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1. Operations Manager


The Operations Manager is responsible for thedaily operations of “Muttopia” our new shelter facility, internal systems,policies & procedures and oversight of US program staff. The OperationsManager provides leadership, oversight and long range planning to ensure thatall areas are operating at the highest standard possible. 

QUALIFICA TIONS:

·      Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5 years of relevantexperience

·      Minimum of three years management experience,preferably within an organization of 20 or more

·      Demonstrated supervisory knowledge, includingmotivational techniques and professional development/training methods

·      Demonstrated program management knowledge includingbasic statistical methods, budget development and oversight, and knowledge oflocal, state and federal regulations for the workplace

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment tohelping others reach their full potential

·      Ability to work in an emotionally taxing field – apositive attitude and sense of humor are essential

·      Willingness to work a flexible schedule including somenights and one weekend day per week

 

·      KNOWLEDGE ANDSKILLS:

o  Excellentinterpersonal, organizational and motivational skills as well as the ability towork well in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at once

o  Excellent oraland written communication skills and a genuine desire to model and facilitateproductive communication in the workplace

o  Knowledge ofanimal sheltering models, protocols, and best practices

 

 

SCHEDULE:

20-30 hours per week,with one weekend day shift preferred.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:


o  Responsible forthe hiring, supervising, coaching and training of staff and providing regular,on-going feedback and timely evaluations.

o  Monitors safetycompliance for staff and volunteers. Addresses employee problems andgrievances.

o  Maintains  records and statistics

o  Oversees theordering and inventory of shelter supplies and equipment and assures thatappropriate quantities of all supplies are on a hand at all times. Regularlyresearches new products, equipment and pricing.

o  In partnershipwith the staff veterinarian and department supervisors, enforces all policiesand protocols to protect the health and well being of the animal in our care.

o  Leads staffdiscussions regarding placement decisions, behavior plans, and otheranimal-related concerns.

o  Conducts meetingswith staff to review procedures, discuss workplace issues and share ideas toimprove animal care, the customer service experience and the organization ingeneral.

o  Meets with theExecutive Director to develop long-range programs and regularly review policiesand procedures.

o  Oversees intakesand adoptions and ensures that the public receives accurate information andexcellent customer service. When necessary assists staff with tense situationsinvolving the public.

o  Responsible forthe upkeep and maintenance of Muttopia.

o  Works with theExecutive Director to prepare budgets and closely monitors income and expensethroughout the year.

o  Carries out otherduties as assigned by the Executive Director. 

Posted On: 9/5/2017 9:53:37 AM
Contact: Christi Camblor, 707-474-3345 x0
Expires On: October 31, 2017

2. Executive Director Position at LifeWorks of Sonoma County

Lifeworks of Sonoma County

Executive Director Position Description

 

LifeWorks of Sonoma County is seeking a dynamicExecutive Director candidate who has a working knowledge of non-profitorganizations and experience in community outreach, fund development, fiscal andprogram management.  Candidates must havea passion for LifeWorks’ mission to provide mental health services to children andfamilies in need and be willing to assume a significant leadership role.


LifeWorks is a non-profit mental healthorganization that has been serving Sonoma County for over twenty years. Ourvision is of a healthy community in which every child, every young person, andevery adult has access to the support he or she needs in order to grow andthrive. Over our 21-year history of partnering with government, serviceproviders, families and individuals, LifeWorks has earned a reputation forproviding mental health services that are flexible, respectful, culturallyresponsive and, above all, effective. LifeWorks currentlyoffers six unique community-based therapeutic and educational programs inschools, homes, and community settings throughout Sonoma County.

Toooften, those in need of mental health services do not have access to them. LifeWorksis changing this picture.   

LifeWorksprograms serve:

§  Individuals facingsevere mental health challenges and anyone wishing to access the support of atrained mental health professional. Through our Counseling Center, LifeWorks can provide comprehensivesupport to both individuals and families.

§  Young adults withAspergers’s Syndrome and/or Nonverbal Learning Disabilities.  Our Transitions program provides a unique setof services to this often-challenged population.

