YWCA Missoula is looking for a Pathways Advocate
- Completion of YWCA advocate training
- Crisis line and response experience preferred
- Reliable phone for contact with volunteers during weekend relief shifts
- Consistent availability on evenings/weekends
- High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Current Montana driver’s license and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
- Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of women and children served by the YWCA programs.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, peers and supervisors.
- Good work habits, including punctuality and ability to organize and manage time and information.
- Ability to accept, act on and offer constructive criticism.
DUTIES- PARTIAL LIST
- Provides guidance and support to the volunteer advocate staff
- Meets potential residents; provides intake screening and placement into Shelter during shift.
- Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused advocacy to residents in the shelter.
- Facilitates resolution with crises that may arise during the shift.
- Provides trauma-centered and survivor-focused crisis counseling and support as needed at the Shelter.
- Facilitates problem solving with residents as issues arise in the Shelter.
- Communicates to the house meeting facilitator any concerns/issues to be addressed in meetings; facilitates meetings upon request.
- Maintains confidential written client files as needed.
HOURS/DAYS: Full time, 40 hours per week. If necessary, will consider 2 part-time positions for 2 different employees. Will work varied week days, evening and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
DEGREE: High School diploma or High School Equivalency diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BENEFITS: Employee(s) filling this role has access to benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, April 28, 2017.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to email@example.com.
-In person at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
-By mail at YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
For questions call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Connie.
Part-Time Women’s Support Group Facilitator
YWCA Missoula is seeking a Native American woman to facilitate the weekly Domestic Violence Talking Circle, which takes place Tuesday evenings year-round. The Domestic Violence Talking Circle is a group for Native and non-Native women in all stages of healing from interpersonal violence. The Talking Circle brings teachings from indigenous elders, Medicine Wheel teachings, prayer and smudge, and an acknowledgment of the impacts of inter-generational trauma on the whole person-emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually to help facilitate the healing experience. The goal of the group is Individual healing and identity, with the support of the circle, to help empower women to continue in their healing process and individual growth. Group facilitation experience is required.
Position is approximately 5 hours per week.
To apply, contact Jan at 543-6691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA Missoula is looking for Clinical Interns
Under the supervision of an in-house licensed therapist, YWCA Clinical Interns have the opportunity to help support Pathways Program participants by providing brief individual counseling, support group facilitation, and sexual assault response advocacy. The YWCA Clinical internship is intended for Counselor Education and Social Work graduate students who have experience and/or interest in working with trauma survivors, especially survivors of interpersonal violence. Students are expected to have foundational individual and group counseling skills, as well as a general understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning. Students should also be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, and have the ability to work with people in an empowering, supportive, and constructive manner. Prior training/experience in domestic and sexual violence as well as knowledge of trauma response and/or trauma-informed treatment are desirable but not required as advanced training in domestic and sexual violence will be provided by the YWCA. Students must pass a background check and provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage and auto liability insurance coverage.
HOURS/DAYS: 10-15 hours per week between May 2017 and May 2018, with opportunities to work additional hours, if desired.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. For questions call (406) 543-6691 and speak with Erica.