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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Communications and Social Media Intern, Black Women's Blueprint

Communications and Social Media Intern

Posted on: September 26, 2014
Posted by: Black Women's Blueprint

Black Women's Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society now. We work to develop a culture where Women of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, support movement building and organize on social justice issues steeped in the struggles of Black Women within their communities and within dominant culture.
Currently, we are immersed in our work with The Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is the first of its kind to focus on Black Women in America and their experiences with sexual violence and it was launched by Black Feminists in the U.S. It is a bold, innovative and groundbreaking move by Black Women across generation, ethnicity, sexuality and other identities to confront the ever shifting nature of rape culture and sexual violence against African-American/Black women in the United-States.
One of the four main crucial components to this work ishealing and we are looking for a writer to create weekly blog pieces centered around healing, whether it be on an individual, inter-personal and/or community degree. We are looking for someone who is not only willing to speak truth but who also works actively to promote the blog and engage our readership in these important discussions.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop weekly blog pieces surrounding the theme of healing related to violence against women, trauma, resistance work, violence at the personal/inter-personal/community areas, etc.
  • Engage our readers to discuss the themes written in the pieces as well as the work Black Women's Blueprint does via blogging and social media
  • Increase readership through promotion and social media outreach
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Working knowledge and obvious passion on issues related to violence against Women, rape culture, intersectionality, race-related issues
  • Experience working on healing in different areas: personal, inter-personal, professional, community
  • Strong and creative communication skills
  • Working knowledge of and experience with blog management
  • Ability to develop creative and innovative ways to engage audience through blogging and social media
HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: bettyrose@blueprintny.org.
You may also send any questions to this same email address.
The position is available immediately and approximately 7-14 hours per work. Pay rate: DOE.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Childcare / Recreation Specialist, Services for the UnderServed, New York, NY

Childcare / Recreation Specialist

Posted on: September 19, 2014
Application deadline: November 19, 2014
Posted by: Services for the UnderServed

COMPANY OVERVIEW
As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs,Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. Ongoing training and attention to your development help to ensure your success. Your achievements and leadership are rewarded by advancement opportunities. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Childcare Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with staff and implementing lesson plans and curriculum which are developmentally diverse for children ranging in age from 3 months old – 13 years old.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist with homework and prepare after school activities
  • During the summer, assist with planning and implementing a summer program
  • Keep attendance records, childcare records and lesson plans
  • Complete incident reports as needed
  • Ensure that the childcare area is organized, maintained and safe
  • Facilitate groups and workshops, including a parenting workshop
  • Identify and coordinate with community partners to bring additional services and/or activities for shelter residents
  • Plan and chaperone the children on appropriate field trips off-site as needed
  • Communicate and report all problems, concerns and incidents to Program Director
  • Ensure developmentally appropriate educational, physical and hygienic care of the children
  • Ensure that the Childcare and Recreation programming complies with OTDA standards
  • Interact and closely supervise children at all times
  • Communicate with the parents to ensure timely pick up and parental involvement
  • Participate in parenting workshops as appropriate for the population needs
  • Assist with decorating the classroom and hallway
  • Prepare and provide meals per program protocol. Assist in maintaining child care and afterschool food supplies
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervision and training as needed
  • Maintain CPR/ First Aid and Mandated Reporter Certification, as well as completing and maintaining a clear background check with the Statewide Central Register Database
  • Complete other tasks as deemed necessary by the Program Director as needed
  • A work schedule that includes some early evening hours and flexibility to meet the needs of the residents will be required
BENEFITS
We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • High School diploma required. Associate's degree preferred.
  • At least one year experience working with infants and children required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
HOW TO APPLY
PI84540570
Contact Person: ELIZABETH BLACKSTONE

Housing Specialist, Services for the UnderServed, New York, NY

Housing Specialist

Posted on: September 19, 2014
Application deadline: November 19, 2014
Posted by: Services for the UnderServed

