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Want to go home from work knowing that you are making the world a better place? Browse our open positions to see if you might become part of our team that is saving lives everyday.

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

Overnight Safe House Case Worker

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Overnight 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: Coordinator of Residential Services

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • DV and case management experience preferred
  • Excellent crisis intervention and case management skills
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full time

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Residential Services, 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 and staff.
  • Provide individual case management and crisis intervention, 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 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.
  • Documentation of the CACFP program’s Child Menu Binder and Daily Attendance Records.
  • Maintain and submit daily timely and accurately statistics.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports/statistics including CACFP program, DV Core Service Stats, services provided and hotline log
  • Provide coverage for coworkers as needed. May be required to stay and cover the following 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 Coordinator of Residential Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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. 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Childcare/Education experience preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full Time, evenings

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Residential Services, 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 and staff.
  • 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 Board 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.

Front Desk Receptionist

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Receptionist 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.

Reports to: Executive Manager

Qualifications:

· 1 year of office-related experience & High school degree with college coursework preferred

· Intermediate PC and typing skills

· Bi-lingual (Spanish) Preferred

· Detailed Oriented

General Responsibilities:

· Responsible for operating the switchboard and greeting visitors at front reception desk in a professional and pleasant manner. Receive incoming calls and ensure questions and needs are directed to appropriate person and program. Perform administrative and clerical support tasks.

Specific Duties:

  • Answer incoming calls, screens, and transfers to the appropriate staff member.
  • Monitor front entrance via intercom system.
  • Maintain visitor’s calendar.
  • Ensure all visitors follow sign-in procedures.

· Oversee agency mail – sort, distribute and postage machine. Process all bulk and certified mail.

  • Send communications to all staff for staff meetings, birthdays, and other notices.
  • Maintain and update staff lists, sign-in board and mailboxes.
  • Responsible for re-stocking floors with supplies on a daily basis.
  • Maintain office supply inventory and the upkeep of supply closet.
  • Maintain Key Cabinet inventory and labels all keys for proper access and for fire safety requirements.
  • Oversee monthly copier machine usage process.
  • Agency contact for all donation requests filters requests according to agency needs.
  • Responsible for finance filing.
  • Coordinate refuse and recycling weekly.

· Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Program Specialist I

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Program Specialist I 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.

Reports to: Executive Manager

Qualifications:

· 3-5 years of office-related experience, Associates Degree preferred.

· Proficient computer software skills – Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Quick Books.

· Strong organizational skills, attention to details.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills including grammar, punctuation, proofreading, spelling.

· Detail oriented.

General Responsibilities:

· Provide administrative support in collaboration with the Executive Manager, CEO and COO.

· Responsible for assisting with all aspects of administrative and clerical support tasks. Administrative support to all Women Aware programs.

  • Performs functions associated with the processing of the Organization’s payroll.
  • Maintains the Organization’s timekeeping system(s).

Specific Duties:

· Provide efficient & professional administrative support to the Executive Manager, CEO and COO.

· Manage CEO’s calendar and setup meetings.

· Manage executive travel arrangements and accommodations.

· Ensures the completeness, approval and timeliness of employee timesheets via the review of data recorded in the Organization’s time reporting system.

· Prepares payroll for processing via entry of timesheet data into a vendor online payroll application.

· Maintains schedules and support for ensuring the accuracy of employee payroll deductions for health benefits, retirement plan contributions, and other miscellaneous employee deductions.

· Takes minutes during meetings.

  • Assist administrative team with all agency purchase orders. Negotiate the purchase of office supplies in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

· Assist with managing office inventory.

· Coding purchase requests and expense vouchers.

· Maintain contract files.

· Assist with all aspects for Board Meetings, Board Committees and Board files, as needed.

· Assist with new hire onboarding including office setup, phones and technology.

· Responsible for daily filing.

· Assist with agency PTO calendar on a daily basis.

· Provide coverage and backup support to Receptionist, Program Specialist II and Executive Manager with day to day operations.

· Provide backup and IT support including trouble shooting.

· Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

· Proven experience as an executive assistant or relevant role

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

· Excellent organizational and leadership skills

· Familiarity with office procedures and basic accounting principles

· Excellent knowledge of MS Office

· Qualifications in secretarial studies will be an advantage

· Bi-lingual a plus, but not required

· Associates Degree in office administration or relevant field is preferred

· Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a team player

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Safe House Case Worker I

Seeking a candidate that can assist DV agency with case management services and personal care including cleaning, transportation, and menu preparation of victims of domestic violence.

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.
  • 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 Safe House and PSH residents to 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.
  • Responsible for weekly case management for PSH program.
  • Provide client transportation on an as-needed basis.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for completing monthly fire drills and ensuring records are kept up to date.
  • Ensure that Agency grounds are kept clean and safe. Responsible for ensuring that the facility meets sanitation standards.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly client in-house meetings, staff meetings, supervision, and trainings as directed.
  • May be required to stay and cover the following 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 the by Coordinator of Residential Services.

