Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and strong knowledge of the complexity of poverty and women’s homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, health issues, and older adults preferred.
- Two years of experience working as a case manager/housing specialist/similar position and knowledge of community resources preferred
- Two years of experience providing domestic violence services as a case manager or similar experience preferred
- Experience working directly with landlords through property management, real estate or housing navigation services preferred
Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications
- Excellent active listening and crisis intervention skills with ability to exercise and model good judgment.
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities with effective record keeping.
- Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required
- HMIS or other database management preferred.
- 40-Hr Domestic Violence Certification a plus.
- Current valid California state driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle with good driving record required.
- Lived expertise a plus
- Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English a plus.
- Cultural humility
- Must be a CA 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 COVID-19 test result from the last seven days, on first day of hire.
- Must provide documentation of a negative TB test result within the last twelve months, 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)
- Criminal background check and clearance required
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.