COMPANY OVERVIEW
As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs,Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. Ongoing training and attention to your development help to ensure your success. Your achievements and leadership are rewarded by advancement opportunities. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Housing Specialist, SSVF works a member of the social service team to provide Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention services to veterans/veteran families; functions as a bridge between veterans and housing providers to empower program participants to overcome barriers and meet the goals identified on their individualized housing stability plans; identifies safe, affordable permanent housing options for clients; fosters relationships with landlords and to link each program participant with appropriate community supports to ensure their housing stability.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Engage program participants by maintaining regular contact to monitor and track progress and response to services, including home visits and field work.
  • Establish linkages and maintain solid working relationships with permanent housing providers, real estate brokers, managing agents, and landlords as a resource for participants.
  • Develop a housing bank of available units and housing opportunities for qualified veteran families.
  • Assess veteran families' barriers to obtaining affordable permanent housing.
  • Provide supportive social services including individual and group counseling, workshops, education, referrals, and escorting in an effort to prepare veterans for successfully securing and maintaining permanent housing.
  • Assist veteran families with identifying and securing permanent affordable housing.
  • Prepare and assist participants with the housing application/interview process.
  • Provide accurate, complete, and timely documentation of the provision of supportive services and participant progression/regression toward the goals of securing permanent affordable housing.
  • Track, monitor, and report housing placement rates for all participant families.
  • Assist the social service staff in developing and implementing individualized housing stability plans with veterans/veteran families to address identified housing barriers for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing services.
  • Complete all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding requirements, and agency quality assurance standards.
  • Advocate for veterans/veteran families at service providers and agencies in the community.
  • Coordinate the provision of Temporary Financial Assistance with third-parties and agency personnel.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
  • Participate in appropriate community collaborations and activities.
  • Participate in SSVF and Veterans Services team meetings.
  • Respond to client needs promptly, accurately and with courtesy and respect. Model appropriate behavior. Represent the organization in a positive and appropriate manner to outside resources.
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality for clients and staff, restricting information to those who need to know only.
BENEFITS
We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
REQUIREMENTS
  1. BA in Human Services or related field and one year experience in housing services or a combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience with homeless families and/or veteran services highly desirable.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  4. Experience with electronic database systems (such as the AWARDS system) is preferred.
  5. Strong ability to network and negotiate with housing providers a must.
  6. Solid organizational skills/strong communication and writing skills required.
  7. Willingness to attend occasional events outside of normal business hours, including Veterans Day.
  8. High energy level to complete assigned work and meet deadlines.
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
HOW TO APPLY

Senior Administrative Assistant, Center for Community Solutions, San Diego, CA

Senior Administrative Assistant

Posted on: September 20, 2014
Posted by: Center for Community Solutions

CCS SUMMARY
Since 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has been creating safe and healthy communities with a core emphasis on the prevention and intervention of sexual assault and relationship violence. Our mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.
CCS is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision from the Administrative Services Manager, provides front desk reception and administrative support to leadership in the Coastal Office, including data management and program support. Performs general office support functions for the facility as directed by supervisor. As the first, and often only, contact that many victims, community members, and other clients will have with CCS, the Administrative Assistant provides professional and courteous service to create a welcoming and caring environment. Works with the Coastal team to ensure the timely, effective, and seamless provision of services to victims and other clients, other professionals, donors, and other individuals who contact CCS seeking assistance, information, advice supports, or referrals.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Primary Front Desk Reception and Initial Client Contact
  • Greet walk-ins, respond to their immediate needs, and creating a welcoming environment in the reception area.
  • Operate high-volume, multi-line phone system, answering and directing calls appropriately.
  • Identify service needs of callers or walk-ins, then link individuals to appropriate CCS staff and program service.
  • Provide thorough and accurate basic information and referrals to callers and walk-ins.
  • Refer non-routine, sensitive or complex issues, such as complaints, to appropriate staff.
  • Take messages accurately, forwarding them to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
  • Maintain neat front desk reception area and waiting room.
  • Follow security protocols to ensure safety of clients and staff.
  • Work as part of CCS's Coastal team to provide effective and culturally sensitive services in a caring environment to diverse clientele.
  • Ensure that all clients' confidentiality is protected.
2. Fiscal and Program Administrative Support:
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to a variety of programs housed in the Coastal Office, including but not limited to advocacy, counseling, legal, prevention & education, fiscal, HR, and development. Tasks include, but are not limited to composing correspondence, scheduling meetings, organizing files and paperwork, and maintaining agency-wide monthly calendar. Requests are routed through supervisor.
  • Endorse all incoming checks, record on log, and forward checks/copies according to protocol.
  • Mail or distribute all accounts payable checks.
  • Prepare monthly expense check requisitions.
  • Enter data into forms or electronic data management systems while ensuring client confidentiality according to protocols.
  • From rough notes, drafts, and oral instructions, type and format labels, letters, reports and other documents within designated timeframes.
  • Prepare and distribute flyers, emails, faxes, letters, and other communications as directed.
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date files and paperwork for office use.
  • Carry out special duties and projects as assigned.
3. Office Support:
  • Maintain office supply inventory. Prepare supply orders and receive/disperse supply shipments.
  • Keep inventory of office equipment as required and assist with equipment maintenance.
  • Receive incoming office donations. Schedule and oversee donation pick-ups.
  • Schedule meetings, internal events, and gatherings as requested. Set up rooms for trainings.
  • Update facility rosters, room and key/fob assignment lists, vendor contact lists, mailboxes, and after-hours' sign-in sheet.
  • Process and distribute incoming mail.
  • Schedule copier maintenance. Replace toner, and order and stock copy paper as needed.
  • Maintain fax machine. Distribute incoming faxes to appropriate mailboxes.
  • Check and refill standard office forms. Ensure adequate postage in reception area.
  • Assist with storage facility organization.
4. Technology/Communications
  • Act as the point person for all technology needs and repair requests.
  • Serve as liaison with computer consulting company for all CCS offices, including entering service tickets and daily monitoring of computer repair portal.
  • Coordinate facility alarm system and telephone system maintenance. Provide equipment training to new staff and interns. Setup email, voicemail system, and computer network permissions. Provide new staff with orientations to the facility, and phone/voicemail and alarm systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks regarding servers, desktop computers , network issues, and printers.
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION
  • High school diploma. AA degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum two years' experience performing receptionist and general administrative duties.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, SPECIALIZED TRAINING
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Strong computer skills, demonstrated proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to operate a multi-line telephone system, computer, and other standard office equipment.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of telephone calls with courtesy, speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent tasks with constant interruptions in a busy office environment.
  • Excellent time management skills. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to word process at 50wpm and enter data into Excel spreadsheet with 95% accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.
PREFERRED SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in a nonprofit or crisis services work environment.
  • Advanced skills in computer software/applications/etc, e.g., creating Publisher documents, designing Excel spreadsheets, or managing multiple Outlook calendars.
  • Ability to proofread documents.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Live Scan criminal background clearance.
Languages needed: English and Spanish

