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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.

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

Children’s Therapist, Bilingual, Per Diem

We’re currently seeking a compassionate individual to work up to 19 hours per week as needed rendering comprehensive professional assessments, therapeutics, and psychoeducational trauma-informed care to child survivors of domestic. Responsibilities:

  • Provide services primarily to children in individual, group, and/or filial/family therapy configurations using creative arts therapy and/or play therapy modalities in collaboration with the Project CHILD team.
  • Conduct child/client intakes and assessment interviews.
  • Conduct weekly individual and/or group therapy sessions with children.
  • Create comprehensive client treatment plans and review/revise as necessary.
  • Complete client evaluations and discharge summaries.
  • Provide client advocacy and referral services as needed.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a Creative Arts Therapy discipline (Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Dance/Movement Therapy) and Creative Arts Therapist license or license eligible required
  • Board-certified or certification eligible OR LPC or LCSW with training/certification in a creative arts therapy modality and/or play therapy will be considered
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with child victims of domestic violence a must• Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Must have prior training in creative arts therapy and/or play therapy modalities, and be fully adept at using it as the main intervention strategy in working with children
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task necessary
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Must be able to work late afternoons and early evenings according to the program’s schedule and clients’ needs

Salary: 

$30.00 – $35.00 per hour

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

Parent Clinician, Bilingual, Per Diem, Temporary

We’re currently seeking a caring professional to temporarily work up to 19 hours per week as needed rendering comprehensive professional assessments, therapeutics, and psychoeducational trauma-informed care to parent survivors of domestic violence whose children attend the Project CHILD program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, group, and/or filial/family therapy configurations to parents in collaboration with the Project CHILD team.
  • Conduct client intakes and assessment interviews.
  • Conduct weekly therapy sessions with individuals and/or families.
  • Create comprehensive client treatment plans and review/revise as necessary.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational, parenting, support, and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Provide client advocacy and referral services as needed.

Requirements:

  • LCSW, LPC or LMFT required
  • Master’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience providing clinical services to families affected by domestic violence required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a must
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task necessary
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Must be able to work late afternoons and early evenings according to the program’s schedule and clients’ needs

Salary: $30.00 – $35.00 per hour

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

Clinical Case Worker, Full Time

We’re seeking a compassionate professional to provide case management and crisis intervention services to survivors of domestic violence in a residential facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete psychosocial intake with new clients to establish goal plans and monitor goals.
  • Assist clients with planning, communal living, and weekly chore list which include cleaning, organizing, recycling, etc., whenever necessary. Conduct monthly house meetings.
  • Provide hotline coverage and assessment of the hotline.
  • Provide coaching and counseling to women on personal growth issues, parenting skills, and behavior management of their children. Run groups on related topics, as necessary.
  • Work with clients one-on-one to provide coaching in the areas of independent living/self-sufficiency skills including, but not limited to, budgeting, financial planning, shopping, meal planning, house cleaning, personal organization, etc.
  • Perform advocacy work as needed (i.e.: legal, police, medical, etc.). Advocacy should be done in correlation with the prescribed goal plan by encouraging women to sign up for services available in the community, such as Housing Authority, Emergency Welfare, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in any Human Services field (i.e. Social Work, Counseling, Psychology) required
  • Minimum one (1) year intensive case management and behavior casework experience after MASTERS required
  • Must have the flexibility to be available in evenings and/or weekend, if needed, to meet the needs of the clients
  • Strong communication, organizational, and computer skills desired
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car necessary

Salary:

$45,000.00 – $47,000.00 per year

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

Job Developer, Part Time

Exciting opportunity for a part-time professional (16 hours per week) to provide job development and placement for our clients. The position will entail:

  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships with employers, industry organizations, and public agencies to source job openings and secure employment and vocational training opportunities for clients.
  • Researching job leads, initiating and maintaining ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement.
  • Collecting data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills.
  • Matching job skills with applicant qualifications, referring qualified applicants to employers, and conducting necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.
  • Keeping abreast of updated job fairs and internet resources and participating in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs.
  • Oversight of clients’ skills and development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the aforementioned client population necessary
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the employer/business leads, as well as develop and maintain positive relationships with employment stakeholders required
  • Documented experience in developing employment leads, sourcing job openings, and placing clients in those positions
  • Ability to stay current with trends and maintain updated labor market information by researching websites, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with various trade schools, and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities
  • Strong organization and computer (Microsoft and Google Suite) skills a must
  • Valid Driver’s License required

Salary:

$23.00 – 25.00 per hour

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