How to Apply: 
Qualified candidates may respond to the following opportunities by submitting a resume with cover letter including salary requirements. Submissions should be emailed to resumes@vipmujeres.org or faxed to (212)410-9117.
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House Monitor/Hotline Counselor

House Monitor/Hotline Counselor is to ensure a continuum in safety for the well being of our participants. Another role is to respond via the bilingual hotline to victims/survivors of domestic violence seeking services. You will assist callers with crisis intervention, counseling and advocating on their behalf to help meet their immediate needs.

Essential Functions: 
Ensure House Monitor/Hotline Counselor telephone extension is logged in and functioning. 
Conduct regular inspection of Casa Sandra to ensure all roof doors, playground doors, basement doors, and community room windows are locked and secured. 
Ensures there are no property damages and follow protocol and procedure to report incidences that may cause loss or damage of property. 
Follow internal protocol when handling emergencies. 
Inquires, allows access, and directs visitors to building in a courteous manner and maintains appropriate log (s). 
Provides access to vendors, such as: utility companies, repair companies and others such as deliveries of furniture, packages, etc and maintains appropriate log (s). 
Completes daily report in log book(s) covering activities of shifts and communicates with next shift and or supervisor. 
Ensures that the common areas of Casa Sandra such as the community room, laundry room, play room and the computer resource room is well maintained and clean after use, are not vandalized and that the doors are locked after-hours. 
Overnight shift: will be required to activate and de-activate alarm system. 
Periodically checks the security cameras for unusual occurrences and follows internal protocol to report these disturbances. 
Works and communicates with staff, residents, visitors and callers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. 
Perform light custodial duties, to ensure a clean, safe and hazard free environment. 
Maintain all logs, data and resource for auditing and compliance purposes.

Requirements: 
Associate's Degree; Bachelor’s preferred
Fully Bilingual in English/Spanish
Must have prior work experience in a residential/housing program facility
Prior experience providing crisis intervention counseling via hotline a plus
Knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latinos, low-income, immigrant and people of color) and deliver culturally competent services
Excellent writing, communication and documenting skills
Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database
Must pass background check to include employment, criminal and child abuse. 
Able to work irregular shifts (nights/days and/or weekends) and under adverse weather conditions.


Sr. Counselor/Advocate

VIP's Non-Residential Program seeks a Senior Counselor/Advocate who will provide comprehensive therapeutic, empowering and crisis intervention counseling through individual, family and group modalities. Counseling will include breaking the cycle of violence and promoting positive self esteem/motivation to Women, Children and Youth, who have been exposed to domestic violence in the home. The Senior Counselor is also responsible for providing direct services in the form of advocacy and accompaniment when and if necessary. In addition, the Senior Counselor/Advocate will serve as clinical supervisor to the Counselor/Advocate staff and as Field Instructor for Master Degree level interns.

Essential Functions:
Provide appropriate supervision and evaluations to program staff and interns. Update SIFI and any other requirements made by the schools and or agency.
Develop and implement individualized service plans for the client(s) using Strength Based Approach.
Provide crisis counseling, information, referrals, accompaniment and advocacy as needed.
Promote non-violent conflict resolution and work proficiently with multicultural and diverse populations.
Provide interventions that promote positive relationships between clients, their families, community and various institutions to enhance positive self development and effectiveness.
Facilitate bi-lingual support, educational and therapeutic groups.
Provide complete and accurate information about client outcomes and services in a timely manner.
Adhere to mandated reporting requirements as they relate to such issues as child abuse/neglect, suicide/homicide concerns, etc. and the ethics of the profession.
Perform administrative tasks; including maintaining accurate and comprehensive data and statistical information for reporting purposes as determined by VIP and agency funders. In addition ensuring the timely delivery of said reports.
Provide VIP Hotline coverage as needed, this includes but is not limited to on-call evening/weekend coverage.
Participate in various programmatic meetings: Case Conference Meetings, staff meetings, team meetings, Individual Service Plans, etc.
Present client cases at case conferences, individualized service plan meetings and inter-disciplinary meetings as needed.
Conduct community outreach and /or educational workshops on a monthly basis, or as needed by program.

