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Economic Stability Specialist

Company: Sanctuary For Families Inc.
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT USSanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City.POSITION OVERVIEWProvides a range of economic stability and housing permanence-related case management services to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence, receiving services from Sanctuary at the NYC Family Justice Center in the Bronx (BxFJC). Conducts individualized assessment, case management, advocacy, and other services and/or referrals for employment readiness, job training, career planning, ESL, financial literacy, education, and job development.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses economic stability needs for referred clients with a focus on employment, educational attainment, financial literacy, and housing stability.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors appropriate service plans to meet identified economic stability needs.
  • Facilitates client referrals to Sanctuary services and departments, partner agencies at the Family Justice Center (FJC), and outside resources providing job readiness, training, placement, career development, education, and other economic empowerment-related services.
  • Assists in the application of housing programs (i.e. EHV, Section 8, FHEPS, etc.) and provides referrals for homelessness prevention services for clients identified as having housing needs.
  • Provides other case management and advocacy to clients around economic stability issues, as needed.
  • Utilizes and continues to build on the extensive network of Sanctuary's economic stability community resources.
  • Completes case documentation and maintains up-to-date paper and digital records.
  • Conducts monthly outreach events, sharing specialized ESS knowledge and information about other Sanctuary services.
  • Participates in weekly and monthly Sanctuary and FJC meetings.
  • Performs other department or agency-related duties as requested by supervisor.
    • BA in Social Work or related degree.
    • Prior work with clients experiencing the effects of domestic violence on families, including as it relates to economic stability and employability.
    • Experience working with clients participating in workforce development activities and programs.
    • Knowledgeable in NYC housing programs, including the homeless and domestic violence shelter systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including working collaboratively with professionals across disciplines (e.g. domestic violence advocates, housing specialists, attorneys, police officers, government officials, workforce development professionals, and other community-based agency staff).
    • Flexibility to prioritize and work on multiple projects.
    • Highly developed problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and computer skills.
    • Strong presentation abilities.
    • Takes the initiative to meet client needs.
    • Significant experience working in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English is required.Budgeted Salary: $45,000 - $46,000 annuallyThe Work position is currently Hybrid; one must be able to meet job location schedule obligations.Vaccination Policy: Proof of vaccination or proof of 1st dose with scheduled 2nd dose within 30 days is required.Benefits:
      • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Employer-paid life insurance
      • Employer retirement contribution
      • Paid time off
      • Flex spending account
      • Student loan assistance
      • Tuition reimbursement program
      • Gym reimbursement program All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.D.E.I Commitment: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values at Sanctuary for Families that represent our dedication to fostering a safe, respectful, responsive, and fair work environment. We recognize the value diversity holds in embracing all employees, clients, and volunteers regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or professional level.Compensation details: 45000-46000 Yearly SalaryPI373a374fad6e-31181-31909721

Keywords: Sanctuary For Families Inc., Mount Vernon , Economic Stability Specialist, Other , Bronx, New York

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