§  Students strugglingin school or at home:  Through ourSchool-Based Counseling and Behavioral Services Programs, LifeWorks servesstudents who have been identified as emotionally challenged as well as thosestruggling with severe behavioral problems. LifeWorks’ comprehensive approachinvolves the entire family.

§  Youth at risk forgang involvement and families struggling with substance abuse issues.  LifeWorks signature El Puente (the Bridge)program is a prevention and intervention program that offers young peoplealternatives to support a healthy transition to adulthood.

 

LifeWorks programs have an outstandingreputation for successfully treating mental health concerns in our community,and it seeks a candidate to uphold its reputation and to take the organizationto the next stage of growth.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Fund Development

·       Create and implement annual development plan toensure necessary funds are raised to support operations and ensure theorganization’s sustainability

·       Anticipate and secure adequate funding for theoperation of LifeWorks.

·       Ensure appropriate board committees are formed toassist in meeting the goals outlines in the development plan

·       Prepare and submit grant applications and fundingproposals

·       Research and discover new funding sources,

·       Collaborate with Board of Directors on funddevelopment events throughout the fiscal year

 

Program Management

·       Meet regularly with Clinical Director to monitor day-to-daydelivery of all LifeWorks programs and evaluate effectiveness of currentprograms, need for development of new programs, staff concerns, personnelevaluations, certifications and licensure

·        Oversee planning, implementation, execution andevaluation of special projects

·        Collaborate with Clinical Director to provideadequate supervision and evaluation of clinical staff

 

Public Relations

·        Promote the values and vision of LifeWorksprograms to the community, as the face of LifeWorks and the primary spokesperson

·        Serve as chief liaison to specific communitygroups, initiatives, funders and contractors

·        Cultivate and build relationships with a widevariety of stakeholders, including leaders in foundations, corporations,businesses, and government

 

Leadership andPersonnel Management

·        Bring passion and leadership to fulfillingLifeworks mission and values

·        Maintain a climate that attracts, retains andmotivates a diverse and competent staff

·        Provide strong and decisive leadership to staffand work collaboratively with Clinical Director

·        Ensure proper legal hiring and terminationprocedures and supervise disciplinary action

 

Fiscal Management

·        Develop, analyze, monitor and control operatingbudgets to ensure efficient operation

·        Ensure effective internal controls and auditpreparation

·        Prepare and interpret monthly financialstatements for the Board of Directors


Administration

·       Work collaboratively with the Board ofDirectors and help prepare agendas and materials for meetings as necessary

·       Renew all contracts annually and maintain alldocumentation required by funders

·       Oversee administration duties and prepareannual job review of Clinical Director and administrative staff 

·       Develop and implement five-year strategic planin collaboration with the Board of Directors

 

Risk Management

·       Certify proper regulatory codes and permits arekept current and compliance is followed in all programs

·       Establish appropriate insurance is maintained foragency, staff and board

·       Confirm compliance with funding sources andregulatory agencies

·       Ensure that accurate job descriptions, training,regular performance evaluations and sound human resource practices are in place

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

·        Proven track record of leadership, with a minimum of three years ofnonprofit experience

·        Demonstrated ability to grow and oversee a robustworking budget for a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

·        Diverse experience in nonprofit fundraising,cultivation of donors, grant writing, and special events

·        Successful track record ofeffectively leading and managing an organization and staff

·        Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred and agraduate degree is desired

·        Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills

 

For more information on Lifeworks of Sonoma County,please visit www.lifeworkssc.org. We are accepting the first roundof applications until Friday, September 22nd. Lifeworksof Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse andinclusive work environment and culture.

 

           

 

 

Posted On: 8/24/2017 3:43:44 PM
Contact: Jill Royce,
Expires On: September 22, 2017

3. YWCA MFT Intern / ASW Intern / Psychology Intern

As an affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA SonomaCounty has devoted the past 40 years to empowering women and affirming theworth of all people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. Weprovide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and theirchildren so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively tothe community.

