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    San Francisco Women Against Rape

    Director of Advocacy & Counseling Services

    Full Time (40 Hours/week)

    Agency Summary:  San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) is a community-based, anti-sexual assault, social justice organization.  We provide support to sexual assault survivors, their families, and communities, and use education and community organizing as tools of prevention.  We believe that ending all forms of oppression is integral to ending sexual assault and challenge oppression within our organizations and communities.  We are women of color-led and prioritize and prioritize working with and for communities facing multiple forms of violence and oppression.

    Advocacy & Counseling Program Summary

    SFWAR’s Advocacy & Counseling Program facilitates individual and community healing from sexual assault and related forms of violence and oppression. We provide community and culturally based peer support services to sexual assault survivors, their families and communities through on-site services and collaborative services provided in partnership with a broad range of social service and community agencies. Our intervention and advocacy services include: 24-hour hotline crisis counseling, information and referrals; individual short-term counseling (up to 10 weeks); talk-based and creative arts-based support/healing groups (8-10 weeks); medical, legal, and social service advocacy and accompaniment; community outreach, networking and partnership-building activities; and, training & technical assistance services.

     

    Position Summary

    The Director of Advocacy & Counseling (DAC) works with the SFWAR Survivor Advocates, Director of Crisis Intervention Services, Director of Recruitment & Training, Administrator of Programs, certified rape crisis volunteers and interns, contractors, and community partners to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate SFWAR’s Advocacy & Counseling Services. This includes: conducting client intakes; training counselors and matching them with clients; ensuring the scheduling of counselors with clients and the general supervision of counselors; implementing the MLAM (multilingual access model) into the Advocacy & Counseling Program; providing crisis intervention on the crisis line, in-person counseling, and survivor advocacy and accompaniment services; facilitating counselor support meetings; providing training and technical assistance to community professionals; and attending relevant meetings with community partners.  The DAC is supervised by the Administrator of Programs and supervises the Survivor Advocate, along with rape crisis volunteers and interns who provide peer counseling and/or advocacy services.  

    Responsibilities:

    Program Management:  Coordinate development, implementation and evaluation of all Advocacy & Counseling Services, including annual program planning, program budget development and management; policy and protocol development; supervision of Survivor Advocate, volunteers and interns; and grant and contract compliance.  Prepare narrative and quantitative progress reports and substantiating documentation for funders.  Maintain client and services records and perform data-entry.  Ensure client confidentiality.

     

    24-Hour Hotline: Work with Director of Recruitment & Training to plan and conduct trainings and in-services for staff and volunteer Sexual Assault Counselors. Maintain knowledge of a wide array of resources and referrals for clients. Provide counseling on 24-hour hotline.

    Advocacy & Accompaniment: Maintain Advocacy schedule, along with providing clients follow-up and medical, legal (criminal & civil), and social service advocacy, and accompaniment. 

     

    Individual Counseling: Train, supervise and support Individual Counseling volunteers and interns. Conduct intakes and match clients with counselors. Provide individual counseling to clients. Develop partnerships and negotiate collaborative agreements with therapists who can be referred to clients. Provide clients referrals to appropriate resources, including psychotherapy, psychiatric care, somatic therapy and other healing resources. 

     

    Support/Healing Groups: Coordinate and manage support/healing groups, including trainings, supervising, and supporting volunteer, intern, and paid contractor Support Group Facilitators. Develop partnerships and negotiate collaborative agreements with social service and community agencies to develop and facilitate community and culturally based support/healing groups. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate support/healing groups.  

     

    Community Outreach, Networking and Partnership-Building: Participate in community outreach activities to promote services and recruit volunteers. Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with a broad range of social service and community agencies. Attend relevant meetings with community partners (e.g. SF Sexual Assault Response Team, Advisory Committee on Language Access and Limited English Proficient Survivors, etc.).

     

    Training & Technical Assistance:  Work as a team with prevention and education staff and community groups to design and facilitate/education on supporting healing of sexual assault survivors that increases the capacity of social service, public, and community agencies to respond to sexual assault. 

     

    Additional Responsibilities: Participate in team decision making with Direct Services Team. Participate and/or take leadership in agency-wide activities such as Artists Against Rape & WALK Against Rape, as appropriate. Participate in the development and implementation of the agency’s strategic plan.  Responsible for own typing, filing, and administrative activities.

     

    Qualifications:

      1. At least 3 years experience providing counseling and/or direct services to trauma survivors.
      2. Experience in program planning, implementations and evaluations of goals and objectives to meet grant/contract compliance.
      3. Excellent skills in managing staff and training, coordinating, and supervising volunteers.
      4. Excellent skills in developing partnerships and negotiating collaborative agreements.
      5. Experience conducting intakes, providing individual peer or clinical counseling and facilitating support groups.
      6. Experience providing medical, legal, and/or social service advocacy and accompaniment services.
      7. Familiarity with San Francisco’s criminal justice, medical, and social services systems strongly preferred.
      8. Familiarity with a variety of sexual trauma healing modalities, including body based forms of healing (e.g. somatics), strongly preferred.
      9. Understanding of the impact of sexual trauma, violence and oppression on individuals and communities.
      10. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team setting.
      11. Experience with drafting funder reports.
      12. Experience in public speaking and making presentations.
      13. Ability to develop curriculum and facilitate trainings for a wide variety of audiences.
      14. Knowledge of dynamics of vicarious trauma and ability to support staff and volunteers in self and community care and resilience building.
      15. Ability to recognize own healing needs and to access support needed.
      16. California rape crisis counselor certification strongly preferred or licensed clinician/therapist or intern working under the supervision of a licensed clinician/therapist.
      17. Bilingual preferred.    

