Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. By providing critical resources and deep cultural sensitivity, Womankind aims to help survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence find refuge, recovery, and renewal for themselves and their families. We provide innovative healing services and award-winning assistance to individuals of all ages. Depending on circumstance, survivors have access to a safe place to live, assistance with housing, employment, English language training, legal immigration assistance, financial empowerment, and so much more.
Our anti-sexual violence program called One Again works to support sexual violence survivors and their loved ones in their healing journeys through direct trauma-informed, culturally sensitive and client-centered services, address rape culture through community education and outreach, and to create cultures of accountability through advocacy and campaign work as well as help foster community healing.
Through Womankind’s model of practice, Moving Ahead Positively (MAP), the agency understands the powerful role that holistic wellness practices and healing circles can have in survivors’ healing journeys. Given that Womankind specializes in working with Asian immigrant survivors and is able to provide services in 18+ Asian languages, Womankind also understands that providing different avenues of communication is crucial in building communities and fostering trusting and healthy relationships amongst all wellness group participants.
The Pathways to Healing (P2H) Specialist will coordinate and facilitate One Again’s wellness program for survivors of sexual violence, which has three cycles with 12 sessions each annually. The program is located at three of Womankind’s five sites; Brooklyn Community Office, Queens Community Office and one of its confidential residential houses. The P2H Specialist will act as the point-person for the wellness program by sending out related information to Womankind staff for internal referrals as well as to Womankind’s networks for external referrals. They will also work to maintain current partnerships with wellness organizations and be encouraged to foster new relationships for the purposes of building upon P2H’s structure. Overall, they will provide their knowledge in wellness, group facilitation, and program coordination to ensure that all program participants are provided with a holistically safe space to focus on their healing.
- Confirm program facilitators and wellness activity practitioners for each cycle
- Coordinate scheduling of wellness activity practitioners at their respective sites
- Develop/re-vamp relevant on-boarding curriculum at the start of each cycle for all P2H facilitators
- Solidify specific curricula for each site with co-facilitators
- Co-facilitate sessions at each P2H site and manage relevant data base system input
- Conduct on-going qualitative and quantitative evaluations with participants, practitioners, and staff
- Maintain inventory of P2H materials
- Maintain programmatic memory on G-drive of practitioner information (contact information, curricula, survey templates, completed surveys, etc.)
- Provide on-going training needs to staff
- Working on Saturdays is needed for P2H facilitation at one confidential residential location
- Knowledge and experience in working with survivors of trauma
- Experience in curriculum development & implementation as well as group facilitation work
- Ability to coordinate multiple programmatic components in a timely and considerate manner
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple staff members on a variety of tasks
· Strong ability to listen and communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents
· Deep belief in the Womankind’s mission and determination to grow the organization to be best in class
- Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and follow-through on assignments
- Strong and effective verbal & non-verbal communication and listening skills
· Computer proficiency, including the Internet, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in an Asian language is recommended
Minimum Education Required