Employment at WPS

Full-Time Social Referral Advocate

Women’s Protective Services has an immediate opening for a FT Social Referral Advocate.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred not required.  Must be knowledgeable about social referral and community resources and have written and public relations experience.  Domestic Violence education or work experience is preferred.

SOCIAL REFERRAL AND EMPLOYMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtain and coordinates essential services and social referral services for/with residents and/or non-residents as follows;
  • Assistance in obtaining employment goals, including job training, job placement and/or employment counseling.
  • Assistance in obtaining education goals, including GED, college, and/or specific course work training.
  • Assistance in obtaining federal, state and local assistance.  For example: disability income/benefits for emotional/physical disabilities, Medicaid, Veteran’s benefits, and income support assistance, such as TANF and Food Stamps.
  • Assistance in obtaining basic needs (clothing, childcare and transportation).
  • Keep on-site clothing closet stocked and sorted.
  • Assistance in obtaining donations (scheduling and picking up donations).
  • Assist client in developing and designing a plan of service.
  • Follows up with each client on their goals and plan of service on a regular basis.
  • Networks with other community agencies as needed to advocate for victims of family violence.
  • Works individually with clients, as much as possible, to enable each client to attain their goals.
  • Assist in volunteer training as needed.
  • Job description is subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Director and the Deputy Director.

FOOD AND NUTRITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess, oversee and prepare for clients food and nutritional needs.
  • Must keep accurate detailed records of food inventory, food distribution and document services provided to clients.
  • Perform errands as required to meet food service needs.
  • Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of food services to include: donations, menu planning, food purchases and preparation, clean-up, safety procedures, menu sign-up, checking of supplies and distribution of food and supplies.
  • Oversee maintenance of proper temperatures and methods of food storage to include recording freezer/refrigerator temperatures daily and keeping freezer organized and defrosted.
  • Oversee new client orientation and staff in-service for Food & Nutrition Program.  Provide weekly Food & Nutrition Education Programs and Food Preparation Programs on a weekly basis to residential clients.
  • See that food storage areas are straight and orderly.  Establish  a regular cleaning schedule.
  • Develop an inventory control system and oversee its use.
  • Develop and oversee non-resident pantry access system.
  • Make arrangements for food boxes to be available for clients entering the shelter over the weekends.  Also, provide basic food necessities, such as milk, bread, cereal and canned goods.
  • Conduct interviews with clients to access individual nutritional needs and menu planning, including: budgeting, food shopping, receipt knowledge and pyramid of basic nutrition.
  • Job description is subject to change under the discretion of the Executive Director.
  • Obtain and coordinates essential services and social referral services for/with residents and/or non-residents as follows: Assistance in obtaining employment goals, including job training, job placement and/or employment counseling.  Assistance in obtaining education goals, including GED, college and/or specific course work training.
  • Assistance in obtaining food purchasing and food donations (scheduling and picking up donations)
  • Meet weekly with your immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical and life insurance. WPS is an EOE.  No Phone Calls Will Be Accepted. Please submit resume to:

Coordinator of Social Referrals
PO Box 54089
Lubbock, TX 79453

or email resumes to:  Mmontelongo@wpslbk.org

 

Part-Time Crisis Intervention Specialist

Women’s Protective Services has immediate part-time openings for Crisis Intervention Specialists starting at $8.50 hourly.  Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.  Bilingual preferred, along with a minimum of a high school diploma, but some college is preferred: must demonstrate emotional stability, a positive attitude, patience, empathy, assertiveness and good listening skills.  Crisis intervention experience preferred.  Responsibilities include handling crisis calls, informal counseling, shelter and record maintenance, volunteer activities and other duties as assigned.  WPS is an EOE. No phone calls will be accepted. Please submit resume either by mail or email to:

Coordinator of CIS
PO Box 54089
Lubbock, TX 79453                                                                                                                   OBarcenas@wpslbk.org

 

Part-time PRN Crisis Intervention Specialist

WPS has immediate part-time openings for Crisis Intervention Specialists paying $12 per hour.  Must be available for on-call shift coverage for our 11p.m.-7a.m. shift one week per month Mon.-Thurs. and also must work the hotline every Friday and Saturday of that week 11p.m.-7a.m.   Must have a high school diploma; must demonstrate emotional stability, positive attitude, patience, empathy, assertiveness and good listening skills.  Crisis intervention experience preferred.  Responsibilities include handling crisis calls, informal counseling, shelter and record maintenance, volunteer activities and other duties as assigned.  WPS is an EOE.  No phone calls accepted.  Submit resume to:

Coordinator of CIS
PO Box 54089
Lubbock, TX 79453                                                                                                                   OBarcenas@wpslbk.org

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