Requirements:
Must have LMSW; LCSW preferred
Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
A minimum of two (2) years counseling experience in the area of domestic violence, women and children issues, or related field.
Strong verbal, written, communication and documenting skills.
Must be well organized, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.
Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and Client Database.
Ability to travel via public transportation a must.


Program Property Manager

Casa Sandra, or the Supportive Housing Program for Social Change (SHPSC) houses 15 families in our 5-story apartment complex. Women and children are provided with safe transitional housing and supportive services in order to help them break the cycle of violence.  The goal of this program is for each participant to attain economic self-sufficiency that leads them to full, violence free lives.  Staff works with each participant to create an individualized action plan that addresses the holistic needs of each family.  Supportive services include: counseling, support groups, case management, children’s services, educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, attainment and retention, financial planning, health promotion, leadership development and exploration of the arts, while addressing the interaction of Domestic Violence.

The Program/Property Manager, along with the staff of Casa Sandra, is responsible for the overall daily operation of the program, facility and surrounding property.  The Program/Property Manager acts as VIP’s primary coordinator to assure that VIP’s efforts fully meet and exceed contractual obligations (Programmatic & Administrative); and, directs the day-to-day activities of risk management, safety/security, maintenance, tenant move-in/turn-over, landscaping, snow removal, etc.

Qualifications:

  • MA Required; LMSW/LCSW Preferred
  • Fully bilingual required (English/Spanish).
  • Advanced degree in social work, human services, or equivalence in years of experience.
  • A minimum of three years experience managing, coordinating and developing programs including directly supervising counselors, social workers, case managers and/or direct service staff.
  • Experience working with shelters, Department of Homelessness (DHS), Human Resources Administration (HRA) contracts and TANF eligibility preferred.
  • Substantial experience in property management (min. 4 years), leasing, vendor supervision, tenant relations, building inspections, violation removal and overall operations.
  • Ability to manage grant deliverables including the completion of quarterly and annual reports.

Competencies:

  • Strong Knowledge of the social and political affects of domestic abuse on victims, women, children/youth and society.
  • Ability to deliver culturally competent services.
  • Must be sensitive, non-judgmental and empathic towards survivors of domestic violence.
  • Capacity to de-escalate and manage crisis situations.
  • Genuine desire to work with identified population (e.g., Latinos, low-income, immigrant and people of color).
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and documenting skills required.
  • Computer literacy required (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Flexible schedule is required to meet clients’ needs and engage in community outreach activities (i.e., on-call; evenings; weekends).
  • Flexibility handling frequently changing policies and requirements of government and philanthropy.
  • Knowledge of NYC housing laws that directly affect residents in a supportive housing environment is required.
  • Ability to track quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
  • Familiarity with trauma informed practices.

Housing Specialist

VIP currently seeks a Housing Specialist for our Residential program will provide program participants with safe, long term housing and supportive services to assist them in becoming self sufficient and free from violence. In addition, the Housing Specialist will provide supportive services that include: counseling, support groups, case management, children’s services, educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, financial planning, health promotion, and leadership development. The goal of this program is for each participant to achieve economic self-sufficiency, educational/vocational attainment and to move them towards permanent housing.

Essential Functions:

