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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Hope & 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 apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety.

Senior Clinical Case Manager – Full time

In this role, you will provide case management and crisis intervention services to survivors of domestic violence in a residential facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete psychosocial intake with new clients and work to establish goal plans and monitor goals while managing caseloads in a highly accountable, proactive, organized and empathic manner.
  • Assist clients in planning, communal living and weekly chore list. Conduct monthly house meetings.
  • Provide de-escalation to clients during crisis and on-call phone crisis support as needed.
  • 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; and independent living/self-sufficiency skills. Assign junior Clinical Case Manager to follow up on assisting the clients with those skills.
  • Provide advocacy work as needed, (i.e. legal, police, medical, etc.) in correlation with the prescribed goal plan and encourage clients to sign up for services available in the community, such as Housing Authority, Emergency Welfare, etc.
  • Accompany clients to court, welfare, apartment search field visits as needed.
  • Directly provide support and supervision to junior Clinical Case Manager.
  • Make referrals to community service agencies as appropriate.

Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in any Human Services field (i.e. Social Work, Counseling, Psychology) required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ intensive case management and behavior case work required
  • Must have weekly availability in evenings and weekend, to meet the needs of the clients
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills essential
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car necessary

Benefits:

Health insurance, Paid time off, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Flexible schedule, 403(b), Retirement plan and Professional development assistance.

Salary:

$55,000 per year

Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all accounts payable functions, including receiving invoices; contacting vendors to settle billing disputes and negotiate reduction of costs; and generating checks
  • Code and track expenditures to fulfill, but not exceed, grant funds.
  • Prepare grant-reporting documents as requested, including journal entries.
  • Enter budgets in the accounting software
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for the operating account and monthly reconciliation of fund balances.
  • Handle disposition and reconciliation of gift cards.
  • Assist with quarterly reports including accrued expenses, prepaid expenses and journal entries.
  • Prepare worksheets at calendar year-end and generate the required 1099’s.
  • Assist 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

Salary: 

$20.88-$22.53 per hour 

Benefits:

Health insurance, Dental insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Flexible schedule, Employee Assistance Program and Professional development assistance.

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

Junior Bookkeeper – Part Time

In this part time role working 3 days per week, you will assist in the day-to-day bookkeeping responsibilities of the accounting office.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Bookkeeper with invoice receipt, contacting vendors to settle billing disputes and negotiating a reduction of costs if appropriate, and filing Accounts Receivables.
  • Assist the Senior Bookkeeper with entering welfare, client-housing fees and grant billing and filing Accounts Payables.
  • Prepare grant-reporting documents, including journal entries, as requested.
  • Assist the Senior Bookkeeper in tracking expenditures in all other restricted fund accounts.
  • Assist with month end closing, year-end closing and fiscal year-end audit preparation.

Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in accounting preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in accounting/bookkeeping preferred
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills essential, including Excel
  • Experience with nonprofit software highly preferred, or must be willing to learn
  • Benefits: Retirement plan, Paid time off, and Employee Assistant Program.

Salary: $20.00 per hour

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

Database Manager – Part Time

In this part time role, you will effectively maintain donor and volunteer information in the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database, prepare acknowledgments for both in-kind and financial gifts, run reports as requested and perform regular maintenance of the data (coding individuals, address changes, updating data tables etc.).

Responsibilities:

  • Update RE database with information for donations, new donors, changes to current donors and Board of Directors.
  • Produce gift acknowledgments for donors and take ownership of the process, including printing letters, envelopes, and preparing signed letters for mailing.
  • Regularly scrub data to ensure best practices in database management are followed.
  • Send in honor of/in memory of cards to designated friends/family.
  • Work with finance team to reconcile financial gifts received.
  • Prepare mailings for events, Annual Appeal, and lapsed donor mailings.

Experience:

  • High school diploma required, college degree preferred
  • Hands-on experience in RE Database highly desirable
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and highly proficient with mail merges with Microsoft Word
  • Must be a collaborative team player with great attention to detail
  • Familiarity with laws/regulations related to charitable giving desired
  • Interest/availability to help with fundraising events a plus

 We are currently working in a hybrid schedule, with a mix of remote and in-person work. Candidates must reside within commuting distance of Rochelle Park, New Jersey. For the right candidate, we can consider alternative work arrangements that could include non-traditional hours. 

