Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required, Master’s degree strongly preferred.
- Direct service provision with homeless or high risk population preferred
- Experience working in a multi-service agency preferred
- 1 year supervising staff preferred
- Experience working in a similar shelter or day center environment
- Experience working with issues of homelessness, trauma, mental health and substance abuse preferred
- Lived experience a plus
Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications
- Knowledge of the complexity of poverty and women’s homelessness, including mental illness, needs of older adults and the impact on individual and community health
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to lead a diverse group of individuals
- Ability to exercise and model good judgment, especially in crisis situations
- Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and set and meet goals and deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required
- Ability to be flexible with hours when needed
- Current valid California state driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle with good driving record
- Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English a plus
- Cultural humility
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Must be a California resident and live at least 75 miles from the office and must be available for in-person meetings at the DWC offices.
- Must provide documentation of a negative TB rest result within the last twelve months, on first day of hire.
- Must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from the last seven days, on first day of hire.
- You will be required to have received at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination to start employment with DWC, and second dose must be received within 30 days from the first day of hire.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)
Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences is essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status, medical condition, geography, socio-economic status, and other unique attributes that make us who we are.
Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of
employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.