Current Job Openings

Newaygo County Outreach/Legal Advocacy Coordinator

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In no particular rank or order.

  1. Provide crisis support counseling to domestic violence survivors.
  2. Provide advocacy for domestic violence clients within the criminal justice system.
  3. Provide assistance in the application of Personal Protection Orders for domestic and sexual violence clients.
  4. Assist clients in writing victim impact statements.
  5. Contact Prosecutor’s Office for domestic violence referrals.
  6. Maintain attorney referral lists.
  7. Follow up with the criminal justice system to facilitate a coordinated response and support to domestic violence.
  8. Provide individual and group support counseling to non-residential clients in Newaygo County.
  9. Provide personal advocacy services to clients involved with civil legal, medical, housing, educational, and financial service systems.
  10. Provide referrals for clients as needed.
  11. Provide or facilitate transportation to clients as needed to access resources.
  12. Participate in appropriate meetings, committees and projects to benefit clients and the organization.
  13. Network with various agencies, organizations and individuals on a regular basis.
  14. Engage in systems change work and the promotion of coordinated community response to domestic violence through related activities.
  15. Conduct training, speaking engagements, and public awareness activities with various agencies, organizations and civic groups in Newaygo County.
  16. Maintain appropriate client and organizational paperwork.
  17. Attend and participate in the Women’s Information Service, Inc. staff meetings as scheduled.
  18. Rotate after hours crisis back-up responsibilities with other designated staff.
  19. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Professional:                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 Windows and Microsoft programs.

Other:                          Possession of a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation. Newaygo County resident preferred.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise the Newaygo Outreach Intern

SUPERVISOR/RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Director

SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION: Range $25,000 – $30,000.  Full-time, Non-Exempt.

BENEFITS: Individual health insurance, including dental, vision and life insurance. Paid time off and additional benefits available after introductory period.

SCHEDULE: Primarily 8-5 p.m. Monday through Friday but may include some evening and weekend hours to meet client needs.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to jwilson@wiseagainstviolence.org

Shelter Advocate

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. Complete client intake and provide initial assessments of client needs.
  4. Monitor shelter safety and access emergency services as needed.
  5. Monitor completion of household chores.
  6. Maintain cleanliness of office and office restroom during shift.
  7. Provide support to shelter clients and their children.
  8. Consult with other personnel regarding client progress, needs and goals.
  9. Assist in organizing and maintenance of shelter.
  10. Maintain a working knowledge of community resources.
  11. Activate Domestic Violence Response Team as needed.
  12. Assist in clerical duties such as filing, copying, data entry, and maintaining client paperwork.
  13. Maintain appropriate client and organizational records.
  14. Thoroughly clean client rooms as they are vacated.
  15. When time permits, perform regular cleaning of shelter.
  16. Attend and participate in the Women’s Information Service, Inc. shelter advocate staff meetings as scheduled.
  17. Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager or Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Professional:                High School Diploma

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

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, detailed data entry; Google Drive experience preferred.

Other:                          Access to reliable transportation.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds and navigate stairs.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: None

SUPERVISOR/RESPONSIBLE TO:  Shelter Manager/Program Director

SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION: Hourly:  $9.25

BENEFITS: After 90 day introductory period, company paid Life Insurance for employees that work at least 20 hours per week.

SCHEDULE: Primarily after 5 p.m. on weekdays and any time on weekends. First shift until midnight, second shift from midnight to 8 a.m. Schedule will include weekends and holidays.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to jwilson@wiseagainstviolence.org