 Salary: $20.00-$25.00 per hour

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

Housekeeper/Maintenance Worker

In this role, you will provide cleaning and maintenance for a residential facility dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence.

 Responsibilities:

  • 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-$20 per hour

Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety.

Cook – Part Time

We are seeking an innovative individual to cook meals on site for 20-40 adults and children, based on state guidelines. You may also participate in shelter operations relating to residents’ daily activities and general operational logistics, if needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan weekly menu of nutritious meals and food for residents, as per state guidelines.
  • Monitor and oversee food safety, including storage at proper temperature and attention to expiration dates.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all cooking supplies, utensils, kitchen area, dining area, and pantry.
  • Uphold kitchen safety, including proper stove use and handling of sharp utensils and heavy items such as large pots and pans.
  • Responsible for inventory management and shopping. Support in ordering food and supplies per budget.
  • Pick-up and deliver to various program sites, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in Human Services preferred
  • Minimum 1-3 years of related experience with ServSafe/Food Handler’s Certificate required
  • Knowledge of nutrition and meal prep desired
  • Driver’s license and own car required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Benefits:

Paid time off, pension plan and EAP program.

Salary:

$15.00 per hour

Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety.

Residential Assistants – Full Time

We have the following full time shifts available for compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in someone’s life:

  • Days, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes weekends and holidays)
  • Evenings, 4 p.m. to Midnight (includes weekends and holidays)
  • Overnights, Midnight to 8 a.m. (includes weekends and holidays)

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee social services operations, including call screenings, food sorting and paperwork and monitoring residents lunch and dinner distribution.
  • Guide and monitor clients’ chores and organize client transportation.
  • Provide directions and information to clients on daily chores and food schedule, and implement house rules.

Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Human Services plus one-year related work experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, basic Excel and overall Google searches.
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a respectful and compassionate manner essential.
  • Driver’s license and own car required
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Salary:

Starting at $15.00 per hour

Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Hope & 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 & 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. 

Legal Internship

The Legal Department at Center for Hope & Safety is seeking a 1L, graduate level intern, or undergraduate students with relevant experience for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Legal Intern works within the legal departments provides assistance to victims of intimate partner violence seeking legal services, including restraining orders, custody, divorce and immigration.  They will be supervised by the Senior Attorney, Katheryn Miller, Esq. and will work with the other attorneys and legal support staff. The Legal Advocate provides legal information, referrals, and advocacy to clients.  They will conduct intakes, assist the attorneys with aspects of representation including discovery and trial preparation, provide referrals for clients, and participates in the identification of systemic obstacles for victims of intimate partner violence, and assists in formulating a plan and strategies for the removal of those obstacles.  The Legal Intern must be willing to commit to 14-15 hours per week and a full year, with exclusions for winter break and holidays.  The Legal Intern will be able to interact with clients firsthand, and gain valuable knowledge about intimate partner violence, family and immigration law.  They will work in supportive environment and help advocate for justice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes, including a lethality assessment, and provide legal information, referrals, and advocacy services to victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Assist the attorneys who help victims of intimate partner violence to complete pleadings, divorce and custody complaints and answers, and other legal documents.
  • Explain how to file for a restraining order and how to file criminal charges.
  • Advocate orally and in writing on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence in various environments.
  • Assist in trial preparation under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Accompany clients to court for civil and criminal proceedings if necessary.
  • Assist attorneys by conducting intakes, answering phones, and other duties as assigned.
  • Accurately input and retrieve information from database in a timely manner.
  • Update electronic shared calendar regarding client intakes and upcoming trial proceedings.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of family and intimate partner violence law.
  • Provide back-up to support staff.

Skills:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, 1L, or equivalent advocacy experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to assist and advocate on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence in various environments.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including clients, Center for Hope & Safety staff, and members of the community.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, internet, email).
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Ability to master information technology by accurately inputting and retrieving information from the computer for data entry, word processing, calendar management, e-mailing, and other functions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively respond to high volume of cases in a timely manner.

To apply, email your resume to: Katheryn Miller, Esq. Senior Attorney, Katheryn@hopeandsafetynj.org

For general internship inquiries, please email our Director of Programs at Mira@hopeandsafetynj.org