**Economic Empowerment Specialist- Bronx**
The Domestic Violence Shelter
programs offer a comprehensive range of services including counseling,
advocacy, intervention, and support to meet the needs of victims and their
The Safe Horizon DV Shelter
Program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV survivors and their
children. We are committed to providing
these services with empathy, compassion, professionalism, non-judgement, and
respect. Our spaces respect survivors' rights to self-determination and focus
on giving families and individuals the space, both emotional and physical, to
heal from the victimization and trauma they have experienced.
Functions: An Economic Empowerment Specialist (EES) will help
build financial independence for survivors of domestic violence and other
crimes through financial literacy workshops, individual and group case management
meetings and linkages with various workforce development organizations.
The Economic Empowerment
Specialist is responsible for the following:
Conduct a seven week financial literacy workshop for shelter participants and staff
Conduct vocational and educational assessments to assist residents with identifying vocational and educational goals.
Identify, cultivate and maintain partnerships with financial institutions, credit counseling agencies, legal services, job training and job placement organizations
Refer residents to financial institutions, credit counseling agencies, legal services, job training and job placement organizations as needed.
Partner with residents to create the Safe Horizon Financial Resource and Action Plan.
Provides one to one consultation with residents to assist with financial and vocational goal setting, budgeting, and debt repayment plan.
Access client credit reports and credit scores as needed
Administers financial and resident satisfaction surveys to program participants
Assist in program data collection
Travel between shelter sites for workshop training and consultation
Work closely with case management and social work staff to support the financial and vocational needs of shelter participants
Provides technical assistance to case managers, social workers and housing specialists related to financial and vocational services
Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Reports: n/a
Interacts with: Program staff and clients as
Must have a minimum of 2 years of financial literacy training and/ or financial coaching experience
Bachelor's degree in human services or related field or equivalent training or experience.
Good oral and written communication and computer skills are necessary.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Sensitivity to domestic violence, child and sexual abuse is required.
Attend professional development training offered by Safe Horizon including (but not limited to) Client Centered Practice (CCP) skills and Mandating reporting.
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with residents and staff
Ability to use neutral and non-judgmental language when responding to clients
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe
Horizon's rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my
employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice,
at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further
understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any
representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national
service alumni are encouraged to apply
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.