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Title Advocate Overnight (24 Hours Per Week)
Categories Advocacy
Location Phoenix, AZ
Job Information

Advocate Overnight (24 Hours Per Week) position open at Sojourner Center

Job Summary

In support of the Sojourner Center mission, provides support and resources for women and families fleeing domestic violence with a focus on safety and empowerment. Shares responsibility for the Support Desk and Crisis Line on the overnight hours.

Essential Functions

  1. Recognizes and effectively responds to impacts of domestic violence and trauma.
  2. Forms relationships with staff and participants providing objective support and maintaining professional boundaries.
  3. Provides ongoing modeling, support and resources, taking crisis calls and coordinating services.
  4. Provides family support within the scope of the cultures of the families served.
  5. Assesses needs of participants, providing follow-up while building rapport and a positive sense of community.
  6. Monitors participants’ self-administration of medications.
  7. Identifies/adapts to crisis events, taking appropriate actions.
  8. Participates in the care and maintenance of the campus and equipment; prepares/cleans/packs rooms and supports with bed checks.
  9. Documents services in accordance with established guidelines.
  10. Supports team with filing, limited data entry, and opening and closing of participant files.

Competencies (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

To perform the essential functions of this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem solving/critical thinking—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Customer service—the individual provides caring, quality support to participants, staff and others.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Written communication—the individual presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Computer skills – the individual demonstrates basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word, timekeeping system, Internet searching, keyboarding and ability to learn other specialized computer applications.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Performance quality—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and one (1) years combination education/experience in social services or related field. Prefer some college and/or experience in family violence programs.
  • Ability to obtain a Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card, CPR and First Aid certification and a Food Handlers card.
  • Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Sojourner Center’s insurance company.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish-English preferred.

Physical Factors/Working Conditions

  • Stands, walks, and sits continuously throughout the shift.
  • Reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries and manipulates various materials to assist participants’ moving.
  • Utilizes computer to access Intranet/Internet and enter information into prepared forms.
  • Some travel between work locations may be required.
  • Has the potential to be exposed to infectious diseases and must use Universal Precautions.
  • Required to spend time outside daily regardless of weather conditions.
  • Has a risk of physical danger due to the nature of the population served.

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Title Lead Teacher Bi-Lingual Required
Categories Child Services
Location Phoenix, AZ
Job Information

Lead Teacher Position Open at Sojourner Center

Job Summary:
The CDC Teacher works in the Child Development Center and is responsible for ensuring the care, safety and well-being of all children in her/his assigned group. Plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities, develops partnerships with mothers accessing family support services, facilitates classes on campus, and carries out the Sojourner Center mission.

Essential Functions:
Ensures the care and well-being of enrolled children including appropriate supervision; engages in quality learning experiences and interacts physically through play indoors and outside; provides positive guidance; assists with personal hygiene routines; provides emotional support; teaches appropriate social skills; fosters self-esteem, autonomy, and a sense of personal power; and encourages growth and healing.
1. Ensures a safe, warm, and inviting classroom environment and maintains developmentally appropriate curriculum and daily routine for assigned children, taking into consideration knowledge of child development, risk and protective factors, and best practices in early childhood education.
2. Recognizes and effectively responds to impacts of domestic violence and trauma; provides family outreach and support to assigned families; facilitates assigned class on campus for children or families.
3. Assesses needs of participants, assists mothers and children in solving problems; provides hope, encouragement, and resources to families. 
4. Discerns and prioritizes safety issues with children and adults and takes appropriate action to create safety.
5. Participates in the care and maintenance of the facility, equipment, and supplies including but not limited to moving furniture, loosening sand using a shovel; performs cleaning and sanitation tasks such as sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathroom fixtures, walls, and windows in accordance with ADHS Child Care Licensing regulations; documents completion of cleaning on a daily basis; submits work orders for necessary facility maintenance.
6. Performs duties such as retrieving meals from the kitchen and serving them to enrolled children, following CACFP guidelines, and accompanying children to and from the school bus. 
7. Documents services in a timely fashion and in accordance with established guidelines including attendance, provision of meals, monitoring of health, well-being, and safety, activities offered, and record of children’s developmental progress as well as concern.
8. Participates in ongoing training and professional development within the organization and with community partners such as Quality First.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. At least 21 years of age.
2. An undergraduate degree or higher in one of the following child-related fields: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Work, Nursing, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education OR a minimum of 12 credits in early childhood education and early child development and a minimum of 1 year experience as a Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher serving children ages birth to 5 OR a national competency-based credential such as the CDA and 2 years experience as a Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher serving children birth to age 5.
3. Ability to obtain a Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card.
4. Valid certification in pediatric first aid and CPR.
5. Bi-lingual Spanish-English required.