Wage: $12 - $14 hourly
Department: Counseling Services
Reports To: Therapy Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours/Week: Varies (typically 10-15 hours per week)
Employment Status: Part-time
Benefits: N/A

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Therapy Program Manager and our team of ClinicalSupervisors, the MFT/ MSW/ Psychology Intern provides direct clinical servicesto women, men, children, and families who have either experienced or witnesseddomestic violence or who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. Individual,family, and group work may be performed depending on intern skill set andinterest and on assignment availability. This position includes: providingdirect psychotherapy treatment, performing client psychosocial assessments,developing treatment plans and guiding the treatment process, developing exitplans, providing psychological and emotional support to clients, facilitatingclient support groups, adhering to client confidentiality standards, trainingin trauma informed therapy and participating in individual as well as two hoursof group supervision each week. In an attempt to foster greater clientempowerment, all direct psychotherapy treatment duties are to be carried outthrough a client-driven model through which client input heavily shapestreatment plans and goals. This position requires a minimum a one year commitmentthat may be extended at the agreement of both parties.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to thecontinued employment of the employee in this position. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.

Individual and Family Therapy
• Work with children and adults using various modalities including individual,couple, family and group therapy, as appropriate.

• Providedirect psychotherapy treatment, performing client psychosocial assessments,developing treatment plans and guiding the treatment process, developing exitplans, providing psychological and emotional support to clients.
• Support Group Facilitation
Facilitate individual or group therapy sessions surrounding a wide array ofdomestic violence issues. Candidate will also be responsible for administeringpre and post surveys to participants and will provide the results to theTherapy Program Manager.

Reporting
Maintain accurate records and charting to client files. Provide regularstatistical reporting as required and within bounds of confidentialityregulations.

Meetings
Attend individual and group supervision as well as agency meetings. Activelyutilizes clinical supervision to develop and hone intervention skills andstrategies. Works collaboratively with other YWCA support staff, includingthose providing psychiatric/medical and psychological services.
Collaborates, coordinates and attends multidisciplinary meetings with Family,Youth and Children's Services as required. Willingness to travel to client homes,the safe house and partner agencies to support clients.

Actively utilizes clinical supervision to develop and hone interventionskills and strategies.

Other Duties

•Mayperform other duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to
besbit@ywcasc.org with "Internposition" in subject line.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable torespond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants.Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedureare immediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for thecomplete job description and for other job opportunities available with theYWCA


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:58:26 AM
Contact: Bea Esbit,
Expires On: September 08, 2017

4. YWCA - A Special Place Preschool Substitute Teacher

As an affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA SonomaCounty has devoted the past 40 years to empowering women and affirming theworth of all people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. Weprovide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and theirchildren so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively tothe community.

Wage: $12.00-$14.00 Hourly
Department: A Special Place
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Center Director
Hours/Week: Substitute Teacher hours as needed

Position Summary

Working under the direction of the Center Director/Site Supervisor and incollaboration with the other teaching staff, teachers are responsible fordeveloping and implementing a quality childcare program that helps developchildren's physical, social/emotional, and cognitive areas of development. Thiscan include, but is not limited to, modeling positive communication,nurturance, and effective problem-solving skills. Responsible for planningclassroom and small group activities around weekly themes and children's skillset, setting-up and cleaning-up activities, assisting with the arrival anddeparture of children, and maintaining appropriate classroom records. Teachersdevelop and maintain professional communication and dialogue with parents andhold bi-annual parent/teacher conferences with the family of their primarygroup of students. They also complete necessary assessments for children andparticipate in all Center activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey level of the Child Care career ladder. This classificationmust meet and maintain no less than the minimum qualifications to meet State ofCalifornia, Title 5 requirements.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to thecontinued employment of the employee in this position.

