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In 2009, 14 women in Massachusetts were killed in an intimate relationship. In one 24-hour period in 2009, 2,018 victims were served by domestic violence programs in the state. The numbers don’t lie: domestic violence is a deadly problem that’s not going away. That’s why we’re here for you, 24 hours a day, every day, with our domestic violence hotline numbers. So you can get the help you and your children need, when you need it most, to move from being victims to survivors.

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domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
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Llamanos
Spanish-language
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24 HOUR
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
Llamanos
Spanish-language

Employment

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is looking to add to its staff of caring professionals. The current openings are listed below by program and location. Job listings are updated regularly, so please visit our site often for current employment opportunities. The YWCA offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance; generous time-off; and a retirement plan.

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Springfield
Parent and Youth Support Programs
1118 - Director of Parent and Youth Services_Monday - Friday_9 am to 5 pm_(FT)

Job Title:                   Director of Parent & Youth Services
Department:              Parent and Youth Services

Reports to:                Director of Programs & Grants

 

Schedule:                  Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm, with flexibility to respond to

                                crises, provide on-call coverage, and address other

                                programmatic needs

 

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Salary:                      $60,000 / year

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

Expectations of all employees:

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

Position Purpose:

The Director of Parent and Youth Services provides support and guidance to the Consolidated Youth Program, Young Parent Services, Children Who Witness Violence Program, and the Supervised Visitation Program.  This position will also be responsible for the adherence to program contractual obligations and quality of program services while ensuring a strengths-based model of service delivery that is mission driven and respectful of a diverse population to promote client self-sufficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling (LICSW or equivalent preferred)
  • Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated experience working with youth, adolescents, and family populations
  • Experience with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with an understanding of the barriers these populations may face
  • Ability to operate through a trauma-informed lens
  • Excellent written and organizational skills including strong computer skills
  • Must be committed to agency mission and be able to actively and responsibly support its vision in a positive manner within the agency as well as throughout the community
  • Must have positive energy, sound judgment, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and be able to work effectively with program staff, leadership, and clients
  • Must be detail-oriented with ability to develop and adhere to project plans, meet deadlines and achieve objectives
  • Demonstrates an understanding and active commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, especially around communities of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Overall coordination and support of the following programs:
    • Children Who Witness Violence – funded through state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this program works throughout Western Massachusetts to provide short term individual and group counseling for children (ages 3-18) who have witnessed or been exposed to domestic violence;
    • Consolidated Youth Project – funded through the federal Office for Violence Against Women (OVW), this program works throughout the City of Springfield to provide intervention and prevention activities for youth and young adults (ages 13-24) who may have experienced sexual assault, teen dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking;
    • Supervised Visitation – funded through state Department of Public Health (DPH), this program works in Springfield and Northampton providing a safe place for visitation with the non-custodial parent for victims of domestic violence and their children;
    • Young Parent Services – funded through state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this program serves all of Western Massachusetts and can work with parents up to the age of 25 through home visiting services with Certified Parents as Teachers staff and community groups
  • Provide regular clinical supervision to 4 counselors and programmatic supervision to 4 non-clinical staff (2 of these staff supervise additional program staff)
  • Collaborate with Director of Operations, Director of Grants & Development, and Director of Finance regarding program status, grant applications, ideas/plans for growth, financial viability of programs, and to monitor program budgets
  • Monitor all program requirements including work plans, scopes of service, evaluation activities, quality assurance activities, and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting
  • Ensure clear and accurate documentation in an ethical and confidential manner including data collection and entry into client track and other statistical data collection systems; conduct monthly file audits to ensure compliance
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of staff and provide feedback to ensure quality of services / adherence to policies and procedures; coordinate with Human Resources and leadership for any disciplinary / corrective actions needed
  • Oversee staff response to mandatory reporting incidents and ensure proper procedures and guidelines are followed including documentation and prompt notification to appropriate state agency(s)
  • Ensure a strengths-based model of service delivery that is mission driven and respectful of a diverse population to promote client self-sufficiency
  • Lead team meetings for skill building, communication, and continuity among Parent and Youth programs
  • Support team to participate in community outreach, and help sustain community connections (i.e. attending task force meetings, participating in state and county-wide initiatives, etc.)
  • Provide back-up to on-call for emergencies when needed
  • Assist in hiring and training / orientation of new staff
  • Other relevant duties as needed

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions. 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Springfield
Parent and Youth Support Programs
1113 - OVW Consolidated Youth Project Director_Monday - Friday_(FT)

