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Skills & Strengths Facilitator (Washington, DC)

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HER Resiliency Center
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Washington, DC
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Published 12 days ago

At HER Resiliency Center (HER), we provide young women, ages 18 to 25, overcoming various forms of hardships, a safe environment where they can receive the support, skills, and resources needed to make positive decisions and thrive.

HER emphasizes each young woman being aware of her own needs, while also receiving guidance along her journey to independence and self-sufficiency. An important component of the HER model is allowing space for the young women to share about her own life experiences, hear about the path of others, and learn positive life skills through demonstrated healthy living. A crucial component of the HER model is for staff to share their own past struggles and victories in order to demonstrate empathy and understanding toward those we serve. Both staff and the young women are on a “peer level” with each other. This position requires an understanding of trauma and being available to attend necessary training to ensure this competency.

Job Description:

The Skills & Strengths Facilitator delivers comprehensive, one-to-one support to the young women engaged at HER Resiliency Center. Each Skills & Strengths Facilitator has responsibility, under the supervision of the Lead Skills & Strengths Facilitator and the Director of Programs, for working directly with up to 25 young women at a time who have experienced victimization. In addition to this, the position will facilitate workshops and organizational activities that build the HER Community, in collaboration with team members. This position requires flexibility in work hours to meet the needs of the women served. Position requires a vehicle and good driving record. This position requires some evenings and weekends and the ability to be on-call on a rotating scheduled basis.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Complete intakes for new participants using a trauma-informed approach to build trust and facilitate engagement.
  2. Develop individualized goal plans with participants to assist in identifying and prioritizing needs.
  3. Intervene to support participants in accomplishing tasks necessary for achieving independence.
  4. Take the extra mile and engage with participants to keep track of their progress and to ensure satisfaction.
  5. Facilitate connection to collaborative agencies to address participants’ mental health and/or substance use recovery when appropriate. Conduct necessary follow-up to ensure successful outcomes in these domains.
  6. Co-facilitate workshops focused on skill development including: food and nutrition management, home and self-care, money management, and safe community participation.
  7. Participate in program evaluation to determine efficacy of individual and group interventions.
  8. Complete ongoing trainings as necessary.
  9. Complete documentation of individual and group sessions in a timely manner, as determined by supervisor.
  10. Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Competencies:

In order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position, an application must:

  1. Possess effective interpersonal skills. Being able to understand another person’s perspective, showing empathy and respect.
  2. Apply the principles of trauma-informed care to all interactions with participants. (Training will be provided.)
  3. Honor the right to self-determination of each participant and prioritize the development of safe, trusting relationships within HER.
  4. Possess strong written and oral communication skills; be able to respond with empathy and remain focused on seeking solutions in challenging situations.
  5. Be committed to ongoing professional development and able to implement new skills and techniques in real-time.
  6. Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, interacting with staff and participants in a manner that honors the dignity and self-worth of each individual.
  7. Remain flexible in adapting to the changing demands of a new non-profit agency.
  8. Willingness to bring a creative ideas to meet the needs of the young women we serve.


Education:

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology. education, or other human service fields.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter with why you're interested in working at HER to info@herresiliency.org.

At HER Resiliency Center (HER), we provide young women, ages 18 to 25, overcoming various forms of hardships, a safe environment where they can receive the support, skills, and resources needed to make positive decisions and thrive.

HER…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 55,000 - USD 55,000

Benefits

  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Flexible Leave
  • Short-term disability
  • Retirement plan with company matching
  • Employee cell phone reimbursement
  • Professional development and training support
  • Student Loan Reimbursement
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Flexible Leave
  • Short-term disability
  • Retirement plan with company matching
  • Employee cell phone reimbursement
  • Professional development and…

Location

On-site
Washington, DC, United States

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter (as attachments) to info@herresiliency.org with DC Skills & Strengths Facilitator in the subject line.

Please send resume and cover letter (as attachments) to info@herresiliency.org with DC Skills & Strengths Facilitator in the subject line.

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