Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred; education in Cultural Studies is a plus.
- Experience working in the homeless services sector preferred
- Supervisory experience in a social service setting and managing a team required
- Experience with program development preferred
- Experience as a clinician or case manager with similar population preferred
- Experience working in homeless services and familiarity with the Skid Row community strongly preferred
- Experience with crisis management and conflict resolutions
- Lived experience is a strong plus
Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications
- Strong knowledge of the complexity of poverty and women’s homelessness, multi-culturalism and diversity, trauma, health and mental health issues, substance abuse and older adults; familiarity with permanent supportive housing model and evidence-based practices
- Knowledge of communities that are disproportionately represented in the homeless population (communities of color, LGBTQ+ etc.)
- Understanding of systemic oppression and macro-level issues contributing to homelessness
- Ability to provide culturally competent/responsive training, services and supervision
- Familiarity with permanent supportive housing model and evidence-based practices including Trauma-Informed Care and Critical Time Intervention, preferred
- Familiarity with Housing First model, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and other evidence-based practices, preferred
- Knowledge of community resources preferred
- Excellent judgement, active listening, crisis intervention skills, problem solving skills, and a solution-oriented attitude
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
- Flexibility to manage multiple tasks and priorities, while utilizing a diverse skill set including public speaking, proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities with data management responsibilities, and quality assurance
- Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required
- Ability to be flexible with hours when needed
- Lived experience is a strong plus
- Current valid California state driver’s license, comprehensive insurance, and good driving record
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, implement plans, and meet deadlines
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
1. Cultural humility
2. 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.
3. Must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from the last seven days, on first day of hire.
4. Must provide documentation of a negative TB test result within the last twelve months, on first day of hire.
5. 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)
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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.