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Shalom Task Force

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New York, NY, 10018

 

Office: 212-742-1478

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Email: info@shalomtaskforce.org

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CAREERS AT SHALOM TASK FORCE

The following positions are open at Shalom Task Force. 

Sarah’s Voice seeks a passionate Director to lead a small dynamic team of three lawyers and a paralegal litigating family law and matrimonial cases in New York Family, Supreme, and Integrated Domestic Violence courts. The Director will support the project’s existing advocacy efforts, as well as be responsible for expanding the project’s work. The Director will provide hands-on supervision of litigation-intensive practice, including second seating trials and depositions, meeting with staff for case review, and reviewing written work. The Director will also handle a small caseload of matrimonial/domestic violence matters.  
 

The Director will have the opportunity to develop program and protocols needed for growing legal services program. Additional responsibilities include community outreach, maintaining and developing new community partnerships, including pro bono work, developing litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, maintain strict adherence to grant requirements, grant reporting, assist with writing grant proposals, fund-raising, and providing trainings on a variety of DV and matrimonial related subjects.  The Director will report to the Executive Director of STF. 

 

Experience and Qualifications 

 

Sarah’s Voice seeks an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar with:  

   

  • Minimum of 7-10 years practicing matrimonial and family law 

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and working with low-income clients; 

  • Prior supervisory experience; 

  • Deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse national, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with a particular sensitivity to the complex issues encountered by survivors of domestic violence and trauma in the Jewish community; 

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; 

  • Strong interpersonal and teaching/training skills; 

  • Outstanding communication, research, and writing skills; and 

  • Experience with grant-writing and grant-reporting preferred. 

  • Fluency in Hebrew a plus 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to sfrydman@shalomtaskforce.org.  Please write “Sarah’s Voice Director” in the subject line of the email.   

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Shalom Task Force inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.  

Director- Sarah's Voice Legal Services

 
Hotline Services Specialist
 

Shalom Task Force’s Confidential Hotline serves as a lifeline to victims of abuse in the Jewish community. The hotline is primarily staffed by a group of committed volunteer advocates. The Hotline Services Specialist will play a key role in continued quality assurance of hotline and expanded reach of our services.  This role is a new position, and therefore, the position will evolve as the role is developed. The Hotline Services Specialist will provide emotional support, collaborative safety planning, and case management services to clients impacted by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We anticipate that 60% of her/his time will be spent in direct client work, 20% in supervision and training of volunteers, and 20% collaborating with community partners. This is a full-time position, requiring some evening and weekend hours.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Engage with clients through STF’s crisis hotline.

  • Engage small caseload of clients in crisis intervention, safety planning, access to public benefits, and connection to ongoing care with local agencies.

  • Play key role in development, launch, and oversight of crisis text/chat line.

  • Cover 2 hotline evening and/or Sunday shifts per week.

  • Assist Hotline Director in supervising volunteer advocates, including feedback on call logs, facilitating monthly group supervision, and creating training content.

  • Attend relevant trainings, workshops and seminars to keep up with best practices of trauma informed, client-centered care.

  • Maintain relationships with community partners in NYC, NYS and nationally through attendance at meetings and trainings.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent (Social work, Psychology, or related field).

  • 1-2 years of work experience in the field of intimate partner violence preferred.

  • Familiarity with Jewish communal work and Jewish culture.

  • Experience assisting clients in applying for public assistance and other entitlements.

  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity in approach to interventions; professional knowledge and expertise; adaptability and flexibility.

 

Preferred skills:

  • Bilingual in Yiddish and/or Hebrew.

  • Strong computer, organizational and multi-tasking skills.

  • Valid Driver’s license. May be stationed in multiple offices, access to car, preferred.

  • Ability and willingness to travel for presentations and conferences in New York and out of state.