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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.

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

 

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

Clinician – Bilingual, Part Time

We’re currently seeking a dynamic professional to work approximately 19 hours per week rendering comprehensive professional assessments, therapeutics, and psychoeducational trauma-informed care to children and/or adult survivors of domestic violence. You will accomplish this primarily through individual, group, and/or filial/family therapy configurations using creative arts therapy and/or play therapy modalities in collaboration with the Project CHILD team.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client intakes and assessment interviews.
  • Conduct weekly individual and/or group therapy sessions with children and/or parents.
  • Create comprehensive client treatment plans and review/revise as necessary.
  • Provide client advocacy, case management, and referral services.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational, parenting, support, and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Complete client evaluations and discharge summaries.
  • Prepare and maintain up-to-date client records.
  • Participate in weekly Project CHILD case management and clinical team staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field with LCSW/LPC/LMFT licensure required
  • Licensure/certification/training in a Creative Arts Therapy modality (LCAT, ATR-BC, MT-BC, RDT, DMT) and/or Play Therapy (RPT) required
  • Master’s degree in a Creative Arts Therapy discipline (Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Dance/Movement Therapy) preferred
  • Must be fully adept at using creative arts therapy and/or play therapy modalities as the main intervention strategy in working with children
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience working with families affected by domestic violence a must
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • 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, 3-4 days per week and up to 19 hours per week maximum

Salary:

$28.00 – $35.00 per hour

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

Case Worker, Full Time

Great opportunity for a dedicated professional to complete psychosocial intakes with new clients and work to establish and monitor goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide de-escalation to clients in crisis and provide on-call phone crisis support if needed.
  • Work with clients one-on-one or in groups to provide coaching in the areas of independent living and self-sufficiency skills including, but not limited to: budgeting, financial planning, shopping, meal planning, personal organization, etc. Facilitate or co-facilitate groups with supervisor or other team members.
  • Meet with clients weekly or bi-weekly in-person, in the community or office, via zoom, or phone, as deemed appropriate by the needs of the clients and approval by supervisor.
  • Provide advocacy as needed with CHS legal team, police, medical, etc. in correlation with the prescribed goal plan. Encourage and support clients to sign up for services available in the community, such as Housing Authority, Emergency Welfare, etc. Responsible for becoming knowledgeable about laws relating to domestic violence, restraining orders, and police procedures.
  • Accompany clients to conduct court, welfare, apartment search field visits when necessary.
  • Refer and collaborate with community service agencies as appropriate. Assist supervisor or director to provide outreach activities as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Human Services, or related field, and a minimum of one year of intensive case management experience required
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car required
  • Strong communication, computer, and organizational skills required

Salary:

$38,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

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

Career Counselor, Part Time

We’re seeking a part time (15 hours per week) Career Counselor (Master’s level) to provide vocational & career counseling to domestic violence victims/survivors. Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting career exploration and vocational counseling.
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing information about individuals through records, tests, and interviews to discuss participants’ interests, aptitudes, abilities and personality characteristics for vocational planning and/or employment placements.
  • Assessing client vocational skills, strengths, and barriers to employment.
  • Developing individualized employment plans for participants that include appropriate goals and objectives relative to abilities, interests, experience, assessments, financial needs, and labor market trends and updates as needed.
  • Assisting individuals to understand and overcome barriers to employment and determine the support services necessary to overcome these barriers.
  • Assisting in all aspects of professional preparation, including resume and cover letter writing and review, conducting career assessments, interviewing skills, job and internship search strategies, and utilizing career planning resources.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Vocational or Rehab Counseling, Career Counseling/Psychology required
  • If you hold a different Master’s degree, you must have had specific experience in Career/Vocational counseling
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, or mental health struggles, as well as those with low/no income required
  • Must have the flexibility to meet with clients (evening, and/or weekends) in the office or a communal residential setting
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook necessary

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