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Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio.

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NEWS is here to help!

NEWS is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially during this time of unprecedented transitions and health concerns. Out of deep respect for our employees and their families, for the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins or appointments  at our administrative office, and will be serving clients by phone, video calls, and virtual meetings. In no way will our commitment to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse be minimized.

The NEWS Emergency Shelter programs remain operational 24-hours a day, and we continue to provide safe housing, emergency counseling, and emergency needs to victims escaping violence.

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, you may continue on to our website or email us.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration,


Tracy Lamb
Executive Director


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Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio

¡NEWS está aquí para ayudar!

NEWS se compromete a apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual, especialmente durante este tiempo de transiciones sin precedentes y preocupaciones de salud. Por un profundo respeto a nuestros empleados y sus familias, por el momento suspenderemos la capacidad de realizar visitas con citas o sin citas en nuestra oficina administrativa. Por el momento, tenderemos a los clientes por teléfono, video llamadas y citas virtuales. De ninguna manera se minimizará nuestro compromiso de brindar seguridad, esperanza, sanación y empoderamiento a las sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual.

Los programas de Refugio de Emergencia de NEWS permanecen operativos las 24 horas del día, y continuamos brindando vivienda segura, consejería de emergencia y necesidades de emergencia a las víctimas que escapan de la violencia.

Si usted, o alguien que conoce, necesita acceder a los servicios de NEWS en cualquier momento, pídales que llamen a nuestra línea de ayuda las 24 horas (707) 255-6397 para obtener asistencia inmediata. Además, puede continuar en nuestro sitio web o enviarnos un correo electrónico.

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.


Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

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

Bilingual Youth Prevention and Education Services Advocate

Job Title: Youth Prevention and Education Services Advocate (YPE)

Department:  Outreach, Education & Prevention

Reports To: Youth Prevention and Education Services Manager

FLSA Status: Full time (40 hours per week) Non Exempt

Compensation: $43,680 - $47,840

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

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 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

Outreach, prevention and education for youth are essential elements to ending violence in our community. The YPE position delivers vital programs within schools, partner agencies, and community groups throughout Napa County. The YPE advocate concentrates their efforts on reaching underserved, vulnerable populations, specifically within the most at-risk youth communities. In addition, this positon provides services to the general public to help the community understand the dynamics of violence, promote healthy relationships and identify the resources needed for safety and support. It is important to note that you may come into contact with Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse trauma survivors. You may interact with survivors as the traumatic incident is unfolding. These situations may require mandated reporting and advocacy.

Primary Duties

  • Present to large & small audiences to all ages; including teens, adults, & the senior community
  • Facilitate public presentations, workshops and activities throughout Napa County
  • Present NEWS Teen Dating Violence Prevention throughout Napa County
  • Participate in Orange-4-Love Program for Teen Dating Violence Awareness
  • Implement a series of year round Healthy Relationships workshops to youth
  • Participate in youth-based outreach events
  • Provide leadership and creativity in developing programs for children and youth throughout Napa
  • Provide case management and resource expertise to clients
  • Develop expertise in best practices for youth violence prevention
  • Demonstrate and uphold a higher level of honesty and integrity
  • Enter data & maintain records, documentation and statistics regarding all prevention efforts
  • Participate in community meetings & maintain excellent public relations with community partners
  • Support grant application process
  • Participate in a variety of coalitions and committees related to youth violence prevention
  • Participate in agency events as needed
  • Flexible work hours

Education, Experience & Language Skills

A degree in psychology, social work or family studies, or equivalent experience preferred. Experience working with vulnerable bicultural populations and nonprofit experience a plus. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally in Spanish & English, with strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Extremely comfortable publicly speaking to large groups and strong ability to relay information clearly and effectively.

Computer Skills, Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations

Proven ability to work with a variety of programs including Word, Excel, Client Database, etc. 65-hour 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 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. 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


Program Director

(Open until filled)

Job Title: Program Director                                       Department:  Administrative

Reports To: Executive Director                                 FLSA Status: Full Time, Non Exempt

Compensation: $87,000-$96,000 (BOE)                 Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance

To Apply: Send cover letter and resumes to: newsnapajobs@gmail.com

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 40 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 Program Director provides overall management and direction to programs and program staff, as well as ensuring grant compliance and excellence in service. This position requires a proven ability to manage multiple tasks under time restraints, with a high degree of accuracy. This positon requires the ability to exercise high ethical standards, express a respectful attitude towards all, and practice an inclusive and considerate attitude at all times.

