Financial Empowerment Specialist (Part-Time)

South Valley Services (SVS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide options to anyone who has experienced domestic violence. We provide counseling, case management, prevention, and shelter to help individuals and families build lives free from violence. Our programs aim to empower individuals to recognize their self-worth and develop the necessary skills to reach their full potential. SVS believes advocacy, prevention, and safety are the primary tools in eliminating domestic violence. To achieve this goal, SVS groups these three strategies into the following service areas:

  • The Sanctuary: provides shelter for women, men, and children seeking a safe place away from domestic violence
  • Community Resource Centers (CRCs): provide case management and supportive services from community-based locations to make accessing services more attainable
  • Prevention and Education: informs and educates the public regarding domestic violence and how to recognize, respond, and refer individuals who need services

CLASSIFICATION

Part-time hourly (Non-exempt, 20 hours per week)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Programs
  • Valid Driver License, up to date auto insurance, reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel to locations of classes (not during COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Strong public relations skills and able to actively participate in community engagement
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with various populations.
  • Experience presenting in group situations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently without face to face supervision
  • Preferred candidates will have previous experience with budgeting and using spreadsheets to track financial information

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in human services field or closely related field

OR

A current college Junior or Senior in the field of social work, education, behavioral science, or a closely-related field

OR

A minimum of one year of experience with case management, working in the field of domestic violence, and/ or experience working with families in crisis/equivalent education and experience.

SALARY

$16.00 per hour

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Reports directly to the Director of Prevention and Education

DUTIES

  1. Assist clients with meeting their financial goals by assisting them in developing financial plans, opening bank accounts, and improve their credit.
  2. Facilitate the Matched Savings Program by helping clients who express interest apply by ensuring all documentation is complete and accurate, determining eligibility, administering funds, and tracking funds.
  3. Maintain notes and documentation on services provided in compliance with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, Victims of Crime Act, and Violence Against Women Act confidentiality mandates.
  4. Design and implement virtual Financial Empowerment classes (during COVID-19 restrictions specifically)
  5. Collaborate with shelter and case management staff to identify potential program participants.
  6. Complete all necessary administrative paperwork and data entry to meet licensing and program statistical needs.
  7. Submit monthly progress reports to the Director of Prevention and Education and meet with the Director of Prevention and Education once a month to discuss progress.
  8. All other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention and Education.

SCHEDULE

20 hours weekly, with daily hours being consecutive on either a morning or afternoon schedule. Options may include (with some flexibility)

● M-F 9 AM - 1 PM

● M-F 12 PM - 4 PM

● M-Th 9 AM - 2 PM

● M-Th 12 PM - 5 PM

Interested parties can send their resume and cover letter to our HR department at