Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Position Summary: Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities. YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life. YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Position Summary

Provide crisis counseling, advocacy, and culturally competent case management services for individuals and families in the Women In Jeopardy Crisis Shelter program at the YWCA Utah.
Primary Responsibilities: Essential Job functions

1. Provide crisis counseling, advocacy, and coaching to women, men and families in crisis due to domestic and/or sexual violence in order to achieve a client-based plan for self-sufficiency and safety.

2. Support each program participant in achieving his/her plan with courteous, timely and meaningful help.

3. Complete intakes for clients who have moved into the WIJ shelter at the YWCA (assess for danger, plan for safety, guide toward appropriate resources, provide support during visit, advocate through system issues and shelter admission as needed).

4. Ensure safety of everyone by monitoring security and intervening in crises as indicated.

5. Support program participants in achieving their self-determined program goals through empathic

listening and presence, providing individualized case management and referrals to supportive services

within the YWCA and community; track progress in meeting plan for self-sufficiency and safety and


a. Establish case files

b. Assist with documents necessary for section 42 compliance

c. Conduct required initial intake and exit assessments

d. Provide information/referral and provide/arrange translation and interpretation as necessary.

e. Advocate for the access and use of resources and referrals.

f. Provide direct assistance to Residential Advocates in maintaining 24/7 shelter operations and supports to benefit clients

g. Coordinate linkages with community agencies on individual and program level.

h. Coordinate therapeutic services for women, men and children in order to help minimize the impact of

violence in their lives, including maintaining contact with therapists and clinicians.

6. Provide crisis intervention as needed.

7. Contact agencies/individuals providing services to clients to assure optimum coordination and

appropriate referrals. Obtain signed releases for coordination of services.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

1. Uphold and act in accordance with the mission of the organization, vision, values and strategic

direction of the organization.

2. Demonstrate commitment to understanding and using YWCA’s adopted trauma informed “Sanctuary Model” principles, language, and

tools in daily work.

3. Model YWCA community standards and encourage program participants and other staff to follow


4. Understand and follow all established organizational and program related policies, procedures and


5. Keep all records necessary to ensure that work is conducted in accordance with agency, contractual,

and legal requirements. Records are expected to be complete, accurate, and timely.

6. Satisfactorily perform all duties outlined in this job description.

7. Maintain all certifications and licensing related to role, program licensing, and grant standards

including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers Permit, LCSW/CSW/SSW, etc.

8. Attend all required staff meetings, individual and/or group supervision, agency-wide staff and other

trainings, as well as any other meetings and activities as requested.

9. Monitor campus security in collaboration with all staff to protect the safety and well-being of program participants, staff, and visitors.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a combined 5 or more years of education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited human service related area SSW Preferred.

Or another closely related field plus 1-2 years’ experience in Case Management.

Or Associates degree from an accredited college plus 3 or more years’ experience.
Or High school diploma plus 5-7 years of relevant demonstrated experience.

Minimum of 2 years of direct service experience with women and children
An understanding of, and agreement with, YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.

Knowledge and skills in direct individual and group social services, including effective
communication, crisis intervention, knowledge of women and children's issues, human behavior and community resources.

Fluency in English (speaking and writing) required, with fluency in Spanish extremely helpful.

Knowledge about the issue of domestic and sexual violence and about child development (through adolescence) helpful.
Knowledge of and/or experience in substance use, mental health, and chronic homelessness helpful and preferred.
Work experience in these areas preferred.

Committed to providing excellent, trauma informed direct services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.

Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.

Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.

Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.

Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.

If driving on busienss, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.

Must be able to pass BCI, meet I-9 requirements, and, if driving on agency business, a valid Utah driver’s license, automobile insurance and motor vehicle record.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
How to Apply:
Closing Date: 7/2/2021
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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Contact: Maggie Utgoff