Required Skills

  • Ability to make clear decisions in a fast paced, multifaceted and intense environment
  • Ability to recognize and support staff who may experience vicarious trauma
  • Exceptional listening and communication skills with the ability to educate and empower staff
  • Ability to strategize solutions to issues that arise in program staffing, scheduling and overall program management
  • Must keep the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of decision making
  • Have the ability to lead with the values of the organization at the forefront
  • Work with a strong team approach and a commitment to create equity and inclusion

Program Oversight

  • Monitor & Evaluate program quality and outcomes
  • Ensure compliance with all grants & contracts
  • Support & supervise day to day operations
  • Manage changes and developments within programs
  • Review, complete, and submit all required program reports
  • Coordinate staff trainings regarding grant deliverables and on-going staff education
  • Make immediate decisions to support clients and staff

Personnel Oversight

  • Assist with job descriptions, recruitment, interviewing, and training of staff
  • Conduct Program Manager Meetings
  • Conduct Program Manager Reviews
  • Work with Program Manager to ensure fidelity regarding all financial disbursements
  • Conduct & supervise employee performance evaluations

Agency Development

  • Work effectively with Executive Team, Board of Directors, and partner agencies
  • Attend weekly Directors meetings and submit Program Director reports
  • Attend and assign community/collaborative meetings
  • Create preliminary agency budget & cost allocations that support programs
  • Support Finance Director with program budgets
  • Support HR Director with personnel and policy issues

Education/Experience

Advanced degree in Nonprofit Management, Program Administration, Public Health, or similar. 5+ years experience in crisis work, health/mental health related fields, or victim advocacy agencies. 2+ years supervising employees.

Language Skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program grants & data reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, peers, general public, etc. Excellent public speaking skills required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates encouraged to apply.

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 & Work Environment

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. 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. 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.


Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

Updated: June 10, 2022

Job Title: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator          
Department: Community Response & Education

Reports To: CRE Program Manager                       
FLSA Status: Non Exempt (40 hours per week)

Compensation: $54,395 to $72,527 annually                                               
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance

Send resume & cover letter to: Ana Soto asoto@cityofnapa.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 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

This position manages the NEWS Volunteer program at every level, including recruiting, training, and managing volunteers. In addition, this position oversees community outreach with the intention of engaging the community and offering a variety of platforms that educate on how to prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse. This position may require working evenings and weekends on occasion, in order to meet the needs of our community and partners.

Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers
  • Strong ability to train and communicate in diverse groups
  • Coordinate and facilitate 65-hour DV/SA Training
  • Coordinate and facilitate mandatory ongoing training for volunteers
  • Ensure program grant requirements are achieved
  • Coordinate NEWS’ 24-hour emergency response calendar
  • Manage ongoing engagement, retention, and support for volunteers

Outreach Coordinator

  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to connect with a diverse population
  • Plan, schedule and implement presentations, workshops and trainings to a variety of populations
  • Provide support to NEWS Awareness programs such as; Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Maintain excellent public relations within the community
  • Maintain calendar and database for outreach activities
  • Facilitate and coordinate staffing efforts to NEWS outreach events, presentations, fairs, etc.
  • Facilitate and coordinate hosting tours of our administration office and programming
  • Track and distribute outreach materials and manage storage warehouse materials
  • Manage volunteer and outreach web inquiries

Miscellaneous

  • Enter all data into database system
  • Maintain accurate records in order to have information available for grant reporting
  • Attend all staff meetings, collaborative community meetings and others as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience & Language Skills

A degree in education, social work or family studies preferred. Experience working with volunteers preferred. Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally in English, with strong organizational skills. Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Proven public speaking ability.  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 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. 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 required in this position. 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.


