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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Hope and Safety is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disability, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To join our team, please send your resume to the contact listed under each specific job posting.

Bookkeeper – Full Time

We’re currently seeking a detail-oriented individual to assist in fulfilling the day-to-day bookkeeping responsibilities of the accounting office. Other duties include:

  • Performing all accounts payable functions, including receiving invoices; contacting vendors to settling billing disputes and negotiating reduction of costs; and generating checks
  • Coding and tracking expenditures to fulfill, but not exceed, grant funds.
  • Preparing journal entries.
  • Entering budgets in the accounting software
  • Preparing bank reconciliations for the operating account and monthly reconciliation of fund balances.
  • Handing disposition and reconciliation of gift cards.
  • Assisting with budget preparations for agency programs and quarterly reports including accrued expenses, prepaid expenses and journal entries.
  • Preparing worksheets at calendar year-end and generating the required 1099’s.
  • Assisting with fiscal year-end audit worksheet preparation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in accounting/bookkeeping required
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in accounting preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task necessary
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Excellent computer skills essential, including Excel
  • Experience with nonprofit software highly preferred, or must be willing to learn

Benefits:

Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Flexible schedule, Professional

To apply, email your resume to: marilyn@hopeandsafetynj.org

Housing Counselor – Part Time

We’re currently seeking a knowledgeable team player for this part-time position where you’ll work with clients to provide housing or other placements in regards to time, readiness, and other related factors. Other responsibilities include:

  • Solicit and accept referrals from CHS programs and then provide full housing coordination and placement assistance to individuals or families using an empowerment-based intensive case management modality.
  • Conduct educational workshops and schedule outside speakers on housing needs and searches, financial matters, budgeting, search methods, housing opportunities, state rental laws, and entitlement issues.
  • Escort and drive clients to housing/apartment interviews and make post-placement visits on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers, linkage agencies, referral sources and city agencies.
  • Initiate and complete client assistance package for submission and approval
  • Compile data and record contacts with clients, apartment owners, agencies and community resources.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Business, Finance, Housing, Real Estate or related field required, but will consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective case management and handle a large caseload required
  • Excellent customer service, communication (written and verbal), computer (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint Google Suite, Internet, general database programs), public speaking and organizational skills necessary
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Experience delivering housing programs in one-on-one and group settings preferred
  • Experience with real estate education, counseling, Federal housing programs highly desirable
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Korean a plus
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to meet the needs of clients

Salary:

$22.00 – $24.00 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: mira@hopeandsafetynj.org

 

Housekeeper/Maintenance Worker – Part Time

In this part-time role working 4 weekdays per week, you will provide cleaning and maintenance for a residential facility dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence. Duties include:

  • Remove trash, clean, vacuum, sweep and mop offices, staff bathroom and conference room.
  • Breakdown cardboard daily and drop-off of all recycling.
  • Perform general housekeeping and light maintenance duties such as dusting; washing inside windows; cleaning client bathrooms; changing light bulbs; unclogging toilets, tubs, and sinks; assembling small furniture; and painting.
  • Maintain property landscaping.
  • Assist with moving and transporting items to outside locations.
  • Assist Property Manager with annual maintenance schedule of the furnace, air conditioning systems, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, etc.
  • Shovel snow and salt all walkways and steps.
  • Clean, vacuum, wash, service, and repair company vehicles.

Requirements:

  • HS Diploma required
  • Minimum one (1) year of housekeeping experience preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years’ maintenance experience preferred
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds a must
  • Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills necessary
  • Valid driver’s license and car required

Salary:

$18.00 – $20.00 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: alina@hopeandsafetynj.org

 

Residential Assistants – Per Diem

We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to work Per Diem (as needed) with domestic violence survivors and their children in our residential facility. Current shifts available are evenings from 4 pm-12 midnight and overnights from 12 midnight to 8 am. Ideal candidates will have overall responsibility to participate in shelter operations relating to residents’ daily activities and general operational logistics. Responsibilities include:

  • Answer the shelter and office telephones, screen hotline calls and/or refer callers to appropriate resources.
  • Oversee the stocking and organization of clothing room.
  • Assist with the completion of monthly and annual reports and other related paperwork for the NJ Dept. of Agriculture
  • *If Bilingual: Assist Spanish speaking clients on hotline and in shelter. Provide interpretation assistance and support services/referrals. Maintain notes/files on contacts with clients.
  • Provide client transportation as per agency policy.
  • Assist with children’s programming including childcare, activities and assist during groups or when requested.
  • Conduct the weekly house meeting (with the evening counselor) to be used as a forum to discuss meals, chores, house policies and communication among residents/roommates.
  • Complete weekly food shopping list, and engage in going grocery shopping.
  • Help assign new residents to their rooms and prepare their personal care kits and linens.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Human Services plus one year related work experience preferred
  • Knowledge of nutrition and meal prep desired
  • Prior management experience a plus
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all information and all clients of the agency
  • Bilingual Spanish highly desired
  • Strong organizational, communication and computer (Microsoft and Google Suite) required

Salary:

$15.00 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: alina@hopeandsafetynj.org

Family Casework and Activities Specialist

Under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Services, the ideal candidate will be responsible for planning and carrying out programming for children of all ages which recognizes the emotional, intellectual, social, and health needs of each individual child. Responsibilities include:

  • Order and keep equipment and materials organized and in good condition in order to encourage maximum use by the children.
  • Develop a relationship with parents by meeting with them to share and discuss information about their children.
  • Liaise with the schools to refer children to local school districts, oversee the transfer of school papers, set up transportation, participate at IEP’s as a parent advocate if requested and coordinate meetings with school Social Workers when appropriate.
  • Set up and facilitate meetings with parents and schools for special needs children.
  • Organize and conduct childcare and children’ activities, as well as monthly field trips for children (social/recreational and educational activities), with transportation provided.
  • Organize tutoring for school-age children on a weekly basis.
  • Provide case management and advocacy support for education, social, mental health, medical, parenting, social services needs for the children.

Requirements:

  • Minimum BA/BS in Child Advocacy, Human Services or Education plus three years working with children and/or families in related field required
  • Teaching certification highly preferred
  • Must have the flexibility to be available in evenings and/or weekends
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills necessary
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car required

Salary:

$21.00 – $23.00 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: marta@hopeandsafetynj.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Hope and Safety offers volunteer, unpaid internships (both full- and part-time) during the spring, summer, and fall. College credit can be arranged. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Center for Hope and Safety is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disability, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

For general internship inquiries, please email Olivia Pascarella (Community Engagement Coordinator, at olivia@hopeandsafetynj.org