Seeking A Part-Time Social Worker
Unchained At Last, the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women leave arranged and forced marriages, seeks a part-time Social Worker to join its Social Services Program.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Social Worker will be responsible for:
- client intake and assessment
- case management
- supportive counseling
- recruitment and coordination of volunteers
- networking with community-service organizations
The Social Worker will work 10 hours per week, mostly via telecommute and sometimes in an office in Midtown Manhattan or in New Jersey.
This position offers competitive compensation.
Requirements for this position include:
- Professional experience in social services (experience with domestic-violence services preferred)
- Commitment to Unchained’s mission
Tens of thousands of women in the US are in arranged or forced marriages — and those who want to get divorced often are shunned by their family and friends, have no money and have little understanding of the American legal system. Unchained is the first organization in the US dedicated to helping those women, by providing them with pro bono divorce attorneys, social services and mentoring. Unchained also raises awareness about arranged/forced marriage in the US and pushes for changes to relevant laws to protect women.
Unchained, based in Westfield, New Jersey, was founded in 2011 and is growing rapidly. Its Social Services Program is active in New York and New Jersey, with plans to expand to other states.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, send your resume and a cover letter, in which you explain why you want to serve as Unchained’s Social Worker, to email@example.com.
Deadline: March 8, 2013