- A.A. or equivalent education of experience in a human service field.
- One year of direct service experience and familiar with issues of violence against women.
- Prior experience in workforce development field including skill building and assisting participants in securing employment and necessary training preferred
- Experience with provision of financial literacy preferred
- Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and telephone.
- Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
- Must be bilingual (Spanish-speaking).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide Case Management and advocacy for all women and children to include goal planning & service delivery. Empowering them to meet their individual needs based on their goals and service plan, motivating them to access community resources on a daily basis
- Complete resident intake and assessments with women and their children upon entry into shelter and in accordance with deadlines
- Complete safety plans with residents within 3 days of entry to shelter.
- Complete individualized service plans within 2 weeks of entry to shelter with families and meet on a weekly basis with clients to develop and follow-up with progress
- Work closely and in conjunction with shelter support specialist to ensure delivery of outcomes-a team approach
- Initiates contact with outside resources
- Link residents to resources in accordance with service plans and follow up to ensure a successful linkage
- Makes appropriate referrals and follow-up with residents
- Teach pre-employment classes and other employment support classes including topics necessary to successful transition to the workplace, including: job search methods, telephone skills, job applications, resumes, interviewing skills, cover letters and thank you letters, terminating from a job, local labor market, education and training requirements for various career areas, work maturity skills, dependability, communication skills, interpersonal relations, initiative/productivity, and managing personal responsibility) including arranging of speakers from various employment sectors.
- Connect participants to appropriate training opportunities external to the program.
- Guide participants in their personal job searches.
- Provides information and resources to residents and maintain updated resources and referrals
- Maintain and develop relationships with area employers, as well as a program resource book of employment opportunities.
- Connect program participants with the resources necessary for program participants to overcome their individual barriers to viable employment.
- Guide and teach residents on budgeting basics and other financial literacy topics-either individually or in group
- Individual resident support
- Provide child care as needed
- Helps residents coordinate appointments, maintain their schedules and transportation- Initiates contact with outside resources
- School/Daycare enrollment for children in shelter
- Maintains client records and completes required paperwork according to deadlines
- Provides crisis intervention as needed
- Provide legal advocacy/court accompaniment to residents as necessary
- Assist residents in adhering to shelter rules and guidelines
- Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to: vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping)
- Maintain medication log, prompt residents to take their medication and medicate their children promptly
- Support positive residential environment and teamwork
- Attends staff meetings and weekly case review
- Communicate with Site Director regarding daily issues and needs
- Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times.
- Answer intake line as needed
- Performs other related duties as needed.
Location: Springfield Hourly Rate: $12.82
Please e-mail resume/cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal applicants must submit updated resumes with letters of interest.