• Assists with opening and closing the Center, which may include settingup/putting away materials, arranging classroom environment, and performingcleanup.
• Facilitate morning communication, checks and communicates telephone messagesand communications from parents, takes attendance, conducts health checks aschildren arrive, and communicates necessary information to all team members.
• Supervises children inside and outside in daily activities and works with theassistance of the Site Supervisor to develop relevant and age-appropriatecurriculum (small and large group). Maintains daily schedule to meet children'sneeds, and conducts daily group time activities (small and large group).Incorporates culturally competent/multicultural materials and activities.
• Conducts authentic assessments (initial 60 days, then every six months) andparent-teacher conferences (every 6 months).
• Implements positive discipline techniques, including discussing alternativeways to handle situations with children using positive tone and language, andlimited "time-outs," consults with Center Director about sendingchild home in cases of illness/injury and documents incidents with appropriatecommunication forms.
• Promotes and enhances children's development through nurturing and positiveinteractions; handles inappropriate behavior with positive discipline; speaksto children in a positive tone of voice using positive language; redirectschildren to appropriate alternatives, models appropriate responses to thesituation, has positive interactions with children at all times, shows respectand consideration for all, and always has consideration for children and theirfeelings. Leads activities which promote children's self-esteem, includingacknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior.
• Performs routine non-instructional activities related to the care ofchildren, including clothing, feeding, and assisting with toileting. Teachersparticipate actively in the classroom task rotation. This includes, but is notlimited to, activity planning and prep, daily chores, and center cleaning.Maintains all curriculum areas and uses existing materials effectively. Maintainsgroup/project bulletin boards and other displays, provides a list of materialsneeded to the Center Director. May care for classroom animals.
• When assigned, handle breakfast, lunch and snack, meal prep and clean up.
• Upon children's departure, is responsible for their release to authorizedpersons only. At the end of the day, teachers are responsible for the dailycleaning responsibilities at the Center, leaving the center clean and ready forthe following school day.
• Models positive and professional communication with all parents and maintainsfamily confidentiality. Follows through on issues and actions with parents, atthe direction of the Center Director, and makes appropriate reports asnecessary.
• Participates in program evaluations and works with other staff to implementany changes needed.
• Continues professional development to meet and maintain State of California,Title 5 Child Development Division qualifications.
• Performs other duties as requested.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to
wadams@ywcasc.org with "SubstituteTeacher" in subject line.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable torespond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants.Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedureare immediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for thecomplete job description and for other job opportunities available with theYWCA


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:51:27 AM
Contact: Wendy Adams,
Expires On: September 08, 2017

5. YWCA Lead Advocate

As an affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA SonomaCounty has devoted the past 35 years to empowering women and affirming theworth of all people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. Weprovide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and theirchildren so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively tothe community.

Wage: $17.49 - $19.49 hourly
Department: Domestic Violence Services
Reports To: DV Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours/Week: 40 Hours    Employment Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits: Eligible at 1.0 FTE

Position Summary

The Lead Advocate provides program coordination and facility operations supportto assist the Domestic Violence Services Manager. This position takes a leadrole in overall coordination of service delivery including scheduling andtraining Safe House staff and interns, client intake and intervention, facilityoperations and acts as point of contact in the absence of the Domestic ViolenceServices (DVS) Manager. The Lead Advocate must be available to be on a rotatingon-call, and be responsive to phone calls and to immediate law enforcementadvocate request.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to thecontinued employment of the employee in this position.

Training and Operations
• Oversees the day to day operations of the Safe House & team. Assists theDVS Manager in scheduling full and part-time Safe House Advocate staff andinterns. Maintains hotline calendar, assists with on call schedule, andparticipates in the on call rotation.

• Provides in-depth and ongoing training for Safe House positions includinghotline, screening and intake, safe house procedures, referrals and other YWCAservices. In collaboration with DVS Manager, revises and updates proceduremanuals, tracking tools and forms.

• Assist with ongoing policy and procedure update and creation.

• Provides information and referrals, assistance and advocacy in accessingsupport services. Develops, utilizes and coordinates departmental and communityresources to meet client needs and distributes to DVS Advocacy staff.

• Facilitates or assists with the running of groups for survivors of domesticor family violence to help them learn about/acknowledge abuse and build skillsto take appropriate action.

Advocacy/Case Management
• Provides advocacy interventions and may take a lead role regarding crisissituations such as substance abuse, medical illness or mental health involvingclients. Assists advocates with client caseload, 24-hr. hotline, on-call dutiesor client transportation, as needed.