Bilingual Service Navigator

Monarch Justice Center, Napa

(Posted 5/18/2022)

Job Title: Bilingual Service Navigator

Department:  Monarch Justice Center

Reports To: Monarch Justice Center Program Director, NEWS Executive Director

Status: Full time, non-exempt

Compensation: $47,840 to $56,160 annual salary

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

Resumes: Please send cover letters & resumes to HayleyP@napanews.org

                                                                                                                       

Agency Description:

The Monarch Justice Center (MJC) is a collaboration of public and private professionals dedicated to easing the burden that systems and lack of access to resources place on survivors of domestic violence, child maltreatment, human trafficking, elder abuse, and sexual assault. By reducing barriers, improving the systemic response to crimes, and listening to the voices of survivors, we will create a safer, more equitable and just community.  The newly opened Monarch Justice Center (MJC) now serves as the heart of a comprehensive service delivery system made up of public and private agency partners throughout the Napa Valley, providing a gateway to safety, healing, and empowerment for those who have been abused.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Monarch Justice Center Program Director, this position shall provide clients with direct resources and referrals to victim services.

Essential Duties:

  1. Greet all clients at the Monarch Justice Center face to face, by phone, or via electronic mail in order to provide intake and needs assessments.
  2. Identify applicable services available to clients based on intake and make appropriate referrals.
  3. Provide clients with information and referrals for service including counseling, crisis assessments, interventions, restraining orders, housing, emergency assistance, case management, safety planning, etc.
  4. Create and maintain a database of active service providers in Napa County.
  5. Act as a liaison between victims with their advocates for services to support victims and contact resource partners to schedule referral services on behalf of clients.
  6. High level of engagement and confidentiality needed in interactions with clients throughout the entire process.
  7. Provide administrative support services alongside other duties as necessary to ensure effective operations of the Monarch Justice Center.
  8. Assist with, collect, and track victim demographics in accordance with all grant and donor requirements.
  9. Assist with data reporting to grant funders and donors that may request reports.
  10. Assist with the development of materials used within the Monarch Justice Center, such as client referral forms, operating manuals, confidentiality forms, etc.
  11. Promote community awareness of the MJC through outreach and at events.
  12. Maintain client records and track referral information.
  13. Conduct follow-up and client outreach to ensure proper provision of services.
  14. Create surveys and collect survey data from clients to improve MJC services.

Agency Duties:

  1. Research, develop, and maintain good working relationships with providers from other agencies and systems.
  2. Provide orientation to new on- and off-site partners; provide tours and MJC education to donors and other interested parties.
  3. Identify gaps in service or processes and make improvements as needed.
  4. Maintain and manage logs for resources utilized in compliance with industry standards.
  5. Participate actively in all required staff meetings and training opportunities.
  6. Maintain all current licensing and/or professional certification requirements.
  7. Abide by all provisions of the Personnel Manual.
  8. Perform other related duties needed as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. A four-year degree from an accredited university in human services, criminal justice, social work, or relevant field, OR 3 years work experience with one or all of the following: victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder and dependent adult abuse, child maltreatment, or human trafficking.
  2. Skills in problem solving; ability to analyze situations effectively and take appropriate action.
  3. Ability to work independently as well as within a cohesive team setting and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  4. Self-starter with a proactive, solutions-oriented mindset. Asking questions encouraged.
  5. Dependable & detail-oriented.
  6. Strong drive to serve community preferred.
  7. Must be comfortable serving culturally diverse populations.

Language and Communication Skills:

  1. Non-judgmental listening and crisis intervention skills.
  2. Excellent communication & collaboration skills.
  3. Strong oral and written English and Spanish language skills are required.

Computer Skills, Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations

  1. Must be able to operate basic office equipment & software.

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

Monarch is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Equally, Monarch is committed to promoting safe communities and social change through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy throughout Napa County. 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 Monarch.

Travel:

  1. Occasional conference or other off site training required

Requirements:

  1. Fingerprinting and criminal background check
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. 65 hour domestic violence and sexual assault counselor training (on the job training provided)
  4. Standing and sitting intermittently throughout the 8-hour shift.
  5. Repetitive finger movements, regular computer keyboard use.
  6. Limited bending and stooping.

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

Please note: this position is not limited to the duties described above. Duties and responsibilities may be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of the MJC. This job description uses the terms “victim”, “client”, and “survivor” interchangeably.


For information about volunteering for NEWS, please click HERE.