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Creative Arts Therapist/Counselor

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Creative Arts Therapist/Counselor and will be amended as needed to meet the program priorities of Women Aware 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: Clinical Director

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy (music, movement, drama, or art) required
  • Registration and Board Certification preferred
  • DV experience preferred
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills required
  • Bilingual-Spanish a plus
  • Full Time, evenings availability required
  • Drivers license – clean and valid

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Clinical Director, the Creative Arts Therapist/Counselor is responsible for providing creative arts therapy services to child witnesses of domestic violence, as well as support services to the non-offending parent. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff.
  • Provide individual and group creative arts therapy services for children, and support services for their non-offending parents 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 that the following direct services are provided to non-residential clients: intake appointments, individual and group creative arts therapy, adult support group, client advocacy, support services including resources and referrals, and crisis intervention.
  • Clinically assess and evaluate mental, emotional, behavioral, and associated distresses
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate counseling interventions
  • 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.
  • Maintain and submit daily log; timely and accurately input stats to the data spreadsheet.
  • Assist with submission of statistical reports such as monthly program reports DV core statistics, and PALS programmatic reports to the Clinical Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Open Positions

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.

PALS Case Worker II

Job description

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: Clinical Director

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New Brunswick, NJ 08901: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Social work: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Housing Navigator

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

Responsible to: Family Justice Center Director

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

· DV experience and excellent crisis intervention and case management skills required

· Full Time, M-F.

General Responsibilities:

At the direction of and in collaboration with the Family Justice Center Director, carries the responsibility for providing housing case management services. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

· Provide individualized domestic violence assessment and coordinate housing services for survivors of domestic violence.

· Implement housing best practice standards.

· Assess and assist survivors in need of rental and relocation assistance.

Specific Duties:

· Provide direct services including intakes, case management, service plans, and crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence in need of housing resources. Provide ongoing information and advocacy to assist survivors obtain safe and sustainable housing resources.

· Complete housing assessment for survivors in need of rental and relocation assistance. Make recommendations for approval based on established eligibility guidelines. Keep appropriate records.

· Attend housing meetings and serve as the agency’s liaison for housing community partners and local COC.

· Ongoing individualized safety planning. Inform clients of financial opportunities such as Section 8, SSI, VCCO, Rapidly Rehousing, EA, or other available funds and assist in completion of applications.

· Keep up with best practice standards and implement program practices. Maintain records and keep documentation as required by policies and procedures.

· Understand HUD, DFD, VAWA requirements, and implications for victims of domestic violence.

· Understand welfare system and FVO program, and educate clients of their options.

· Complete VCCO applications and other financial assistance applications.

· Maintain client files and document all contacts according to the agency’s documentation policy/procedure. Clearly document intakes, exits, incidents, observations, notes, service provisions, and statistics.

· Submit statistic reports as required.

· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Case Worker II

Evening shift: 3PM – 11PM.

This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the 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. This position reports to the Coordinator of Residential Services.

Qualifications:

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

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, 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 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.
  • Documentation of the CACFP program’s Child Menu Binder and Daily Attendance Records, and other as needed and assigned.
  • Maintain and submit timely and accurately statistics.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports/statistics including CACFP program.
  • 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 and responsibilities as assigned by the Coordinator of Residential Services.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Evening shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New Brunswick, NJ 08901: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

Social work: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Application

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