Residential Advocate, Bilingual Spanish preferred, FT

AGENCY

JBWS is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support, and solutions for abuse for anyone who faces the issues of intimate partner abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. The vision of JBWS is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. Empowerment of its victims and advocacy for social reform are at the heart of our mission and we are committed to advocating for the change necessary to achieve justice, equity, and inclusivity within our organization, our community and the systems with which we work on behalf of our clients. More than 75 paid staff and nearly 200 volunteers work together with the help of the community to fulfill the agency mission. JBWS is an equal opportunity employer. JBWS values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a position at JBWS.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Schedule requirements: Monday-Friday, with at least 2 evenings per week

JBWS in Morris County, NJ is seeking a dynamic, committed Advocate for the Safe House Program. Our ideal candidate has a proven ability to work effectively with clients around identified needs, including domestic violence; is trauma-informed; can effectively and independently make decisions based on sound judgment; provides leadership to co-workers on shift; and provides strengths-based, non-judgmental, client-centered services. This individual will have knowledge and understanding of the experiences of marginalized communities, working collaboratively and flexibly to meet the needs of those served.

The position requires phone assessment of clients seeking shelter; case management with designated case load; the ability to provide individual and group support around domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal; answering 24-hr crisis Helpline; as well as responding to Safe House client needs as they arise, including crisis management. Additional responsibilities include monitoring of security cameras and other facility related needs. Strong documentation and interpersonal skills are required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: BA in Social Work/related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Work experience: minimum of three years providing direct services.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume, along with the job title to employment@jbws.org.