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Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center delivers violence prevention efforts and free services for persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in both Inyo and Mono Counties.  Wild Iris is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Housing Coordinator II – Job Description

Position: Housing Coordinator II

Pay Range: $19.16-$26.04

Job Type: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Benefits: Employee retirement with employer contributions, medical insurance, paid holiday’s, vacation, and sick accruals.

(Benefits available after successful completion of introductory period. Part time employees receive some benefits on a prorated basis.)

Job Description: Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Wild Iris’s Transitional Housing properties including program policies and procedures, client services, outreach, and collaboration specific to domestic violence housing activities and client needs. Maintains compliance with grant, agency, and legal requirements. This is a non-mandated reporting position. Supervises Housing First Advocates. Reports to Adult Services Program Manager.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to implement training and teaching methods to meet the specialized requirements for training domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention counselors
  • At least one year of experience in management and/or supervision
  • 2 years of experience working directly with DV survivors
  • Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and reliable transportation
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to use a computer and proficiency with Office 365 and learn industry specific software
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, analytical and, decision -making skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in both individual and team settings
  • Knowledge of professional office practices including proper conduct and dress
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal appropriately with crisis and stress situations
  • Must abide by laws and grant regulations regarding employment practices, confidentiality, ethics, and State of California mandatory reporting requirements as well as Wild Iris policies.
  • Willing to undergo to a live scan background check

Prefer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field or equivalent life experience
  • Two years of experience with a similar agency performing similar or transferable duties
  • Bilingual and bi-literate – English and Spanish
  • Completed Wild Iris training or approved equivalent and be eligible for certification as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor pursuant to California Evidence Code, Article 8.7, Section 1037.1

Essential Job Duties:

  • Supervises and evaluates direct reports
  • Respond to hotline phone calls needing immediate assistance with issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provide crisis intervention services for persons directly or indirectly experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Respond to hospital and law enforcement calls to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provides assistance to clients in obtaining Emergency Protective Orders (EPO) though the legal system
  • Provides assistance to clients in filing and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Restraining Orders through the legal system
  • Is available to work after-hours 24-hour crisis line shifts
  • Knowledge and collaboration with partnering agencies and assistance with referrals
  • Able to obtain or provide certificate of Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor pursuant to C.E.C.8.7 §1037.1 (This will be provided by Wild Iris)
  • Provides training as necessary to staff and volunteers relative to dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, trauma informed practices, and agency program policies and procedures
  • Meet with housing clients to determine their housing needs and present a realistic range of options to assist in the housing search process
  • Engage with and educate landlords and local housing authorities, particularly to dispel the idea that victims are high-risk tenants.
  • Provide outreach and education to local governments including the County Board of Supervisors, Town and City Councils and key housing authorities concerning the dynamics of domestic violence and the importance of a victim’s right to safety.
  • Responsible for the physical management of housing properties, including regular maintenance and emergency repairs, tenant and/or landlord issues/complaints.
  • Responsible for handling client move-ins and move-outs, ensuring that units are properly furnished, inspecting unit for damages, cleaning unit for next tenant, utilities have been turned on/off etc.
  • Actively participates in ongoing seminars and trainings to maintain DVSA certification
  • Provides culturally sensitive services and works with representatives of under-served ethnic and target groups
  • Maintains accurate client records, documentation, data collection, and completion of reports and forms as outlined in grant requirements and Agency policy.
  • Provides office coverage as needed at Transitional Housing
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Talking
  • Hearing

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Stooping
  • Crawling
  • Climbing
  • Reaching Overhead
  • Crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Balancing
  • Pushing or pulling
  • Lifting or carrying
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 10 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 75 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 100 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (over 100 lbs.)
  • Repetitive motions

Environmental Requirements:

  • Exposure to periods of stress

Other:

  • May be required to work some weekend, evening, night, and holiday hours. Possible Call-back. Should be available to fill in for all shifts within the agency for vacations, illnesses, etc. plus crisis situations.
  • Some conferences and continuing education programs that may be out-of-town.

 

Advocate I (General or Housing) Mammoth Lakes, CA

Position: Adult Advocate I

Pay Range: $16.00-$20.69

Job Type: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Benefits: Employee retirement with employer contributions, medical insurance, paid holiday’s, vacation and sick accruals.

(Benefits available after successful completion of introductory period)

Job Description: Provides crisis intervention services to clients who have been affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This is a non-mandated reporting position. Reports to Adult Services Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current auto insurance
  • Reliable transportation
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to use a computer and proficiency with Office 365 and learn industry specific software
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, analytical and, decision -making skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in both individual and team settings
  • Knowledge of professional office practices including proper conduct and dress
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal appropriately with crisis and stress situations
  • Willing to undergo to a live scan background check


Prefer:

  • At least one (1) year of experience with a similar agency
  • At least one (1) year of experience performing similar or transferable duties
  • Completion of the Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor training pursuant to California Evidence Code, Article 8.7, Section 1037.1
  • Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish


Essential Job Duties:

  • Respond to walk in clients or phone calls needing immediate assistance with issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provide crisis intervention services for persons directly or indirectly experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Respond to hospital and law enforcement calls to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provides assistance to clients in obtaining Emergency Protective Orders (EPO) though the legal system
  • Provides assistance to clients in filing and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Restraining Orders through the legal system
  • Is available to work after-hours 24-hour crisis line shifts
  • Knowledge and collaboration with partnering agencies and assistance with referrals
  • Able to obtain or provide certificate of Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor pursuant to C.E.C.8.7 §1037.1 (This will be provided by Wild Iris)
  • Actively participates in ongoing seminars and trainings to maintain DVSA certification
  • Provides culturally sensitive services and works with representatives of under-served ethnic and target groups
  • Evaluates and provides Safe Haven program services and continued support
  • Maintains accurate client records, documentation, data collection, and completion of reports and forms as outlined in grant requirements and Agency policy.
  • Provides office coverage as needed including coverage of satellite offices in Mammoth Lakes and Transitional Housing
  • Maintain accurate time keeping records in accordance with state and federal labor laws
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Basic Skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Talking
  • Hearing


