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If you're looking for meaningful work that makes a difference with a great team of people, check out our job openings below.

To apply, please complete an application and email along with your current resume to info@rise-ny.org.  Applications can also be mailed to Rise at PO Box 393, Endicott, NY 13761.

Violence in all forms disproportionately hurts marginalized people- including people of color, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities.  These communities must be centered in the work we do.  We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. 

 

Current Job Openings

APPLICATION

Assistant Shelter Manager

Full-time, 3:00pm - 11:00pm *willing to negotiate scheduled times and days for the right candidate.*

$21.25/hour

Rise-NY is Broome County's nonprofit licensed domestic violence services provider and offers comprehensive services, including hotline, shelter, counseling, advocacy and community education. We've been supporting local survivors since 1979. We are creating a new position of Assistant Shelter Manager to better support our residents and staff. If you crave a fast-paced work environment where no two days are the same and want to make a real difference in survivors' lives, we want to hear from you!

I. Basic Function

The Assistant Shelter Manager works directly with all individuals who are victims of domestic violence and who are participating in Shelter programs. The ASM provides short-term counseling and guidance, intervenes in crisis situations, and ensures the basic needs of residents are met. Other duties include performing assessment for admissions and discharge, determining resident needs, and conducting initial counseling on power and control and cycle of violence, safety planning with clients, facilitation of group counseling sessions, assistance with implementation of recovery plans, and obtaining community services from other agencies. Provides emergency coverage for other staff as needed.

II. Essential Functions

1. Answers crisis phone line. Assesses caller’s need for services while applying appropriate counseling techniques to establish the foundation for a trusting relationship. Screens victims for admission, gathers relevant information, records information onto admission documents, provides initial orientation and arranges for other staff to complete orientation or intake if needed. Regularly partners with clients to plan for their safety. Completes discharge paperwork and updates shelter censuses, ensuring accuracy.

2. Facilitates individual counseling sessions and groups comprised of adults and children. Provides one-on-one crisis intervention and triages urgency of client needs. Assists Crisis Intervention Counselors and other staff in moments of heightened client crises and determines best course of action to promote staff and client wellbeing and safety.

3. Acts in a trauma-informed manner and supports client self-determination at all times.

4. Facilitates parent-child bonding counseling group with families in shelter to promote healthy communication. Makes appropriate counseling referrals to outside agencies for long-term therapeutic care.

5. May assist in menu planning and assisting clients with preparing family style meals.

6. Clean rooms at discharge, performs other light housekeeping duties, and assists with snow removal as needed seasonally. Assesses other immediate maintenance issues and schedules emergency contractor visits in the case of urgent plumbing, electrical, or structural issues.

7. Maintains records of counseling sessions, services provided and outcomes. Compiles data and statistics for United Way quarterly reports and CACFP monthly reports. Confers with management on progress of programs and initiatives and to recommend new actions.

8. Assists the Shelter Manager with scheduling employees to cover 24 hour staffing needs, suggesting relevant training and providing feedback for employee evaluations. Supervises all client interactions with agency interns.

9. Manages crises during shift, including building and maintenance emergencies, urgent matters with clients, and authorizing cabs. Consults on call supervisor if assistance is needed.

10. Upholds accountability for Shelter residents who fail to abide by Shelter guidelines, which includes written warnings. Follows protocols established by the Shelter Manager for discharges and addition to a yellow/red dot system.

11. Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by the Shelter Manager or the Executive Director.

III. ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

1. Substitutes for absent staff as needed to maintain 24-hour coverage at the Shelter’s Residence.

2. May pick up donated food items from area church distribution center or purchase groceries at a local grocery store. Helps unload and stock basement pantry with donated items and groceries.

3. May serve as a representative of Rise when communicating information about services to groups and community service providers through trainings or tabling events.

IV. QUALIFICATIONS

Education: This position requires either a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a closely related field or the equivalent number of college credits in sociology, psychology, human development, child and family development, counseling or related course work from accredited, degree-conferring institutions of higher learning.

Knowledge: The position requires a sound understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, including a comprehensive grasp of social problems associated with it and familiarity with intervention and counseling techniques required to perform the duties of the Crisis Intervention Counselor. Knowledge of Excel and basic computer usage is preferred. Sensitivity to issues of cultural differences in clientele is expected.

Experience: Must have three years of verifiable work experience in a human services organization where the work required direct contact with domestic violence clients in a counseling or guidance capacity. A combination of relevant experience, education and/or training may be substituted.

Skills/Aptitudes: The ASM must be able to work well with a diverse population from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The ability to be objective, non-judgmental, accepting, compassionate and empathetic are essential characteristics of the successful employee in this position. The work requires the ability to handle crisis situations calmly and rationally applying accepted counseling and intervention skills necessary to help clients through highly stressful periods.

Other qualities essential to the performance of the job’s duties are the ability to work under limited supervision, to exercise good judgment, to organize and prioritize tasks, to maintain good working relationships with other employees and the residents, to be an active listener, and the ability to maintain confidences relating to resident information, shelter location and agency business. 

Comprehensive benefits include heavily subsidized health and dental insurance, Health Savings Account, free vision insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer contribution, professional development allowance, dependent care allowance, health and wellness allowance, discretionary, sick and mental health time off, Employee Assistance Program.

 


              

Maintenance Specialist

*Hours are flexible based upon employee's needs, ranging 10-20 hours per week within the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

$16/hour

I. Essential Functions

1. Assists with upkeep of the facilities. This includes performing general repairs on facilities or equipment that does not require a specialized technician, such as plumbing, painting, locks, carpentry, cleaning gutters, and HVAC. Consults with executive director for hiring an electrician with any electrical work beyond replacing light bulbs.

2. Assists with grounds upkeep, including mowing, edging, salting stairs and walkways, snow removal using snow blower or shovels, transporting garbage to the road for pick up, and repairs to the parking lot.

3. Conducts routine inspects of premises and equipment, including fire and security systems.

4. Orders supplies and materials needed for repairs and maintenance.

5. Assists with the transportation of donations for use by the programs.

6. Collaborates with contractors and workers during specialized repairs and renovations.

7. Reports to executive director regarding issues resolved, those in progress, and those needing attention.

8. Performs other duties and tasks as directed by the Shelter Manager, Assistant Executive Director, or Executive Director.

II. QUALIFICATIONS

Education: This position requires a High School diploma or GED.

Knowledge: Must have the ability to use hand tools and power tools, knowledge of basic building maintenance, and basic carpentry skills. Ability to check repair manuals or parts catalogues is necessary. Must be sensitive to working around domestic violence survivors and issues of cultural differences in clientele.

Experience: Must have three years of verifiable work experience in a related position.

Skills/Aptitudes: Essential to the performance of the job’s duties are the ability to work under limited supervision, to exercise good judgment, to organize and prioritize tasks, to maintain good working relationships with other employees, and the ability to maintain confidences relating to resident information, shelter location and agency business.

Physical Requirements: Periodically lifts up to 50 lbs when carrying donations. Must climb ladders and bend. Activities and duties necessitate climbing stairs on a regular basis to move about the three levels of the shelter and administrative building. Normal duties of the position requires the ability to operate a van safely.

Working Conditions: The working environment is in and about the grounds of two large

three story building situated in residential settings. The building is clean, air-conditioned and well heated. There is no significant noise level. There may be occasional exposure to fumes, dust or other air borne irritants. Exposure to cold in winter when working outside. 

 
 

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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv