My Sisters' Place EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

White Plains, NY
 

My Sisters’ Place  is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  Our many programs include two emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups throughout Westchester, a legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program. 


Residential Advocate (8am-4am) and (4pm-12am)


Job Classification: (Regular Full-Time – Non-Exempt)
Position Reports To: Residential Advocate
My Sisters’ Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York, that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services. Our many programs include two emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups throughout Westchester, a legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program. The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter. Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Sr. Residential Advocate, the Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required to address personal and criminal justice related issues.
  • Ability to Answer of 24 hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources and assess eligibility for MSP services. Assist with intake procedures including but not limited to review of the Welcome Packet, development of an on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate follow-up on initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements. and ensures the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested. Monitor client progress and provide referrals for needed and/or requested services.
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate and Director of Residential Programs advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular weekly supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services. Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, trainings and other professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Residential Advocate and Residential counseling team to identify residents in need of additional clinical support.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly.
  • Assist the Senior Residential Advocate in other duties and tasks as directed. Work closely with and take direction from Manager of Residential Counseling Services and Residential Operations Coordinator to complete requested/required tasks.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus 2 year experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently assesses priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Gwendolyn Thompson, Director of Residential Program at gthompson@mspny.org.

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.


Residential Counselor


Job Classification: Regular Full -Time, Exempt
Position Reports To: Director of Residential Programs
My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services. Our many programs include two emergency shelters, individual counseling and advocacy, children’s programs, support groups throughout Westchester, a legal center, self-sufficiency training, and an extensive community education and outreach program.
The Residential Counselor is responsible for providing trauma informed and focused support services for all adult and child residents within the MSP emergency housing program. As such, this position works as part of a team that includes advocates from all other shifts, and administrative staff to ensure that residents receive emotional support and opportunities to begin healing from their trauma, at the same time as their practical needs are being met.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide private individual counseling sessions and work in conjunction with shelter team to conduct weekly support groups, utilizing trauma-informed practices.
  • Provide leading guidance on assessment and case planning for all adult and child resident clinical/therapeutic needs.
  • Work as a team leader with Senior Residential Advocates to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents.
  • Work closely with the Director of Residential Programs and Deputy Program Officer to ensure that Senior Residential Advocates and Residential Advocates receive training and support on clinical issues affecting all shelter residents.
  • Work as a team with shelter leadership in a shared on-call supervisory rotation for overnights and weekends throughout the year; required to stay close to home during assigned on-call rotations.
  • Participate in regular shelter management team meetings and regular shelter staff meetings; meetings include case conferencing, discussions on improving shelter practices, and staff development presentations.
  • Adjust work hours or work additional hours as needed in order to meet with residents, conduct support groups, or attend meetings.
  • Work as a team with all agency staff responsible for shelter operations to ensure basic client needs and facility-related needs are met.
  • Assist with short term counseling in the Non-Residential Children’s Counseling Program
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and public agencies to foster coordination of services for emergency shelter residents and their children; represent MSP and shelter program at relevant outside meetings/events.
  • Ensure the collection of timely and accurate statistics on services provided; Completing applications for Office of Victim Services (OVS), and monthly/quarterly reports
  • Active participation in trainings and/or professional development sessions as identified by supervisor and self.Assist with other duties and tasks as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
  • Two years of prior counseling experience
  • Experience in field of domestic violence, human trafficking, or victimization and knowledge of trauma strongly preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus; demonstration of strong leadership skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, stay organized, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Computer skill proficiency
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

SALARY: low-$40Ks annually
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Eva Dolgin, Deputy Program Officer at edolgin@mspny.org. No resumes will be considered without an accompanying cover letter.
My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.


Director of Community Education & Prevention

Regular Full-Time, Exempt
Position Reports To:  Deputy Programs Officer

My Sisters’ Place  is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York, that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  Under the direction of the Chief Programs Officer and the Deputy Programs Officer, the Director of Community Education and Prevention helps provide administrative leadership and management of MSP’s educational programming.    

DUTIES/Responsibilities

  • Programs Management
    • Management of the Community Education and Prevention Department, which includes the youth-oriented DVEP (Domestic Violence Education & Prevention) Program and the adult-oriented Community Education Program, and other educational programming as needed. 
    • Supervise education programs staff.  
    • Review and evaluate program effectiveness.
    • Recruit and train new staff and interns
    • Develop and maintain systems to ensure statistical data collection, grant compliance, and reporting obligations
    • Prepare reports and program evaluations as per funding requirements
    • Prepare materials for county, state, federal, and private Requests for Proposals in conjunction with other MSP staff and Departments.
    • Work closely with Chief Programs Officer, Deputy Programs Officer, Director of Residential Programs, Director of Counseling Programs, and Director of the Human Trafficking Program in providing leadership and vision for short and long term strategic growth and direction for the Programs Department.
    • Develop agency policy materials in collaboration with other Directors.
  • Community Education & Outreach
    • Assess internal training needs and expand MSP’s curricular offerings in collaboration with the Deputy Programs Officer and Coordinator of Community Education and Engagement. Facilitate trainings for MSP staff, volunteers, interns, and others as identified.
    • Provide trainings, prevention education presentations, and outreach presentations to community members, MSP stakeholders, and donors. Develop new and revise existing materials to be used for trainings and outreach presentations.
    • Manage and contribute to the development of new and the revision of existing education curricula.
    • Act as liaison with outside agencies in an effort to establish and enhance relationships, working towards a more coordinated community approach to domestic violence and human trafficking.
    • Represent MSP on county, regional, and statewide coalitions and networks.
    • Keep up to date on trends in violence prevention education, domestic violence victimization issues, and other developments in the domestic violence field.
    • Maintain working relationships with funders and grant monitors.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Social Work, Education or related degree and prior management and supervisory experience essential
  • Prior experience in prevention education with a strong grounding in public health approaches to prevention
  • Experience developing and providing educational trainings and accompanying materials
  • Public speaking experience to a range of audience sizes and for a range of purposes
  • Experience working with adolescents and pre-teens and a commitment to positive youth development principles
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and knowledge of domestic violence/victimization/oppression/women’s issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Eva Dolgin, Deputy Program Officer at edolgin@mspny.org. No resumes will be considered without an accompanying cover letter.

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.