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. 


Job Title: Associate Counsel, Family Law Practice, Yonkers Office

Job Classification: Full Time Exempt

Department:  Legal

Position Reports To: Managing Attorney, Family Law Practice and Managing Director, Center                                       for Legal Services

My Sisters’ Place seeks an Associate Counsel who will provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of domestic violence in Westchester Family courts (mostly Yonkers Family Court, as well as New Rochelle, and White Plains) and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (Yonkers and White Plains), conduct emergency and non-emergency legal consultations, and assist with outreach and education programs.

Job Description: Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•  Provide holistic legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and   human trafficking in family law matters, including:  orders of protection, child support,           paternity, custody and visitation.

•  Conduct all aspects of a civil practice, including discovery, motion practice, negotiations, trial preparation and trials.

•  Conduct regular intake and assessment of potential clients, on matters including    matrimonial, housing, benefits, family law, and criminal

•  Track and collect statistical information for grant reports and compile and draft grant        reports for funder(s)

•  Participate in committees and working groups addressing the rights of survivors

•  Advocate for legislative and government agency policy changes to assist domestic             violence survivors

•   Collaborate with all other staff members including, but not limited to shelter staff,             counseling staff and development staff.

•  Maintain comprehensive and precise client files

•   Attend trainings, webinars and conferences to keep abreast of current issues

•   Represent MSP at various coalitions, councils, events and task forces

•   Participate in agency activities such as trainings, conferences and fundraisers

•    Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

•  Minimum of 0-5 years of experience practicing in family court

•  J.D. Law Degree with admission to the NYS Bar

•   Excellent written and oral communication skills

•   Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs

•    Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple      assignments and meet deadlines

•    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with clients, management and program staff

•    Non-profit domestic violence work experience important but not mandatory

MSP general requirements:

•   Support our philosophy and guiding principles

•    Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help         strengthen our organizational goals

•    Work collaboratively across departments

•     Participate in on-going education and training opportunities

•     Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives

•     Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold          confidential information

Other:

•   Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time and may include accepting and transporting in-kind donations

•    If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle   insurance

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resumes, cover letter and salary requirements to: Pamela Howard at phoward@mspny.org

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

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Residential Counselor

Job Classification:           Regular Full -Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:       Director of Residential Programs

My Sisters’ Place seeks a Residential Counselor who will be  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. 

Job Description: Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leading guidance on assessment and case planning for all adult and child resident clinical/therapeutic needs; work as a team leader with Manager of Residential Counseling Programs and Senior Residential Advocates to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents. 
  • Provide private individual counseling sessions and work in conjunction with shelter team to conduct weekly support groups, utilizing trauma-informed practices. 
  • Work closely with Director of Residential Counseling Programs and Senior Residential Counselor 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 conduct support groups, or attend meetings. 
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Computerized proficiency, 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
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

MSP general requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information

Other:

  • Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time and may  include accepting and transporting in-kind donations
  • If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resumes, cover letter and salary requirements to: Eva Dolgin at edolgin@mspny.org

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

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 Advocate (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Regular Full-Time, Exempt
Position Reports To: Residential Advocate

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. 


Job Title:                             Director of Residential Programs

Job Classification:           Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:       Chief Program Officer

Date:                                     November 2017

 

My Sisters’ Place seeks a Director of Residential Programs who, under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, helps provide the overall administration and management of all counseling, shelter, and outreach programs.  The Director of Residential Programs position has a special focus on managing our two 24/7 emergency shelters.

Job Description:  Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all programmatic and operational aspects of the emergency shelters, including the 24 hour hotline.
  • Provide direct supervision to four Senior Residential Advocates and indirect supervision of all residential advocates, including per diem staff.
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Program Officer, provide supervision to the residential program counseling staff.
  • Work closely with program directors and the Chief Program Officer, as well as other senior management, to provide leadership and vision for short and long term strategic growth and direction.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff, including client records and other program documentation to ensure compliance with agency and funding standards.
  • Collaborate with Senior Management, Development and Finance Department staff to prepare reports and program evaluations as per funding requirements.
  • Ensure accurate and timely collection of statistical data from shelters using Apricot, a web-based client data system.
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies in an effort to establish and enhance relationships, working towards a more coordinated community approach to domestic violence.
  • Assess and recognize training needs, and support staff to provide case management, advocacy, resources and referrals to residents.
  • Responsible for oversight and management of shelter staff coverage.
  • Provide crisis intervention and practical assistance to clients as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Social Work or related degree and/or five years of prior management and supervisory experience essential
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends as needed to support  24/7 operations
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and report critical information in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage crises with tact, diplomacy and sound judgment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and knowledge of domestic violence/victimization/women’s issues strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

MSP general requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information

Other:

Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time and may  include accepting and transporting in-kind donations

  • If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance

Salary:  

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Diane Tukman at dtukman@mspny.org

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

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. 

Updated 11/2017