This is a job listing for YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, strives to be a driving force that transforms lives, and believes in a just community for all.
We are hiring for the following Violence Intervention & Prevention Career Opportunities:
Shelter Case Manager (Perry)
The Shelter Case manager will provide case management, weekly house meetings, and support to victims of crime residing in the shelter. Hours for this position are Sunday-Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm. Applicants must demonstrate the ability work independently, utilize sound judgment, respond to crisis situations in a professional manner, and balance numerous priorities and tasks at one time. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience in crisis intervention is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and prior related work experience required. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving history, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance along with FBI, criminal and child abuse clearances.
Transitional Housing Case Manager (Perry)
The Transitional Housing Case Manager will provide case management services to residents of the transitional housing program as well as individual and group counseling for residents and children. This position will also provide outreach and advocacy in the local community. Hours for this position are Tuesday – Saturday 3pm – 11pm. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work independently, utilize sound judgment, respond to crisis situations in a professional manner, and balance numerous priorities and tasks at one time. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience in crisis intervention is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and prior related work experience required. Must have driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof on insurance, FBI, criminal, and child abuse clearances.
Legal Advocate (Perry)
The Legal Advocate will be a member of a specialized, multi-disciplinary unit designed to improve the response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Perry County. This position will assist victims with the filing of protection orders, provide individual advocacy on behalf of victims involved in the criminal and/or civil justice systems, and provide early outreach to local and state law enforcement agencies to identify new cases of domestic violence and sexual assault. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work as part of a team, utilize sound judgment, respond to crisis situations in a professional manner, and balance numerous priorities and tasks at one time. Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience in crisis intervention is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human services or related field and prior related work experience required. Must have driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance, FBI, criminal, and child abuse clearances.
Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator
The YWCA Greater Harrisburg, a leading provider of human trafficking services in Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time dynamic and outgoing individual to help facilitate its anti-human trafficking project, PAATH15. PAATH15 is a 12-county collaborative project covering 8,400 sq. miles in PA, focused on enhancing victim services, inter-agency collaboration, along with training and awareness of trafficking along Route 15 in PA. The Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator will work directly with the YWCA’s PAATH15 project, serving as the project liaison between sun-grantees and community partners.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator will collect, organize and record data for all project activities to assess and report on project and goal progress; screen potential clients to determine program eligibility; provide crisis response and advocacy services to all victims served under the project as needed; provide outreach, awareness and technical assistance to community agencies; develop and maintain collaborations and networks within the community to improve responses to human trafficking; and assist with implementing and analyzing action research related to the quality of victim services provided, recommending action plans for improvements. Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Human Services, or related field plus two years of relevant work experience. Master’s degree preferred. Experience working with victims of crime required; human trafficking experience preferred; prior project coordination or project management experience; prior experience in law enforcement, legal systems, probation/parole, or legal services preferred. Other qualifications include: excellent public speaking and communication skills (both verbal and written); professional demeanor; ability to multi-task and function with minimal supervision. Willing to work non-traditional hours. Knowledge of human trafficking victimization and local resources required.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinator and Housing Case Manager
The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinator and Housing Case Manager provides service coordination for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in YWCA programs and assists with housing program case management. This position also provides support to the Client and Community Services Department as needed. Hours for this position are Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm.
Duties include: Coordinating referrals for housing from DV Shelter advocate, assisting DV shelter clients with the housing application process and all required documents, providing information and referrals to clients, screening new YWCA housing applicants for domestic violence/sexual assault, providing crisis intervention, ongoing support and coordinated services with advocates and counselors for DV/SA victims in YWCA housing programs. Will also assist with stocking food bank and supplies in shelter, perform safety and hygiene checks, prepare rooms for turn over as needed, and assist with any crisis intervention or emergency.
Requirements include: Associates degree in human services or a combination of education and relevant work experience in related field, ability to respond to situations and people in a professional, trauma-informed manner, ability to handle multiple tasks and manage interruptions, working knowledge and understanding of the social welfare system, strong organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal), high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office software; access database experience a plus· Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance and clean driving history. Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances. Also requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Front Desk Night Monitor (weekends)
The Front Desk Night Monitor will oversee the main reception areas within the emergency shelter. This is an evening position! Hours for this position: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4 pm to midnight. Primary responsibilities include greeting all visitors and assisting them directly or connecting them with appropriate staff, operating a multi-line phone system to manage incoming calls; including domestic violence/sexual assault hotline calls, and operating and monitoring security systems (cameras and doors) to ensure the safety and security of all staff and residents.
Qualifications include a minimum of high school diploma or GED PLUS two years of related experience; demonstrated de-escalation and problem-solving skills to assist staff in handling a variety of situations, the ability to respond calmly and professionally to crisis calls and/or walk-ins; a sensitivity to various cultures, ethnic and social groups and the ability to actively listen and communicate with clients. Bilingual is a PLUS. Additional hours are available if interested, so flexibility is essential. Position requires criminal, child abuse and FBI clearances. Selected candidate will be required to complete sexual assault/domestic violence online training.
Case Manager & Advocate
The Violence Intervention and Prevention Department is actively recruiting for a full-time Case Manager & Advocate to work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This position will provide case management services and housing assistance as well as supportive services for victims, shelter support, and support for the Client and Community services subdivision. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work independently, utilize sound judgment, respond to crisis situations in a professional manner, and balance numerous priorities and tasks at one time. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience in crisis intervention is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and prior related work experience required. Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, clean driving history and proof of insurance. Act 33, FBI and Child Abuse clearances also required. Position hours: Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm with flexibility needed to work evening shifts as may be needed.
Mentor Program Coordinator
The Violence Intervention and Prevention Department (VIP), a program of the YWCA Greater Harrisburg, actively engages in community violence prevention efforts throughout Dauphin County through a myriad of awareness and prevention initiatives. The Mentor Program Coordinator will work to implement VIP’s PAATH to Success mentoring program, a program designed to provide mentorship to at-risk youth in Dauphin County. Hours for this position are Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00pm.
Duties and responsibilities include: Recruitment and retention of mentors and youth participants; intake and assessment of participants; coordinating structured mentoring activities; planning and facilitating life skills and social skills education; providing on-going education and training of mentors; data collection and reporting.
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and two years’ related work experience required; prior experience working with at-risk youth and victims of crime a plus. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, successful history of developing, maintaining, and fostering relationships, proven ability to work independently and utilize sound judgement, self-accountability with proven success in meeting goals, exceptional organization and time management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have ability to work flexible hours and provide clearances.
How to apply: For any of the above positions, applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to email@example.com
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