Current Job Openings

Client Advocate

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In no particular rank or order.

Funder: VOCA

  1. Respond to crisis and information/referral calls.
  2. Provide advocacy for domestic violence clients within the criminal justice system.
  3. Provide assistance in the application of Personal Protection Orders for residential clients.
  4. Provide personal advocacy services to clients involved with legal, medical, housing, educational, transportation and financial service systems.
  5. Provide referrals for clients as needed.
  6. Coordinate client services with other staff including Sexual Assault Advocate, Children’s Advocate, Outreach Advocates, Shelter Advocates, Fab Finds Store Manager and Volunteers.
  7. Meet regularly with Child Advocate to discuss family dynamics.
  8. Participate in appropriate meetings, committees and projects to benefit clients and the organization.
  9. Organize and lead daily individual support meetings for residential clients.
  10. Organize and lead weekly group support meetings for residential clients.
  11. Maintain appropriate client and organizational paperwork. Enter service notes within 48 hours of meeting with client.
  12. Attend and participate in the Women’s Information Service, Inc. staff meetings as scheduled.
  13. Rotate back-up responsibilities with other designated staff.
  14. Maintain safety and security of residential area of shelter.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Professional:                Minimum of two years of college level academics or equivalent experience.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related field preferred.

Experience:                 Knowledge of and interest in women’s issues, particularly the dynamics and laws pertaining to domestic and sexual violence.

Communication:          The ability to speak and write clearly using proper spelling and grammar.

Technical:                    Ability to utilize a personal computer and demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft programs.

Other:                          Possession of a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and  reliable transportation.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers/Interns

SUPERVISOR/RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Director, Executive Director

SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION: Range: $32,000- 40,000  Full-time, Non-Exempt.

BENEFITS: Health insurance and life insurance, paid time off and additional benefits available after a 90 day introductory period.

SCHEDULE: Primarily Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shelter Resource Manager and Housekeeper

Funder: DVES

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In no particular rank or order.

  1. Respond to telephone crisis/information/referral calls.
  2. Transfer calls to on-call as needed.
  3. Monitor shelter safety and access emergency services as needed.
  4. Monitor completion of household chores.
  5. Maintain cleanliness of office and office restroom during shift.
  6. Assist in organizing and maintenance of shelter.
  7. Activate Domestic Violence Response Team as needed.
  8. Assign client numbers in the current data base; assist in clerical duties such as filing, copying, data entry and maintaining client paperwork.
  9. Maintain appropriate client and organizational reports, including assigning Overnight Tasks and Reporting Responsibilities.
  10. Attend and participate in the Women’s Information Service, Inc. staff meetings as scheduled; co-facilitate Shelter Staff Meetings.
  11. Collaborate with the Client Advocate in all necessary processes to facilitate the smooth daily operations of the shelter program.
  12. Grocery shopping, mail pick-up, Feeding America, donation box drop-offs and other shelter related errands.
  13. Maintaining temperature logs and inventory logs for shelter food and supplies daily.
  14. Date all food in storage with expiration dates as food arrives at shelter.
  15. Record and track all volunteer hours.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Executive Director. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Professional:                High School Diploma, or Associate’s Degree.

Experience:                 Knowledge of and interest in women’s issues.

Communication:          The ability to speak and write clearly using proper spelling and grammar.  Communicate needs and policy to staff and clients; work in conjunction with Client Advocate.

Technical:                    Ability to utilize a personal computer and demonstrate familiarity with Windows and Microsoft programs, as well as the current database. Ability to use data collection systems such as Microsoft Access and Excel and to compile the data into desired report forms.

Other:                          Must have reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: None

SUPERVISOR/RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Director, Executive Director.

SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION: Hourly $11.00 to $13.00 per hour, part-time 30 hours per week.

BENEFITS: Company paid life insurance benefits available after introductory period.

SCHEDULE: Assigned hours will typically be between Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule may include some weekends.

Women’s Information Service, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to admin@wiseagainstviolence.org