- Option One (1): An Associate’s degree or sixty (60) college units in human services or related field from an accredited college/university; one (1) year of experience, including leadership/supervisory experience, providing direct services to the target population; capable of relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied income, and education levels; and computer competency. Proficiency in English and bilingual in Spanish are required based on community language need.
Option Two (2): Three (3) years of experience, including one (1) year of leadership/supervisory experience, providing direct services to the target population; capable of relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied incomes, and education levels; and computer competency. Proficiency in English and bilingual in Spanish are required based on community language need.
Completion of 40-hour California Emergency Management Agency approved Domestic Violence Counselor Training (or must be completed upon hiring)
Capacity to learn and use ETO and VistaShare electronic data management system to document services
Adaptability and flexibility while working in a dynamic work environment
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Office 365, and PowerPoint, as well as internet research; Comfort in computer network environment
Strong in the areas of oral and written communication, and positive interpersonal relationship skills
Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Knowledge of current domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse issues.
- Experience with developing and enhancing community collaborations
- Experience in program evaluation and in conducting needs assessments
- Experience developing and giving presentations as a trainer
- Budgeting and contract management experience
- Experience in direct service, preferably with community members and/or youth populations.
- Previous experience working with adolescents and high-risk populations, including management skills.
- Experience facilitating groups and leading workshops.
- Commitment to Human Options’ mission, vision, and values; demonstrates values of diversity, respect, curiosity, ingenuity and individuality
- Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of a dynamic organization
ADA Job Characteristics:
Work environment is primarily in an office setting. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders. Sit and/or stand frequently. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties