Monday/Friday 9a-5p, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 11a-7p
With flexibility to meet program needs
-BSW required but M.S.W. preferred
-Must be bilingual (Spanish-speaking)
-At least one year in performing client-directed services in a field such as social service, grassroots organizations, community advocacy, or youth intervention.
-Knowledge of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault
-Prior experience working with children and teen survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking preferred
-Experience in utilizing therapeutic techniques from a trauma-informed, empowerment and strengths-based perspective
-Must understand and relate to the needs of the project participants of diverse ethnic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
-Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Certification preferred but will certify if necessary
-Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and working telephone
-Must be able to lift 40 lbs
-Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work evenings to meet the programs needs
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Provide brief and long term counseling to youth ages 12 to 18 who have experienced sexual -assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking to assist in reducing clinical symptoms and distress related to depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health challenges utilizing an eclectic therapeutic approach.
-Assist in needs assessments and implementation of the OVW Service Advocate for and Respond to Youth Program at the YWCA and at Martin Luther King Family Services
Collaborate with Martin Luther King Family Services Outreach Worker on services that is strengths-based and participant-defined
-Develop and complete Individualized Support Plans, Quarterly Individualized Support Plans and Termination Summaries
-Assist in creating client intake and assessments and complete with program participants
-Conduct ongoing safety planning with children and their caregivers if needed, focusing on safety issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or self-harm.
-Ensure a strengths-based model of service delivery that is mission driven and respectful of diverse population to promote client self-sufficiency
-Conduct groups using variety of curriculums that meets the needs of the participants.
-Complete proper documentation from counseling/group sessions with participants including maintenance of files and input into Client Track
-Respond to all serious incidents including mental health emergencies and mandated reporting and ensure proper agency procedures and guidelines are followed including documentation and prompt notification to appropriate state agency(s)
-Provide crisis intervention
-Provide case management services as needed
-Aid in facilitating Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification trainings as well as refresher trainings offered by the YWCA
-Participate in community outreach in order to create collaborations between YWCA and community agencies
-Coordinate services with other YWCA programs
-Coordinate services with community agencies/providers that are involved in client’s lives including DCF, Physicians, Psychiatrist, school and other stakeholders in the community.
-Provide presentations/trainings in the community on information and issues related to the program
-Provide clients with referrals as needed
-Attend and participate in weekly individual and group supervision
-Participate and provide input at any team and staff meetings
-Provide office coverage to provide crisis services to walk-ins
-Support positive working environment and teamwork
-Provide statistical data for the agency as requested
-Perform other related duties as needed
Salary contingent upon degree:
$30,000 for Social Worker I (BSW Level) or
$36,000 for Social Worker II (MSW Level)
Please e-mail resume/cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of position:
Social Work (GR)
YWCA - Springfield
One Clough Street