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About Women Aware

Women Aware is the designated domestic violence service agency for Middlesex County NJ. We provide emergency services and case management for victims of abuse, including a 24-hour hotline, safe house, legal advocacy and counseling. All services are provided free of charge to our clients and supported by charitable donations.

Open Positions

Domestic Violence Clinician

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Domestic Violence Clinician and will be amended as needed to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and their ensuing work requirements. It should not be construed as a contract.

Reports to: Director of Client Services

Qualifications:

  • MSW required, LCSW preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in domestic violence counseling or other direct services
  • Supervisory experience
  • Full Time, M-F, evenings

General Responsibilities:

At the direction of and in collaboration with the Director of Client Services, the Domestic Violence Clinician carries the responsibility of the oversight and development of PALS and DVL programs. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff
  • Conduct weekly supervision to program staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Ensure service provision in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.
  • Conduct program evaluation to ensure compliance with agency guidelines and best practice standards.

Specific Duties:

  • Oversight of domestic violence counseling and crisis intervention programs at Women Aware.
  • Analysis and implementation of policies and best practices for direct services that enhance program effectiveness as well as the safety, well-being, and fair treatment of staff and clients.
  • Directly supervise PALS, Support Groups and DVL program and agency interns.
  • Responsibilities for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and appraising performance.
  • Provide individual counseling and trauma informed treatment plans to victims of domestic violence and keep records according to best practice standards.
  • Develop and enhance direct service outcome measures.
  • Participate in professional and community organizations and committees necessary for professional development and increased effectiveness of Women Aware and its programs.
  • On call coverage to be available for clinical emergencies and to direct supports as needed.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

PALS Case Worker 2

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the PALS Case Worker and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and their ensuing work requirements. It should not be construed as a contract, and does not create a contract of employment. Employment with the Agency is at-will.

Reports to: PALS Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • DV and group experience, preferred
  • Excellent crisis intervention and case management skills required
  • Bilingual-Spanish required
  • Full time, M-F, evenings

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the PALS Coordinator, carries the responsibility for providing case management services to adult victims of domestic violence. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff.
  • Provide individual case management and group counseling services in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.
  • Work collaboratively with Agency staff and community agencies to facilitate the delivery of services.

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring the following direct services are provided to non-residential clients: intake appointments, individual weekly case management for PALS adults, group counseling, client advocacy, crisis intervention, resources and referrals.
  • Manage childcare program; following monthly PALS theme curriculum as appropriate.
  • Maintain case records for individual and group clients according to Agency documentation policy/procedure, administer evaluations and assessments, complete safety and goal plans with clients, and maintain other records as needed.
  • Maintain contact with clients on the waiting list and update accordingly. Manage client database and hotline call log.
  • Timely and accurately input statistics into the appropriate spreadsheets.
  • Assist with submitting reports such as: monthly program report, FVPSA, DV core stats, and PALS programmatic report to the PALS Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Part Time Community Outreach Specialist

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Community Outreach Specialist and will be amended as needed to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and its ensuing work requirements. It should not be construed as a contract and does not create a contract of employment. Employment with the Agency is at-will.

Job title: Community Outreach Specialist

Reports to: Director of Development

Qualifications:

  • BA
  • Proficiency in Office, graphic editing programs and social media outlets;
  • Strong communication skills with ability to present information to diverse groups;
  • Availability to work nights/weekends and valid driver’s license required;

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Director of Development, carries the responsibility of managing communications and outreach efforts for Women Aware’s programs using both in-person and online approaches. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • community education and outreach on domestic violence services and prevention;
  • marketing and communication activities;
  • outreach and enrollment strategies;
  • fundraising, special event planning and execution;

Specific Duties:

  • Write, design, and manage the production and distribution of visually appealing marketing materials (i.e. brochures, e-newsletters, development solicitation, event materials, info graphics), media press releases, and other communications/marketing materials; manage implementation of marketing and communications timeline and calendar.
  • Oversee and execute an effective social media strategy, including the development and execution of a social media calendar and posting schedule.
  • Maintain and cultivate collaborative relationships with community organizations and partners by delivering content, stories, information and brand message through face to face meetings and community presentations, and track these relationships in a database;
  • Organize, attend, and participate in special events to drive community support and engagement;
  • Develop, implement and manage innovative ideas to drive outreach and enrollment;
  • Facilitate a “40-hour domestic violence training” for volunteers annually;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of bench marking and tracking to gauge the effectiveness of marketing strategies, programs and key initiatives;
  • Other duties as assigned

Residential Support Worker

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Residential Support Worker and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and their ensuing work requirements. It should not be construed as a contract, and does not create a contract of employment. Employment with the Agency is at-will.

Reports to: Coordinator of Residential Services

Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full time

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Residential Services, carries the following responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff.
  • Ensure that all Women Aware facilities, grounds and vehicles are properly maintained and clean at all times and that all building code requirements and regulations are met.
  • Support Direct Service Staff

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for cleaning of rooms and common spaces of residential facilities.
  • Responsible for menu preparation. Purchase of sufficient, varied and healthy food and cleaning supplies for residential clients. Place food orders, schedule food pick-ups and keep track of receipts.
  • Provide client transportation on an as-needed basis.
  • Responsible for completing monthly fire drills and ensuring records are kept up to date.
  • Ensure that Agency grounds are kept clean and safe in accordance with facility sanitation standards.
  • Participate in weekly client in-house meetings, staff meetings, supervision, and trainings as directed.
  • As needed answer the 24-hour domestic violence hotline and properly provide crisis counseling, information/referrals, and shelter screening.
  • Responsible for orienting Safe House and PSH residents to facility.
  • May be required to cover case worker shifts due to emergency, inclement weather, or staff absentees. May be required to work various shifts and weekends as needed and directed by the by Coordinator of Residential Services.
  • Responsible for weekly meetings with PSH program.
  • Other duties as assigned

Per Diem Caseworker

Per Diem Caseworkers needed to provide case management and crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence in a residential facility on a per diem basis. Availability to work holidays, weekends (mornings or evenings) and overnight shifts. Bachelor’s degree preferred, domestic violence experience and proficient in Spanish a plus.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Answering the 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
  • Orienting residents to communal living in our residential facility.
  • Providing ongoing information and advocacy to assigned clients during their stay.
  • Supporting residents in achieving their goals in accordance with program guidelines and agency policy.
  • Providing client transportation on an as-needed basis.

Application

  • Please attach your resume (Word or PDF formats only).
  • Please attach your cover letter (Word or PDF formats only).

Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for a volunteer position, please fill out the volunteer application on our website at womenaware.net/get-involved/volunteer.