Careers

24-Hr Domestic Violence Hotline: 405-917-9922
24-Hr Sexual Assault Hotline: 405-943-7273
24-Hr State Safeline: 800-522-7233

Careers

Careers

Overnight Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate

The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a full time Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate for the overnight shift from Thursday night through Sunday night. We are seeking dynamic professionals who are organized, think independently and critically, use appropriate judgement, and ensure quality work. Strong listening, verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required. The position is salaried and will require occasional flexibility to meet the needs of our clients and the agency. For a list of job specific duties please click here!

A Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Service, Human Relations, or Human Resources field strongly preferred, an Associate’s Degree in Crime Victim Services or other human services also acceptable. Relevant domestic violence advocacy experience preferred, bilingual preferred. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and retirement.


Relief Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate

Job Summary
Assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at YWCA's Emergency Shelter through trauma informed servce delivery.
We are looking for someone with a lot of flexibility that will be able to pic up overnight shifts (weekdays & weekends) and assist with weekend coverage as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Answer 24-hour crisis hotlines (Domestic Violence Hotlines, Sexual Assault Hotlines, Oklahoma State Safeline, and shelter business lines) and make consistent, appropriate decisions regarding referral, safety planning and linking to emergency shelters utilizing professional discretion and judgment.
  • Assist survivors with safety planning and intentions for entering shelter by analyzing, interpreting and deducing active and potential lethality risk factors.
  • Complete admission and initial intake assessments with survivors entering the shelter.
  • Document appropriate information in the shelter Pass-On electronic file, recording significant events on each shift worked.
  • Maintain confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information related to residents and programs.
  • Complete discharge procedures, update client data and review referrals and safety plans with clients as appropriate.
  • Maintain a friendly, safe environment for all shelter residents by following YWCA policies and procedures related to safety of residents and property, and responding to resident conflicts and grievances.

Qualifications and Skills:
A minimum of two years college is required; Associates Degree is preferred. Two years experience in related field is preferred. Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others and following oral/written instructions are required. Strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills are required. Basic knowledge of computers is preferred.

Adult Counselor 

Adult Counselors needed to provide crisis intervention and individual/group counseling for adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training in domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma is provided. 

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field. Current Oklahoma licensure is preferred, i.e. LPC/LMFT/LCSW/LBP. Under LPC supervision will be considered. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Experience and training in trauma counseling would be beneficial. Bilingual preferred but not required.


Children's Counselor

The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a Children’s Counselor to work full-time. We are seeking a dynamic professional who is energetic, creative, takes initiative, proactively builds relationships and performs as a solid team member. The Children’s Counselor will possess the ability to effectively manage a caseload which meets productivity expectations and includes a mixture of traditional business hours and after-hours provision of services to meet the needs of clients. The Children’s Counselor will also participate in 24/7 emergency response backup for counseling clients in rotation with other counseling staff, provide high quality, best practice individual and group counseling to clients in accordance with the Individualized Client Centered Plan and agency policies for child/adolescent victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and coordinate services by maintaining contact with other case workers, counselors, or agencies working with the client as well as with law enforcement, schools, justice system, social service agencies, and health care providers in response to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field is required. Current clinical licensure or under supervision and counseling experience is required. At least one (1) year experience in domestic violence and/or sexual assault is preferred. Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills are required.


Relief Sexual Assault Advocate

The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a part-time Sexual Assault Advocate. We are seeking a dynamic professional, who is energetic, takes initiative, proactively builds and maintains relationships, and demonstrates appropriate decision making skills. The Relief Sexual Assault Advocate Staff provides emotional support, advocacy and crisis intervention to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault and victims of domestic violence at hospitals. This position requires being available to be on call and respond to the hospital between 6pm-6am M-F and all day Saturday and Sunday to serve as back-up call for volunteer advocates. These hours will be shared with other Sexual Assault Advocates.

Associate’s Degree required and one year of related SA/DV experience preferred. Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills are required along with good crisis management and problem solving skills.


Help Desk Analyst

Job Summary:
Internal Customer Service position which requires technical skills in multiple areas of IT applied in a dynamic work environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for troubleshooting, requirements definition, hardware / software design and configuration, as well as support and issue resolution on various IT components.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field; three to five years of IT-related work experience; relevant certifications or experience may be substituted for degree at company’s discretion. Desired: Relevant technical training beyond degree. Candidate must possess working knowledge of workstation hardware and software and conceptual understanding of Network and Server operations. Click here for more information on this positions essential duties and general qualifications.


Case Advocate

We are seeking a dynamic professional who is energetic, creative, takes initiative, proactively builds relationships and performs as a solid team member. The Case Advocate will provide safety planning, advocacy, support and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence. For a list of job duties please click here.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred. One year’s experience in the field of domestic violence and/or sexual assault is preferred. Strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills are required. Bilingual preferred but not required. An understanding of empowerment advocacy, trauma-informed environments and self-determination models will be helpful. The YWCA provides comprehensive domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking training for Advocates and offers a unique opportunity to enter into this dynamic profession.


To Apply for any of the above listings please:

• Fill out this application for employment
• Send the application plus your resume and cover letter to Thala Wilson at twilson@ywcaokc.org with the job title in the header.