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

 

 

Job Title: Associate Counsel, Family Law Practice

Job Classification: Full Time Exempt

Position Reports To: Managing Attorney, Family Law Practice and Managing Director, Center for Legal Services

The Associate Counsel, Family Law Practice will provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of domestic violence in Westchester Family Courts (Yonkers, New Rochelle, and White Plains) and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (Yonkers and White Plains), conduct emergency and non- emergency legal consultations, and assist with outreach and education programs.

Duties

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in family law matters, including:  orders of protection, child support, paternity, custody and visitation.
  • Conduct regular intake and assessment of potential clients.
  • Track and collect statistical information for grant reports and compile and draft grant reports for funder(s).
  • Participate in committees and working groups addressing the rights of survivors.
  • Collaborate with MSP’s trafficking, counseling and shelter programs.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience practicing in family court.
  • J.D. Law Degree with admission to the NYS Bar.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication preferred.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • 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 clients, management and program staff and build strong client relationships.
  • Commitment to serving the public interest with high standards of legal practice; domestic violence work experience important but not mandatory.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • 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.

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 “Associate Counsel.”

Application Deadline:

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and offers will be made on a rolling basis as position must be filled as soon as possible.

 

Job Title: Bilingual Legal Advocate

Job Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Project

The Bilingual Legal Advocate provides critical services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  The Bilingual Legal Advocate will work from MSP’s White Plains office four days per week and the Westchester Family Justice Center in the White Plains courthouse one day per week.  The Bilingual Legal Advocate’s responsibilities include:

Duties

  • Under the supervision of an attorney, conduct legal consultations for potential clients seeking legal assistance on orders of protection, custody, visitation, and child support.
  • Handle routine communications and transactions with clients of MSP’s Center for Legal Services.
  • Interpret for Spanish-speaking clients during attorney meetings, phone calls, and court appearances.
  • Translate legal documents and letters for attorneys.
  • Accompany clients to family court, assist them with filing Crime Victim Compensation applications and family court petitions, and provide other supportive services to victims involved in the legal system.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients in matters involving the criminal justice system, public benefits, housing, and other systems.
  • Maintain statistics and complete monthly and quarterly grant reports for funders.
  • Maintain client records, both hard copy and in database, close case files, send files to storage.
  • Perform paralegal and administrative tasks for attorneys in the Legal Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish oral and written communication required.
  • Non-profit domestic violence and/or social service work experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with word processing, Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook and database programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

TO APPLY: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: email hidden; JavaScript is required .   Please put the job title in the subject line.

 

Job Title: Human Trafficking Case Manager

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

Position Reports To:  Director of Human Trafficking Program

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, and counseling 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 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
  • Maintain accurate case records and program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Assist with case management reimbursement contracts, including client spending limits, contract reports, and monthly billing
  • Participate in community meetings and coalitions, including the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
  • Assist with developing and conducting human trafficking trainings and outreach to community groups and service providers to inform them about MSP’s services
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

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

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Rebecca de Simone, Director of the Human Trafficking Program at email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

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

Job Classification: Regular Full-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 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 24-hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources, and assessing eligibility for MSP services.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements and ensure the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus 2 years experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently, assess 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 Gwendolyn Thompson, Director of Residential Program at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

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

Job Classification: Regular Full-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 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 24-hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources, and assessing eligibility for MSP services.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements and ensure the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus 2 years experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently, assess 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 Jhalisha Slaughter, Senior Residential Advocate at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Job Title: Per Diem Residential Advocate [All Shifts]

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
  • 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: $16.82/hour

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Winifred Wilson at email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

 

 

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