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Rose Brooks Center is a 501 C-3 organization who’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. We are proud of the work that we do, and we work together to rebuild, reclaim, and save lives threatened by domestic violence.

Rose Brooks Center realizes that every career is a personal journey and everyone has a unique belief statement motivating them each day.  See if you can identify with any of the following statements from our staff:    

  • I believe my work supports a cause that makes a difference in our community.
  • I believe I work for an organization that recognizes and values diversity.
  • I believe I belong to a team who supports me and can count on me for support.
  • I believe I can partner with volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to our mission. 
  • I believe I can balance the challenges at work with the priorities in my personal life.
  • I believe my unique talents and skills can help break the cycle of domestic violence. 
  • I believe my work can change the lives of women and children, enabling them to live free of abuse. 

Rose Brooks Center offers satisfying careers for people ready to use their unique talents and skills to help us fulfill our mission.  A satisfying career means different things to different people. For some it’s the opportunity to do outstanding work or to develop new skills.  For others it’s the chance to make a difference in people’s lives or to assume additional responsibilities. Regardless of your aspirations, you have the opportunity to professionally excel at Rose Brooks Center. We invite you to investigate current position openings and consider joining us as we make a difference in our community.

SELECT AN AVAILABLE POSITION:
Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Shelter Advocate – Part Time Evening

 
Food Service Cook (PRN Part-time) Shelter Advocate – PRN On-Call (Non-Exempt)  
Shelter Case Manager Case Manager  
   

 


Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks reliable individuals to serve as Bridge Advocates to work on-call and on an as-needed basis when staff or other volunteers are not available. A flexible schedule is needed and could include day, evening, overnight or weekend hours. More information about hours is listed below.

Responsibilities include providing direct advocacy services to victims of domestic violence identified in a health care setting. The PRN/On-Call Bridge Advocate must carry a pager and be able to respond to the Bridge Dispatcher or Hotline within 10 minutes of a call and arrive at the referring hospital or clinic within 45-minutes of the call.

Qualifications:

  • Advocacy or case management experience and knowledge of Domestic Violence is preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Candidates must be extremely reliable and dependable.
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.  

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Eva Vlach
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
Or e-mail: Eva@rosebrooks.org

HOURS:
PRN Bridge Advocate will be on-call (from 5pm-8am) one day per week plus the weekend (Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm) every five weeks.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity



Shelter Advocate – Part Time Evening

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a part-time evening Shelter Advocate. The Shelter Advocate position works with in a low barrier and voluntary program The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. Primary responsibilities include providing advocacy and crisis intervention services for residents of the 100 bed shelter and to callers on the hotline. Other responsibilities include conducting resident intakes, operating and monitoring the security system and facilitating services and activities that promote a healthy, safe and positive living environment. This position will also provide central office coverage and general office functions. This is a non-exempt position and reports to the Shelter Manager.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Enjoys working with people in a team and collaborative work environment
• Works well in a fast-paced, stressful environment with the demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services and perform basic computer skills using Microsoft Office
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of automobile insurance

Preferred:
• Experience with domestic violence advocacy
• Experience with mediation and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of relevant community resources
• Experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group
• Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care and dynamics of domestic violence
• Bi-lingual Spanish - English, both written and verbal

Other Aspects of the Job:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

Hours:
Part time – Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Monday and Tuesday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Some Holidays will be required.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Shelter Advocate – PRN On-Call (Non-Exempt)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a PRN On-Call Shelter Advocate. The Shelter Advocate position works within a low barrier and voluntary program. The Shelter Advocate reports to the Shelter Manager and is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. Primary responsibilities include providing advocacy and crisis intervention services for residents of the 100 bed shelter and to callers on the hotline. Other responsibilities include conducting resident intakes, operating and monitoring the security system, facilitating services and activities that promote a healthy, safe and positive living environment and provide central office coverage and general office functions. This position will support the mission and values of the agency, collaborate across programs within the agency, a multi-disciplinary team and within systems outside the agency.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Enjoys working with people in a team and collaborative work environment
• Works well in a fast-paced, stressful environment with the demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services and perform basic computer skills using Microsoft Office
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of automobile insurance

Preferred:
• Experience with domestic violence advocacy
• Experience with mediation and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of relevant community resources
• Experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group
• Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care and dynamics of domestic violence
• Bi-lingual Spanish - English, both written and verbal

Other Aspects of the Job:
Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

Hours:
The PRN On-call Shelter Advocate will be in a 5 week rotation. During their week on-call, hours will be: M-F 5pm-5am and Saturday 5am-Monday 5am.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Shelter Case Manager - Exempt

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a full-time Shelter Case Manager, Reporting to the Director of Residential Services.

Job Summary: The Shelter Case Manager provides strengths-based case management and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence. This position provides survivor centered, accessible, trauma-informed and culturally competent advocacy in an agency shelter that is low-barrier and voluntary services.

The Shelter Case Manager provides services in a collaborative advocacy model with an emphasis placed on promoting housing and economic stability. Additionally, the Shelter Case Manager assists with personal goal plans and access to community resources. This position will collaborate and coordinate with internal departments and external agencies for services. The Shelter Case Manager will facilitate individual and group sessions utilizing the Economic Empowerment curriculum and will provide support to callers on the crisis hotline and shelter staffing. Accurate and complete documentation of services and outcomes per grant source and quality assurance measures is expected.

