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ALERTA DE SEGURIDAD: El uso de una computadora puede ser identificado y actividades en la internet nunca pueden ser totalmente eliminadas del disco duro. Si piensas que tu uso de computadora posiblemente esta siendo monitoriado favor de encontrar un  lugar seguro donde puedas navegar la red social, por ejemplo la casa de una amistad confiable o la biblioteca publica. O llama a nuestra  linea de Violencia Domestica disponible las 24 horas al 707-255-NEWS (6397) si te encuentras en el Valle de Napa, o a este (800) 799-7233 si te encuentras fuera del Condado de Napa. Si estas visitando nuestra pagina y necesitas salirte rapidamente a una pagina no relacionada, oprime el boton rojo de ESCAPE arriba en la esquina de la mano derecha y seras desviado/a. Favor de probar este función en su computadara AHORA MISMO para asegurarse que se sienta comodo/a usando esta función.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

NEWS is here to help!

NEWS is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially during this time of escalated stress and anxiety. Out of deep respect for the health of our employees and their families, our service deliveries have been altered slightly. In no way will our commitment to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse be minimized.

NEWS considers itself to be an “essential service” and we remain active and available to support those individuals and families suffering during this uncertain time.

On March 17th, NEWS staff started offering services remotely. NEWS program staff will do everything possible to provide compassionate trauma-informed care throughout this situation, with as little disruption as possible.

As of March 27th, NEWS is working to continue to maintain safe housing for our clients. We are experiencing a high volume of housing assistance requests. People requesting housing assistance may be asked to be put on a wait list to be contacted at a later date. We understand this is a very stressful time. We will contact those requesting services as quickly as possible. We ask that people requesting housing assistance have patience with us during this time as the NEWS Housing Program is doing its best to keep up with the needs of our community. 

If you, or anyone you know, needs to access NEWS services at any time, please have them call our 24-hour help line (707) 255-6397 for immediate assistance. Also, visit us at www.napanews.org or email us at info@NapaNEWS.org.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration,


Tracy Lamb
Executive Director

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¡NEWS está aquí para ayudar!

NEWS se compromete a apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual, especialmente durante este tiempo de mucho estrés y ansiedad. Por un profundo respeto por la salud de nuestros empleados y sus familiares, nuestros servicios se verán ligeramente distintos. De ninguna manera se minimizará nuestro compromiso de proporcionar seguridad, esperanza, sanación y empoderamiento a los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual.

NEWS se considera un "servicio esencial" y permanecemos activos y disponibles para apoyar a las personas y familias que sufren durante este tiempo difícil.

El 17 de marzo, el personal de NEWS comenzó a ofrecer servicios de forma remota. El personal del programa NEWS hará todo lo posible para brindar atención compasiva informada sobre el trauma en toda esta situación, con la menor interrupción posible. A partir del 27 de marzo, NEWS estará trabajando para continuar manteniendo viviendas seguras para nuestros clientes. Estamos experimentando un gran volumen de solicitudes de asistencia de vivienda. A las personas que solicitan asistencia para la vivienda se les solicita que se incluyan en nuestra lista de espera para ser contactados más adelante. Entendemos que este es un momento muy estresante. Nos pondremos en contacto con los solicitantes de servicios lo antes posible. 

Si usted, o alguien que conoce, necesita acceder a los servicios de NEWS en cualquier momento  llamen a nuestra línea de ayuda las 24 horas (707) 255-6397 para asistencia inmediata. Además, visítenos en www.napanews.org o https://www.facebook.com/NapaNEWSParaPaz/.

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.


Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

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707-255-NEWS (6397)

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELP LINE
LINEA DE AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS PARA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA Y ABUSO SEXUAL

1-800-799-7233

OUTSIDE OF NAPA COUNTY
FUERA DEL CONDADO DE NAPA

Job Opportunities


Intake Advocate Bilingual

Updated February 24, 2020

Job Title: Intake Advocate Bilingual

Department:  Crisis Intervention Services

Reports To: Crisis Intervention Services Program Manager, Program Director

FLSA Status: Full Time, non-exempt, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance

Compensation: $46,000- $48,000 (BOE)

Please send cover letters and resumes to: alejandram@napanews.org

Agency Description

NEWS is honored to provide domestic violence and sexual abuse advocacy services throughout Napa County. Recognized as a distinguished and well respected nonprofit organization, NEWS believes that the pathways out of violence can be as individual as the people we serve. Our innovative programs and services reflect that belief. The agency was formed in 1981 to provide immediate safety assistance to people escaping violence. For over 38 years, NEWS has grown and expanded its services to include programs to address the whole person, including the needs of children who have been exposed to violence and abuse. Our team is grounded in the values of dignity and respect, both for those we serve and for ourselves. We are committed to continually working toward reducing domestic violence and sexual abuse, promoting healthy relationships and to building a violence free community for all.

Position Summary

The NEWS Intake Advocate addresses specific needs of survivors of domestic and sexual assault seeking support. The Intake Advocate’s primary functions are to address emergency needs and safety, provide crisis intervention, and ensure proper referrals to services within NEWS and to other partner agencies in the community.

Primary Duties
  • Conduct intake interviews with all prospective NEWS clients.
  • Provide initial assessment of NEWS families and out of agency referrals around safety and immediate needs (i.e. police reports, protective orders, food, shelter, etc).
  • Screen victims for co-occurring disorders and offer appropriate referrals to services.
  • Provide referrals for treatment to address mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
  • Make referrals to NEWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault support groups.
  • Provide individualized client-driven, gender-specific client case plans.
  • Maintain program records and statistics and collect data for monthly reports.
  • Provide transportation and mobile advocacy as needed.
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse social-economic, ethnic & cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain strict adherence to confidentiality.
  • Display initiative and judgment in an environment charged with emotion and stress.
  • Greet all clients and callers with professionalism, equity and sensitivity.
  • Attend all necessary agency meetings & attend NEWS events as needed.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports as requested.
Education, Experience & Language Skills

A BA/BS in psychology, social work, counseling or family studies. Experience working with vulnerable and/ or traumatized populations. Nonprofit experience a plus. Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally in English and in Spanish, with strong organizational skills. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, peers, donors, board, general public, etc.

Computer Skills, Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations

Proven ability to work with a variety of programs including Word, Excel, Client Database, etc. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Certificate (or attain after hire). Valid California Driver’s License required and current vehicle registration. Other mandatory certifications as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee is required to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Employee may be required to help move small items less than 45 lbs.

Work Environment

NEWS’ mission is to provide a nurturing refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence, and/or sexual abuse. It is our belief that in order to promote respect within the lives of those we serve, we must first start by respecting and honoring those we work with here at NEWS.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NEWS is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws and the Agency’s policy prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for employment and employees on the basis of age, ancestry, sex/gender (including gender identity,) pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition related to cancer or genetic characteristic, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. Discrimination is also prohibited on the basis of a perception that a person has any of the above characteristics.

Intent of Job Description

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be requires in this potion. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a familiar level or difficulty.


Court Advocate Bilingual

Updated: February 24, 2020

Job Title: Court Advocate Bilingual

Department: Crisis Intervention Services

Reports to: Crisis Intervention Service Program Manager, Program Director

FLSA Status:  Non Exempt, Full Time / 40 hours per week 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance

Compensation: $48,000 - $50,000 (BOE)

Please send cover letters and resumes to: alejandram@napanews.org

Agency Description

NEWS is honored to provide domestic violence and sexual abuse advocacy services throughout Napa County. Recognized as a distinguished and well respected nonprofit organization, NEWS believes that the pathways out of violence can be as individual as the people we serve. Our innovative programs and services reflect that belief. The agency was formed in 1981 to provide immediate safety assistance to people escaping violence. For over 35 years, NEWS has grown and expanded its services to include programs to address the whole person, including the needs of children who have been exposed to violence and abuse. Our team is grounded in the values of dignity and respect, both for those we serve and for ourselves. We are committed to continually working toward reducing domestic violence and sexual abuse, promoting healthy relationships and to building a violence free community for all.

