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Posted by Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Emergency Shelter Counselor/Advocate-Relief Staff

APPLY: Send Resume and Cover Letter to Miriam@sucasadv.org

POSITION: COUNSELOR/ADVOCATE – AS NEEDED/RELIEF

Department: Emergency Shelter     

REPORTS TO: Emergency Shelter Manager

DESIGNATION: Part Time

HOURS: Hours vary depending on need (mostly evening, weekend and overnight shifts)

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POSITION SUMMARY:  Supports the healing and well-being of residents by providing counseling and case management; ensures the safety, security and cleanliness of the shelter facilities.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Hotline Crisis Calls: Provides crisis intervention counseling, safety assessments, completes shelter intakes, and/or provides appropriate referrals.

Shelter Residents: Provides, as needed, crisis counseling and case management support. Conducts exits of clients, if needed.

Documentation: By the end of each shift completes required case notes for all services provided and completes intake paperwork for incoming residents.

Shelter Maintenance: Cleans and organizes offices, staff restrooms, staff kitchen and storage units as follows: Clothing Donations – Washes and sorts clothing by size/age/gender, Food Donations – puts away and sorts food by expiration date, and Toys & Misc. Donations – puts away items and organize by age/group.

SECONDARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attends mandatory agency meetings and site specific meetings and trainings.
  • Arranges for residents’ transportation as needed and provides emergency transportation, if needed.
  • Supports residents in adherence to and understanding of “Resident’s Rights and Responsibilities.”
  • Distributes clothing, personal items and medication to clients.
  • Follows and implements security procedures.
  • Files child abuse reports as mandated.
  • Works with volunteers if needed.
  • Additional duties and special projects may be assigned as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College degree or equivalent experience.
  2. One-year experience as a counselor/advocate and/or working with survivors of domestic violence. Preferred experience in crisis counseling, de-escalation techniques, and/or conflict resolution.
  3. Certification in the 40-hour domestic violence counselor/advocate training required by the State of California, or must complete within 3 months of employ.
  4. Bilingual required: English/Spanish.
  5. Able to provide client transportation. Valid CA driver’s license and auto liability insurance required.
  6. Good written and oral communication skills.
  7. Good computer knowledge and skills.
  8. Able to work as a team member and have good interpersonal skills. However, you will mostly work alone, so you must have the ability to take initiative and work independently and productively with minimal supervision.
  9. Sensitivity to victim’s issues and needs.
  10. Available by telephone.
  11. Has not been a client of Su Casa or any other domestic violence agency during the previous 12 months.
  12. Clear state and FBI criminal background check.
  13. Available as needed during employee’s stated scheduled availability.
  14. Able to lift and sort items/donations and climb stairs.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

SU CASA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Su Casa Benefits From Birthday Fundraiser

Su Casa-Ending Domestic Violence was the recipient of a special donation from Suzanne Aguirre of $525.00 in celebration of her birthday.

Ms Aguirre took to Facebook and challenged her friends to make contributions to her charity of choice in honor of her

Anna Conti, Su Casa executive director, thanks Suzanne Aguirre for her contribution.

birthday. “This year, I wanted to do something that would make an impact in the community,” stated Aguirre. “I looked up Su Casa’s website and did some research and determined that I wanted to get behind this organization.”

 

Ms Aguirre set up her birthday fundraiser to start late in December and for two weeks her Facebook friends donated money in honor of her birthday and on January 10, 2018, she notified Su Casa that soon they would receive the $525.00 donation the her Facebook friends pledge to Su Casa to benefit their programs and services for victims of domestic violence and their families.

 

“This is such a wonderful contribution and it is exciting to see someone take such initiative to make positive changes in our community,” stated Anna Conti, Su Casa Executive Director.

For more information on ways to donate to Su Casa, please contact Dean Lockwood, Director of Development, at dean@sucasadv.org or 562-421-3297.