    Commitment to:

    1. Individual and community healing from violence and oppression.
    2. Community-driven, culturally-based program development, implementation and evaluation.
    3. Ongoing interpersonal and institutional anti-oppression work.
    4. Creating a work place that respects and affirms the cultural beliefs and practices of diverse communities.
    5. SFWAR Mission Statement (see Agency Summary above).

     

    Salary & Benefits

    • $45,125 year starting salary.
    • Employer-paid health, vision, and life insurance; 50% employer-paid dental insurance; employer contribution to retirement IRA.
    • Annual paid leave for Full Time Employees (pro-rated for Part Time Employees): two weeks vacation for first year of employment; two weeks of sick leave; one week of mental health leave; 31/2 days of flexible “holidays”.
    • Stipend for bilingual staff.
    • This is an exempt position.

     

    To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter and resume by April 7, 2017 SFWAR, Attention:  DAC Search, via mail:  3543 – 18th Street, #7, San Francisco, CA 94110 or email:  janellewhite@sfwar.org.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interviews will begin after April 12, 2017.  SFWAR is an equal opportunity employer.

     

     

     

     
     Program Coordinator
    Vision and Hearing Initiative & Computer Trainer for
    Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
    Community Living Campaign
     
    The Community Living Campaign started in 2007 as a neighborhood-based way to provide seniors and adults with disabilities with what they need to live a good life. This need continues to grow as our population ages and income disparities widen.
    We organize free activities and programs like computer classes, healthy aging workshops,
    senior exercise groups and grocery deliveries. These provide important practical support
    and empower neighbors to advocate for themselves and others.But more importantly, they create opportunities for folks to cultivate the supportive connections and friendships they need to age well at home.
     
    We also bring together neighbors, community organizations, academics, businesses, and
    City agencies to organize and advocate around issues that are too big for any of us to solve alone. Our two most recent initiatives are the SF Tech Council and the Dignity Fund Coalition.
     
    Position
    We’re looking for a self-motivated generalist to serve as our Vision & Hearing Program
    Coordinator. You will be coordinating and promoting activities of our Francis Goldsmith
    Vision & Hearing Initiative, which builds community-based and online networks of support, promotes strategies to ensure activities are inclusive and accessible, and provides one-on-one assistance to seniors with hearing and/or vision loss.
    We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work and in helping co-workers excel at theirs. This position is ideal for someone who likes the dynamics of working in a small, mission-driven non-profit, enjoys one-on-one interaction with seniors and adults with disabilities, and is dedicated to teaching and promoting strategies and technologies to ensure seniors with vision and/or hearing limitations can thrive and participate, know their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in their community. Training provided.
     
    Responsibilities
    Sharing Vision & Hearing Expertise
    • Update and develop accessibility resources, including Communications Toolkits for
    CLC staff, materials for Connections for Healthy Aging Workshops, and the online
    Vision and Hearing Resource Directory.
    • Stay up to date and make purchase recommendations on assistive/adaptive
    aids/equipment for vision and hearing-related disabilities at Adults Day Services
    Centers and for CLC.
    Building Community
    • Increase awareness of Vision and Hearing accessibility and resources for all
    Community Living Campaign programs.
    • Develop and nurture relationships with community partners, including those focused
    on serving adults with vision and hearing disabilities, Adult Day Services, and
    computer training.
    • Coordinate Vision and Hearing Screenings for CLC neighborhood networks with
    partner agencies to build community and provide information about resources and
    assistive technologies.
    Raising Public Awareness
    • Help promote the accessible activities of CLC through monthly newsletter, CLC blog,
    and social media.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of a communications plan that
    raises awareness of hearing and vision loss and resources available.
    • Develop stories about the impact of assistive technology to improve the quality of
    life for seniors and adults with disabilities.
    Coordinating Accessible Computer Training
    • Provide CLC Computer Trainers and Volunteers with resources, training, and
    strategies for participants with vision and hearing disabilities.
    • Continue onsite basic computer tutoring for 10 Adult Day Services (ADS) centers
    located throughout San Francisco, with a focus on vision and hearing related
    challenges.
    • Coordinate and take responsibility for all relevant data reporting for contracts and
    grants, including computer trainer hours for Trainers, ADS staff, volunteers, and
    others.
     
    Desired Skills and Knowledge:
    • BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, with at least two years of
    working with seniors and adults with disabilities.
    • Familiarity with hearing and vision challenges.
    • Proven track record of working effectively with persons of various ages and abilities,
    disabilities, ethnicities, educational and income levels.
    • Curiosity and an enthusiasm for learning more about Assistive Technologies (training
    provided).
    • Flexibility, patience, and willingness to wear many hats in a dynamic environment.
    Ability to respond to challenges with grace and humor.
    • Ability to effectively share your knowledge with others, including staff, volunteers, and
    program participants. Experience in supervising and mentoring others.
    • Effective problem solver with high attention to detail, organizational skills, and followup.
    Comfortable with updating, downloading apps, and troubleshooting basic computer,
    tablet, smartphone, and other assistive device issues.
    • Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word. Familiarity with social media, Dropbox, and
    online forms.
    • Physical ability to transport and deliver laptops, tablets, and other assistive/adaptive
    devices to events and centers throughout San Francisco. For work in ADS centers, proof
    of a negative TB test prior to start.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently with guidance from the Deputy Director.
    • Fluency in Cantonese, Spanish, Russian, or other common languages in San Francisco is a definite plus.
     
    Pay and Benefits
    This is part-time, employee position currently budgeted at 20 hours per week and will
    include health benefits, paid vacation, and sick leave.
     
    How to Apply
    Community Living Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. Older adults and persons
    with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send cover letter
    and resume via email to marie@sfcommunityliving.org or mail to Marie Jobling, Community Living Campaign, 1360 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103