Level of language proficiency: Bilingual fluency

Employment type: Full time

Salary details: $12.75/hr ($26,520/yr) starting

Benefits: Generous time off & holiday benefits; group medical/dental/vision; 401(k) + FSA

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Frequent repetitive hand use and simple grasping, e.g., desk and computer functions.
  • Occasional standing, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below the shoulder.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work in domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking fields, which at times inherently create safety concerns.
Hrs/Schedule:40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Megan Moses, Administrative Services Manager, at email: mmoses@ccssd.org

Executive & Administrative Assistant, Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA

Executive & Administrative Assistant

Posted on: September 20, 2014
Application deadline: September 26, 2014
Posted by: Equal Rights Advocates

Seeking an experienced and tech-savvy candidate to provide administrative, operational, and program support to the Executive Director and other departments at a vibrant legal non-profit organization that advocates for women and girls. This position pays $20-25/hour DOE with the opportunity for permanent and salaried placement (with benefits) after a probationary period.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist Executive Director with daily administrative duties, including accounting, and managing Executive Director's calendar;
• Serve as primary liaison to the ERA Board of Directors, coordinating communications, scheduling meetings, and performing administrative/secretarial duties;
• Provide administrative support to various ERA departments;
• Must be capable of opening office by 8:55 a.m. each day;
• Responsible for daily office operations (processing mail, maintaining supplies, overseeing equipment, and other duties as assigned);
• Assist with technical needs of office and coordinate with outside vendors;
• Create and update documents and spreadsheets (typically advanced level MS Excel and MS Word required)
• Assist with special events, both internal and external, as needed;
• Assist ED with various human resources functions, including office orientations for new staff, volunteers and interns;
• Assist Development, Finance and Legal Departments with special projects as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum three years relevant and stable office experience;
• BA or equivalent; bilingual in Spanish and English a plus;
• Legal experience is a strong plus, as is experience assisting ED and/or Executive Board of a non-profit organization;
• Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook;
• High comfort with office systems and technology; experience handling technology needs of small office;
• Intermediate database skills in Access or Filemaker Pro or Raiser's Edge a plus;
• Highly organized and punctual;
• Excellent written and verbal and communications skills;
• Ability to interact professionally with coworkers, Board members, and members of the public;
• Ability to problem-solve, demonstrate sound judgment and maintain strict confidentiality;
• Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment and willingness to learn new things and take on challenges;
• Operate multi-line phone system, office equipment including copier, fax machine, mailing machine, computer;
• Unimpeded use of upper extremities and ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and (optional) 2-page maximum professional writing sample to the attention of Noreen Farrell at info@equalrights.org. No calls please. Position open until filled, so apply immediately. ERA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI individuals.

