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TITLE:   MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST OR SOCIAL WORK INTERN

STATUS/CLASSIFICATION: Regular, part-time, non-exempt

SUPERVISOR: Director of Clinical Services

SALARY RANGE: $21.00-$23.00/hr

ROLE: To provide evidence-based therapeutic counseling services to clients of the YWCA Monterey County in a trauma-informed manner, in accordance with organizational, state and federal laws. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides goal-focused trauma therapy to victim/witnesses of domestic violence, human trafficking, and victims of crime;
  2. Provides case management, maintains accurate records, and provides data for reports;
  3. Makes referrals when additional therapy is needed;
  4. Maintains building security after business hours (locks doors, arms alarm system);
  5. Attends staff meetings and community events, as requested;
  6. Performs other duties as requested.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and implements counseling programs primarily for human trafficking survivors and also domestic violence victims and other victims of crime;
  • Stays compliant with training and regulatory guidelines;
  • Records productivity and creates work schedule to meet client needs;
  • Ensures Human Trafficking Case Managers and shelter staff are aware of counseling daily activities schedule;
  • Oversees regular communication with Human Trafficking Case Managers to discuss caseload, time management, availability, etc.;
  • Maintains confidential records and provides data for program reports.
  • Maintains coordination with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Clinical Services and all Senior Directors as part of the agency management team;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural preferred(Spanish);
  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field;
  • BBS registration required;
  • Demonstrated success in domestic violence and human trafficking counseling with survivors;
  • Understanding of parent education and demonstrated success in teaching adults;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other agencies;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to relate well to diverse individuals and lifestyles;
  • Valid California driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable personal transportation;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and data management;
  • Willingness to participate in agency-paid training and professional development opportunities, including completion of 40-hour domestic violence training program, in accordance with California Evidence Code 1037.
  • Willingness to provide counseling services at various sites throughout Monterey County.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • During working hours, the employee may sit or stand for long periods;
  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level and carry for brief periods;
  • Bend and stoop while filing or sorting through files;
  • Twist and reach while working at a desk;
  • Must pass a TB clearance and background ID check.EEO Policy Statement It is the policy of the YWCA Monterey County to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to:YWCA Monterey County
    Attn: Robin Ledford
    rkerr@ywcamc.org

TITLE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING ADVOCATE

STATUS/CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Human Trafficking Program Coordinator

HOURLY RANGE: $18.00-20.00/hr

ROLE: The On-Call Human Trafficking Advocate is responsible for providing smooth operation of the safe house during the assigned hours. The Advocate will work with other staff and volunteers to create a supportive environment, helping to meet the needs of each resident.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assess and provide crisis intervention to residents as needed;

* Manage and monitor conflict among residents;

* Maintains accurate records, confidential case files and log of activities;

* Inform and implement house rules and regulations, including safety precautions with all residents staying at the safe house;

* Be available to respond to emergencies and resident concerns;

* Transport residents to all necessary appointments and/or group outings, including off-site events and activities;

* Prepare all rooms for incoming residents and outgoing residents;

* Assist in preparing and assigning house chore list;

* Assist in distribution of resident medication;

* Maintain room inventories and perform room checks as needed;

* Encourage residents to attend educational programming and workshops;

* Report regularly with Human Trafficking Program Coordinator/Facilitators and other staff members who work with residents sheltered at the safe house;

* Help prepare meals for safe house residents;

* Assist with special administrative projects as needed;

* Performs other duties as requested.

FUNCTION:

* Serves as the human trafficking advocate of the human trafficking safe house;

* Provides crisis intervention and basic needs care and support to all clients who are residents of the safe house.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish) preferred;

* High school diploma or equivalent;

* Prior experience working in a group home or residential setting;

* Demonstrated knowledge of women’s issues, human trafficking, family law, court systems, crisis intervention and/or domestic violence preferred;

* Valid California diver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation;

* Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds;

* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data management;

* Experience maintaining personal/professional boundaries;

* Must pass a background ID check;

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work under pressure;

* Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the YWCA ? the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism.

* 40-hour Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Advocate Training (will be provided)

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

* During working hours, the employee may sit or stand for long periods;

* Lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level and carry for brief periods;

* Bend and stoop while filing or sorting through donations;

* Twist and reach while sitting at a desk;

* Overnight shifts may sleep at the residence;

* Must have reliable transportation.

EEO Policy Statement 

It is the policy of the YWCA Monterey County to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to:

YWCA Monterey County
Attn: Robin Ledford
rkerr@ywcamc.org

TITLE: PREVENTION SPECIALIST

SUPERVISOR: Outreach Specialist

STATUS: Part-time, no-exempt

SALARY/BENEFITS: $18-20.00/per hour

ROLE: The Prevention Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and facilitating trainings associated with the YWCA Monterey programs and services, specifically domestic violence prevention. These trainings will be community driven, culturally humble, evidence-based, intimate partner violence prevention and community engagement programs serving Monterey County. The Prevention Specialist works as part of a team to implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan based on the principles of effective prevention programs through building individual knowledge and skills and mobilizing the community to decrease the social and cultural norms that perpetuate violence, support the organization and implementation of prevention programs to underserved populations throughout Monterey County. This position requires establishing and maintaining partnerships with staff, service providers, schools, law enforcement and community groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Prevention and Community Engagement

* Achieve and maintain expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally humble, evidence-based, community-responsive prevention, education, and community engagement programs in the areas of domestic violence, healthy relationships, and youth prevention education.