Summary

The Court Advocate is responsible for planning and coordinating services for victims of domestic violence who seek restraining orders and related orders to protect themselves and their children. In addition, the Court Advocate is chief liaison to the Court, Court Services, and the Legal Community.

Primary Duties
  • Provide crisis intervention, problem solving, advocacy, information and referrals specifically in the area of domestic violence court and legal issues.
  • Provide and/or coordinate temporary restraining orders, court accompaniment, advocacy and/or referrals for domestic violence victims residing in the shelter or in the community.
  • Develop and maintain a dynamic working relationship between criminal justice system, law enforcement agencies, Victim Witness, Family Mediation, Family Court and NEWS.
  • Provide and/or coordinate emergency response to law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit.
  • Keep informed of federal and state legislation affecting family violence.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and schedule legal advocate volunteers.
  • Collaborate with community agencies, attorneys and other interested parties in establishing and conducting Temporary Restraining Order Clinics.
  • Ensure accurate documentation and client file system
  • Maintain accurate and current records and statistics, collect data for monthly reports and maintain clearly written and verbal communication with other staff members.
  • Attend agency and/or other meetings as directed.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and volunteers on case management and planning.
  • Provide emergency and non-emergency transportation to clients as needed
Education, Experience & Language Skills

A BA/BS in psychology or social work, particularly criminal justice. Nonprofit experience a plus. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally in English and in Spanish, with strong organizational skills. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, peers, donors, board, general public, etc.

Computer Skills, Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations

Proven ability to work with a variety of programs including Word, Excel, Client Database, etc. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Certificate (or attain after hire). Valid California Driver’s License required and current vehicle registration. Other mandatory certifications as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee is required to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Employee may be required to help move small items less than 45 lbs.

Work Environment

NEWS’ mission is to provide a nurturing refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence, and/or sexual abuse. It is our belief that in order to promote respect within the lives of those we serve, we must first start by respecting and honoring those we work with here at NEWS.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NEWS is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws and the Agency’s policy prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for employment and employees on the basis of age, ancestry, sex/gender (including gender identity,) pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition related to cancer or genetic characteristic, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. Discrimination is also prohibited on the basis of a perception that a person has any of the above characteristics.

Intent of Job Description

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be requires in this potion. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a familiar level or difficulty.


Development DIRECTOR

NEWS-Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services, located in Napa, is looking for a full-time Development Director who is responsible for the oversight and strategic development of all fundraising strategies including, growth of philanthropic support; through donor cultivation, community engagement, events, as well as assistance with grants. As part of the NEWS Management Team, the Development  Director reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Director, and the Board of Directors, as a leader in moving the organization toward its mission. 

Experience in most of the following areas is essential:

  • Demonstrated success in managing a development program of comparable size with 3 to 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, including solicitation of support from individual donors, businesses, and government, as well as private and community foundations, including grant writing.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with further study in a related area, preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Knowledge of Napa and Bay Area funding, and the Napa County health and human services community strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim services field, and funding landscape. 
  • Experience in event planning and management.
  • Works independently with strong organizational skills and takes full responsibility for the development and completion of fundraising proposals. Works under pressure with grace, while meeting timelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in spoken and written English, write reports, procedures, and business correspondence, and demonstrate excellent presentation skills.

NEWS is honored to provide domestic violence and sexual abuse advocacy services throughout Napa County. Recognized as a distinguished and well-respected non-profit organization, NEWS believes the pathways out of violence can be as individual as the people we serve. Our innovative programs and services reflect that belief. The agency was formed in 1981 to provide immediate safety assistance to people escaping violence. For over 35 years, NEWS has grown and expanded its services to include programs to address the whole person, including the needs of children who have been exposed to violence and abuse. Our 50-member team is grounded in the values of dignity and respect, both for those we serve and for ourselves. We are committed to continually working toward reducing domestic violence and sexual abuse, promoting healthy relationships, and to building a violence-free community for all.

The NEWS Development Director position offers competitive compensation and full benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobsatnews@yahoo.com

Development DIRECTOR

Updated: January 15, 2020

Job Title:  Development Director

Department:  NEWS Administrative Team

Reports To: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non Exempt, Full Time

Compensation:

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Ins.