Physical Demands:

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Stooping
  • Crawling
  • Climbing
  • Reaching Overhead
  • Crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Balancing
  • Pushing or pulling
  • Lifting or carrying
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 10 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 75 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 100 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (over 100 lbs.)
  • Repetitive motions


Environmental Requirements:

  • Exposure to periods of stress
  • Exposure to static electricity and electric amperes capable of doing bodily harm


Other:

  • May be required to work some weekend, evening, night, and holiday hours. Possible Call-back. Should be available to fill in for all shifts within the agency for vacations, illnesses, etc. plus crisis situations.
  • Some conferences and continuing education programs that may be out-of-town.

Advocate I (General or Housing) Bishop, CA

Position: Adult Advocate I

Pay Range: $16.00-$20.69

Job Type: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Benefits: Employee retirement with employer contributions, medical insurance, paid holiday’s, vacation and sick accruals.

(Benefits available after successful completion of introductory period)

Job Description: Provides crisis intervention services to clients who have been affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This is a non-mandated reporting position. Reports to Adult Services Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current auto insurance
  • Reliable transportation
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to use a computer and proficiency with Office 365 and learn industry specific software
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, analytical and, decision -making skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in both individual and team settings
  • Knowledge of professional office practices including proper conduct and dress
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal appropriately with crisis and stress situations
  • Willing to undergo to a live scan background check


Prefer:

  • At least one (1) year of experience with a similar agency
  • At least one (1) year of experience performing similar or transferable duties
  • Completion of the Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor training pursuant to California Evidence Code, Article 8.7, Section 1037.1
  • Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish


Essential Job Duties:

  • Respond to walk in clients or phone calls needing immediate assistance with issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provide crisis intervention services for persons directly or indirectly experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Respond to hospital and law enforcement calls to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Provides assistance to clients in obtaining Emergency Protective Orders (EPO) though the legal system
  • Provides assistance to clients in filing and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Restraining Orders through the legal system
  • Is available to work after-hours 24-hour crisis line shifts
  • Knowledge and collaboration with partnering agencies and assistance with referrals
  • Able to obtain or provide certificate of Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor pursuant to C.E.C.8.7 §1037.1 (This will be provided by Wild Iris)
  • Actively participates in ongoing seminars and trainings to maintain DVSA certification
  • Provides culturally sensitive services and works with representatives of under-served ethnic and target groups
  • Evaluates and provides Safe Haven program services and continued support
  • Maintains accurate client records, documentation, data collection, and completion of reports and forms as outlined in grant requirements and Agency policy.
  • Provides office coverage as needed including coverage of satellite offices in Mammoth Lakes and Transitional Housing
  • Maintain accurate time keeping records in accordance with state and federal labor laws
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Basic Skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Talking
  • Hearing


Physical Demands:

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Stooping
  • Crawling
  • Climbing
  • Reaching Overhead
  • Crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Balancing
  • Pushing or pulling
  • Lifting or carrying
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 10 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 75 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (up to 100 lbs.)
  • Lifting or carrying (over 100 lbs.)
  • Repetitive motions


Environmental Requirements:

  • Exposure to periods of stress
  • Exposure to static electricity and electric amperes capable of doing bodily harm


Other:

  • May be required to work some weekend, evening, night, and holiday hours. Possible Call-back. Should be available to fill in for all shifts within the agency for vacations, illnesses, etc. plus crisis situations.
  • Some conferences and continuing education programs that may be out-of-town.

 

Accepting Applications Until Filled

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and application.  Please email your application packet to wildiris@wild-iris.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Wild Iris

Wild Iris and CASA of the Eastern Sierra are always in need of volunteers; they are a vital part of our services. The volunteer needs for Wild Iris projects may vary. Some require training before you can help.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, and how you can get involved, contact the Volunteer Program Manager @ 760-873-6601.

Download a Wild Iris Volunteer Application or please call our office and we will email or fax an application to you!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)Interested in volunteering as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)? Download a CASA Volunteer Application and call our office or email bkeller@wild-iris.org for more information.

 


Direct Service Volunteers (Training Required)

Can Help With:

  • Manning the Crisis Line
  • Restraining Orders
  • Client Advocacy, Accompaniment & Transportation
  • Crisis Counseling & Support
  • Safe Haven
  • Housing Establishment & Relocation
  • Teaching Classes or Leading Support Groups
  • Community Outreach Presentations
  • Any Tasks Listed Below

Indirect Service Volunteers (No Training Necessary!)

Help With:

  • Front Desk Coverage
  • Company Car Maintenance/Wash
  • Office Cleaning
  • Grocery Shopping/Errands
  • Special Projects/Mailings
  • Fundraising Events
  • Resource Library
  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Awareness Month Activities
  • Web Page Assistance/Maintenance
  • Youth Violence Prevention Program
  • Sharing Your Special Talent to Enhance Wild Iris Service

Send the completed volunteer applications and resumes to:

Wild Iris Human Resources
P.O. Box 697
Bishop, CA 93515


Board Member Opportunities

Take a stand against violence in our community. Wild Iris is currently accepting applications from residents of Inyo and Mono counties to serve on our Board of Directors.

For more information, please download and review our
Board Application Packet ↓

To apply, complete the application for appointment to the board and mail to PO Box 697 Bishop, CA 93515.

Please direct your questions to Vanessa Hays, Interim Executive Director at vhays@wild-iris.org or 760-873-6601.

 

Wild Iris is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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