• Responsible for screening of potential Safe House clients determiningappropriateness and safety of their participation in conjunction withsupervisor. Performs intake, on-going assessment, and develops individualized,goal-oriented service plans to enhance safety, stability and self-sufficiencyfor families and individuals.

• Responsible for case management and records of assigned clients, includingcompletion of weekly, monthly and annual reports, maintaining current clientdata, documenting all contact with clients, and providing accurate narrativeand statistical reports in a timely manner.

Facilities
• Under the direction of the DVS Manager and Chief Financial Officer, assistsin coordinating routine maintenance of Safe House including, but not limitedto, plumbing, electrical systems, alarm systems, communication systems,interior and exterior structures and appearance, landscaping, furnishings, etc.Works with vendor services for maintenance as needed.

• Assists DVS Manager on compliance issues with regulatory agencies includingpermits and safety inspections as well as facility and van maintenanceschedules. Tracks shelter supply needs, request funds and assigns staff orvolunteers to procure items.

Other Duties

Performs other duties asrequested.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to
jprovost@ywcasc.org with "LeadAdvocate" in subject line.

• Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable torespond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants.Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedureare immediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for thecomplete job description and for other job opportunities available with theYWCA


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:47:10 AM
Contact: Jessica Provost,
Expires On: September 08, 2017

6. Family Advocate - Bilingual preferred

As an affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA SonomaCounty has devoted the past 30 years to empowering women and affirming theworth of all people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of theYWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. We provide a wide range ofservices to victims of domestic violence and their children so they can heal,become self-sufficient, and return productively to the community.

Wage: $16.50 - $18.50 Hourly
Department: Domestic Violence Services
Reports To: Shelter Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Eligible at 1.0 FTE or prorated based on hours
Hours/Week: 40 Hours Full-time and/or part time position available
Work hours may vary

Position Summary
The Family Advocate primarily serves residential clients, provides support in anon-judgmental manner, and is on-site and available for translation services asneeded. Working collaboratively with clients, the Family Advocate assessesimmediate client needs and implements methods and resources to meet thoseneeds. This position documents house activities, performs case management,operational and administrative duties, determines appropriateness and safety ofclient participation in the residential services program in conjunction withsupervisor, and if appropriate, provides client transportation. The FamilyAdvocate staffs the crisis line when volunteers are unavailable. The FamilyAdvocate must be available to be on a rotating on-call schedule, and beresponsive to phone calls and to immediate law enforcement advocate requests.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to performeach essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.

• Advocacy
Performs intake, on-going assessment, and develops individualized,goal-oriented service plans to enhance safety, stability and self-sufficiencyfor clients and their families. Assists in achieving goals through advocacy,information and referral concerning legal, health, housing, publicentitlements, family functioning and dynamics, substance abuse and otherservice needs. Assists in the development and use of personal and communityresources; teaches and enhances problem-solving and self-advocacy skills.

Assists in safetyplanning, coordination of court and/or mediation accompaniment, and general assistancewith the law-enforcement aspects of victim services.

Provides linkage ofclients to appropriate resources in accordance with specified referralprocedures. Carries out an increasing role in interpreting the services of theagency to the community and in assisting clients to utilize all availableresources.

Provides translationservices as needed.

• Reporting
Maintains accurate records and charting to client files. Maintains accurate andup-to-date staff and telephone log information. Provides regular statisticalreporting as required.

• On site duties
Provides security checks to ensure client safety. Ensures that House Rules areunderstood and followed by residents.

Assists residents withparenting education and support as needed.

Assists with houseoperating needs such as washing sheets, making beds when necessary. Picks upand organizes donations.

Helps with housemaintenance and/or clean up.

• Group Facilitation
Assists with the running of groups for survivors of domestic or family violenceto help them learn about/acknowledge abuse and build skills to take appropriateaction.

• Community outreach
Assists in outreach and implementation of special projects related to communityleadership development, agency advocacy, and/or local/state campaigns toaddress domestic violence and social justice issues at a more collaborative ormacro level.

• Meetings
Attends regular and special staff meetings. Communicates appropriate staffdecisions to residents.

• Schedule
On call consecutive days once every 5-6 weeks answering the hot line.

