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Sisters Site Specialist

 

 


 

POSITION:      Sisters Site Specialist

REPORTS TO: Sisters Program Coordinator                                                                 

POSITION PURPOSE:  Provide day to day coordination of operations of drop-in center space to provide a trauma-informed, welcoming and healing space for women to find hospitality, respite, sustenance, connection to resources and a sense of support and community.  The goals of the Sisters Program are to: a) increase the health and safety of women involved in street prostitution; b) to create social change from a criminalization response to a public health approach to street prostitution; and c) support improvements in the quality of life in the targeted neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near north side where street prostitution is prominent. Specific responsibilities include:

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains a regular onsite presence at Sisters Program Drop-In Center, coordinating Drop-In Center operations including daily site opening and closing responsibilities.
  • Ensures that the Drop-In Centers provide a safe, clean, comfortable, respectful and inclusive environment for program participants.
  • Greets all new program participants individually to welcome them to the program.
  • Assists Program Coordinator with program intake for new participants.
  • Coordinates and implements ongoing social activities (e.g. birthdays, award celebrations, etc.) at the Drop-In Center to continually engage participants.
  • Works with Program Coordinator to ensure women are linked to appropriate community resources.
  • Attends program staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Managing weekly inventory, ordering, shopping, and stocking of food and program/drop-in center supplies.
  • Managing kitchen and meal preparation to include menu planning, cooking, serving, and cleaning.
  • Managing daily cleaning and maintenance of the drop-in center, which includes coordinating with building maintenance as well as outside cleaning contractors.
  • Assists in recruitment and works with kitchen and donation volunteers.
  • Sorting, organizing, and distribution of donations (clothing and hygiene products) to program participants.
  • Purchasing and tracking of bus tickets.
  • Works with all staff on tracking and reporting of daily attendance at the Drop-in Center including groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Women’s Studies, Criminology, Sociology or related areas preferred or commensurate with experience.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience working in programs that serve women, preferably women involved with the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to work well with women from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds in an open and respectful environment; adherence to all policies of nondiscrimination, including sexual preference and criminal history. Commitment to self-reflection, accountability and cultural competence.
  • Commitment to support harm reduction philosophy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve conflict constructively.
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and exercise independent judgment and discretion about matters of day-to-day drop-in center operations.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team with program and agency staff.
  • Computer literacy and experience with databases and excel worksheets.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate drop-in center early morning, evening and weekend hours.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and automobile insurance are required as local travel within Milwaukee County is a requirement.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to sit, stand, and/or walk for extended periods of time as well as lift up to 20 pounds.
 
TERMS:  This is a full-time position. 
 
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email resume and cover letter to:
Kathy Bauernfeind
Executive Assistant
kbauernfeind@benedictcenter.org