CATHOLIC CHARITIES – COUNCIL BLUFFS

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Shelter Assistant

In this position you will provide direct services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault and their children residing at the shelter; connect survivors to mainstream resources to include, but not limited to housing, financial, health, school or work readiness, and other needs; assist residents with daily living needs and ensure a safe, secure, comfortable, and supportive environment in a manner consistent with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the program and Catholic Charities.  Requirements: BA degree from a four-year college or university in social services field, 1-2 years of related job experiences, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families impacted by trauma. Attitude toward work that is flexible, cooperative, positive and dependable.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – COUNCIL BLUFFS

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Sexual Assault Advocate

The primary responsibilities of the Sexual Assault Advocate are to provide advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention, and information to victims/survivors of sexual assault in a nine-county services area including Pottawattamie, Harrison, Mills, Fremont, Shelby, Audubon, Cass, Montgomery and Page counties. Additional responsibilities include activities that support community awareness and educational opportunities.  Requirements:  BA degree from a four-year college or university in social services field, 1-2 years of related job experiences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families impacted by trauma. Must have a valid Driver’s license and required car insurance. Attitude toward work that is flexible, cooperative, positive and dependable.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – COUNCIL BLUFFS

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Human Trafficking Specialist

Will provide confidential services as in direct advocacy, case management, crisis counseling, and community referrals to individuals impacted by human trafficking. Incumbent will support all activities related to case coordination and program operations, including but not limited to, in-person response, survivor accompaniment throughout all stages of the legal and/or other agencies or partners such as DHS, substance abuse reinstatement centers, etc.  This position will serve on the Southwest Iowa Coalition on Human Trafficking Committee and will provide training to local law enforcement agencies, area businesses including truck stops, hotel/motels.  Requirements: BA degree from a four-year college or university in social services field, 1-2 years of related job experiences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families impacted by trauma. Must have a valid Driver’s license and required car insurance. Attitude toward work that is flexible, cooperative, positive and dependable.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – DES MOINES

Refugee Resettlement Program

Case Manager

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines is currently accepting applications for a full-time Case Manager for our Refugee Resettlement Program.  Working in concert with the resettlement team, volunteers and external partners, and under the guidance of the Refugee Program Manager, the Refugee Case Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of service delivery for the assigned case load and ensuring that refugees receive the required resettlement services in compliance with national, local, and organizational standards.  Primary responsibilities include assisting refugees attain basic needs and services within the first 90 days of their arrival, including, but not limited to: housing, food, health screening, public benefits access, community and cultural orientation.  The Case Manager will independently manage and oversee the cases for their clients, complete all case notes and program documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance within program guidelines, and ensure timely delivery of services.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – DES MOINES

Counseling

Mental Health Therapist

Come join an outstanding team of professionals who share a passion for empowering individuals and strengthening families!  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines is currently accepting applications for a licensed, or temporary licensed therapist to join our team!  Our therapists are master’s level mental health professionals that specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults to provide the highest level of care for individuals and families.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality mental health counseling services in a confidential, caring, and supportive environment
  • Builds and maintains a caseload schedule that is conducive to appropriate clinical service productivity standards
  • Completes diagnostic assessments and formulate treatment plans
  • Designs and implements treatment plans reflective of individual/child/family needs

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from accredited social work, mental health counseling, or marriage and family therapy program. Clinical licensure at temporary or independent level: Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or LMFT preferred.
  • Ability to work in a positive and cooperative fashion
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred, not required

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – DES MOINES

Emergency Family Shelter

Shelter Shift Lead (full-time)

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines is currently accepting applications for a Shelter Shift Lead to work at our Emergency Family Shelter.  This is a full-time position responsible for shift oversight of shelter operations to ensure the safety and welfare of guests.  Scheduled hours are Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Monday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures physical environment of the shelter is free of safety/health hazards at all times.
  • Provides supportive services to guests and ensures that guests are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Conducts new employee training and staff task supervision as directed.
  • Coordinates and ensures emergency response is appropriate and timely in the event of severe weather, crisis situations or when conflict arises on the property.
  • Observes, evaluates and documents guest behavior and shelter activities and keeps an accurate account of all events occurring during shift.  Informs next shift staff member of all activities and outstanding issues prior to leaving.
  • Enforces shelter policies and follows staff policies and procedures.
  • Provides crisis intervention when necessary by defusing the situation or contacting the proper authorities.
  • Processes intake and departure of clients.
  • Performs all housekeeping and cleaning tasks as directed per shift. Duties may include sanitation of kitchen and common rooms, putting donations away in appropriate areas.
  • Assists with general maintenance and upkeep of the shelter facility and reports repair and supply needs.
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in activities designated by the Shelter Coordinator, Program Manager, or Director of Programs. 

Requirements:

  • Some college
  • Previous work with homeless individuals and/or families
  • Ability to work alone and handle crises with good judgment, adequate communication skills – both written and oral
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs, frequently move or lift up to 10-25 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Two years of experience with homeless individuals and families preferred
  • Obtain ServicePoint Licensure within two months of employment

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Emergency Family Shelter

Shelter Staff (part-time)

Part-time shelter staff position needed to work overnight and weekend-evening shifts at our family emergency shelter.  In conjunction with other shelter staff, primary responsibilities will be to create a safe and supportive environment for shelter clients, enforce shelter rules, maintain proper documentation, clean and sanitize rooms and public areas, meet all requirements for basic standards of housing, provide crisis intervention and attend meetings and training as required. Must be dependable and adhere to all organization policies and regulations as specified by Catholic Charities and the State of Iowa.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES – COUNCIL BLUFFS

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Shelter Advocate (part-time)

Part-time weekend and overnight positions available.

Summary

Provides support to women and children staying at the Phoenix House.  Maintains security of the Phoenix House.  Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the shelter facility.  Assists families in communal living.  Assists with de-escalation and stabilization of critical situations during evening and weekend hours.

As part of the recruiting process you will need to answer the following questions together with your cover letter and resume.

  1. What does it mean to you to be an Advocate for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  2. Why is confidentiality important when providing services to survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  3. Conflict management is an integral skill for Shelter Advocates. Please describe your style of dealing with conflict in the workplace:

– Between yourself and a client

– Between yourself and a co-worker

– Facilitating conflict between clients

  1. Working in a domestic violence shelter and sexual abuse program requires effective ‘triage’ of priorities and the ability to multitask. Please describe a work/volunteer experience where you were required to use these skills.

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