Part-Time Direct Services Manager START DATE:May 2022 - August 2022
Jahajee Sisters is seeking a Part-Time Direct Services Manager to oversee programs we offer to Indo-Caribbean women, girls and gender non-binary people to support their wellness, healing and empowerment as well as connect to direct services that will enable their ability to thrive. This will be a temporary three-month position.
Community Circle Program (Monthly) - Manage our Community Circle program, monthly gatherings that support women, girls and non-binary people to connect to community and resources, build relationships with each other, and receive support for their personal empowerment and growth. - Promote monthly Circles by creating marketing materials and conducting outreach to Jahajee Sisters Grassroots Action Team members, Emergency Fund recipients, and the wider community. - Curate the monthly space by facilitating or bringing in guest speakers who can provide empowerment activities that will support people to center their wellness and healing. - Oversee other program logistics like ensuring the venue is booked for the Circle and that refreshments are provided to participants.
Emergency Fund (Ongoing) - Manage our Emergency Fund, a program that supports Indo-Caribbean survivors and working class immigrants who are in crisis to access financial assistance and services. - Conduct a comprehensive intake with clients who reach out to us for support in order to adequately assess their needs and provide emotional support. - Process financial assistance for clients who are in immediate crisis to use for rent, childcare and groceries. - Make referrals if needed (i.e. immigration, housing, DV, mental health, job training etc). - Support clients to apply for government benefits when appropriate (i.e. SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance, COVID relief, etc.). - Build a list of trusted, culturally competent and affordable direct service providers that we can refer clients to. - Serve as an advocate for the client even after referrals are made to confirm they are receiving follow-up care/support from partner organizations. - Work in collaboration with partners who make direct referrals to Jahajee Sisters to provide culturally competent support (i.e. Queens Family Justice Center). - Manage the Emergency Fund Relations Committee, a team that will conduct monthly phone calls to Emergency Fund recipients to check in, share updates on Jahajee Sisters programs/events/campaigns and deepen into relationships.
Community Outreach (Monthly) - Support the Advocacy & Campaign Manager with raising awareness about our direct service offerings and Community Circle program through tabling, outreach at community events, and outreach at faith institutions. - - Support working class members who join our organization to access our direct services, attend Community Circles and join our Grassroots Action Team.
We are seeking a licensed social worker who has experience doing case management and providing emotional support to people who are navigating crises through using a trauma-informed lens. This individual would also have experience facilitating workshops for wellness and empowerment.
The ideal candidate will be: - Extremely organized and able to pay attention to details - Highly-motivated and reliable with a strong work ethic - A clear and proactive communicator who takes initiative - Able to receive feedback well and adjust/pivot as needed
Other desirable qualifications include: - A commitment to gender justice, racial justice, immigrant rights, and economic justice - Understanding of healing and transformative justice methodologies - Experience working with the organization’s core constituencies: women, gender non-binary, immigrant and queer Indo-Caribbean people
This is a Part-Time and temporary three-month position with an hourly rate of $35 an hour. The Direct Services Manager will report to a Co-Director of the organization. As a temporary employee of the organization, the hired individual will be entitled to sick time.
HOW TO APPLY
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Direct Services Manager” in the subject line to express interest. The deadline to submit an application is TBD.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Founded in 2007, Jahajee Sisters is a movement-building organization, led by Indo-Caribbean women, committed to creating a safe and equitable society for women and girls. We foster solidarity and empowerment through dialogue, healing, the arts, leadership development and grassroots organizing.
Jahajee Sisters is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA). CTA is an equal opportunity employer. Employees are hired based on their merit, ability, experience, and training without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, size, religious affiliation, genetic make-up, military/veteran status, domestic violence victim/survivor status, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or past participation in the discrimination complaint process. We are committed to being an inclusive organization and encourage people from diverse communities to apply.