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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.

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

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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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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 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

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 April 13, 2021

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, professional and personal references 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).
  • Address immediate needs (emergency rental assistance, financial assistance to cover the cost of emergency needs such as transportation, security cameras, pre-paid phones, 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.
  • Assist clients in finding therapy using their own insurance, and process requests to receive assistance with co-pays and therapy fees when NEWS has funding available for this purpose.
  • 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 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.


Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) Bilingual Advocate

Updated: March 30, 2021

Job Title: SAVS Bilingual Advocate

Department:  SAVS

Reports To: SAVS Program Manager, Program Director, Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non Exempt, hourly, full time (40 hrs. per week)

Compensation: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour ($45,760 - $49,920)

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

Submit Resume to: bailieh@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 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

Support a variety of tasks within the SAVS program and support all SAVS clients. Ensure excellent trauma-informed care of families and individuals victimized by sexual abuse in accordance with the NEWS Mission.

 

Primary Duties

  • Provide crisis intervention and follow up counseling to sexual assault victims/survivors and significant others / families
  • Make all appropriate referrals to community services and partner agencies as needed
  • Answer calls and receive referrals from sexual assault victims/survivors and/or from collaborative agencies
  • Provide accompaniment to court, medical and other appointments related to the crime
  • Maintain confidential records
  • Provide case information to victims/survivors going through the Criminal Justice System
  • Attend monthly All-Staff meetings and all NEWS meetings as needed
  • Attend speaking engagements, outreach and community education programs
  • Participate in workshops and seminars
  • Complete Victim of Crime claims and request police report to send with claim
  • Compile, maintain and submit statistical data as necessary
  • Transport clients as needed
  • Complete time sheet and approve staff time sheets, mileage and other forms
  • Offer administrative support when necessary (answer phones, get mail, etc.)
  • Screen office walk-in clients & new callers
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamic of sexual assault and empathetic, caring response to people suffering trauma
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the multi-cultural diversity and ability to work with diverse populations in a non-judgmental manner.

 

Education, Experience & Language Skills

A BA in psychology or social work, particularly child psychology or family studies. 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 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.


Bilingual Shelter Advocate

Updated March 30, 2021

Job Title: Bilingual Shelter Advocate

Department:  Shelter

Reports To: Shelter Manager, Program Director, Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, 30-32 hours per week (evenings & weekends)

Compensation: $21.00 - $23.00 per hour  ($32,760-$38,272 per year)

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

Send resumes to: sarahe@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 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

Share responsibility for overall operations of the shelter and support all shelter clients. Ensure excellent trauma-informed care of families and individuals residing at the shelter in accordance with the NEWS Mission.

 

Primary Duties

  • Respond to helpline calls and provide crisis intervention services to help clients
  • Helpline services include information, referral and advocacy, DVRT/SART response coordination, and may result in a shelter intake
  • Screen prospective clients for the shelter, conduct intake interviews and assessments, and orient new clients to the shelter
  • Help clients access available services and provide support, advocacy, education, and crisis counseling to all residents of the shelter as needed
  • Provide education, advocacy, transportation, etc. in order to access public benefits
  • Transport & advocate for clients at their appointments
  • Attend monthly All-Staff meeting and other meetings as needed
  • Coordinate Shelter Special Events (holidays, birthdays, client exits, etc.)
  • Update Shelter Resource Guide. Coordinate Shelter donations
  • Prepare for shelter tours/inspections. Attend NEWS events as an agency representative
  • Assist with On-Call Manager Duties
  • Get estimates for desired work to be done to the shelter as needed
  • Remain on shelter grounds at all times until shelter coverage has been fully assumed by another qualified employee or volunteer

 

Education, Experience & Language Skills

Education and/or experience in psychology or social work, particularly in trauma or family studies. Experience working with vulnerable and/ or traumatized populations. 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 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.


For information about volunteering for NEWS, please click HERE.