Economic Empowerment Specialist - Floater

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


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2 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Safe Horizon DV Shelter Program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV survivors and their children. We are committed to providing these services with empathy, compassion, professionalism, non-judgement, and respect. Our spaces respect survivors’ rights to self-determination and focus on giving families and individuals the space, both emotional and physical, to heal from the victimization and trauma they have experienced. 

 Essential Job Functions: An Economic Empowerment Specialist (EES) will help build financial independence for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes through financial literacy workshops, individual and group case management meetings and linkages with various workforce development organizations.


The Economic Empowerment Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • Conducts multiple seven-week financial literacy workshop for all emergency shelter participants and staff
  • Conduct vocational and educational assessments to assist emergency shelter residents with identifying vocational and educational goals.
  • Identify, cultivate and maintain partnerships with financial institutions, credit counseling agencies, legal services, job training and job placement organizations
  • Refer residents to financial institutions, credit counseling agencies, legal services, job training and job placement organizations as needed.
  • Partner with residents to create the Safe Horizon Financial Resource and Action Plan.  
  • Provides one to one consultation with residents to assist with financial and vocational goal setting, budgeting, and debt repayment plan.
  • Access client credit reports and credit scores as needed
  • Administers financial and resident satisfaction surveys to program participants
  • Assist in program data collection
  • Travel between 6 shelter sites for workshop trainings and consultation
  • Work closely with case management and social work staff to support the financial and vocational needs of shelter participants
  • Provides technical assistance to case managers, social workers and housing specialists related to financial and vocational services
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of financial literacy training and/ or financial coaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field or equivalent training or experience. 
  • Good oral and written communication and computer skills are necessary.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred  
  • Sensitivity to domestic violence, child and sexual abuse is required.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Attend professional development trainings offered by Safe Horizon including (but not limited to) Client Centered Practice (CCP) skills and Mandating reporting. 
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with residents and staff
  • Ability to use neutral and non-judgmental language when responding to clients

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.

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  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403B
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 12 sick Days
  • 10 holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Transit Chek
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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