Crisis Intervention Advocate (After Hours)

Part-Time (32 hours/week), Hourly, Non-exempt

Base Hourly Rate: $25.65; $0.50 Bilingual

Location: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112

Department: Support Services (pending name change to Healing & Justice)

Program: Crisis Intervention

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For over 140 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new Crisis Intervention Advocate (After Hours) in our Support Services Department.

Reporting to the In-Person Response Manager, the Crisis Intervention Advocate (After Hours) provides crisis intervention services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, after business hours and on weekends. The Bilingual Crisis Intervention Advocate answers the 24/7 Support Line and provides Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) response to accompany individuals and their significant others at the hospital. The Crisis Intervention Advocate often serves as first point-of-contact for the community and completes intakes, assessments and screenings to other programs, as well as crisis counseling and safety planning.

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Key to success is the ability the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team with flexibility, initiative and a sense of humor; and the ability prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience in confidential data management and record keeping.

Work hours are primarily evenings and overnight, including weekends and some holidays. Spanish bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are preferred. Delivery of service may include overtime to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Susceptible to compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, driving experience, reliable transportation, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 75-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification (training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.

YWCA BENEFITS:

  • A competitive benefits plan: Employer covers employee’s premium for health, dental, vision, and life insurance (depending on the plan you choose)
  • A high deductible medical plan available including employer contributions and optional employee contributions and a limited Flexible Spending Account available
  • 15 paid holidays are made available each year: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Women’s International Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • 16 days of annual accrued PTO to start
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Talkspace for employees and their household members
  • Immediate Employee contributed 403b, and an Employer Contributed 401a Retirement Plan with optional employee contributions after eligibility is met
  • Parental leave for eligible employees for up to the first eight weeks
  • Annual Retention Bonus
  • Employee Discounts with TicketsatWork
  • Free Access to the Calm App
  • With access through Kaiser for Ginger App and Class Pass.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to hr@yourywca.org with “Crisis Intervention Advocate (After Hours)” in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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