Helpline Specialist–Supervisory

Helpline Specialist–Supervisory (Full-time)

Reports to: Manager, Helpline

Womankind uses the multidimensionality of our Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence as they build a path to healing. We are working tirelessly to create a future where we Rise Above Violence and our communities can innovate towards collective well-being, restoration, and social justice.

Womankind’s Helpline is a crucial part of our operations. It is generally the first contact new clients have with the agency, and it is a lifeline for current clients as well. Because we are multi-lingual in 18+ Asian languages and Spanish, managing the Helpline is a highly complex task that requires both strong administrative skills as well as some clinical insight. Many helpline calls are administrative in nature, many are calls from women who are in crisis or who are looking for advice about their domestic violence situations.

The Helpline Specialist is a full-time position (40 hours), Monday to Friday. The Specialist will work under the direction of the Helpline Manager to support the efficient running of helpline services across the agency.


Essential Functions:

  • Respond to call, text and chat coming through the Helpline to provide assessments, crisis counseling and intervention to all survivors via call, text and chat
  • Conduct residential screenings and ensure smooth and efficient screenings and moves into the residential house
  • Provide training and supervision to Helpline advocates and volunteers as they respond to call, text and chat queries. This includes supporting with crisis response when necessary.
  • Support in the development of Helpline training for staff, volunteers, and interns on call, text, and chat functionality including Helpline protocols and procedures, the basics of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual violence, and other work as assigned by the Helpline Manager
  • Provide Light support services for up to 5 clients
  • Update referral resources frequently
  • Update Helpline documentation with manager as needed
  • Submit Monthly Denial Reports to OCFS
  • Review residential screenings as needed
  • Send out occupancy/ vacancy email and Helpline Log email if needed
  • Interview Helpline Volunteers and support in their onboarding process
  • Generate data and analysis on text /chat function and provide knowledge-based insights and recommendations for program enhancement
  • Generate data and analysis on text /chat function and provide insights and recommendations for program enhancement
  • Generate reports on Helpline chat and text services
  • Monitor client’s satisfaction levels and participate in developing improvement plans
  • Apply aid to troubleshooting and engage in quality assurance for the text and chat function accordingly
  • Perform administrative responsibilities to support helpline program
  • Represent Womankind in outreach/community education events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Helpline Manager, Associate Director, or Chief Program Officer

Work Schedule and Location:

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 11am-7pm. The training period will be daytime business hours between 10am-6pm.
  • Location: Womankind Headquarters: 42 Broadway, Suite 1836, New York, NY 10004
  • This position offers a hybrid work option. At least three days in-person work required. During the probationary/training period, five days in-person required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Must be bilingual. Ability to speak Spanish or an Asian language preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in providing crisis and other types of counseling and advocacy
  • Must have supervisory experience for at least 2 years
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Experience in handling complex administrative tasks, such as project/ event coordination
  • Deep commitment to Womankind’s mission
  • Social work or human services experience preferred
  • Superior oral and written communication skills required
  • Excellent crisis management skills required
  • Ability to travel to various Womankind sites
  • Good active listening skill required
  • Some basic knowledge of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and sexual violence in required
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Comfortable dealing with technology (software, computer, phone, apps, etc.)

Compensation Package:

Womankind offers a competitive and outstanding compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience, skill set, education, and other criteria. Annual salary range for this position is between $50,000 and $53,000. Top benefits include health/dental/vision/FSA plans, generous paid time off, holidays, 403(B) retirement plan, commuter transit program, and much more.


How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to careers@iamwk.org. Please include your name and "Helpline Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer.