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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

Children’s Therapist, Bilingual- Per Diem

We’re currently seeking a compassionate individual to work 15 hours per week 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.

Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a Creative Arts Therapy discipline (Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Dance/Movement Therapy) preferred
  • Creative Arts Therapist license or license eligible required, as well as board-certified or certification eligible OR LPC or LCSW with training/certification in a creative arts therapy modality and/or play therapy required
  • 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:

$28.00 – $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 work 15 hours per week 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.

Experience:

  • LCSW, LPC or LMFT required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 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:

$28.00 – $35.00 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: Susan@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