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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.
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: Coordinator of Advocacy Services
• 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
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.
• 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
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
- MSW required, LCSW preferred
- 5 years’ experience in domestic violence counseling or other direct services
- Supervisory experience
- Full Time, M-F, evenings
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.
- 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.
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
- High school Diploma
- Bilingual Spanish preferred
- Full time
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
- 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 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.
To apply for a volunteer position, please fill out the volunteer application on our website at womenaware.net/get-involved/volunteer.