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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.

Safe House Child Advocate

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Child Advocate and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. (the “Agency”) 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.

Reports to: Director of Residential Services

Status: Non-Exempt

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Childcare/Education experience preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full Time, evenings
  • Driver’s license: clean and valid
  • Lifting up to 25lbs

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Residential Services, the position carries the responsibility for providing supportive service to residential victims of domestic violence. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients.
  • Facilitate childcare and educational activities.
  • Coordinate services on behalf of children in a domestic violence shelter.
  • Work collaboratively with Agency staff in order to facilitate comprehensive services.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensure that residential children are connected with the appropriate resources including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information, and referrals.
  • Liaison between Women Aware and Boards of Education, coordinating transportation with the child’s school or assisting with referring child to enroll in new school system or child care.
  • Complete safety assessment with parents on car seats, sleep safety, and overall household safety.
  • Provide direct client services including childcare as well as age-appropriate educational and/or recreational activities with safe house children.
  • Ensure children are connected with appropriate services including therapy, early intervention, medical, dental, recreational, etc. Ensure each child leaves the program with a post-shelter services plan.
  • Facilitate activities that promote parent/child bonding.
  • Model non-violent conflict resolution and use of non-violent forms of discipline.
  • Update and maintain the “Child Activity Log” as well as Childcare stats in order to manage contacts and hours of services provided.
  • Create and maintain the child activities binder in order to document activities provided to clients.
  • Inspect all toys, crafts, and games to ensure they are child-safe and have proper sanitation.
  • Update and maintain Child Activities bulletin board.
  • Alert Coordinator of Residential Services to any safety concerns.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Coordinator of Residential Services.

Legal Advocate

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Legal Advocate and will be
amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. (the “Agency”) 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience in domestic violence counseling and/or other direct services
  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice a plus
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Full time, M-F

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Advocacy Services, carries the responsibilities of providing direct services to 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.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with Middlesex County Family Court Officials and other community organizations.
  • Provide direct services to clients within the program in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide victims with legal information/options under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, referrals, safety planning, and supportive counseling.
  • Provide direct services to DV victims which includes explaining the judicial process/system and providing court preparation and court accompaniment for restraining order hearings.
  • Advocate with Law Enforcement, Family Courthouse personnel, Family Law Attorney, Prosecutors office and community organizations/agencies in order to facilitate the delivery and coordination of services.
  • Maintain and submit statistical information and reports accurately and timely.
  • Coordinate Legal Clinics and Workshops as directed by supervisor.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, interdepartmental meetings, in-services, supervision, Agency events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: In person

Safe House Advocate

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Safe House Advocate and will be
amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. (the “Agency”) 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.
Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Status: Non-Exempt
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• DV and case management experience preferred.
• Excellent crisis intervention and case management skills.
• Bilingual Spanish preferred.
• Full time
• Drivers license: clean and valid
• Lifting up to 25lbs
General Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Director of Residential Services, this position carries the responsibility for providing
case management services to residential victims of domestic violence. This includes, but is not limited to, the
following:
• Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients.
• Provide individual case management, crisis intervention, and group counseling services in accordance
with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.
Specific Duties:
• Provide the following direct services: Answer the 24-hour domestic violence hotline and properly
provide crisis counseling, information/referrals, and shelter screening. Responsible for orienting
residents to a communal living residential facility. Provide ongoing information and advocacy to
assigned clients during their stay. Support residents in achieving their goals in accordance with
program guidelines and Agency policy. Provide client transportation on an as-needed basis.
• Documentation: maintain case records for clients according to Agency documentation
policy/procedure, document hotline calls, intakes, discharges, incidents, assessments, complete
safety, and goal plans with clients, and maintain other records as needed.
• Facilitate weekly client in-house meetings.
• Maintain and submit timely accurate statistics.
• Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports/statistics.
• Provide coverage for coworkers as needed. May be required to stay and cover the subsequent shift in
case of emergency, inclement weather, if next shift relief does not report to work, or if unable to find
coverage. May be required to work other shifts and weekends as needed and directed by Director of
Residential Services.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Residential Services

High Risk Advocate

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the High-Risk Advocate and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. (the “Agency”) 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.

Reports to: Director of the Family Justice Center

Status: Non-Exempt

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in the social services field
  • Domestic Violence working experience, required
  • Bilingual-Spanish required
  • Excellent crisis intervention, case management, and organization skills required
  • Full Time, M-F, evenings required
  • On Call Availability and flexible hours required
  • Driver’s license: clean and valid
  • Lifting up to 25lbs

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the FJC, the High-Risk Advocate will work with victims that are deemed high-risk through various assessments. This role will serve as a liaison between hospitals and courts. The High-Risk Advocate will be knowledgeable in strangulation and work closely with vulnerable victims. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and mission-centered environment.
  • Work collaboratively with Agency staff and community agencies to facilitate the delivery of services.
  • Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and linkage to services in accordance with accepted standards of care, ethics of the profession, and the Agency’s confidentiality policy.

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring the following direct services are provided to survivors: on-call hospital availability, dispatched by law enforcement after an incident of strangulation; and liaison between Women Aware and law enforcement.
  • Responsible for attending ongoing training and professional development opportunities to ensure up-to-date information and best practices on topics related to strangulation and high-risk prevention.
  • Complete intake, including needs assessment for linkage to services; and complete danger assessment and strangulation assessment as needed. Provide client advocacy, crisis intervention, resources, safety plan, and referrals.
  • Responsible for the recruiting and training of volunteers for on-call hospital response. Oversight of volunteer program, ongoing support, and supervision.
  • Maintain electronic records for survivors according to Agency documentation policy/procedure, and maintain other records as needed.
  • Assist with submitting reports such as monthly program reports, FVPSA, and DV core stats to the FJC.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application

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