Empower women to break free from the cycle of family violence in Utah’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter, housing, and supportive services. Provide individual case management, supportive services, crisis interventions, and serve as a liaison to obtain YWCA and community resources. Excellent opportunity for a compassionate, supportive, energetic team player to create lasting social impact that strengthens families and the community.
- Provide individual case management and referrals to supportive services.
- Conduct danger assessments, safety plans, and comprehensive psycho-social assessments.
- Educate women about the dynamics of domestic violence.
- Intervene in crises to ensure the health and safety of program participants.
- Plan and implement programs that facilitate culturally sensitive domestic violence services to diverse populations.
- Maintain client files and program statistics.
- Coordinate and facilitate psycho-educational and support groups.
- Maintain contract forms required by the state, county, and program including compliance with licensing requirements.
- Participate as an active team member in problem solving and decision making processes.
- Attend required staff, supervision, and agency meetings.
- Articulate and promote high ethical standards in all YWCA programs, activities, and services, and with all public agencies.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with YWCA staff and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the YWCA’s work.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in human service related area. MSW preferred. SSW required.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English is mandatory.
- Experience in a human service agency with demonstrated initiative, compassion, and awareness of self when working with others.
- Knowledge and skills in direct individual and group services including effective communication, crisis
- interventions, knowledge of homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, and community resources.
- Computer skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to create effective working relationships with other YWCA programs as well as build strong bridges with community partners.
- Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
- If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.
Reports to: Director of Women In Jeopardy Program
Hours: Full time, non-exempt
Salary: $12.25-$14.50, depending on experience, plus benefits and an excellent retirement plan
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Karen Romero, Shelter Director
YWCA, 322 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Posted: December 14, 2012
Deadline: Open until filled
The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.