Benefits Overview

Women Aware offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with an Agency match
  • Paid Time Off for vacation, sick and personal leave

Teamwork makes the dream work

Job Type: Full-time

Urdu or Hindy Speaking 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. 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: Director of the Family Justice Center

Qualifications:

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

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Family Justice Center, 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
  • Connection to third-party immigration-specific resources such as U Visa, T Visa, VAWA self-petition and other immigration consultations
  • Provide domestic violence training to faith-based leaders in the community
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, interdepartmental meetings, in-services, supervision, Agency events, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Junior Accountant

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Junior Accountant 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: Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting/or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Excel, Word skills, and QuickBooks experience

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions associated with the processing of the Organization’s payroll.
  • Maintains the Organization’s timekeeping system, and keeps management apprised of program salary budgets.
  • Reconciles the accounting system to ancillary systems and third-party records.
  • Serves as liaison between Women Aware, and its accountants.
  • Maintains the Organization’s capital asset tracking system, and inventory of capital assets.
  • Coordinate coding of expenses to reflect proper cost allocations.
  • Works with staff and other departments to ensure coordinated efforts to facilitate accurate, timely, efficient and transparent processes overall financial functions.
  • Perform basic accounting functions including managing bill payment; accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensures the completeness, approval and timeliness of employee time sheets via the review of data recorded in the Organization’s time reporting system.
  • Prepares payroll for processing via entry of timesheet data into a vendor online payroll application.
  • Maintains schedules and support for ensuring the accuracy of employee payroll deductions for health benefits, retirement plan contributions, and other miscellaneous employee deductions.
  • Codes all bills and deposits in accordance with the Organization’s cost allocation methodology.
  • Maintains controls over the Organization’s capital assets by maintaining tracking records and tagging all assets.
  • Performs accounts receivable and accounts payable functions in the accounting system.
  • Pays bills based upon approved vouchers and records transactions in the accounting system.
  • Reconciles various systems and reports to the accounting system via Excel spreadsheets. This includes reconciling the accounting system to the Organization’s donor system, the vendor retirement plan system, the timekeeping system, payroll system and capital asset tracking tools.
  • Maintains documentation as required for audit.
  • Assists with the compilation and monitoring of grant budgets.
  • Assists with the allocation of costs to programs and funding sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Financial Support Analyst

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Housing Compliance and Financial Support Analyst 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: Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications:
• BA/BS in Accounting/or Equivalent Experience
• Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
• Advanced Excel, Word skills, and QuickBooks experience
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment

General Responsibilities:
• Performs functions associated with the processing of the Organization’s payroll and maintenance of the Organization’s timekeeping system.
• Reconciles the accounting system to ancillary systems and third party records.
• Serves as liaison between Women Aware and its accountants.
• Supports the Housing program by performing Housing administration and compliance functions surrounding client rent and utility assistance programs.
• Works with finance, program, and development staff to ensure coordinated efforts to facilitate accurate, timely, efficient and transparent processes over all financial functions.
• Perform basic accounting functions including managing bill payment; accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions.

Specific Duties:
• Ensures the completeness, approval and timeliness of employee time sheets via the review of data recorded in the Organization’s time reporting system.
• Prepares payroll for processing via entry of time sheet data into a vendor online payroll application.
• Maintains schedules and support for ensuring the accuracy of employee payroll deductions for health benefits, retirement plan contributions and other miscellaneous employee deductions.
• Codes all bills and deposits in accordance with the Organization’s cost allocation methodology.
• Maintains documentation and ensures compliance for client rental and utility assistance programs.
• Performs accounts receivable and accounts payable functions in the accounting system.
• Pays bills based upon approved vouchers and records transactions in the accounting system.
• Reconciles various systems and reports to the accounting system via Excel spreadsheets. This includes reconciling the accounting system to the Organization’s donor system, the vendor retirement plan system, and payroll system.
• Maintains documentation as required for audit.
• Assists with the compilation and monitoring of grant budgets.
• Assists with allocation of costs to programs and funding sources.
• Other duties as assigned.

Domestic Violence Liaison

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Domestic Violence Liaison (DVL) 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: Director of Client Services

Qualifications:

  • BA in Social Work Preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years DV experience
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred
  • Good communication skills, ability to work independently and with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of community providers and resources
  • Legal Advocacy experience a plus
  • Must be flexible, able to travel, have a dependable car
  • Full time, M-F, evenings

General Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Director of Client Services, carries the responsibility of bridging services between Women Aware, Inc. and Middlesex County DCP&P. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • To strengthen and assist DCP&P caseworkers with DV assessments to identify abuse and intervention for victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the supervisor, patterns of investigative practice that may raise concerns or issues that need policy or practice adjustment.
  • Provide information about trends and best practices related to domestic violence.
  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to victims of domestic violence in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.

Specific Duties

  • Partner with DCP&P case workers on site and on home visits, or elsewhere, when appropriate.
  • Provide direct short term support for clients, with a greater focus on the assessment of lethality cases, to assist them in understanding domestic violence and its impact.
  • Provide case consultation to DCP&P caseworkers regarding dynamics of domestic violence, recommendations for additional services such as: emergency shelter, housing, legal information/options, counseling, and BIP.
  • Identify and make provisions for DCP&P trainings/development opportunities.
  • Maintain monthly statistical reports; complete and submit stats accurately and timely.
  • Maintain appropriate client files and open client cases when applicable; keeping charts orderly and up to date.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Client Services.

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

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