Mental Health Case Manager, Unique People Services, Bronx, NY

Mental Health Case Manager

Posted on: September 20, 2014
Application deadline: November 19, 2014
Posted by: Unique People Services

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides access and referral to concrete services on behalf of residents.
  • Carrying caseload and performing Case Management duties.
  • Communicate with family, collaterals, and other agency staff on behalf of residents as a part of service planning.
  • Conduct intake screenings.
  • On call during off-hours and weekends, available for consultation on an as needed basis.
  • Participate in Utilization Review, staff rounds, and discharge planning.
  • Professional visits and off-site screenings at other Agencies.
  • Maintain appropriate documents, records, and statistics and write reports in an organized, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Accompany clients to outside appointments, hospital/clinic emergencies, field trips as necessary.
  • Conduct various structured and therapeutic activity groups especially communication skill personal awareness, group therapy, men/women group, task activity therapy; will maintain short/long term goals.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors Degree in Social Work or a High School Diploma and at least 5 years experience working with homeless and mentally disabled individuals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Good verbal and written communication skills a must. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HOW TO APPLY
Fax resume and cover letter to (718) 231-7720 Attn: HR or
E-mail recruit@uniquepeopleservices.org with Word document attachments
Only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Early Head Start Home Visitor Doula, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, IL

Early Head Start Home Visitor Doula

Posted on: September 19, 2014
Posted by: Ounce of Prevention Fund

POSITION SUMMARY
The Early Head Start Doula Home Visitor develops and maintains supportive strength based, culturally sensitive relationships with pregnant women and their families by providing education, physical and emotional support during all trimesters, labor and postpartum. The EHS Doula Home Visitor is responsible for ensuring that pregnant women and their families receive comprehensive home visiting and doula services to ensure the optimal development of pregnant women and their newborn babies helping them to establish healthy parent-child relationships. The EHS Doula Home Visitor ensures compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and EHS Services to Pregnant Women requirements.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS
Program Implementation:
  • Recruit and enroll families into the Doula Home Visiting Program
  • Maintain a caseload of 12 pregnant women providing regular doula home visiting and 24/7 availability for attending births
  • Ensure the EHS Services for Pregnant Women standards along with appropriate Head Start Program Performance Standards are in compliance
  • Established trusting, nurturing relationships with pregnant women and their families
  • Assist pregnant women in establishing goals and a birth plan for the Family Partnership Agreement and creating a plan for the accomplishment of the goals
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance regarding the mental health and developmental needs of pregnant women
  • Assists pregnant women and their families in accessing and documenting all needed health services including pre-natal visits, well child check ups, and mother post partum well being care
  • Aid in the preparation of the pregnant woman and her family for the labor and delivery utilizing appropriate doula techniques both during home visits and in group based services
  • Develop and facilitate prenatal education, advocacy and support parent groups
  • Participate in Doula Trainings, conferences, workshops, IBTI training and other trainings as required by the program
  • Obtain the needed community resources services and linkages for pregnant women
  • Acts as an advocate for the pregnant woman; interprets and explains medical procedures
  • Provide regular "first months of life" doula post partum home visits to all doula program mothers and newborns until they are enrolled in a cluster site or other infant child care programs
  • Assist program mothers in transitioning into EHS child care programs or other infant child care programs
  • Assist with community outreach efforts targeting local hospitals, clinics and community service organizations
  • Participate in regular reflective supervision and staff meetings as required by the program
  • Maintain and document all services in the family files and ensures up to date program files for each pregnant woman in the caseload
  • Enter participant information and other required program information into the MIS system in a timely manner
  • Work within the guidance of DONA's scope of practice and code of ethics. Refer to the DONA web site: www.DONA.org
  • Participate in Research planning and evaluation efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field required. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field preferred.
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • At least 3 years experience working in early childhood/family support, or home visiting programs required
  • At least 2 years direct experience with Head Start preferred
  • Ability to establish supportive, meaningful relationships with pregnant women, families and their infants
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of infant and child development and family practice
  • Ability to use reflective supervision
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Knowledge of community resources and the capacity to develop community cooperation to ensure that pregnant women receive comprehensive services
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic Knowledge of the computer
  • Ability to use cell phones and other technology
  • Available on call 24 hours for labor and delivery
  • Knowledgeable about Head Start and Early Head Start guidelines
  • Ability to travel to homes throughout the program's target communities, make home visits and climb stairs
HOW TO APPLY