On Call DomesticViolence Response Team (DVRT). Responds to Hot line calls from Santa RosaPolice Department Law Enforcement

Other Duties
• Performs other duties as requested.

TO APPLY: SubmitResume & Cover Letter to jprovost@ywcasc.org with "FamilyAdvocate" in subject line.

Thank you for yourinterest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable to respond to everyindividual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do nottelephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure areimmediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for thecomplete job description and for other job opportunities available with theYWCA


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:42:42 AM
Contact: Jessica Provost,
Expires On: September 08, 2017

7. Domestic Violence Services Navigator

Asan affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA SonomaCounty has devoted the past 40 plus years to empowering women and affirming theworth of all people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of theYWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. We provide a wide range ofservices to victims of domestic violence and their children so they can heal,become self-sufficient, and return productively to the community.

Wage: $19.00-$21.15 Hourly
Department: Domestic Violence Services
Reports To: DVS Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours/Week: 40 hours / Full Time 

Benefits: 1.0 FTE

Position Summary
As the central point of contact for clients, and a liaison with on and off-sitepartners, the Domestic Violence Services Navigator plays a key role in theprovision of services throughout the Family Justice Center Sonoma County(FJCSC). The Domestic Violence Services Navigator is responsible for clientintake assessment, coordination of services and data administration at theFJCSC. This position facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach to casemanagement and promotes inter-agency collaboration. The Domestic ViolenceServices Navigator oversees compliance reporting for the FJCSC, assists withtraining and orientation of volunteers and staff, performs community outreachand participates in program evaluation. The Domestic Violence ServicesNavigator must be available on a rotating on-call schedule, and be responsiveto phone calls and immediate law enforcement advocate requests.
The Domestic Violence Services Navigator reports to the Domestic ViolenceServices Manager.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to thecontinued employment of the employee in this position.

Intake Assessment
• Acts as first point of contact for victims of domestic violence, sexualassault and elder abuse when they arrive at the FJCSC. Conducts initial clientassessment, reviews the full spectrum of services available and matches thoseneeds with services available from on and off site partners. Builds rapportbased on trust, ensuring the highest levels of confidentiality.
• After initial crisis intervention and/or referral to client advocates,oversees victims' access to additional services as needed, addressing boththeir short or long-term needs. Oversees the smooth transition of servicedelivery acting as liaison between the many on and off-site partners.
• Serves as a central point of contact for client information related to servicesprovided through the FJCSC. Conducts follow-up to clients who have accessedservices.

Collaboration
• Acts as key representative with on and off site partners, public and privateservice providers and other YWCA divisions ensuring the delivery of qualityprogram services in accordance with the policies and procedures of the FJCSCand the YWCA Sonoma County.
• Collaborates, coordinates and attends multi-disciplinary meetings with on andoff-site partners and community agencies to ensure the flow of information anddelivery of services. Assists outside agencies in implementing procedures tocoordinate services with the FJCSC.
• Facilitates regular case management meetings with FJCSC Advocate team.Provides support and training to FJCSC Advocate staff.
• Works with the YWCA Volunteer Coordinator and other partner agencies toprovide supervision, support and training to FJCSC volunteers. Tracks andevaluates quality of FJCSC volunteers.
• Conducts FJCSC trainings as needed to support coordination of servicesthroughout the FJCSC.
• Performs back-up duties for FJCSC Advocate staff as needed.

Community Outreach
• Promotes FJCSC services and networks with other agencies in the community.Conducts presentations as an ambassador of the FJCSC at local and regionalmeetings and events.

Compliance andReporting
• Oversees the effective integration and maintenance of Efforts to Outcomes(ETO) information gathering and reporting throughout the FJCSC. Works withFJCSC leadership to determine necessary data to measure, and methods forreview, analysis and reporting. Continually upgrades FJCSC data capacitythrough education and collaborative analysis; achieves the ETO Administrativecertification.
• Designs reports or determines standard ETO reports necessary to meetcompliance requirements. Responsible for ETO staff training and user manual,account maintenance and integration. Performs periodic audits to ensure qualityand timeliness of data. Collaborates with on and off-site partners tofacilitate data analysis and presentation that will serve to strengthen andbuild partnerships.
• Responsible for oversight of case/file management and documentation to ensureclear, unbiased and current information is gathered and maintained on behalf ofclient assessments in compliance with confidentiality policies, safety planningand instruction. Holds responsibility for all records, reports and files toensure an above average audit by any and all auditing agencies.