Sunday: Not Scheduled
Monday: 9:30am — 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am — 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am — 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am — 6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am — 6:00pm
Saturday: Not Scheduled

Physical Factors/Working Conditions:
Sits, stands, walks, runs, lifts children.
Reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries and manipulates various objects.
Has the potential to be exposed to infectious diseases and must use Universal Precautions.
Required to spend time outside daily regardless of weather conditions.
Has a risk of physical danger due to the nature of the population served.
Utilizes computer and standard office equipment.

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Title Advocate
Categories Advocacy
Location Apache Junction, AZ
Job Information

Advocate Position open at Community Alliance Against Family Abuse.

Job Description:

The Advocate is responsible for assisting women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, and their children, in CAAFA’s shelter program. The Advocate is responsible for providing services, creating a supportive environment, and interacting with participants, and their children, in a manner that builds on their strengths. To learn more about the service philosophy implemented at CAAFA’s shelter, please contact us at (480)982-0205. This position reports to the Shelter Manager. The position is scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, 2:00am-10:00pm. The starting compensation is $12.60-$13.80 commensurate with experience and salary history, and a 5% increase in base pay for bi-lingual English/Spanish abilities. Other benefits include health insurance coverage and generous paid time off.

Typical Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide safety planning and crisis intervention to women and children in a residential setting as needed;
  • Provide Case Management;
  • Work cooperatively with other agencies that provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence;
  • Provide assistance with resolving conflicts within the shelter setting;
  • Critically analyze situations and respond on a case-by-case basis;
  • Ensure that all shelter residents have essential supplies for personal hygiene, meals, clothing, and/or housekeeping;
  • Maintain program participant files in accordance with legal and grant requirements, complete all intakes, progress notes, and/or closures during prescribed timeframes;
  • Facilitate shelter meetings and/or support groups;
  • Provide educational components on domestic violence, sexual violence, financial literacy, and other topics;
  • Provide transportation as needed;
  • Attend all regularly scheduled meetings and trainings as required;
  • Routine cleaning of shelter;
  • Perform tasks requested by the Shelter Manager such as organizing office and/or storage areas, reviewing and revising materials, literature, and general paperwork, monitoring and maintaining shelter calendar of events, making announcements and updates when necessary; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Qualifications:

Hold an Associates Degree in related area (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Justice Studies, Counseling, Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, etc)  or two (2) years work experience in the field of social services, preferably in the area of domestic or sexual abuse.  Additional related work experience may substitute for education requirement.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual English/Spanish;

Bachelors Degree in related area (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Justice Studies, Counseling, Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, etc); and/or

Experience working in a shelter.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Commitment to addressing sexual and domestic violence;
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of trauma, sexual and domestic violence;
  • General knowledge of social services;
  • Ability to work effectively with and provide responsive services to people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences;
  • Effective interviewing and crisis counseling skills;
  • Ability to remain calm in crisis situations;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Caring, honest, and cooperative nature;
  • Supportive, sensitive, and empathetic personality;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Ability to be flexible;
  • Maintain a positive attitude;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of information learned through providing services; Consistently represent the mission and philosophy of the agency; and
  • Maintain effective and cooperative relationships with community partners, other employees, and volunteers.

Email cover letter and resume to the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse Executive Director Carol Minisee, by Friday, October 17, 2015.

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