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

 

Job Title: Residential Counselor

Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of Residential Programs

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.

My Sisters’ Place seeks a Residential Counselor who will be  responsible for providing trauma informed and focused support services for all adult and child residents within the MSP emergency housing program.  As such, this position works as part of a team that includes advocates from all other shifts, and administrative staff to ensure that residents receive emotional support and opportunities to begin healing from their trauma, at the same time as their practical needs are being met. 

 Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leading guidance on assessment and case planning for all adult and child resident clinical/therapeutic needs; work as a team leader with Manager of Residential Counseling Programs and Senior Residential Advocates to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents
  • Provide private individual counseling sessions and work in conjunction with shelter team to conduct weekly support groups, utilizing trauma-informed practices
  • Work closely with Director of Residential Counseling Programs and Senior Residential Counselor to ensure that Senior Residential Advocates and Residential Advocates receive training and support on clinical issues affecting all shelter residents
  • 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
  • Participate in regular shelter management team meetings and 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 conduct support groups, or attend meetings
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and public agencies to foster coordination of services for emergency shelter residents and their children; represent MSP and shelter program at relevant outside meetings/events
  • Ensure the collection of timely and accurate statistics on services provided; Completing applications for Office of Victim Services (OVS), and monthly/quarterly reports
  • Active participation in trainings and/or professional development sessions as identified by supervisor and self
  • Work as a team with all agency staff responsible for shelter operations to ensure basic client needs and facility-related needs are met
  • Assist with short term counseling in the Non-Residential Children’s Counseling Program
  • Assist with other duties and tasks as directed

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
  • Two years of prior counseling experience
  • Experience in field of domestic violence, human trafficking, or victimization and knowledge of trauma strongly preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus; demonstration of strong leadership skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Computerized proficiency, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, stay organized, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

MSP general requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information

Other:

  • Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time and may  include accepting and transporting in-kind donations
  • If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resumes, cover letter and salary requirements to: Eva Dolgin at email hidden; JavaScript is required

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

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: Managing Attorney, Immigrant Rights Practice

Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Department: Legal

Position Reports To:  Managing Director, Center for Legal Services

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program. MSP’s Center for Legal Services directly represents survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in family law and immigration matters, and increases our capacity to serve survivors by supervising pro bono attorneys from area law firms and corporations.

Description and Responsibilities:
The Immigrant Rights Practice provides legal representation and advocacy to noncitizen survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking before Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) and New York Immigration Court on a variety of legal matters including but not limited to: Violence Against Women Act Self Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, U visas, T visas, SIJS, asylum, Cancellation of Removal, inadmissibility waivers and criminal conviction vacaturs. Under the supervision of the CLS Managing Director, the Managing Attorney will represent individual clients, supervise the immigration staff’s caseload, manage grants and manage the practice’s staff. CLS serves MSP’s clients in a holistic way by coordinating services with other programs, providing a high standard of practice and empowering clients. CLS also serves as a leader in working for greater access to justice for immigrants by advocating for policies, laws and training at the court, local, state and federal levels that are responsive to immigrant survivors’ concerns.

Duties:

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in immigration law matters, including all aspects of preparing VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, Asylum applications, VAWA Cancellation of Removal and other removal defense strategies, SIJS, U visas, and T visas
  • Oversee 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 immigrant survivors
  • Supervise immigrant rights practice staff, ensuring that they are serving clients in a trauma-informed manner, employing best practices and managing their caseloads effectively
  • Conduct trainings and presentations internally and externally
  • Collaborate regularly with Managing Attorneys of the Family Law Practice and Pro Bono Project for joint clients, pro bono clinics, and attorney training
  • Collaborate with MSP’s trafficking, counseling and shelter programs
  • Other projects as assigned by the CLS Managing Director

MSP general requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential agency information

Qualifications:

  • J.D. Law Degree, admission to New York State Bar
  • A minimum of five to eight years of relevant immigration law experience related to domestic violence and human trafficking
  • A minimum of three years supervisory experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Commitment to serving the public interest with high standards of legal practice in a manner that is client-centered
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and public speaking skills
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and case management database programs
  • Excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills, including the 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 management and program staff and build strong client relationships
  • Experience with federal grants a plus

SALARY:  The salary is commensurate with experience. Employment includes a generous benefits package

Application Instructions:
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 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 “Managing Attorney.”