Department:              Programs

Reports to:                Director of Parent & Youth Support Services

 

Schedule:                  Full time, 37.5 hours/week

                                Monday—Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with flexibility to

                                meet program needs

 

FLSA Status:               Exempt

Posted:                       October 16, 2017

 

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

 

Expectations of all Employees:

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s social justice mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

 

Position Purpose:

The Youth Project Director provides leadership for the implementation of the OVW Consolidated Youth Program. Funded through the federal Office for Violence Against Women (OVW), the Youth Program works throughout the City of Springfield to provide intervention and prevention activities for youth and young adults (ages 13-24) who may have experienced sexual assault, teen dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Further, the Project Director guides related initiatives and activities pertaining to child and family counseling, community education, and youth engagement.

 

 

 

 

This position will also be responsible for the adherence to program contractual obligations and quality of program services while ensuring a strengths-based model of service delivery that is mission driven and respectful of a diverse population to promote client self-sufficiency.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience preferred;
  • Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated experience working with youth survivors of teen dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and/or stalking;
  • Knowledge of Springfield-area human services;
  • Competency in operating within anti-oppression and trauma-informed frameworks;
  • Understanding and active commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, especially around communities of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals;
  • Must be committed to the YWCA’s mission and be able to actively and responsibly support its vision when working with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Exhibit positive energy, sound judgment, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and be able to work effectively with program staff, leadership, and clients;
  • Must be detail-oriented with ability to develop and adhere to project plans, meet deadlines and achieve objectives;
  • Excellent  verbal, written, and organizational skills, including strong computer skills;
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, have a safe driving record, and be able to travel throughout Hampden County; and
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, inspire, and evaluate the Youth program team which currently consists of fewer than 5 members.
  • Provide regular program status updates to the Director of Parent & Youth Support Services.
  • Partner with the Director of Parent & Youth Support Services and the Director of Programs & Grants regarding opportunities for program growth and continuous improvement.
  • Conduct community outreach including participation in relevant task force meetings as well as county and/or state-based initiatives toward the goal of forging and sustaining productive relationships with community-based providers and grantors.
  • Organize, coordinate, and/or facilitate ongoing meetings with youth, advisory council members, community-based providers, and grantors.
  • Facilitate the advisory council’s support of the Springfield Public School’s implementation of the new Teen Dating Policy which includes the training of staff, administration, and parents of the policy and referrals to the YWCA.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and co-facilitation of youth leadership team (between 15-20 members) through a positive youth development lens, providing support for their peer education and community organizing work.
  • Create and maintain relevant curriculum and activities for education about relevant issue areas.
  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate trainings and community education around issues including but not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to providers and community members at the YWCA and in the larger community.
  • Ensure adherence to and delivery of program-specific contractual obligations.
  • Cultivate a strengths-based model of service delivery that is mission driven and respectful of diverse communities of youth.
  • Assist in the hiring, on-boarding, and professional development of Youth program staff.

 

EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Springfield
Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Services
1115-SAFEPLAN Advocate_Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm_(FT)

Department:              Community Support Programs

Reports to:                Senior SAFEPLAN Advocate

 

Schedule:                  Full time, 37.5 hours/week

                                Monday—Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, with flexibility to 

                                meet program needs.

 

Salary:                      $16 per hour

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt

Posted:                      November 2, 2017

 

Summary

The SAFEPLAN Advocate provides emotional support, safety planning, information about the court process and options, and court advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children. They provide referrals to the YWCA, other domestic violence programs, criminal justice victim services, community social service programs and the district attorney’s office as necessary to meet the needs of victims. 

Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Provide in-court advocacy and safety planning to victims of domestic violence and their children at assigned courts for SAFEPLAN.
  • Provide information to and assist victims with legal options and associated paperwork, including but not limited to, applications for restraining and harassment orders.
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Conduct intakes, safety planning and risk assessment using specific safety planning and assessment tools.
  • Provide counseling, support and follow up as well as referrals to the YWCA, other domestic violence programs, criminal justice victim services, community social service programs and the district attorney’s office as necessary to meet the needs of victims.
  • Communicate regular updates and status of high risk victims to supervisors.
  • Make necessary referrals to the YWCA, District Attorney’s office, Victim Services and other community-based domestic violence support services.
  • Collaborate with victim witness advocates, agency staff, and other service programs in an effort to provide a continuum of care to victims.
  • Work with MOVA and court/criminal justice personnel to improve services to victims.
  • Ensure ongoing program documentation and evaluation, as well as required SAFEPLAN documentation in accordance with contract obligations and/or best practices.
  • Maintain all files and program records in accordance with ethical and confidentiality standards
  • Submit monthly billing within deadline.
  • Attend all SAFEPLAN scheduled conference calls/meetings
  • Attend staff and supervision meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • AA or equivalent education, B.A. preferred;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a related human service field;
  • Minimum 2 years experience with victims of domestic violence;
  • Familiarity with court systems and legal issues affecting victims of domestic violence;
  • Ability to represent agency from a management perspective in an active union environment;
  • Knowledge of outreach service delivery and community resources;
  • Experience with networking, collaborating with agencies and other community resources;
  • Domestic Violence and SAFEPLAN Certification;
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, including strong computer skills.
  • Ability to actively and responsibly support the YWCA’s vision and mission;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to adhere to project plan and deadlines while delivering results;
  • Ability to engage staff and clients as well as facilitate issue resolution; and
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

 

 

EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

 

Springfield
Parent and Youth Support Programs
1117-Clinical Supervisor_Monday to Friday_9 am-5 pm_(FT)

Department:            Programs

Reports to:              Director of Programs & Grants

Salary:                    $60,000

 

Schedule:                Full time, 37.5 hours/week

                              Monday—Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with flexibility to

                              meet program needs

 

FLSA Status:            Exempt

Posted:                    November 3, 2017

 

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

Expectations of all Employees

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s social justice mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

Position Purpose

The Clinical Supervisor provides supervision to domestic violence and sexual assault counselors, case managers, other employees, and interns across YWCA programs and locations to ensure high quality services to residents and clients. The Supervisor provides oversight for the planning, evaluation, and reporting of systems of counseling and case management service delivery. Among the Supervisor’s leadership responsibilities is to model trauma informed, client centered, and culturally competent approaches to counseling and case management.

Qualifications

  • Licensed practitioner in social work, counseling, or psychology with a minimum of 3 years post-license clinical experience preferred;
  • Experience working with adults and children survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault / abuse, and/or other forms of trauma;
  • Prior supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of Springfield-area human services;
  • Competency in operating within anti-oppression and trauma-informed frameworks;
  • Must be committed to the YWCA’s mission and be able to actively and responsibly support its vision when working with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Exhibit sound judgment and ability to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, leadership, residents, and clients;
  • Excellent  verbal, written, and organizational skills, including strong computer skills;
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, have a safe driving record, and be able to travel throughout Hampden County; and
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing clinical supervision to domestic violence and sexual assault counselors, case managers, hotline intake workers, other employee professionals, and counseling interns.
  • Inspire, plan, guide, and evaluate the work of Child & Family Counseling team which currently consists of 5 or fewer members.
  • Provide consultation, facilitation, and training to directors and staff regarding clinical theory, methods, interventions, alternate techniques, and needs and outcomes assessment while reinforcing the YWCA’s capacity for counseling and case management.
  • Coordinate crisis plans and responses with internal teams, community-based organizations, and/or first responders as appropriate.
  • Propose, review, and/or otherwise support process and content enhancements to the YWCA’s domestic violence and sexual assault training curriculum.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
  • Ensure thorough documentation and timely reporting of client services in accordance with organizational and grantor requirements.
  • Expand the YWCA’s organizational relationships with community-based service providers.
  • Contribute to the development of grant applications, portal pages, and/or other communication assets that substantively feature the YWCA’s counseling programs and services.
  • Assist in the recruitment and on-boarding of counseling and case management team members.

EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day introductory period.

Springfield
Parent and Youth Support Programs
1102 - Young Parent Support Counselor_Monday-Friday (PT)

Job Title:                   Young Parent Support Counselor
Department:              Parent & Youth Services

Reports to:                Director of Parent & Youth Services

 

Schedule:                  Part-time, 24 hours/week

 

