Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With over 100 years of experience, the YWCA is the leading organization in Missoula for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence. The YWCA Missoula is a mighty force of roughly 40 paid staff, over 200 volunteers, members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and AmeriCorps VISTA, and practicum and intern students. We depend on the individuals in this force to carry out the YWCA mission. In return, we will build leadership from within and promote leadership skills on all levels of the organization.

History

In 2011, YWCA Missoula celebrated 100 years responding to the emerging issues facing women in the community. It is through this rich history filled with compassion and dedication to families in Missoula that we are able to continue our mission eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people in our community.

YWCA Historical Highlights:

YWCA Missoula was founded on April 5, 1911, as an agency whose purpose was working with high school girls. In 1927, the YWCA began providing services to women traveling across country by train in search of work. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, the YWCA created an employment program for women, offered life-skills classes, counseling, financial aid and food donations. In 1977, the YWCA’s domestic violence shelter opened, with transitional housing following in 1988. Sexual assault services were added in 1997. The YWCA implemented a supervised visitation and exchange center a few years later. In 2004, the organization started its social marketing campaign to spark dialogue, reflection and transformation around racism. In 2007, GUTS! came on board, and in 2009, the YWCA took on Missoula’s only Emergency Housing program for homeless families.

Read on for an in-depth history of YWCA Missoula.

Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Cindy Nesselroad
    President
  • Katie Carlson
    Vice President
  • Michelle Cares
    Secretary
  • Miranda Ming
    Treasurer
  • Annie Belcourt
    Member At-Large
  • Jennifer Clement
    Member At-Large
  • Sabrina Donahue
    Member At-Large
  • Sherrie Featherly
    Member At-Large
  • Deirdre Flaherty
    Immediate Past President
  • Natalie Jaeger
    Member At-Large
  • Helia Jazayeri
    Member At-Large
  • Holly Ondrasek
    Member At-Large
  • Shannon Parsons
    Member At-Large
  • Cathy Powell
    Member At-Large
  • Kathy Veazy
    Member At-Large
  • Sally Weaver
    Member At-Large

Financials

We believe great things happen because of people like you. Through charitable support, we will continue to see more individuals and families move towards safety, self sufficiency and empowerment. To learn more about YWCA Missoula, please view our Financial Report below.

Employment

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Sexual Response Advocate

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Pursuing or completed graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education or Social Work.
• Access to vehicle for FirstSTEP Response
• One year’s experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault preferred. Training and experience working with trauma survivors preferred
• Current Montana driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana State law.
• Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests 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:
• Respond to adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault who present at First Step for a medical examination.
• Provides 24-hour, 7 day/week response to FirstSTEP at least once per month
• Inform victims of their rights and options, including reporting options.
• Provide emotional support, information and referrals to victims and their friends and family throughout the process of FirstSTEP.
• Assist victims in safety planning and make appropriate community referrals.
• Provide follow-up as needed. Follow-up may include legal, law enforcement and social services advocacy, continued crisis intervention and/or referrals to longer-term therapy
• Documents victims contact appropriately, including significant client behavior.
• Advocates for victim in a cooperative manner with law enforcement personnel, hospital staff, and other officials as needed.

HOURS/DAYS: Combination of part-time training shifts and on-call shifts. Will work varied days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12 per hour training shifts. On-call rate varies. Holiday on-call is paid at a higher rate.
DEGREE: Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has no access to benefits.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, November 9, 2018.

Referral Instructions
To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-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 Erica

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

PARTIAL LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Three years’ experience working domestic violence and/or sexual assault preferred.
  • Experience in database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and word processing programs preferred and specifically MTHMIS
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations.
  • Ability to be assertive and apply conflict management techniques.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff, agencies and professionals in the community.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for his/her part in communication breakdowns and to work toward resolution of resulting problems.
  • Current driver’s license, acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interest of families served by YWCA programs.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES

  • Interviews and assists in approving Rapid Re-Housing participants.
  • Performs reference checks and income verification procedures for incoming clients.
  • Ensures that program guidelines and policies are being met by participants.
  • Maintains and completes appropriate documents and case files for each participant.
  • Helps foster a sense of personal strength and self-sufficiency in participants.
  • Provides intensive case management services to clients.  Maintains written participant files.
  • Tracks program applicants and adheres to fair housing laws.
  • Advocates for participants in a cooperative manner with other agencies, law enforcement personnel, and other officials as
    needed.  Coordinates comprehensive services with community agencies.
  • Conducts follow-up evaluations of housing and economic status, and provides services for program graduates.  Solicits regular
    feedback from participants about program effectiveness, and makes appropriate changes to better serve the program participants.
  • Enters weekly into HMIS and the internal YWCA database

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 20 hours per week, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12.50/hour.
DEGREE: High school diploma or HiSET equivalency diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision, FLEX and life insurance.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday November 9, 2018.

Referral Instructions
To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-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 Melissa.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for 2 Part-Time Children’s Program Positions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Three years’ experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault required.
  • Love for children and zeal for their welfare.
  • 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 individuals and families served by YWCA programs.

PARTIAL LIST OF DUTIES:

  • Nurtures, guides, plays with and mentors children in the shelter, groups and family services, kindly attending to their bodies, minds, and spirits.
  • Provides appropriate activity and interaction for children in the shelter, groups and family services.
  • Helps the children in YWCA programs have fun and learn.
  • Facilitates children’s groups weekly.
  • Works with mothers in the shelter to help them with parenting skills.
  • Works with the Shelter Coordinator to meet the individual needs of families residing at the shelter; works with Transitional Housing Case Managers, when applicable, to provide services for families in Family Services.
  • Coordinates with other area agencies to provide services for children in the shelter and family services.
  • Provides guidance and support to the volunteer advocate staff.
  • Maintains written client files.
  • Provides crisis counseling and support as needed at the shelter and at the YWCA.

HOURS/DAYS: Part time, 20 hours per week. Will work varied week days, evening and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview.
WAGE: $12-$13/hour.
DEGREE:  Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, November 9, 2018.

Referral Instructions
To apply, please send resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-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 Pam Koepplin.

 

YWCA Missoula is looking for a Secret Seconds Clerk

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required.
  • Must have dependable vehicle, current driver’s license and proof of auto insurance in compliance with Montana state law.
  • Must pass a background check designed to protect the interests of YWCA donors and clients.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals, including clients, donors, 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:

  • Waits on customers, receives donations, and writes receipts for donations.
  • Sorts, prices, and displays merchandise.
  • Projects a positive image of the YWCA, using effective public relations skills.
  • Exhibits friendliness toward and consideration of YWCA employees, volunteers, participants, customers and the general public.
  • Adheres to YWCA policies and guidelines.
  • Acts as a responsible team member.
  • In general, demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for her/his work.
  • Demonstrates competence as an information source about the YWCA programs and other Missoula programs of similar interest.
  • Exhibits an awareness of and ability to deal with diversity among people, including disabilities among clients, staff and customers.
  • Displays a neat appearance and competent manner.
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds required.

HOURS/DAYS: Full time. Will work varied week days, evenings and weekend hours, to be discussed at interview. This position will work weekends.
WAGE: $10/hr.
DEGREE: High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required.
BENEFITS: Employee filling this role has access to benefits including holidays, vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance and FLEX.
CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, Friday, November 2, 2018.

Referral Instructions

To apply, please download YWCA Employment Application and send with resume and cover letter:
-Via email to [email protected].
-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) 549-1610 and speak with Jean

 

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