Other Duties
• Performs other duties as assigned

TO APPLY: SubmitResume & Cover Letter to jprovost@ywcasc.org with "DVSNavigator" in subject line.

Thank you for yourinterest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable to respond to everyindividual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do nottelephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure areimmediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for thecomplete job description and for other job opportunities available with theYWCA


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:37:18 AM
Contact: Jessica Provost,
Expires On: September 08, 2017

8. YWCA DVRT Community Advocate

Asan affiliate of an international membership organization, the YWCA Sonoma Countyhas devoted the past 35 years to empowering women and affirming the worth ofall people, regardless of gender or race.

At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. Weprovide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and theirchildren so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively tothe community.

Wage: $17.14 - $19.14 Hourly
Department: Domestic Violence Services
Reports To: Domestic Violence Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours/Week: 40 Employment Status: Full time
Benefits: Eligible at 1.0 or 0.5 FTE prorated

Position Summary
The Community Advocate, is stationed at the Family Justice Center (FJC), andworks directly with local law enforcement agencies throughout Sonoma County.This position provides information and referral on community resources workingdirectly with FJC Sonoma County's on and off-site partners. The CommunityAdvocate must be available on a rotating on-call schedule, and be responsive tophone calls and immediate law enforcement advocate requests.

This is a high-profile, public interaction position requiring a high degree ofcompassion, professionalism and a constant awareness that the employee is oftenone of the first non-law enforcement contacts the victim encounters. TheDomestic Violence Community Advocate also provides translation services asnecessary. Public presentations with law enforcement and other communityagencies about domestic violence issues are occasionally required.

Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply notexist. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to performeach essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.

• Advocacy
Performs intake, on-going assessment, and develops individualized,goal-oriented service plans to enhance safety, stability and self-sufficiencyfor clients and their families. Assists in achieving goals through advocacy,information and referral concerning legal, health, housing, publicentitlements, family functioning and dynamics, substance abuse and otherservice needs. Assists in the development and use of personal and communityresources; teaches and enhances problem-solving and self-advocacy skills.

Assists in safety planning, coordination of court and/or mediationaccompaniment, and general assistance with the law-enforcement aspects ofvictim services.

Provides linkage of clients to appropriate resources in accordance withspecified referral procedures. Develops and maintains close workingrelationships with on and off-site partners within the FJC Sonoma County.Carries out an increasing role in interpreting the services of the agency tothe community and in assisting clients to utilize all available resources.

Provides translation services as needed.

Performs back-up duties for the FJC Sonoma County Advocate team as needed.

• Reporting
Maintains accurate records and charting to client files. Maintains accurate andup-to-date staff and telephone log information. Provides regular statisticalreporting as required.

• Group Facilitation
Facilitates peer support groups of 5-12 clients around a wide array of domesticviolence issues. Candidate will also be responsible for intake and screening ofappropriate group participants.

• Public Speaking
Provides presentations on Legal Services and support for the CLASSP program.Presents materials to a variety of groups on a wide range of topics upon requestaround issues of the elimination of domestic violence. Updates materials priorto presentation according to established procedures.

• Meetings
Attends agency DVS staff meetings. Collaborates, coordinates and attendsmultidisciplinary meetings with FJC Sonoma County on and off-site partners asrequired.

Other Duties
• Performs other duties as requested.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to
jprovost@ywcasc.org with "DVRTAdvocate" in subject line.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable torespond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants.Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedureare immediately disqualified.

Please check our website at http://www.ywcasc.org for the complete job description and for other job opportunities available with the YWCA Sonoma County


Posted On: 8/10/2017 9:24:05 AM
Contact: Jessica Provost,
Expires On: September 08, 2017