Employment Opportunities

Shelter Manager

Full-time overnight position.

Email resume to: thelaurelcenter@comcast.net

Job Coach

Duties & Responsibilities:  Provide one-on-one support to survivors of domestic and sexual assault in their pursuit of education or employment. Your goal would be to provide respectful, personal, and motivating services that empower our clients to be successful in meeting their financial goals. 

Client Services:

  1. Assess shelter residents for potential entry into TLC’s Empowerment Program.
  2. Assist clients to develop effective job coaching, education and employment plans.
  3. Communicate clearly with clients to understand their goals and ambitions.
  4. Assist clients to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set measurable goals.
  5. Assess the strengths of individuals and teach them to use them effectively.
  6. Guide clients in learning to complete job tasks.
  7. Help in the development of motivation and skill building with TLC clients.
  8. Provide coaching in how to effective search, prepare and present to a potential employer.
  9. Complete outreach in the community to foster strong relationships with employers to cultivate TLC work sites.
  10. Offer client directed supportive job coaching that focuses on resume writing, budgeting, life skills development and other topics that enhance the client’s ability to sustain permanent employment.
  11. Assist clients to identify and access community resources that support their ability to sustain permanent employment.
  12. Act as a liaison and advocate for clients with community service providers as requested.
  13. Provide crisis intervention and support services as needed.
  14. Maintain client and program confidentiality.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Program Support Activities:

  1. Work with the Empowerment Program Coordinator to identify and create program resources that are helpful to TLC’s Empowerment Program.
  2. Establish and coordinate relationships with local employers to develop and maintain work sites for TLC’s Empowerment Program.
  3. Perform assessments of basic job skills with TLC Empowerment Program participants, plan and create employment goals that match the needs of the clients.

Community Education:

  1. Foster community relations and promote the visibility of the program through participation with other community-based services organizations and projects.
    1. Speak before groups to promote program services and outreach to those who are unaware of TLC programs.

Additional Expectations:

  1. Maintain accurate and complete records of activities and report on those on a monthly basis, including VADATA entry. Assist with quarterly and final reports.
  2. Work closely with other agencies to maintain a flow of communication.
  3. Appropriate notice and use of personal leave.
  4. Demonstrates punctuality.
  5. Ability to Coordinated client services.
  6. Effectively uses the Internet and Microsoft Office software and other software.
  7. Demonstrates regular attendance.
  8. Supports Fundraising Events.
  9. Attention to detail.
  10. Demonstrates initiative.
  11. Reacts calmly in a crisis.
  12. Willingness to act as part of a team and treat co-workers with respect.
  13. Ability to provide leadership to allied professionals.
  14. Ability to work autonomously.
  15. Ability to climb steps and lift 40 lbs.
  16. Ability to communicate with clients, colleagues and allied professionals without conflict.
  17. Ability to work some evening and weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience in the human service field or an acceptable combination of experience and education.  Prior experience as a Job Coach preferred.   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on the survivor and family. Knowledge of community service agencies and willingness to become part of service planning and delivery. Demonstrated ability to work independently.  Bilingual preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to s.harris@tlc.ngo.

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

 Basic Functions:

  1. Recruit, train and manage volunteers and interns.
  2. Work closely with agency staff to identify agency needs and how best they can be met with volunteers and/or interns.
  3. Schedule volunteers and volunteer activities including agency fundraisers and other events, including one-time, short-term, and long-term service projects that benefit victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Recruitment/Outreach:

  1. Manage recruitment efforts of volunteers/interns through public speaking, newsletters, brochures, web site, social media and community events.
  2. Serve as agency representative at community events and fairs to publicize volunteer opportunities and agency services.
  3. Outreach to targeted underserved communities.

Training:

  1. Schedule, prepare and conduct new volunteer training sessions.
  2. Develop curriculum and related materials for all volunteer training.
  3. Document all volunteer policies and procedures and update as necessary.

Scheduling

  1. Schedule and coordinate with other staff the volunteer schedules.
  2. Coordinate and schedule volunteers for all agency fundraising, outreach, education and community events and retail store.