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt

Starting Rate:            $16.00/hour

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

Expectations of all employees

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

Position Purpose

The Young Parent Support Counselor provides home visiting and case management services to pregnant and/or parenting young families (through age 23), in Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke, to support them achieve goals in areas such as parenting skills, child development, educational or career goals, health, social connections and meeting basic needs. The Young Parent Support Counselor will also conduct community outreach to collaborate with other organizations and generate referrals to the program, and provide group and/or individual services in area high schools and other community-based settings.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide outreach, case management and home visiting to young parents (mothers and fathers) to assist them in parenting, relationship skills, and life management.
  • Maintain a caseload of 15-20 participants.
  • Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each family to determine the appropriate level of services.
  • Complete and collect documentation and data required by funder, including but not limited to developmental screening, literacy screening, and mental health/substance abuse screening.
  • Maintain accurate and timely (within 2 business days of service) documentation for each family served, including paper and electronic records.
  • Conduct group and individual services in area high schools and other community-based settings, when appropriate.
  • Conduct community outreach to collaborate with other organizations and generate referrals to the program.
  • Meet deadlines for case management, billing and reporting.
  • Attend required supervision, staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in early childhood development or related fields such as social work, human services or community health, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge of accessing resources within the community.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, including strong computer skills.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be able to be covered by the agency's insurance policy.

 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.   

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Holyoke
Residential Programs
1108_Direct Service Advocate_Thursday - Sunday_10 pm to 8 am_(PT)

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:      Every other Saturday/Sunday_7 am to 3 pm (PT)

 

Post Date:     October 17, 2017

 

Summary: 

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Springfield
Workforce Development
1111 - Academic Instructor_30 hours per week_(PT)

Salary:           $19/hour

Hours:           30 hours per week

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Posted:           October 11, 2017    

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

Expectations of all employees:

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

Position Purpose:

YouthBuild provides the opportunity for out of school youth and young adults 17-24 to achieve their educational goals through the achievement of their high school credential which will enable them to pursue their career goals. The YouthBuild Academic Instructor provides classroom based instructional services and individual Adult Basic Education (ABE) support services.  This individual will teach YouthBuild Participants basic skills (reading, writing, math) and HiSET preparation by utilizing a curriculum and applying a variety of instruction methods and resources.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years (5 years preferred) teaching experience, preferably in an adult and/or alternative education setting.
  • Experience and/or ability to teach mathematics, science, social studies, reading comprehension and writing to those who have non-traditional learning styles and learning disabilities.
  • Familiarity with the TABE, GED/HiSET, and other standardized assessment tools
  • Experience in creative curriculum planning and development.
  • A minimum of 3 years working with adolescents and young adults ages 18 to 24
  • Must have an understanding of issues facing young people, out of school youth and gang-involved youth in the Greater Springfield area.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including date entry, Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills; ability to relate to a wide range of issues, people and institutions required.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, while maintaining a high level of accuracy, efficiency, and confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent written and organizational skills and have demonstrated ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing.
  • Must be committed to agency mission and be able to actively and responsibly support its vision in a positive manner within the agency as well as throughout the community.
  • Must have positive energy, sound judgment, ability to work independently as well as part of a team and be able to work effectively in partnership with program staff and participants.
  • Must be detail-oriented with ability to develop and adhere to project plans, meet deadlines and achieve objectives.
  • Must have ability to engage staff and clients, possess problem/conflict resolution skills and be highly motivated.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to listen to, and understand information and ideas as presented verbally.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, have a safe driving record, and be able to travel throughout Hampden County.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities

  • Teach pre-HiSET and HiSET courses to young adults (17-24) and provide group and individual instruction to students utilizing a variety of hands-on teaching methods to a student body that is diverse in academic abilities. Methods may include, but are not limited to, guest speakers, field trips, group projects, and research projects.
  • Coordinate academic support with YWCA tutors.
  • Review student IEPs and other education-related documents from prior educational institutions and provides reasonable accommodations.  Coordinate an accommodation plan and ensure delivery with other instructor(s).
  • Coordinate educational activities that incorporate agency/contractual requirements, as well as YouthBuild USA Leadership Competencies.
  • Participate in program activities and field trips.
  • Coordinate the TABE assessment at pre-determined intervals. Assess and share results with program staff and students.
  • Assess students’ preparedness to take the HiSET. Coordinate testing dates with YouthBuild Program Supervisor and Vocational Instructor(s).
  • Coordinate project-based/problem-based learning with other YouthBuild staff.
  • Coordinate post-secondary education/training and career planning process for all assigned students.
  • Assist with facilitation of Individual Development Plan and Individual Transition Plan.
  • Assist with planning of and participate in program orientation.
  • Communicates with all YouthBuild staff regularly regarding student progress.
  • Meet with 100% of assigned students face to face at a minimum once monthly to assess goals, progress or barriers to achievement.
  • Collaborate with community partners for educational opportunities including field trips to educational institutions.
  • Respond to attendance concerns via outreach and other efforts to re-engage students in the program and identify creative solutions to individual attendance issues
  • Provide immediate crisis intervention.
  • Work diligently to keep young people engaged in the program and address barriers to achievement.
  • Report educational benchmarks and achievements to the Administrative Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate services and work with colleagues to ensure the following performance measures are met annually.
  • Communicate with the Workforce Development Team on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend required supervision, staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or designee.

EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.   

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period. 

Springfield
Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Services
1116-Community Based Domestic Violence Counselor_Mon/Wed/Fri_(PT)

Department:             Community Support Programs

Reports to:               Direct Care Supervisor of CBDV

 

Schedule:                 Part time, 20 hours/week

                               Monday 9a-3p, Wednesday 12p-8p, Friday 11a-5p with

                               flexibility to meet program needs.

 

Salary:                     $16.00 per hour

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

Posted:                     November 2, 2017

 

Summary

The Community Based Domestic Violence Support Specialist provides emotional support, individual counseling, safety planning, court advocacy, options counseling and support groups to survivors of domestic violence who are currently living in the community. S/he also supports outreach and education efforts in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual counseling to survivors of domestic violence from the community in English and/or Spanish for 5-8 sessions with a focus on safety planning and options for immediate needs to be met.
  • Conduct 2-3 community groups for domestic violence to include community based drop in group and DCF mandated group
  • Initiate contact with outside resources.
  • Make appropriate referrals and follow up with clients.
  • Maintain client records and complete monthly billing.
  • Complete proper and accurate documentation of services including maintenance of files and input of services, intakes, assessments, and safety plans into the agency’s Client Track system and according to confidentiality standards in an ethical and timely manner.
  • Provide court accompaniment to participants as necessary.
  • Attend required meetings and supervision.
  • Perform other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • A.A. or equivalent education of experience in a human service field.
  • One year direct service experience/familiarity with issues of violence against women.
  • Must have prior experience working with children and adult survivors of domestic violence experience with homeless populations preferred.
  • Must have group work experience and comfort working with a variety of topics including domestic violence.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Experience working with a diverse population required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and working telephone.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Bilingual REQUIRED

 

EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

 

Springfield
Residential Programs
1109 - Direct Service Advocate_STPP_Every Other Weekend 3 pm to 11 pm_(PT)

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:       Every other Saturday/Sunday_7 am to 3 pm (PT)

 

Post Date:      October 17, 2017

 

Summary:  

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Springfield
Residential Programs
1114 - Direct Service Advocate_STPP_Every Other Weekend 7 am to 3 pm_(PT)

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:       Every other Saturday/Sunday_7 am to 3 pm (PT)

 

Post Date:      October 17, 2017

 

Summary:  

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: 

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Holyoke
Residential Programs
1099 - Direct Service Advocate_Every other Saturday/Sunday_3 pm to 11 pm (PT) (4 positions)

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:       Every other Saturday/Sunday_3 pm to 11 pm (PT)

 

Post Date:      October 17, 2017

Summary: 

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: 

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions. 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Springfield
Parent and Youth Support Programs
1104 - Youth Engagement Assistant_15 hours per week (PT)

Job Title:        Youth Engagement Assistant


Department:   Parent & Youth Support Programs

 

Reports to:        Youth Project Director

FLSA Status:     Non-Exempt

Starting Rate:   $16.00/hour

Schedule:         15 hours per week based on programming / workshop

                        schedule. Must have flexibility to conduct afterschool / evening

                        workshops, and attend community outreach events typically

                        on the weekends or evenings (as needed) on an ongoing basis.

                        This is a grant-funded position through September 2018.

                        Continuation is subject to the availability of grant funds.  

Post Date:         September 12, 2017

 

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.

 

EXPECTATIONS of ALL EMPLOYEES:

In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
  • Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
  • Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
  • Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Youth Engagement Assistant will work to support the Springfield Youth Project’s meaningful engagement with Springfield youth and young adults (ages 13-24), especially young men and boys, through the facilitation of workshops and outreach activities focused around teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Springfield Youth Project is funded through the OVW (Office for Violence Against Women) Consolidated Youth Grant.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in creation and implementation of informal workshop programming / curriculum for youth on topics including but not limited to: healthy relationships, masculinity, sexual identity, power structures, self-care, substance use, etc.
  • Assist with the creation of a young men & boys youth group / support space.
  • Assist in community outreach efforts throughout the Springfield community (attending community events, tabling, and distributing program information).
  • Support the team’s efforts in the ongoing cultivation and facilitation of the Youth Advisory Board.
  • Assist in the facilitation of primary prevention programming with adolescents in partnership with grant sub-contractors (i.e. Safe Dates workshops, among others).
  • Assist in enhancing the program’s social media presence by creating Facebook content (wall posts, event listings, and answering messages/requests).
  • Attend and participate in required meetings, including the project's Advisory Board; internal team meetings; and various community network meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • There is no formal education requirement; instead candidates should have experience with workshop facilitation with both youth, and/or other relevant youth work.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have teaching experience in public school settings.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred.
  • Proven experience with Harm-Reduction, Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Trauma-Informed Care interventions and strategies when working with young people.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in community organizing strategies.
  • Experience in collaborating with multiple entities (non-profits, schools, and colleges).
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable about intimate partner violence, and other issues.
  • Experience using social networking platforms like Facebook for youth engagement.
  • Ability to utilize multiple platforms to create outreach materials like flyers (i.e. Canva, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) and presentations (i.e. Prezi and Powerpoint).
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, including strong computer skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and active commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, especially around communities of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be able to be covered by the agency's insurance policy.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

 

Springfield
Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Services
1078 - Relief Intake Worker_All Shifts

The Intake Worker is responsible for answering the 24-hour Intake Line for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services.  This position is also responsible for entering hotline statistics, intakes and other information into computer database. 

$16.00 per hour

Springfield
Residential Programs
1083 - Relief Direct Service Advocate_All Shifts

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:       At least 2 shifts per month to remain active

 

Post Date:      October 17, 2017

Summary: 

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: 

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions. 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

Holyoke
Residential Programs
1054 - Relief Direct Service Advocate_All Shifts

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

 

Starting Rate: $14.00/hour

 

Schedule:       At least 2 shifts per month to remain active

 

Post Date:      October 17, 2017

 

 

Summary: 

The Direct Service Advocate (DSA) is responsible for providing support, advocacy and role modeling to adult, teen and child program participants living in the YWCA’s residential programs. DSA’s are part of a team model working with peers, supervisors, clinicians and outside connections to best serve program participants. DSA’s support the agency mission and trauma informed service model in order to provide safe, consistent and quality services to vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nurture and support a milieu approach that is participant-guided, family-driven, strengths-based, trauma-informed and embraces a framework of empowerment and encouragement, engaging with 100% of individuals and families that are on-site each shift.
  • Encourage and support the development of life skills, positive parenting and improved parent-child interaction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Follow and encourage the programs daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities, taking into account individualized plans for each participant.
  • Ongoing individual resident support with 85% of time on shift in direct service role providing face to face contact and interaction with participant’s and their children in order to support.
  • Ensure program procedures, rules, regulations and policies are followed to ensure a safe and supportive living environment including completion of 100% of all required safety sweeps (minimum of four times) each shift to ensure premises including alarms, doors, windows, appliances and bedrooms are all safe.
  • To facilitate integration into the program, provide orientation and emotional support to participants upon arrival and complete intake paperwork with 100% of participants within 24 hours of arrival.
  • To ensure participants are properly welcomed to the program, prepares rooms for new families within 1-2 shifts from previous exit.
  • Provide daily information as it relates to data collection and outcome measurements through the completion of 100% of Client Track Services logs prior to end of shift.
  • Required documentation and daily program communication including case notes, resident files and communication logs, completing 100% of all documentation prior to the end of shift.
  • Perform regular job duties to be observed by new staff during the job shadowing portion of program orientation.
  • Engage with residents at 100% of all meal times and ensure that participants clean up the dining area prior to leaving as well as kitchen prior to cooking.
  • Ensure thorough communication of staff from shift to shift.
  • Assist with child care as needed to support service planning goal activities completion.
  • To support children’s safety and well-being, ensure mothers supervise children at all times and offer support to moms during a crisis or periods where they may be overwhelmed.
  • Conducts safety checks on residents and children as needed and completes 100% of all required safety checks.
  • Answer phones and provide information and referral; answer hotline as needed (DVSS DSA’s only).
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to:  vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping, preparation of bedrooms) including ensuring 100% of chores were completed properly before signing off on the chore list.
  • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times to include ratio of 1:5 (ratio applies to TPP only).
  • Complete 100% of urine screen collections on designated days for collection assigned by DCS, if applicable.
  • Perform other related duties as needed. 

 

EEO STATEMENT:

It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: 

The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include non-exempt positions. 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.  

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.

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