YWCA Guide

YWCA UTAH Job Announcement

 

Job Title: YWCA Guide

 

Job Description:

Empower women and work toward racial justice in the YWCA’s residential programs for homeless women and children escaping domestic violence. Excellent opportunity for a culturally sensitive, motivated, energetic team player to help women and children recover from domestic violence, become more economically self-reliant, obtain permanent housing, and build life skills and access community resources independently. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish, experienced with families, individuals and diverse populations; have a broad knowledge of community resources and enjoy working as part of a dedicated team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual case management and referrals to supportive services.
  • Plan and implement programs that facilitate culturally sensitive domestic violence services to diverse populations.
  • Intervene in crises to ensure the health and safety of program participants.
  • Maintain client files and program statistics.
  • Coordinate and facilitate psycho-educational and support groups.
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with agency, funding, and legal requirements.
  • Assist in recruiting and determining the eligibility of prospective program participants.
  • Participate as an active team member in problem solving and decision making processes.
  • Attend required staff, supervision, and agency meetings.
  • Create a safe and secure environment for program participants, staff and guests of the YWCA.
  • 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 Degree in human service related area or equivalent experience required.
  • Masters in Social Work preferred. Opportunity for clinical supervision.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is required. Please specify this in your cover letter.
  • 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.
  • Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, ethnicity, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.
  • 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 work scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • If driving on agency business, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance are required.

Reports to:           Residential Services Director

Hours:                   Full time, non-exempt

Salary:                  DOE, plus benefits and an excellent retirement plan

To Apply:             Send resume and cover letter to Roberto Martinez, Residential Services Director

YWCA, 322 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Fax:                       (801) 236-5238

Email:                   Rmartinez@ywca.com

Posted:                  June 29, 2014

Deadline:              Open until filled             Website:     http://www.ywca.com

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