Shelter Advocate (PT/Weekends)
Domestic and Sexual Violence Intervention Team Leader-
Men's Engagement/Prevention Educator: https://medford.craigslist.org/npo/d/prevention-educator-mens/6685025100.html
Shelter Advocate (PT/Weekends)
Domestic and Sexual Violence Intervention Team Leader-
Intervention Program Coordinator
Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST) is a non-profit organization in Josephine County dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Josephine County through intervention, prevention, and safe shelter.
The Intervention Coordinator is responsible for intervention program planning and management, direct client services, statistical reporting and participation in grant writing, grant administration and reporting. The Intervention Coordinator is also a lead position responsible for supervising direct reports within the Intervention Department ensuring appropriate scheduling and control of the daily working arrangements to produce quality work. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
Applicants must live in Josephine County and must be able to respond within twenty (20) minutes to Talsunne Safe Shelter, Three Rivers Community, Grants Pass Public Safety and Josephine County Sheriff requests for in-person advocacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary duty of the Intervention Coordinator is to manage consistent advocacy response to the crisis line and requests for personal and crisis advocacy. This position is:
The DV/SA Intervention Coordinator will be a primary connector with other service agencies in the community, developing an understanding of all programs, their restrictions and entry points, and advocating with their staff for services to clients.
The DV/SA Intervention Coordinator will be required to provide requested training on domestic violence and associated issues to agency partners, WCST staff and volunteers, and to shelter residents. This position may be called on to provide volunteer training presentations and serve as a mentor for volunteers who are shadowing office procedures or crisis response.
Position Name: Intervention Program Coordinator
Supervisor: Executive Director
Employment type: Full-time, exempt; DOE + benefits (health insurance, life insurance, 403(b), PTO)
Position Open: Until Filled
Send your cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Employment to be considered for this position.
The Application for Employment can be found at our website at www.wcstjoco.org then email email@example.com
WCST complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Title: Prevention Educator
Department: WCST WINGS Prevention Program
Supervisor: Prevention Program Coordinator
Location: Public Office, local schools, community
FLSA Status: part time, non-exempt
Hours/week: 24 hours per week
Wage:$14.50-$16.50 per hour, DOE
WCST WINGS is a school-based, trauma informed, positive youth development program. WINGS provides opportunities for youth to develop emotional and social competencies needed to make safe, healthy decisions and to reject engagement in violence, unhealthy relationships and substance abuse. WINGS promotes safe, protective environments and uses a gender equity approach that is built on the Socio-economical Model, Effective Principals of Prevention, and the Public Health Model. WINGS primary strategy focus is on violence prevention. The Prevention Educator is an integral part of our prevention team, whose primary duties will be the enhancement and delivery of violence prevention strategies in area schools, youth mentorship, and the promotion of community building strategies that decrease interpersonal violence. As a member of the prevention team, the Prevention Educator will assist in organization of community outreach events, public speaking engagements, development and maintenance of community partnerships, and trainings. They will work closely with other prevention professionals at WCST and within the Josephine County community to bring the highest level of violence prevention services to area schools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Work Environment: This position will work primarily in area schools and at WCST’s public office where office space will be provided. Work hours will be completed at WCST’s public office, in area schools, and within the community. School schedules will dictate exact working hours and flexibility will be required. This position will often work under deadlines and sometimes stressful conditions.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed WCST employment application. Applications can be obtained at www.wcstjoco.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Mailing Address: 560A NE F St. PMB 430, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
WCST is an equal opportunity employer.
Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force recognizes WCST Wings Violence Prevention Program
Throughout April, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we will highlight the amazing sexual violence prevention work of Oregon's Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Grantees, including Clackamas Women's Services, El Programa Hispano Catolico, Haven, and Women's Crisis Support Team. These programs implement dynamic comprehensive prevention programs in their communities around the state, moving their communities from awareness to action and prevention. During the 2016-2017 school year the four funded programs reached 4,485 students in Elementary through High School! These programs are among the many leaders in the state promoting healthier and safer communities for all people, especially Oregon's young folks!
WINGS Violence Prevention Program
(Where Individuals Navigate Growth and Safety)
Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST) is a non-profit dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Josephine County through intervention, prevention, and safe shelter. WCST has evolved into one of the community's most active, recognized, and respected non-profit organizations. WCST's is committed to helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to mitigating the physical, emotional and societal damage caused by violence in the home.
WCST's prevention program aims to strengthen knowledge, attitudes and skills of youth to enhance their capacity for preventing violence and promoting safety. WCST prevention education builds skills necessary to develop healthy and equitable relationships, safely interrupt behavior such as sexist and homophobic harassment, and appropriately address social norms supportive of sexual violence.They focus on youth engagement as leaders in their communities and schools. WCST provides multiple approaches to violence prevention and healthy relationships education in schools, specifically a three tier program called WINGS (Where Individuals Navigate Growth and Safety).
The first tier of WCST's WINGS Prevention Program is called Freshman Success; a 9-16 week healthy relationships and violence prevention curriculum implemented in health classrooms that complements existing health programming. This tier includes weekly sessions on topics such as: Gender and Societal Stereotypes, Body Image, Self-Destructive Behaviors, Substance Use, Misuse, and Abuse, Communication, Cyber Safety, Digital Dating Abuse, Power and Control, Power vs. Privilege, Cycle of Violence, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships and Consent. WCST is currently in the second year of implementation of this program and starting in the 2018-2019 school year, Freshman Success will expand to be implemented in three local high schools and two middle schools.
"I have learned that there are healthy ways to manage your anger rather than lashing out at people. I have learned that anger is okay, it is just what you do with it."
- HS Student in Freshman Success Classes
"I come to WINGS class not only for the extremely valuable lessons, but for the sense of community and family. WINGS creates a safe and comfortable space for us. I have learned many things from this class. My favorite lessons were on sexual assault, substance abuse and toxic relationships. I have learned to be more confident and comfortable with my decisions and feel I have become a better person and a better support for others."
- High School Student in Young Women's WINGS
"I choose to attend WINGS class because we address issues that I question daily, and the time in the class is valued more to me than any other class. I can make up work from any class but every day in YM group is its own special experience. We talk about racism, bullying, relationships etc. I can turn that into my personal decisions and memories and I better myself by understanding the best thing to do in a situation before it happens. It betters my future and thought processes. In WINGS class it is easier to connect and share. There is confidentiality and complete respect towards one another."
- High School Student in Young Men's WINGS
The second tier of the WINGS Prevention Program is Young Men's and Young Women's WINGS classes. These classes are for students who are looking for an opportunity to go more in-depth on the topics started in Freshman Success classes, including topics like, healthy relationships, identity and self-value, as well as violence prevention and healthy breakups. Young Men's and Young Women's WINGS classes are optional classes and available for students who choose to take them. They meet once weekly during regular school hours. These classes also include a mentorship model to support youth leadership and peer education. This model developed because many students continue to sign up for these optional classes over and over, and WCST wanted to implement a way that would support and further the student's learning. So far the mentorship model has been a huge success. Mentors even develop and implement their own lesson plans for their peers on topics that they identify as important to their lives.
The third tier of the WINGS Prevention Program is the Youth Action Team (YAT). Students who join the Youth Action Team, come together to reduce violence and build community. YAT members participate in youth generated, community wide education and prevention activities that promote positive social norms and challenge victim blaming. The Youth Action Team develops and implements projects to enhance community involvement and investment in violence prevention. The team is currently continuing their campaign of STAND/SPEAK/ACT that they developed previously and implemented with events, public awareness banners, shirts, signs, and presentations to the city council, to the local radio station and TV network, and in other venues. The Action Team represents a broad spectrum of high school youth leaders who are committed to finding meaningful ways of challenging social norms that allow violence to be so prevalent.
We have an all new show for "An Evening to Remember." May 12, 2018, two shows this year!
Purchase tickets now at http://www.wcstjoco.org/an-evening-to-remember-tickets.html
WCST is a Josephine County nonprofit whose mission is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence through intervention, prevention, education and safe shelter. Our core purpose is to educate the community in order to effect social change and empower individuals to make positive life choices. WCST has been a leader in providing community based domestic violence and sexual assault intervention services in Josephine County for more than 40 years and has evolved into one of the community's most active, recognized, and respected nonprofit organizations.
WCST programs include operation of the only 24/7 emergency safe shelter in Josephine County dedicated to providing safety and support for survivors of violence and their children. The Talsunne Safe House is a 12-bed shelter operated in a confidential residential location in Josephine County. WCST is currently seeking a professional, committed, compassionate individual to serve as our Tasunne Safe Shelter Coordinator providing oversight for all aspects of WCST's Shelter Program including day-to-day operation of Talsunne Safe House.
Organization: Women's Crisis Support Team
Job Title: Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Specifics: This is a full-time, exempt lead position, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday; additional shifts, backup shifts and after hours crisis response required.
Wage/Benefits: Competitive Salary + benefits (health insurance, life insurance, 403(b), PTO)
Required: Applicants must live in Josephine County and must be able to respond within twenty (20) minutes to Talsunne Safe Shelter, Three Rivers Community Hospital, Grants Pass Public Safety and Josephine County Sheriff requests for in-person advocacy.