 Coordination:

  1. Responsible for all aspects of volunteer processing including the completion of all volunteer forms and background and reference checks. Maintain all necessary forms and documentation for volunteer files.
  2. Responsible for oversight of internship program; including recruitment, screening, interviewing, training, placement and nonclinical evaluation.
  3. Supervise, evaluate, and support all volunteers.
  4. Maintain database for tracking and scheduling volunteers and volunteer opportunities.

Team Member:

  • Solicit, accept and record donations, refer walk-in/phone-in clients to appropriate staff, and assist team members on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide shelter and helpline coverage in case of emergencies.
  • Work with staff to coordinate volunteers for specific needs as they arise, including special events, shelter/hotline coverage, etc.
  • Serve as an administrator of agency social media sites and keep them updated.
  • Assist with Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.

Expectations:

  • Appropriate notice and use of personal leave
  • Demonstrates punctuality
  • Effective use of the Internet and Microsoft Office software
  • Demonstrates regular attendance
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Reacts calmly in a crisis
  • Willingness to act as part of a team and treat co-workers with respect
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to provide leadership to allied professionals
  • Ability to climb steps and lift 25lbs.
  • Ability to communicate with clients, colleagues and allied professionals without conflict
  • Must be able to confidently interact with all levels within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Supports fundraising events
  • Must exhibit exceptional communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Must be articulate and organized

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services or similar degree, or equivalent experience. Experience in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  Experience posting on social media. Data entry experience required. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Open and inclusive approach, background in working with diverse populations helpful.  Experience training and/or working with volunteers.  Exceptional interpersonal skills.  High level of initiative and ability to work independently.  Exceptional attention to detail, problem solving capabilities and organizational skills required. Ability to plan, prioritize and direct and work of others. Excellent public speaking skills.

Send cover letter and resume to: c.marzullo@tlc.ngo

 

Van Driver

Duties & Responsibilities:  The job of Van Driver is responsible for transporting The Laurel Center clients in the Empowerment Program.   

Client Services:

  1. Ensure vehicle is operating in a safe manner.
  2. Ensure the safety of TLC clients during transport.
  3. Assess incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.
  4. Maintains vehicle, both interior and exterior (ie., cleaning floors/windows/seats, etc). for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance and sanitation of vehicle.
  5. Preforms pre-trip and post-trip inspections (ie., fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etch.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and meeting state requirements.
  6. Prepare documentation (ie., daily mileage and conditions reports, incident/accident reports) for the purpose of providing written support and/or convey information.
  7. Assure that the van is scheduled for and attend to maintenance requirements.

Additional Expectations:

  1. Work closely with other agencies to maintain a flow of communication.
  2. Appropriate notice and use of personal leave.
  3. Demonstrates punctuality.
  4. Ability to Coordinated client services.
  5. Effectively uses the Internet, Microsoft Office software and other software.
  6. Demonstrates regular attendance.
  7. Supports Fundraising Events.
  8. Attention to detail.
  9. Demonstrates initiative.
  10. Reacts calmly in a crisis.
  11. Willingness to act as part of a team and treat co-workers with respect.
  12. Ability to provide leadership to allied professionals.
  13. Ability to work autonomously.
  14. Ability to climb steps and lift 40 lbs.
  15. Ability to communicate with clients, colleagues and allied professionals without conflict.
  16. Ability to work some evening and weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

GED or High School Diploma.    Prior experience as a Van Driver preferred.   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team. Valid Virginia Drivers License, with clean driving record required.  Knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on the survivor and family. Knowledge of community service agencies and willingness to become part of service planning and delivery. Demonstrated ability to work independently.  Bilingual preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to s.harris@tlc.ngo

 

The Laurel Center services are open to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity, ability, national origin, and other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact

P.O. Box 14
Winchester, VA. 22604

24-Hour Hotline: 540-667-6466
Business Line: 540-667-6160
Fax: 540-667-0138

Warren County Sexual Assault Program

24-Hour Hotline: 540-305-1083

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