  •  Perform telephone screening to identify potential participants.
  •  Conduct initial needs assessments on all program participants to identify needs and goals; develop a service plan, and create/discuss safety plans. This includes an intake assessment. Re-evaluate on an on-going basis.
  •  Identify and provide referrals to outside therapeutic services as necessary.
  •  Provide intensive case management services based on the participants needs/goals and their service plan.
  •  Provide weekly (scheduled) case management sessions with participants.
  •  Provide information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment as it relates to entitlements, benefits legal, immigration, social/ human resources systems and outside therapeutic services to secure needed services. This includes over the phone, in person and via written correspondence in a timely manner.
  •  Assist participants with educational needs by advocating for tutoring, school placement, parent/teacher /child involvement and medical services.
  •  Develop service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source in a timely fashion.
  •  Provide personal support for the families including but not limited to translation and accompaniment services.
  •  Maintain proper documentation (record keeping, reports and statistical information) on a timely manner for all clients.
  •  Provide complete and accurate information about participant outcomes and services in a timely manner.
  •  Cooperation and assistance in the various and unforeseen needs of the participants as needed.
  •  Work collaboratively with staff and other service providers on a consistent basis to ensure the highest quality service delivery.

Counseling Functions:

  •  Develop individualized counseling plans for the participants.
  •  Provide crisis counseling as needed and promote self esteem/motivation.
  •  Validate, support and encourage Strength Based Counseling with a focus on personal wellness and independence as identified, and implement according to the participants counseling plan.
  •  Work with age appropriate participants on an on-going basis around the issues of conflict resolution, separation, diversity issues (including cultural, religious, and sexual orientation issues), etc.
  •  Provide interventions that promote positive relationships between participants, their community, various institutions and schools to enhance the positive development.
  •  Facilitate weekly, monthly or bi-monthly age appropriate bi-lingual support groups.

Housing Functions:

  • Assist program participants with completing housing applications (e.g. NYCHA Public Housing; Affordable Housing and/or private housing).
  •  Network with realtors in various communities and accessing their ability to work with program participants.
  •  Conduct groups on housing resources, issues, etc.
  •  Research low income housing and maintaining a current resource directory.
  •  Identify and provide referrals to outside therapeutic services as necessary.
  •  Provide information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment as it relates to housing. This includes over the phone, in person and via written correspondence in a timely manner.

Requirements:

  •  BSW or BA required, MSW preferred.
  •  Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
  •  Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in the field of DV; women and children issues, crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, and housing.
  •  Strong verbal, written, communication and documenting skills.
  •  Must be well organized, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.
  •  Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database.
  •  Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latino, people of color, and low income population and deliver culturally competent services.
  •  Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times.
  •  Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

Counselor/Advocate Non Residential Program

Counselor/Advocate for our Non-Residential program who will provide comprehensive crisis intervention and self empowerment counseling in an individual and group setting. In addition, providing counseling on breaking the cycle of violence, promoting positive self esteem/motivation to Women, Children and Youth, who have been exposed to domestic violence in the home and economic empowerment services as a way to counter economic abuse.  

The Counselor/Advocate is also responsible for providing direct services in the form of comprehensive case assessment, case management. In addition to advocacy and accompaniment through the criminal justice system, social welfare, housing issues, immigration, and other related systems; ensuring that all participants’ social needs are identified and addressed.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct initial needs assessments on all clients and their children to identify needs and goals; and develop a service plan. Re-evaluate as necessary. This includes intake assessment.
  • Provide intensive case management services based on the program participant (s) needs/goals and their service plan.Including weekly (scheduled) case management sessions.
  • Provide personal support for the families including but not limited to translation and accompaniment services as it relates to public assistance, housing. School/education placement, health service, etc. Including assistance in the various unforeseen needs of the participant.
  • Provide information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment to participants throughout the legal, immigration, social and human resources systems. This includes over the phone, in person and via written correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Assist participant with educational needs by advocating for tutoring services, school placement, parents/teacher/child involvement and medical services.
  • Stay abreast of changes in the area of entitlements and benefit resources and systems for information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment as to secure needed services.
  • Develop service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source in a timely fashion. Including providing accurate information about participants’ outcomes and services.
  • Provide crisis counseling, develop individualized counseling and promote self esteem/motivation to participants. Including identifying and providing referrals to outside therapeutic services as needed.
  • Validate, support and encourage Strength Based Counseling with a focus on personal wellness and independence as identified, and implement according to the participants counseling plan.
  • Work with age appropriate clients to promote positive relationships around the issues of conflict resolution, separation, and diversity issues (including cultural, religious, and sexual orientation issues), etc.
  • Facilitate weekly, monthly and/or bi-monthly age appropriate bi-lingual support groups.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and other service providers on a consistent basis to ensure the highest quality service delivery.
  • In conjunction with team members adhere to mandated reporting requirements as they relate to such issues as child abuse/neglect, suicide/homicide concerns, etc.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled agency and program meeting including supervision sessions, case conferences, agency-wide staff meetings, team meetings, individual service plans, inter-disciplinary meetings, etc.
  • Conduct community outreach and /or educational workshops on a monthly basis, or as needed by program.
  • Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; including Promoting VIP services at all public functions.
  • Capacity building in all programs of the agency – each staff member will demonstrate competency with incorporating financial literacy in the performance of their responsibilities.
  • Provide VIP Hotline coverage as needed, this includes but is not limited to on-call evening/weekend coverage.
     

