  • 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/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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter  by e-mail to: Deepti Gurnani, Manager of the Community Counseling and Advocacy Program at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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: Lauren Pesso, Director of the Human Trafficking Program 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
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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.