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

 

Job Title: Residential Counselor Program (11am-7pm)

Job Classification: Regular Full -Time, Exempt

Position Reports To: Director of Residential Programs

The Residential Counselor is 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. 

Essential Position Functions:

  • 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, 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

SALARY:  low-$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 

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

My Sisters’ Place seeks a Grants and Foundations Manager who will work closely with the Chief Development Office, Director of Development and program and legal staff to build and maintain a robust Private and Family Foundation and Public Grants (Federal, State and County) program.

Essential Position Functions:

Foundation Fundraising:

  • Responsible for increasing resource development with 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 communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Cultivate Private funders establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Prepare, coordinate, manage and track applications for project-specific and general supports grant and foundation opportunities including narrative creation crafting funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to complete renewal applications and new funding proposals
  • Create impact reports to communicate with and acknowledge funder support

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 department on project budgets and ownership of all required documentation
  • Work with program staff on renewal applications
  • Maintain a master list and timeline of applications, proposal reports and relevant deadlines

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist in evaluating fundraising program effectiveness
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Work with development staff to accomplish agency resource development goals
  • Work with finance department to identify current and emerging funding needs
  • Work with program staff to glean information about program delivery and outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

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

Salary: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Cheryl Greenberg, Chief Development Officer, 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 Associate-Administration

Job Classification: Regular/Full Time/Flexible

Position Reports To: Director of Development

My Sisters’ Place seeks a Development Associate who will work closely with the Chief Development Officer, Director of Development, as well as all staff to support organizational and departmental goals around advocacy, philanthropy, resource development and awareness campaigns.

Essential Position Functions:

Donor Database and Materials Management:

  • Develop proficiency and take leadership on all aspects of eTapestry database management
  • Process fiscal and in-kind donations and prepare acknowledgment letters and other correspondence for donors
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other reports as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the finance department
  • Maintain inventory of MSP materials; source new resources on an as needed basis
  • Prepare and assemble materials and other packages as needed for distribution to donors and potential donors

General Department Support:

  • Work with the Development team to envision special events and strategies for implementation
  • Maintain guest lists
  • Work collaboratively with Development team to plan and organize internal agency events, including the holiday party and all-staff days
  • Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising tasks, including print and tech related materials needed for the events and pre-event, event day and post-event logistics
  • Provide administrative support regarding mailings (i.e., event invitations and year end appeals)
  • Work closely with Development Associate to support in-kind donation program
  • Provide additional logistical, administrative and special project support as needed on agency-wide and cross-departmental activities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superb interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills, and ability to apply these skills in diverse situations
  • Experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Understanding of budgeting and web-based data systems
  • High-level of competency with Microsoft Office suite, Publisher, web-based data management and research
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to help physically manage the picking up, delivery and storage of in-kind donations and event set-ups and clean-ups
  • Able to travel throughout the County to meetings and events
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

Salary: Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Carly Levine, Director of Development 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: Senior Domestic Violence Counselor

Job Classification: Full Time

Position Reports To: Program Manager

The 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 Senior Domestic Violence Counselor is based in the Yonkers office and provides support and oversight to one CCAP Domestic Violence Counselor, as well as to assist a caseload of victimized clients through supportive counseling, safety planning, information and referrals, and advocacy.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide management and supervision to one Yonkers CCAP Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling and advocacy to former residents of the MSP Emergency Shelters as well as to clients of the non-residential program.
  • Conduct outreach to victims, assessing their emotional and practical needs, as well as explaining the services offered by MSP.
  • Provide clients with information and referrals to outside services for themselves and their children
  • Represent the agency at community meetings and coalitions while acting as liaison with outside agencies, legislators, and other community representatives in an effort to establish/enhance relationships, to work toward promoting the work of MSP, and to achieve a more coordinated community approach to domestic violence.
  • Participate in all staff meetings, trainings and/or professional development sessions as directed.
  • Maintain program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred and/or minimum of four years of experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or providing counseling to women
  • 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
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Zoraida Saldaña 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 Time

Position Reports To: Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) Program Manager

Since 1981, the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention program staff (DVEP) at My Sisters’ Place have worked with Westchester County youth to educate them 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. DVEP Community Educators facilitate prevention education workshops and assist in the oversight of our teen leadership and volunteering opportunity.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Facilitate teen dating violence (intimate partner violence) and bullying prevention workshops in Westchester County schools, community organizations and youth treatment facilities
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of DVEP’s short-term Healthy Relationships and Healthy Friendships workshops and long-term Relationships, Empowerment, And Leadership (REAL) programs, including curricula development, school outreach, and publications
  • Contribute to planning, implementing and facilitating the day-long Love Shouldn’t Hurt conference and week-long Summer Institute retreat 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
  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of DVEP’s teen leadership and volunteering opportunity, SAFER
  • Provide short-term support, referrals and advocacy 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
  • Support DVEP colleagues and MSP staff as needed
  • 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
  • Imagination, creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience with adolescents, teen dating violence, positive youth development strategies and/or anti-oppression practices desired
  • Strong public speaker, especially in educational and large-group settings
  • Work 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 work frequent early mornings, and some weekend and evening hours

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Lisa Scott, Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) Program Manager 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: Residential Advocate (4pm-12am)

Job Classification: (Regular Full-Time – Non-Exempt)

Position Reports To: Residential Advocate

The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter.  Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Sr. Residential Advocate, the Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required to address personal and criminal justice related issues.
  • Ability to Answer of 24 hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources and assess eligibility for MSP services. Assist with intake procedures including but not limited to review of the Welcome Packet, development of an on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate follow-up on initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements. and ensures the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested. Monitor client progress and provide referrals for needed and/or requested services.
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate and Director of Residential Programs advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular weekly supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services. Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, trainings and other professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Residential Advocate and Residential counseling team to identify residents in need of additional clinical support
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly
  • Assist the Senior Residential Advocate in other duties and tasks as directed. Work closely with and take direction from Manager of Residential Counseling Services and Residential Operations Coordinator to complete requested/required tasks
  • Other 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 e-mail to: Winnifred 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.

 

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

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: Domestic Violence Counselor

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

Position Reports To: Program Manager

Since 2000, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has had the unique opportunity to work in collaboration with our colleagues in Westchester County’s Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services (CPS). With initial funding from NYS Office of Children and Family Services, the My Sisters’ Place/Child Protective Services Collaboration Program emerged through recognition of the critical need for our agencies to work more closely together with families experiencing both intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, towards a mutual goal of increased family safety. The Domestic Violence Counselor is based in Yonkers, and travels throughout Westchester County to assist victimized children and parents through supportive counseling, safety planning, information and referrals, and advocacy.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide client case coverage throughout Westchester County as assigned by Program Manager
  • Accompany CPS staff to field investigations and provide needs assessment in cases involving alleged child abuse/neglect and domestic violence
  • Work collaboratively with CPS staff to develop appropriate plan of action for each family. Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, individual counseling, referrals and advocacy
  • Provide ongoing support and informal training to CPS staff on assessing and responding to the needs of domestic violence victims and their families
  • Attend CPS case conferences / staff meetings, attend MSP trainings as well as outside trainings.
  • Maintain program statistics and draft monthly/quarterly reports in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years experience working with victims of domestic violence preferable
  • Prior work experience with victims of trauma and abuse desirable
  • 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
  • Must own a car

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Maria Cardiello, Program Manager 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.

 

Volunteer

Students Advocating For Equality in Relationships (S.A.F.E.R.) Summer Institute
Applications are now being accepted.

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General Volunteer Opportunities

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