Qualifications:

  • BSW or BA required, MSW preferred
  • Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years counseling experience in the area of domestic violence, women and children issues, or related field.
  • Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latino and low income population and deliver culturally competent services.
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and documenting skills.
  • Must be well organized, assertive, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule. Incl. on-call schedule to respond to emergencies, nights and weekends.
  • Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times.
  • Must ensure agency, program, and client confidentiality at all times.   

Outreach Specialist

Violence Intervention Program, Inc. seeks an Outreach Specialist who will ensure the visibility of the VIP by raising awareness about domestic violence and promoting VIP’s culturally proficient services for women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

The Outreach Specialist will help the program meet its contractual requirements by developing and maintaining community relationships and outreach opportunities. In addition, schedule workshops; develop public relations through community education, involvement and support. The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting outreach activities. Reporting and data collection are also part of the responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Adelante Mujer, a project of La Voz that builds the leadership skills of post-crisis domestic violence survivors and facilitates their work as promotoras, or community health educators, in the neighborhoods that VIP serves.
  • Represent VIP at coalitions and in collaborative partnerships with other city and social service organizations and agencies.
  • Provide workshops on domestic violence and facilitate presentations on VIP’s services in both English and Spanish for community members and other social service providers.
  • Collaborate with agency communications such as the biannual newsletter.
  • Participate in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of VIP.
  • Collect data and submit required program and funding reports in a timely fashion
  • Participate in supervision, staff meetings and program meetings
  • Capacity building in all programs of the agency – each staff member will demonstrate competency with incorporating financial literacy in the performance of their responsibilities.
  • Perform other tasks as required, including any related supervisory and administrative duties as needed.

 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalence in years of experience; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Fully bilingual (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database. 
  • Knowledge of domestic violence from a cultural perspective.
  • Comfortable working in diverse communities, particularly with Latinos/Latinas, people of color, and low income populations and deliver culturally competent services.
  • Well organized, outgoing, able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times
  • Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