Emergency Shelter Counselor/Advocate-Full Time

To Apply: Send Resume AND Cover Letter to Miriam@sucasadv.org

POSITION: COUNSELOR/ADVOCATE – EVENING

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Shelter

SALARY LEVEL: $13-15/hr

BENEFITS:   Kaiser Health Ins., Blue Shield Dental, Vacation/Sick/PTO Accrual

REPORTS TO: Emergency Shelter Manager

DESIGNATION: Full Time

HOURS: Monday thru Friday 3pm-11pm

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POSITION SUMMARY: Supports the healing and well-being of residents by providing counseling and case management; ensures the safety, security and cleanliness of the shelter facilities.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Hotline Crisis Calls: Provides crisis intervention counseling, safety assessments, completes shelter intakes, and/or provides appropriate referrals.

Shelter Residents: Provides, as needed, crisis counseling, conflict resolution and case management support. Carries a caseload, if needed, to support day staff.  Conducts exits of clients.  Conducts group counseling with adults and children on an as-needed basis.  Provides child care.  Conducts Emergency House Meetings. Conducts weekly grocery group and coordinates monthly food orders from McDonald’s.

Documentation: By the end of each shift completes required case notes for all services provided and completes intake paperwork for incoming residents.

Shelter Maintenance: Conducts weekly House Inspections, Cleans and organizes offices, staff restrooms, staff kitchen and storage units as follows: Clothing Donations – Washes and sorts clothing by size/age/gender, Food Donations – puts away and sorts food by expiration date, and Toys & Misc. Donations – puts away items and organize by age/group.

SECONDARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attends mandatory agency meetings and site specific meetings and trainings.
  • Arranges for residents’ transportation and provides emergency transportation, if needed.
  • Supports residents in adherence to and understanding of “Resident’s Rights and Responsibilities.”
  • Distributes clothing, personal items and medication to clients.
  • Follows and implements security procedures.
  • Files child abuse reports as mandated.
  • Works with volunteers if needed.
  • Assists with filing paperwork, updating electronic files, creating worksheets,
  • Responsible for the client chore list.
  • Assists with making new client files and making copies of all forms
  • Conducts outreach presentations on an as-needed basis.
  • Additional duties and special projects may be assigned as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College degree or equivalent experience.
  2. One year experience as a counselor/advocate and/or working with survivors of domestic violence. Preferred experience in crisis counseling, de-escalation techniques, and/or conflict resolution.
  3. Certification in the 40-hour domestic violence counselor/advocate training required by the State of California, or must complete within 3 months of employ.
  4. Bilingual required: English/Spanish.
  5. Able to provide client transportation. Valid CA driver’s license and auto liability insurance required.
  6. Good written and oral communication skills.
  7. Good computer knowledge and skills. Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Excel desired.
  8. Able to work as a team member and have good interpersonal skills. However, you will mostly work alone, so you must have the ability to take initiative and work independently and productively with minimal supervision.
  9. Sensitivity to victim’s issues and needs.
  10. Available by telephone.
  11. Has not been a client of Su Casa or any other domestic violence agency during the previous 12 months.
  12. Clear state and FBI criminal background check.
  13. Able to lift and sort items/donations and climb stairs

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Su Casa to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Su Casa will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. A copy of this policy can be obtain from administration upon request.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE INFORMATION: To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws insuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability unless an undue hardship, direct threat to health and safety or other job related consideration exists.

In-N-Out Foundation Awards Su Casa $5,000 Grant

The In-N-Out Burger Foundation recently announced that they will support Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence with a $5,000.00 grant.

“This grant demonstrates the commitment of the In-N-Out Foundation to partner with local agencies to make an impact in areas that sadly effect our community, such as Domestic Violence,” stated Anna Conti, Executive Director.

Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence has been providing domestic violence crisis and prevention services for over 35 years and will receive over 3,600 requests for services during the upcoming year. According to Ms. Conti, “The support from the In-N-Out Foundation will enable Su Casa the flexibility to meet upcoming challenges, whether it is repairing a washer in the emergency shelter or providing staff training to keep them on the cutting edge of domestic violence issues,”

For more information on Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence’s programs and services, please contact the administrative offices at 562-421-6537.

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Posted by Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence on Tuesday, October 10, 2017