Location: Confidential address in San Francisco
Compensation: Full time $24.50-$27.50 per hour (40-hour work week) depending on years of experience related to essential duties and responsibilities. Generous health benefits and vacation packages.
The Children’s Advocate is responsible for coordinating and providing services for children and parents at the shelter, who have been impacted by domestic violence, including advocacy, case management, educational and recreational activities, and crisis counseling and ongoing emotional support. The Children’s Advocate works collaboratively with the shelter team to maintain, develop, and strengthen the children’s programs to provide comprehensive services to families at Asian Women’s Shelter.
Founded in 1988, Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence and oppression. AWS is recognized as a local, regional, and national leader in its field, known for its commitment to shared leadership, building effective collaborations, and movement-based services and cultural change work. Learn more about the Asian Women’s Shelter at www.sfaws.org.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Case management to children ages 0-18 who have been impacted by DV
- Provide advocacy, support, and crisis intervention to children in the shelter, including assessment and development of an action plan.
- Make referrals and advocate for connection to community resources such as school and after-school program placement, counseling, medical care, childcare, etc.
- Assess all children for child abuse and neglect in accordance with the law, and work alongside appropriate agencies.
- Provide emotional support to children.
Provide support to parents residing at AWS:
- Provide parenting education and support to mothers including creative, non-violent approaches to discipline, child development, children’s behavioral and mental health, transitions into and out of shelter, etc.
- Promote mother-child relationship building.
- Work closely with Adult Advocates to provide coordinated family case management services.
Children’s Program development
- Work closely with the other Children’s Advocate to maintain, coordinate, develop, and evaluate all aspects of the Children’s Program.
- Coordinate and facilitate children’s group activities, including evening and after-school programs.
- Train and support volunteers in working with children.
- Establish and maintain a resource and referral network on various children’s services.
- Maintain up-to-date files on individual children, activities, intakes, and exits in strict accordance with privacy and confidentiality procedures.
- Participate in annual special events including holiday planning and annual fundraising event
- Coordinate and oversee all donations to children’s program
- Participate in weekly team meetings and consultations.
General Shelter Support & Program Development:
- Demonstrate commitment to AWS core values and approaches; Contribute to a positive and effective teamwork environment.
- Participate in and contribute to staff retreats, meetings, training, and organizational development.
- Help with general shelter support; Respond to emergencies, help with answering phones, including crisis calls, share on-call duties, general upkeep of office and shelter space, help take care of minor repairs, prepare and maintain each room for move-in and move-out
- Demonstrate regular, predictable attendance.
- Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training in direct services/case management, program development and community outreach; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or related field.
- Sufficient knowledge and awareness of issues related to Domestic Violence.
- Availability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
- Computer Skills: Knowledge of Apple Mac OS systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite of products, and client database programs such as Apricot; Knowledge of basic office equipment should include internet and email, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- A current CA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance with a clean driving record sufficient to insurance companies’ standards is preferred
- Completed Domestic Violence Counselor Training preferred.
- Bilingual/bicultural preferred.
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Experience building collaborations with other service providers
- Experience in project coordination, establishing priorities, time management, and communication across the organization and community.
- Ability to negotiate healthy boundaries with clients.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse communities (class, education, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, language, religion, etc.)
- Ability to work as a member of a team and effectively contribute to shared organizational and program goals. Key skills are a cooperative work style and the capacity to appreciate coworkers and build good working relationships.
- Knowledge and/or adept learning of communications and social media technologies preferred.
- The work environment includes settings of an office environment, shelter home, and community places. The noise level in these settings is noisy.
- Both standing and sitting are required, with a significant number of hours spent each day sitting and using a computer keyboard.
To Apply: If you meet the qualifications described herein, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
- A meaningful cover letter stating why you are qualified for the position and why you are interested in working at Asian Women’s Shelter.
- A resume of relevant experience.
- Completion of the job application using the link provided below. https://forms.gle/jxfdRnox9JsxKcUAA
Asian Women’s Shelter is an equal opportunity employer. Asian Women’s Shelter is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.