WORK HOURS:
This is a full-time, salaried position, primarily day and mid/evening shifts and requiring work hours that accommodate participants’ schedules and needs, including some weekends and holidays.

OTHER ASPECTS OF THE JOB:

• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
• Engage all survivor clients in positive interactions to demonstrate care and compassion and develop genuine relationships.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures and in alignment with agency values, beliefs, and philosophies.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse/neglect according to MO statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff, team and supervision meetings.
• Excellent understanding of current available resources and eligibility requirements.
• Ability to be flexible within the Shelter Program and Rose Brooks Center overall to perform alternate roles as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
• Two years case management experience, preferably in a domestic violence agency
• Familiarity with Strengths Perspective
• Knowledge of domestic violence
• Knowledge of community resources
• Basic computer proficiency

1. Required Education:
• Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field or commensurate work experience.

2. Preferred Skills
Bilingual Spanish-English
Experience providing financial management and planning education

3. Physical and Mental Demands as described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is primarily performed in a community living/office environment, as well as in the community. While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand, talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment and forms; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. Position requires some evening and weekend availability, a valid driver’s license and automotive insurance, and access to a car for work-related activities in the community.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve routine and complex problems; use basic math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information and skills; perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with clients, staff, administration and others in the course of work.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Or, for a complete Job description, contact Human Resources.

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Food Service Cook (PRN Part-time)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks a reliable and experienced PRN Part-time Food Service Cook with excellent cooking, communication and customer service skills. This position will provide food service for approximately 100 persons in a residential setting.

The PRN Part-time Food Service Cook will cover for vacation or other days, as needed. The number and which days and times needed will vary. This position earns a competitive hourly rate and is non-benefitted. The hourly rate will be based on experience and qualifications.

Primary responsibilities include meal preparation, cooking and serving meals, food and supply storage activities such as unloading food and supply deliveries and moving items to the appropriate storage areas, as well as perform daily cleaning, sanitizing, mopping and trash handling.

Qualifications:
• Must have knowledge of Food Service. The individual will understand:
- Correct food service procedures and safe handling guidelines
- “First-in, first out” procedures
- Methods of preparing and serving foods in large quantities
- The safe use of manual and mechanical kitchen equipment
• HS Diploma or equivalent and 2-years related work experience.
• Work effectively as a team player and independently with little or no supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrates reliability and dependability
• Current Food Handler License or the ability to attain within 30 days
• Must meet the personal health and hygiene standards set by the KCMO Health Department and other regulatory agencies.

Hours: The days, shifts and number of hours may vary depending on department needs.

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs and up to 40 lbs with assistance.
• Ability to stand for an extended period of time
• Ability to walk, bend, reach and stoop regularly throughout the shift

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Rose Brooks Center
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
E-mail to HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Case Manager (Exempt)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a full-time, exempt Case Manager in our Housing and Economic Advocacy Team. This position is responsible for providing non-residential survivors of domestic violence with survivor centered, accessible, trauma-informed, culturally competent advocacy in a low barrier and voluntary agency. Additionally, this position provides long-term strengths-based case management and supportive services promoting housing and economic stability for survivors with services including assistance with securing permanent housing and mainstream resources, personal goal planning, advocacy with landlords and other community service providers.

This position facilitates educational groups and individual sessions using the Economic Empowerment Program curriculum and performs documentation and data entry of services and outcomes pertaining to the Housing and Economic Advocacy Program. The Case Manager will collaborate and coordinate with internal and external agencies for services and will perform other duties as assigned. This Case Manager position reports to the Director of Housing and Economic Advocacy.

OTHER ASPECTS OF THE JOB:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center and perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff and team meetings and ability to be flexible/cross-trained to perform alternate roles as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Experience
• Two years case management experience, preferably in a domestic violence agency
• Excellent understanding of current, available community resources and eligibility requirements
• Familiarity with Strengths Perspective
• Knowledge of domestic violence
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of insurance

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field or commensurate work experience.

Preferred Skills
• Bilingual Spanish-English
• Experience providing financial management and planning education

WORK HOURS
Full-time, M-F 40-hrs. Requires 1-2 evenings a week to accommodate participants’ schedules with occasional week-end hours. Some flexibility is needed.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Lisa Behrens – Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
HumanResources@Rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline: Open until filled per required qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Benefits

At Rose Brooks Center, we’re as passionate about our employees as we are about our mission.  Our leaders and are Board of Directors are committed to providing a work environment that meets the needs of our employees — both personally and professionally.   Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package in a people-centered work environment.  Our benefits include…

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Eligibility for some employee benefits is based on a minimum number of hours worked per week. Specific benefits information is available in the summary plan descriptions for each plan.

Diversity

Domestic violence affects people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities.  Rose Brooks Center is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect our client’s diverse population.  Cultural competency is a huge priority and an expectation of all staff members.  Embracing and respecting diversity enriches our organization with the talent and perspective we need to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. 

Rose Brooks Center works to integrate diversity into our daily operations with initiatives such as:

  • Diversity Development Committee (DDC):  The DDC is a group of staff members who make recommendations on ways to change or improve programs focused on developing a culturally competent workforce.

  • Staff Diversity Programming:  Each staff member is required to attend a minimum of three diversity activities each year as reflected in his or her performance review. 

  • Recruiting Strategies:  Specific steps to recruit diverse staff are included in the sourcing strategy of each open position.

  • Corporate Membership:  Rose Brooks Center has established a corporate partnership with The Urban League of Kansas City.


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