Economic Enpowerment Specialist
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|Feb 17, 2023
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|US - New York - East Harlem
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STEPS To End Family Violence (STEPS), founded in 1986 by the legendary Sister Mary Nerney, has the expertise to provide specialized programming to meet the multiple needs of vulnerable individuals and families. STEPS offers a variety of innovative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive programming focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence; advocacy and healing for survivors; as well as increasing awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence; and transforming the rhetoric and institutions that sustain such violence.
The Economic Empowerment Specialist (EES) will maintain a caseload of 20-25 clients seeking Economic Empowerment services. The EES will provide trauma-informed support and advocacy to survivors of intimate partner violence on issues related to career and educational goals, budgeting, job applications, resumes and cover letters, credit review and repair strategies, housing advocacy, immigration advocacy, SNAP benefits and public assistance, food resources, and financial independence and wellness. The EES will also provide written advocacy and court/appointment accompaniment. The EES is responsible for maintaining all documentation, client files, and notes as required by the agency. The EES will receive one hour per week of individual supervision. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, experience providing support to survivors of intimate partner violence and/or other forms of trauma, and a desire to work collaboratively with a team of creative and committed clinicians and advocates. Will work under the supervision of the Economic Empowerment Supervisor in our East Harlem office.
Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.
At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.
Maintains caseload of 20-25 clients seeking Economic Empowerment services
Actively engages in inter-disciplinary collaboration and case coordination with other STEPS programs and relevant agencies
Performs administrative tasks as needed
Maintains program records and completes reports
Maintain accurate case files
Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling or related field
Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence
Ability to work flexible hours
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 Annually
For complete information about this position, apply online.
City: New York
State/Province: New York
Country: United States