Relief Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate
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.
Bilingual Domestic Violence Field Advocate
The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a Bilingual Domestic Violence Field Advocate. We are seeking a dynamic professional who is energetic, creative, takes initiative, proactively builds relationships and performs as a solid team member. The Domestic Violence Field Advocate will provide risk assessment, advocacy, safety planning, support, and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence at various locations in the community. Other duties may include conducting comprehensive intakes and assessments and facilitating education and support groups.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Service field is strongly preferred, minimally an Associate’s Degree in Crime Victim Services or Social Service field is required. One year full time experience working in the domestic violence field preferred, bilingual skills required. Strong listening, verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required. The position will require some evening and occasional weekend work and schedule flexibility to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, this position may office offsite.
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.
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.
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