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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: Domestic Violence Counselor

Job Classification: Part-Time (30 hours/week)

Program: Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP)

Position Reports To: Manager, CCAP

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.  Our Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP) provides quality services to all adult individuals impacted by intimate partner abuse.  Our trained counselors use a supportive approach and strive to create a safe environment for individual and group counseling services to occur.  Through this setting, clients share their feelings and thoughts about the abuse they have endured and how it impacts their lives.  The CCAP team recognizes that the individuals we assist are the ambassadors of their own lives and should be in control of their own decisions.  CCAP counselors work side by side with clients  to give the information, resources and the encouragement needed, with the overall goal of helping those we serve empower themselves to make informed choices that promote emotional and physical well-being for themselves and for their children. The Part-Time CCAP Counselor will be based out of MSP’s White Plains office, and will also spend some of his/her hours working out of the Westchester County Family Justice Center in White Plains.

DUTIES

• Conduct phone outreach to victims, assessing their emotional and practical needs, as well as explaining the services offered by MSP.
• Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and short-term counseling to victims.

• Conduct weekly support groups for victims throughout Westchester.
• Advocate on clients’ behalf with the police, probation, the district attorney’s office, and public benefits agencies.

• Provide clients with information and referrals to outside services for themselves and their children.
• Maintain program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives.
• Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; two years college plus one year related experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus; prior counseling experience also a plus
  • 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

Salary: 75% of $35K annually plus pro-rated fringe benefits

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter  by e-mail to: Deepti Gurnani, Manager, CCAP at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

Job Title: Associate Counsel, Immigration Practice

Job Classification: Full-Time
Department: Center for Legal Services
Position Reports to: Managing Attorney of the Immigration Practice, 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 Associate Counsel in the Immigration Practice.

MSP’s Center for Legal Services provides legal advice and direct representation to clients in family law and immigration matters, including legal representation of victims of human trafficking. The Associate Counsel in the Immigration practice will provide legal representation and advocacy to non-citizen victims of domestic violence and human trafficking before Citizenship and Immigration Services on a variety of legal matters, including, but not limited to, VAWA Self-Petitions, I-751 waiver petitions, Petitions for U Nonimmigrant Status, Applications for T Nonimmigrant Status, Adjustment of Status Applications, petitions for derivative family members, and asylum applications. The attorney will also represent clients before the Immigration Court (EOIR) and also assist with a significant human trafficking legal practice. The Associate Counsel will work under the supervision of the Managing Attorney of the Immigration Practice and the CLS Director, but will take primary responsibility for her/his own caseload.
Duties

  • Screen for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking by conducting legal consultations
  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to domestic violence and human trafficking victims in immigration law matters, including VAWA Self-Petitions, I-751 waiver petitions, Petitions for U Nonimmigrant Status and Applications for T Nonimmigrant Status, Adjustment of Status Applications, and Petitions for derivative family members as well as other forms of immigration relief
  • Advocate for clients with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • J.D. Law Degree with admission to New York State Bar
  • At least 1-3 years relevant immigration law experience
  • Direct service experience with victims of domestic violence, trafficking victims, immigrants/refugees, or other vulnerable or disenfranchised populations
  • Strong project management or 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
  • Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication preferred
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within the CLS and MSP’s social services departments and engage with governmental and community partner agencies

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- Immigration.”
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: 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.

 

 

 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.