Agency Description

NEWS is honored to provide domestic violence and sexual abuse advocacy services throughout Napa County. Recognized as a distinguished and well respected nonprofit organization, NEWS believes the pathways out of violence can be as individual as the people we serve. Our innovative programs and services reflect that belief. The agency was formed in 1981 to provide immediate safety assistance to people escaping violence. For over 35 years, NEWS has grown and expanded its services to include programs to address the whole person, including the needs of children who have been exposed to violence and abuse. Our team is grounded in the values of dignity and respect, both for those we serve and for ourselves. We are committed to continually working toward reducing domestic violence and sexual abuse, promoting healthy relationships and to building a violence free community for all.

Position Summary

The Development Director is responsible for the development of all fundraising strategies including, growth of the base of philanthropic support, ensuring the stability and growth of multifaceted funding streams (foundation, corporation, state and federal grants and gifts) and for providing direction and oversight for fundraising and “friend-raising” events. As part of the NEWS Management Team, the Development Director is a leader in moving the organization toward its mission.

Primary Responsibilities

DONOR CULTIVATION

  • Develop a public relations plan including cultivation of new donor relationships, fostering positive relationships with current donors and foundations, and acknowledgement of donations and gifts. Ensure donor gift receipt requirements are followed.
  • Meet, in person, with potential donors and supporters of the organization to provide education, build relationships, and encourage involvement in the mission to end domestic violence and sexual abuse.
  • Use an inclusive/equity approach to establishing and building relationships within the community.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Lead efforts to develop and implement annual and long term fundraising strategies to sustain and grow the current annual operating budget of 2 million+.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Director to monitor program performance and goals as they pertain to funding sources.
  • Produce quarterly fundraising performance assessments, and issue reports.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, including the Fund Development Committee, the ED, Program Director, Marketing & Communications Director, and the staff to create inclusion in the efforts to financially sustain the organization.

GRANT RESEARCH/WRITING AND MANAGEMENT

  • Assist the Executive Director with grant writing, grant reporting and researching potential new funding sources.
  • Track due dates for grant applications and follow up reports for various donors, and funding sources.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement fundraising, friend raising and donor appreciation events, including obtaining sponsors for events.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Working in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Director, the Board Fund Development Committee and the Executive Director, provide oversight and direction in the planning, coordination and implementation of fundraising, friend-raising and donor appreciation events.
Education and Experience 
  • Demonstrated success in managing a development program of comparable size with 3 to 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, including grant writing, solicitation of support from corporate, business, government and individual donors, as well as private and community foundations.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with further study in related area preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Napa and Bay Area funding, and the Napa county health and human services community strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim services field, and funding landscape.
  • Experience in event planning and management.
  • Works independently, and takes full responsibility for development and completion of fundraising proposals. Works under pressure, and meets timelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally in English, with strong organizational skills. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, peers, donors, board, general public, etc.
Computer Skills, Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations

Proven ability to work with a variety of programs including Word, Excel, Client Database, etc. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Certificate (or attain after hire). Valid California Driver’s License required and current vehicle registration. Other mandatory certifications as needed. The candidate must submit to and pass a background investigation.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee is required to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Employee may be required to help move small items less than 45 lbs.

Work Environment

NEWS is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Equally, NEWS is committed to promoting safe communities and social change through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy throughout Napa County. The Administrative Office is one entry point for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse to receive services. Survivors and their families may be in fear, experiencing emotional crisis and have immediate safety and health needs when they enter the office. The Development Director for NEWS will be working on-site with a team of Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Counselors to create a safe and supportive environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NEWS is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws and the Agency’s policy prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for employment and employees on the basis of age, ancestry, sex/gender (including gender identity,) pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition related to cancer or genetic characteristic, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. Discrimination is also prohibited on the basis of a perception that a person has any of the above characteristics.

Intent of Job Description

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be requires in this potion. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a familiar level or difficulty.


For information about volunteering for NEWS, please click HERE.