Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Shelter: Life Skills Support Person


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

375 South Third StreetSan Jose, CA 95112

About

Location: YWCA’s Domestic Violence Shelter at a confidential location in Santa Clara County.

Purpose: To provide Shelter residents with guidance in developing essential life skills to enhance individual empowerment, self-sufficiency, independence, and personal well-being.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support Shelter residents in the development of life skills in any of the following based on personal knowledge: employment, education, finance management, time management, meal planning, parenting, networking, transportation, health, self-care, housing, negotiation/conflict management, healthy relationships, communication, decision-making, stress-management, relaxation techniques, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Before and after providing support, consult with the Shelter employee on-site.
  • Interact with sensitivity to the needs of individuals affected by trauma.
  • Work in compliance with all legal requirements and organizational policies.
  • Maintain Counselor/Victim Privilege of Confidentiality as legally required.
  • Mandatory: Immediately report to a supervisor any known instance of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse, and dependent adult abuse.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of experience in 3 or more of the following: Employment, education, money management, time management, meal planning, parenting, networking, transportation, health and self-care, housing, negotiation/conflict management, healthy relationships, communication, decision-making, stress-management, relaxation techniques.
  • Interest in learning about domestic violence and the needs of victims/survivors.
  • Ability to listen actively and respectfully, and respond with warmth, compassion and empathy.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek input from others.
  • Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to empower victims/survivors by providing emotional support, resources, tools, and options based on what the individual is requesting, avoiding words and actions based on personal bias.
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries.

Training & Other Requirements:

  • Completion of the CA State-mandated Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor 65hr Training (hosted by the YWCA).
  • Completion of additional training /orientation sessions to develop personal comfort level with providing Shelter residents with guidance and assistance in developing essential life skills.
  • Clearance on a background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Submitted documentation that confirms an absence of active Tuberculosis.
  • Maintain Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor Certification by completing 8 hours of Mandatory Continuing Education and Training (MCET) within each 12month period from the date of completion of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor 65hr training.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 100 hours of service (post-training).

Volunteer 2+ hours per week, on a mutually convenient schedule.

YWCA Silicon Valley is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, immigration status, socio-economic status, familial/marital status, veteran status, medical status, being differently-able, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ranges from 2-3 hrs/week to 6+ hrs/week

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