WCST values and celebrates a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
The Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator is a lead position responsible for supervising direct reports within the Shelter Department ensuring appropriate scheduling and control of the daily working arrangements of the shelter to produce quality work. The Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator is also responsible for direct client services, shelter program development, planning and management, general shelter maintenance, statistical reporting and participation in grant writing, grant administration and reporting. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create a solid vision for the shelter program and services, and implement best-practice, trauma-informed, culturally
responsive programs and policies to promote positive outcomes for shelter residents
• Coordinate shelter staff duties by providing guidance and training regarding work responsibilities
• Ensure shelter staff and volunteers provide high quality, fair, culturally responsive, accessible services to survivors of abuse;
similarly ensuring the agency mission and philosophy and policies are followed
• Assist in monitoring and evaluating job performance of shelter advocates and volunteers
• Answer the 24/7 crisis line and provide phone advocacy on rotation basis with rest of the Intervention Team
• Provide direct services to clients including crisis intervention, advocacy-based counseling, legal and medical advocacy,
information and referrals, safety planning, and other supportive services
• Work with public and private systems to advocate for the best interest of survivors
• Facilitate shelter staff meetings and other trainings
• Respond as necessary to situations that arise at the shelter
• Adhere to scope of work and reporting requirements of the grant funding specific to shelter activities
• Insure Talsunne Safe Shelter facilities are kept in safe and working condition, conduct weekly shelter walkthrough and follow
up on maintenance requests
• Actively consider costs (time, money and materials) when performing essential duties
• Diligently fill out paperwork on all client and agency services provided, enter data as required by funders, and compile reports
as requested by Executive Director
• Appropriately manage confidential information and implement best practice strategies to improve systemic confidentiality
within the organization
• Promote volunteer opportunities and recruitment
• Attend all required staff meetings
• Represent agency in various community groups
• Provide presentations on agency services and on issues of DV or SA to community groups
• Assist with and participate in agency events including outreach and educational activities
• Respond after hours to requests for emergency in-person advocacy for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault on a
rotation basis with rest of Intervention Team
• Perform other duties as assigned
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• AA/BA with emphasis in crisis intervention or 3 or more years of experience in DV/SA victim assistance work
• Be a certified advocate, or qualify for certification
• Successful completion of Women's Crisis Support Team 40+ hour advocacy training program (may be completed after hire)
• Knowledge and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities
• Bilingual (English-Spanish) and/or Bicultural preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and the impact on adult and child
• Knowledge of community advocacy, peer counseling, and agency networking.
• Demonstrated ability to remain calm, make sound decisions, give clear direction and provide strong leadership in crisis
• Must have excellent judgment, communication and strong interpersonal skills. Must be well organized, creative, empathetic
and people oriented
• Capable of making informed, independent decisions on behalf of survivors served on a regular basis
• Capable of creative problem-solving in overcoming barriers for the survivors we serve and helping them develop alternatives
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google+ (email, calendar, docs)
• Must have transportation, current insurance coverage, and a valid driver's license. Background check and DMV Driving
Record review required
The Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator is charged with general cleanliness and maintenance of Talsunne Safe Shelter and property. Some lifting of up to 50 lbs. is required.
The Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator is a primary connector with other service agencies in the community, developing an understanding of all programs, their restrictions and entry points, and advocating with their staff for services to clients.
The Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator is required to provide requested training on domestic violence and associated issues to agency partners, WCST staff and volunteers, and to shelter residents. This position may be called on to provide volunteer training presentations and serve as a mentor for volunteers who are shadowing office procedures or crisis response.
Because of the complex nature of the work of WCST, the Talsunne Safe Shelter Coordinator may be asked to fill in for the duties of an absent or sick staff member when appropriate.
Position Open Until Filled
No phone calls please.
compensation: competitive salary + benefits (health insurance, life insurance, 403(b), PTO)
employment type: full-time
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
WCST is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention, prevention, education and safe shelter. Intimate partner violence, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking,and human trafficking are completely preventable. If we STAND,SPEAK, and ACT to end intimate
partner violence in Josephine County,we can realize the goal of a safe, healthy community for all our citizens.
Allcare Health recognizes the value of Women's Crisis Support Team's free services.
AllCare Health has committed to match the first $40,000 raised through our 2018 "Rise to End Violence Campaign. AllCare Health CEO Doug Flow says, "The mental and physical problems resulting from domestic violence and sexual assault make it imperative for the medical community to support WCST. We want to encourage all to contribute to the Women's Crisis Support Team and be part of the solution."
This Is your opportunity to Double your Gift!
We are asking for your support this year to meet our goal.
our contribution will help us to "Rise to End Violence" in Josephine County