Economic Empowerment Specialist

Violence Intervention Program, Inc. a domestic violence agency seeks an Economic Empowerment Specialist will build VIP’s capacity to provide participants with educational services in order to help them break the cycle of violence.  The goal of the agency is for each participant with a primary focus on the BNR participants, to achieve economic self-sufficiency leading them to full, violence free lives.  Supportive services include educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, attainment and retention, financial planning, health promotion, and leadership development.  The Economic Empowerment Specialist will work collaboratively with VIP’s coordinators, managers and administrative staff to integrate the vision of economic empowerment amongst programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Assess educational/vocational needs; including needs and interest for financial literacy education of all program participants.
  • Coach all staff in administering a needs assessment tool to determine the strengths, goals and progress of participants.
  • Evaluate and monitor the development and implementation of a training guide that instructs participants on: a) completion of an employment application, b) proper interview skills, c) appropriate attire for interviews, d) developing a resume, e) identifying references (personal/professional) etc.
  • Identify employment opportunities, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide support in completing the self sustainability calculator; including review outcomes and guidance to self sufficiency.
  • Stay abreast of changes in the area of entitlements and benefit resources and systems.
  • Implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Services Action Plan, across the agency which includes creating protocols and reports in conjunction with supervisor, coordinators, development department and funders.
  • Compile and submit statistical data required for reports due monthly, quarterly and annually.
  • Capacity building in all programs of the agency – each staff member will demonstrate competency with incorporating financial literacy in the performance of their responsibilities.
  • Identify and maintain linkages with providers, institutions and/or organizations as appropriate for resources.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or equivalence in years of experience.
  • Fully bilingual required (English/Spanish).
  • A minimum of 2 years career development & financial literacy experience including providing vocational counseling, career development and educational support services.
  • Experience providing instruction to women with little to no work experience and minimal educational background.
  • Genuine desire to work with identified population (e.g., Latinos, low-income, immigrant and people of color) and deliver culturally competent services.
  • Must be sensitive, non-judgmental and empathic towards survivors of domestic violence.
  • Strong knowledge of the social and political affects of domestic abuse on women, children/youth and society.
  • Excellent writing, documenting, and communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • Flexible with changing policies and programmatic or funding requirements.
  • Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; including Microsoft Office and client database.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times.
  • Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

Counselor/Advocate Residential Program

VIP a domestic violence organization currently seeks a Counselor/Advocate for our Residential program will provide program participants with safe, long term housing and supportive services to assist them in becoming self sufficient and free from violence. In addition, the Advocate/Counselor will provide supportive services that include: counseling, support groups, case management, children’s services, educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, financial planning, health promotion, and leadership development. The goal of this program is for each participant to achieve economic self-sufficiency, educational/vocational attainment and to move them towards permanent housing. 

Essential Functions:

  • Perform telephone screening to identify potential participants.
  • Conduct initial needs assessments on all program participants to identify needs and goals; develop a service plan, and create/discuss safety plans.This includes an intake assessment. Re-evaluate on an on-going basis.
  • Identify and provide referrals to outside therapeutic services as necessary.
  • Provide intensive case management services based on the participants needs/goals and their service plan.
  • Provide weekly (scheduled) case management sessions with participants.
  • Provide information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment as it relates to entitlements, benefits legal, immigration, social/ human resources systems and outside therapeutic services to secure needed services. This includes over the phone, in person and via written correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Assist participants with educational needs by advocating for tutoring, school placement, parent/teacher /child involvement and medical services.
  • Develop service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source in a timely fashion.
  • Provide personal support for the families including but not limited to translation and accompaniment services.
  • Maintain proper documentation (record keeping, reports and statistical information) on a timely manner for all clients.
  • Provide complete and accurate information about participant outcomes and services in a timely manner.
  • Cooperation and assistance in the various and unforeseen needs of the participants as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and other service providers on a consistent basis to ensure the highest quality service delivery.

Counseling Functions:

  • Develop individualized counseling plans for the participants.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed and promote self esteem/motivation.
  • Validate, support and encourage Strength Based Counseling with a focus on personal wellness and independence as identified, and implement according to the participants counseling plan.
  • Work with age appropriate participants on an on-going basis around the issues of conflict resolution, separation, diversity issues (including cultural, religious, and sexual orientation issues), etc.
  • Provide interventions that promote positive relationships between participants, their community, various institutions and schools to enhance the positive development.
  • Facilitate weekly, monthly or bi-monthly age appropriate bi-lingual support groups.

Requirements:

  • BSW or BA required, MSW preferred
  • Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in the field of DV; women and children issues, crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling.
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and documenting skills.
  • Must be well organized, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.
  • Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database.
  • Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latino, people of color, and low income population and deliver culturally competent services.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times.
  • Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

How to Apply: 
Qualified candidates may respond to the following opportunities by submitting a resume with cover letter including salary requirements. Submissions should be emailed to resumes@vipmujeres.org or faxed to (212)410-9117.
NO CALLS PLEASE

Updated 3/2016