24 - hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 405-917-9922 or 24 - hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 405-943-7273

Employment Opportunities

 Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate

The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a full time Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate for the Tuesday through Friday 2:00PM to 12:00 midnight shift. We are seeking a dynamic professional who is organized, things independently and critically, uses appropriate judgement, and ensures 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.

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, 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.   

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 posses the ability to effectively manage a caseload which meets productivity expectations and includes a mixture of traditional business hours and after-house provisions 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. 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. 

Child Advocate

The YWCA Oklahoma City is currently seeking a Child Advocate 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 Child Advocate will provide assistance, support and education to children and parents affected by domestic violence and sexual assault at the YWCA Emergency Shelter through trauma informed service delivery. This includes serving as primary advocate to children in the YWCA Crisis Programs, performing intake procedures for children in the YWCA Crisis Programs to identify resource needs of children, referring to appropriate services, i.e. school and after-school program placements, counseling, medical care, childcare etc. and aid in obtaining these services, including assistance with filling out paperwork. Gather information on community resources for client referrals and develop individualized services based on child’s needs. Completing safety and goal planning with each assigned child/parent. Follow-up weekly to monitor progress toward goals, needed resources, etc.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a social service or related field and one year’s experience working with children. One year’s experience in the field of sexual assault and/or domestic violence is preferred. Experience in working with children in crisis situations is also preferred. Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills are required. Bilingual a plus. EOE.

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.