 
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.

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.
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: Chief Financial Officer

Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Executive Officer

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.  The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will develop MSP’s financial policies and be an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall financial strategy.  The CFO will supervise the Finance and Operations staff of the organization, as well as directing the administration of MSP’s client database.  As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will work closely with an engaged Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Oversee all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger entries, fixed assets, P&L close, and balance sheet review
  • Oversee all operations functions, including office leases, telephone, technology, shelter utilities and maintenance, purchasing, and vendor analysis and contracting
  • Manage the budgeting process, financial forecasting and cash flow / treasury functions
  • Provide financial direction and support to government contract RFPs and renewals, as well as restricted and unrestricted private grant applications
  • Coordinate the annual general and A-133 audits, as well as prepare the Form 990 and CHAR-500 filings
  • Supervise a finance team of 3 and an operations team of 2
  • Serve as a business partner to the Chief Executive Officer on the organization’s financial, operating, human resources and administrative processes, including providing recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification / allocation, and other operating measures
  • Provide monthly financial reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Committee, actively participate in periodic Finance and Audit Committee meetings, and attend Board of Directors meetings on an ad hoc basis
  • Engage the Finance Committee in issues, trends and changes in the operating or financial model
  • Oversee MSP’s 403(b) plan, acting as plan administrator and liaison with the Finance Committee and Board of Directors, with support from a third party service provider
  • Manage the client database, acting as administrator and providing strategic direction for the database, with support from a database consultant
  • Ensure that MSP complies with all applicable accounting standards, including U.S. GAAP and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars
  • Proactively review MSP’s accounting and internal control policies and procedures to seek continuous improvement and achieve government and regulatory compliance
  • Proactively review vendor performance and seek new vendors where deemed appropriate
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by the CEO or Finance Committee

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred.  CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional accounting
  • Managerial experience required
  • Not-for-profit accounting and Form 990 and CHAR-500 experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to think critically and address issues as they arise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for MSP’s mission

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Gail McDaniel email hidden; JavaScript is required.   MSP 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: Director of Residential Programs

Job Classification: Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Program Officer

My Sisters’ Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY, since 1978.  MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year.  We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.

Under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, four Directors of Programs help provide the overall administration and management of all counseling, shelter, and outreach programs.  The Director of Residential Programs position has a special focus on managing our two 24/7 emergency shelters.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Responsible for all programmatic and operational aspects of the emergency shelters, including the 24 hour hotline
  • Provide direct supervision to four Senior Residential Advocates and indirect supervision of all residential advocates, including per diem staff
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Program Officer, provide supervision to the residential program counseling staff
  • Work closely with program directors and the Chief Program Officer, as well as other senior management, to provide leadership and vision for short and long term strategic growth and direction
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff, including client records and other program documentation to ensure compliance with agency and funding standards
  • Collaborate with Senior Management, Development and Finance Department staff to prepare reports and program evaluations as per funding requirements
  • Ensure accurate and timely collection of statistical data from shelters using Apricot, a web-based client data system
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies in an effort to establish and enhance relationships, working towards a more coordinated community approach to domestic violence
  • Assess and recognize training needs, and support staff to provide case management, advocacy, resources and referrals to residents
  • Responsible for oversight and management of shelter staff coverage
  • Provide crisis intervention and practical assistance to clients as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work or related degree and/or five years of prior management and supervisory experience essential
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends as needed to support  24/7 operations
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and report critical information in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage crises 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 strongly preferred
  • 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: Diane Tukman at email hidden; JavaScript is required.  No resumes will be considered without an accompanying cover letter.

 

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

Job Classification: Regular Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  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:

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 Advocate 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 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
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by email to Eva Dolgin, Deputy Program Officer at email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

 

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 skill
  • 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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Winifred Wilson, 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.