* Research, develop, and evaluate training units, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, experiential exercises, and practical application tools that are culturally and developmentally appropriate for each audience being served.

* Create and deliver educational presentations, workshops, and trainings in the community, in both English and Spanish, serving Monterey County, in compliance with funder requirements, and to fulfill community needs.

* Develop a work plan that meets or exceeds the training, and education scopes of work.

* Work to eliminate barriers to service and knowledge, particularly for individuals from historically oppressed communities; strive to implement effective ways to reach and serve underserved populations

* Attend trainings, public forums, and community/agency partner meetings as needed for grant compliance and/or program development.

Documentation and Administration

* Document and analyze presentations in nFocus database and review monthly report of activities with Outreach Specialist.

* Provide progress and program evaluation reports, as well as oversee quality improvement, in accordance with funder requirements.

* Accurately document time worked using designated time-keeping program, and submit required personnel and departmental paperwork (e.g., mileage reimbursement) according to agency standards and due dates.

Teamwork and Community Relations

* Establish and maintain positive relations to support, enrich, and expand YWCAMC efforts, including fostering and sustaining partnerships with law enforcement, hospitals, schools, parent groups, businesses, funding sources, and community partners.

* Work as a team with all other YWCAMC departments to coordinate prevention services when needed. Participate in cross-training and team collaboration efforts as necessary.

* Participate actively in Prevention, Education, and Advocacy Services meetings, funding specific meetings, and supervision and staff meetings.

* Provide trauma-informed service to all clients, in an atmosphere of empathy, safety, and support.

* Represent YWCAMC to the public and media when requested.

* Carry out other projects/tasks as necessary to ensure program and organizational success.

Prevention Efforts through Social Media

* In collaboration with YWCAMC staff, ensure a cohesive social media identity by researching and creating messages, tasks, and activities across all platforms that support funding efforts and YWCAMC’s mission.

* Maintain knowledge of social media trends, related to the prevention of domestic violence, and the promotion of healthy relationships.

Upholding Program Standards

* Promote the safety and well-being of clients by modeling and encouraging healthy communication, safety focused decision-making, and acceptance of diversity.

* Meet agency standards in regards to professionalism, safety, and service delivery when interacting with clients, community members, agency staff, and the general public.

* Ensure ongoing familiarization with all YWCAMC programs and services, including eligibility requirements, in order to answer basic questions and refer clients accurately.

* Work as a team with all other YWCAMC departments to provide comprehensive client services when needed. Participate in cross-training and team collaboration efforts as necessary.

* Maintain client confidentiality by protecting client information and ensuring that appropriate paperwork is understood and completed by clients (e.g. consent for services forms and release of information forms when collaborating with other programs/entities). Adhere to agency policies and protocols related to the security of electronic client service records.

* Follow agency protocol for maintaining timekeeping records in required formats. Submit timesheets and personnel and departmental paperwork (e.g., check requisitions) according to agency standards and due dates.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

* Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:

* Minimum of one (1) year experience training individuals and/or groups, and/or community outreach.

* Experience engaging youth and at-risk populations in the prevention of domestic violence.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

* Knowledge of evidence-based public health and domestic violence prevention.

* Excellent public relations, public speaking, and community development skills.

* Knowledge and practice in training and facilitation techniques, and an understanding of interactive training approaches.

* Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds.

* Skilled at the development of compelling curriculum that can be adapted to various cultural groups.

* Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.

* Strong teamwork skills and ability to build rapport and connect with individuals at all levels, both inside and outside the organization.

* Proficient oral and written communication skills.

* Computer competency, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

* Social media competency, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and blogs.

* Completion of Domestic Violence Advocate 40-hour certification (will be provided by YWCAMC).

PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

* Fluency in English and Spanish-oral and written.

* Knowledge of evidence-based public health, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence prevention methods, models, and theories and ability to contribute to institutional knowledge on the subject.

* Experience with developing and enhancing community collaborations.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

* Commitment to YWCAMC mission, vision, and values.

* Flexibility and self-direction to be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects with good humor and minimal supervision.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

* Department of Justice Live Scan criminal background check.

* Clean DMV record. Access to reliable transportation available for job-related duties, valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Ability to drive personal vehicle for long periods to serve worksites in various locations throughout Monterey County.

* Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods.

* Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

* Schedule requires flexibility and adjustment for some weekend and evening training commitments.

EEO Policy Statement 

It is the policy of the YWCA Monterey County to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to:

YWCA Monterey County
Attn: Robin Ledford
rkerr@ywcamc.org