Carolyn’s House Counselor/ Case Manager in Lockport, NY


YWCA of Niagara Frontier Posted: 2022-08-22

Lockport, NY 14094

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The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Summary: Provides direct services, counseling advocacy, and case management for women and children that are residents of Carolyn’s House that are Domestic Violence Survivors.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
1. Conduct screenings of potential residents, include mental health and chemical dependency assessment when appropriate.
2. Develop individual safety plan and establish goals with residents.
3. Contacts victims via telephone, written communication, in-person meetings, regarding filing of domestic incident reports (DIR), obtaining orders of protection, pre-sentence investigations, trail and court times, and dates including initial appearances through trail. *
4. Completes orders of protection and Family Offense orders for domestic violence victims. *
5. Documents all correspondence with victims, prosecutors, police and parole officers, family members, community agencies, and all other involved parties. *
6. Assesses if victim and/or children are in imminent or potential danger, overall safety and lethality, with appropriate referrals made to YWCA shelter, social services and/or mental health agencies, housing services, and other pertinent services or agencies. *
7. Assists with emergency, transitional or permanent housing residents as requested by Supervisor. *
8. Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience with the HMIS data base is a plus.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or commensurate with experience working with clients presenting with homeless, domestic violence or chemical dependency issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
• Time management
• Oral and written communications skills
• Professionalism

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ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.


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