Manager, Later in Life Program
Reports to: Associate Director, Community Programs
Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to recovery. The goal of the Community Programs is to provide comprehensive direct services that support the recovery of survivors and their children from domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking across the lifespan in the communities they live.
Founded in 1982, Womankind is the first organization on the East Coast to address the issues of domestic violence in the Asian communities. Through our multilingual and culturally responsive services, Womankind has become an expert in serving Asian women and their children. However, our services are equally valuable for the many non-Asians, the men and boys, and members of the LGBTQ community that we serve. Womankind helps those impacted by violence in all stages of life move forward from isolation to connectedness and surviving to thriving.
Launched in 2013, Womankind’s Later in Life Program was created in response to an increase in the number of 50+ year old clients served in our emergency domestic violence residences – survivors of abuse in later life. The majority of existing services in the community for survivors of gender based violence are designed to meet the needs of women in their 20s to 40s, often with a focus on the intersection of their needs and their children. Victims over the age of 50 require distinctly different support, in terms of financial planning, social networks, access to resources and supports for healthy, safe aging. What began as a pilot program has now blossomed into a highly effective program. The Later in Life team provides counseling, case management, information and referrals, client accompaniment, home visits (needs-based), creative arts/wellness groups, and economic empowerment workshops. They also outreach to NYC’s Pan-Asian communities to educate on (and acclimate them to) the existence of Abuse Later in Life among their own and how to best support potential survivors.
- The Manager’s primary responsibility is to spearhead Womankind’s effort to provide leadership in ensuring that the issues, concerns, and needs of older adults, especially Asian older adult survivors of DV, HT, and/or SV, are adequately addressed.
- The Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining a culture in Womankind that gives equal weight to older adult survivors; that gives residential
and non-residential staff capacity to assist older adult survivors thrive and recover from the trauma of abuse and that facilitates research, policy analysis, and strategic planning.
- The Manager directly supervises two LIL advocates and provides technical assistance and consultation for other staffs providing direct services for older adult survivors. The direct service staffs’ feedback and insight is important to develop and expand the program according to the needs of older adult survivors.
- The Manager works closely with other Program Managers and Supervisors to develop the community education and outreach strategies and the best practice model specifically for older adult survivors.
- The Manager represents Womankind with other Later in Life or Elder Abuse service providers and community leaders; and assists in developing new partnerships to support the program and clients.
- The Manager oversees several grants for the program by ensuring that all contract goals and deliverables are met, funding is spent appropriately, and reports and audits are completed accurately and timely.
- The Manager holds a small case load of older adult clients.
- The Manager may be assigned special projects and other duties by the Executive Director.
- Master Degree in social work, psychology, or related field highly preferred; or Bachelor degree in above fields with 2+ years direct practice with older survivors of gender-based violence
- Must have an interest in working with the older adult population and deep commitment to the mission of the organization.
- 1+ years supervisory experience required.
- Must be confident and self-starter.
- Strong public-speaking skills and relationship building with external partners.
- Bi-lingual English and an Asian language required.
- Great communication skills – written and verbal, to individuals and groups.
- Ability to effectively complete multiple tasks, priorities, responsibilities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work with diverse populations and within a team structure.
Womankind offers a competitive and outstanding compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Annual salary range for this position is between $50,000 and $55,000. Top benefits include health/dental/vision/FSA plans, generous paid time off, holidays, 403(B) retirement plan, commuter transit program, and much more.
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